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Glossary

Glossary Many proper names are listed under this glossary with the link reference. These include names of places, people, festivals, organisations, and sacred texts. A Adi Shankara – well-known theologian and founder of the advaita school. Also called Adi Shankaracharya. Advaita – non-dualism, the name of the theology equating the soul with God. Advaitin – […]

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Brahma

Download PDF: PCT-301 Brahma is one of the trimurti, He presides over raja-guna (the quality of passion) and is in charge of universal creation. He was born atop the lotus emanating from the navel of Vishnu. He is also called Svayambhu, the ‘self-born’, and is the first living being within the universe. Brahma is also […]

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THE HARE KRISHNA MOVEMENT

Word document download: FCT-1201 What is the Hare Krishna Movement? The Hare Krishna movement is the popular name for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Who started ISKCON? In 1965, an elderly monk, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977), travelled alone from India to establish the culture of Krishna consciousness in the […]

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PRAYER AND MANTRA

Word document download: FCT-0303 Within the Hindu tradition there is no clear distinction between prayer, the chanting of mantras and the singing of songs and hymns. A mantra is a standard phrase consisting of a number of syllables. It is often chanted repetitively a fixed number of times. At the beginning of each mantra there […]

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THE SCIENCE OF REINCARNATION

Word document download: FCT-0101 The soul (atma or atman) exists in all species of life and is the source of consciousness. The atma is eternal and unchangeable, as distinct from the temporary and ever-changing material body. It was not created at any time nor can it ever be destroyed. At the time of death the […]