Sri Aurobindo and Mother

APPENDIX II

Glossary

Ananta

infinite.

Anandam Brahma

(realisation of) the Brahman as the self-existent bliss and its universal delight of being; the fourth member of the brahmacatustaya.

Arogya

health; freedom from disease or disturbance (roga) in the physical system; a member of the sariracatustaya.

Ashta Siddhi

eight perfections or realisations. (See note at the end).

Bhukti

spiritual possession and enjoyment.

Candibhava

the force of Kali (Candi, 'the fierce one') manifest in the temperament. This was originally the third element of the sakticatustaya; as such, it was later replaced by the more
inclusive devibhava or daivi prakriti with the Mahakali bhava as one of its four aspects. However, this aspect of devibhava retained a certain pre-eminence in the Record' since 'the method chosen for fulfilment' of the work was essentially Mahakali's.

Hasyam

'laughter', the final member of the samatacatustaya: it is 'an active internal state of gladness and cheerfulness which no adverse experience mental or physical can trouble.¹

Jnanam Brahma

(realisation of) the Brahman as the self-existent consciousness and universal knowledge; the third member of the brahmacatustaya.

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¹ 'Record of Yoga' in Sri Aurobindo: Archives and Research

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