30 Beautiful Sanskrit Words
ॐ Aum (Om) — God, the sound of the universe.
Ahimsa — Non-harm.
Ananda — Bliss, joy, our true nature.
Amma/Ma — Mother/ Devine Mother.
Avatar — An embodiment or incarnation of the devine (you, me, us!).
Baba — Father/ holy father; affectionate name for a spiritual teacher.
Darshan — Seeing and being seen as Divine; spiritual vision.
Deva — A god or deity (Rama, Shiva, Krishna, you, me…)
Devi — A goddess, devine mother energy (Kali, Durga, Parvarti, you, me…)
Dhanyavad — Thank you!
Guru — The one who brings light to darkness.
Jai (also, Jaya) — Yay! victory!
Lila (or, leela) — Devine play.
Lokah Samastah Sukhinoh Bhavantu — May everyone everywhere be happy!
Mahamaya — The Grand Illusion of Separation.
Namaste, namaskar — I honor you as myself.
Prema — Devine Love, Perfect Love.
Sadhana — Our yoga, our spiritual practice.
Sadhu (masc), sadhvi (fem) — One who does sadhana, a yogi or yogini.
Satnam — Truth (sat) is our highest identity (nam); or, I identify with Truth, what is Real.
Satsang — True communion; true communication.
Seva — Selfless service.
Shakti — Devine energy, kundalini energy.
Shanti (śāntiḥ) — Perfect Peace.
Shantiprema — Peace & love.
Sundaram — Devine beauty.
Swagatam — Welcome!
Swaha — we are one Tat Tvam Asi — thou art that
Tathasthu —So be it, and so it is!
HARI OM TAT SAT!
(And by God, that’s the truth!)