Appendix B - Glossary of theosophical and sanskrit terminology

*s mark entries from H.P. Blavatsky's Theosophical Glossary

* aakaasha (akasha)
The subtle, spiritual essence which pervades all space.
akarma
inaction
anta
end
antahkarana
mind
apara
lower
asat.h
appearing as unreal, unreal
Brahman and related concepts
daurmanasya
despair
* dhyaan chohans (dhyan chohans)
Arch-angels or high spiritual intelligences. Usually thought not to be embodied.
* dzyan
Wisdom, divine Knowledge.
Higher Manasic studies
studies that involve not only the intellect, but also the spiritual intelligence, so to speak.
* kaarana (karana)
Cause
* karma
literally, action; universal law of cause and effect which governs rebirth and the world of samsara
karmaaNaM (karmanam)
the fruits of actions
karmaaNi (karmani)
deeds
karmabandhaM
bondage of reaction
karmajaan.h (karmajanh ???)
born of work
karmaNaa (karmana)
by work
karmaNi (karmani)
in action
karmaphala
the result of an action
karmaphalaM
the results of all activities
karmasaN^ginaaM
who are attached to fruitive work
karmasu
in all activities
karma-viparyaya
m. perversity of action, perverse action, mistake
Lower Manasic aspects
thinking in service of personality and emotional selfinterest.
* mahat
Universal Intelligence and Consciousness, cosmic consciousness
mahat.h
great man
mahattonmaada (mahatonmada)
macromania
mahattva
largeness
* manas
Mind; the reincarnating principle in man, the Higher Ego, the reasoning ability of the mind
manasaa (manasa)
by the mind
Manasic
(from manas)
* manvantara
A period of manifestation or cosmic activity, n. epoch, the period or age of a Manu (it comprises about 71 {mahaa-yugas} [q.v.], which are held equal to 12,000 years of the gods or 4,320,000 human years or 1/14th of a day of Brahma
* maayaa (maya)
Illusion; the cosmic power which renders phenomenal existence possible.
mula
root
* mulaprakriti
Undifferentiated substance; the root of matter.
* naastika (nastika)
Atheist, or rather, one who does not worship any gods or idols.
nityasattvasthaH
in a pure state of spiritual existence
paraa (para)
higher, universal, beyond, supreme, other
* parabrahman
Beyond Brahman; the impersonal, nameless universal Principle; the Absolute.
paraaM (param)
transcendental
paraamaanasashaastra (paramanasashastra)
parapsychology
paramaartha (paramartha)
highest purpose
* prakriti
Nature in general, as original substance.
(eternal nature)
* pralaya
A period of rest between manvantaras or periods of activity
* purusha
Spirit
samaasataH (samasatah)
in summary
samudaaya-satya (samudaya-satya)
the apparent reality of the aggregate
samvr.tti-satya
empirical truth
sarva-karma-sannyaasa (sarva karma sanyasa)
omniscience
* sat
The one ever-present Reality; the divine Essence or Be-ness.
sat-asat
real-unreal
satkaarya (satkarya)
good or useful work particularly helpful to many
sattva
inner strength, orderliness, the quality of goodness in everything natural, pure, steady, goodness, illumination, the mode of goodness
satya
honesty, truth
satyasya satyam
the true of the true
satyopaadhi (satyopadhi)
true limitation
Skandas
thoughtforms that are the building blocks of the personality (this definition is much simplified).
sumanasya
benevolence
* upaadhi (upadhi) 
A basis or vehicle of something less material than itself.