30 Beautiful Sanskrit Words

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!


(And by God, that’s the truth!)

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