||breaking, destroying, annihilating; refuting (of an opponent's philosophy).
||term used to designate a letter or sound or indeclinable word (as in OM kAra); or making, doing, working etc (as in ahaMkAra).
||"instrument" in the context of karaNa kAraNa - instrumental cause. (The first "a" is hrasva.)
||cause (noun) as in nimitta kAraNa or causal (adj.) as in kAraNa sharIra. Literally "a cause (in philosophy i.e. that which is invariably antecedent to some product)." (The first "a" is dIrgha.)
||(strictly speaking) a concise philosophical statement in verse. The most well known is that by Gaudapada on the Mandukya Upanishad. (Not to be confused with karika, which is an elephant!). See Gaudapada, Mandukya, Upanishad.
||literally "action" but generally used to refer to the "law" whereby actions carried out now will have their lawful effects in the future (and this may be in future lives). Note that karma yoga is something different - see below. See also sanskara.
||that portion of the Vedas relating to ceremonial acts, the rituals we should follow, sacrificial rites and so on.
||the fruit (phala) of action; i.e. the result or consequence of our actions.
||the practice of acting in such a way as not to incur karma, by carrying out "right" actions, not "good" or "bad" ones. See bhakti, karma, jnana.
||an organ of action, plural karmendriyAni. These are hand, foot, larynx, organ of generation and organ of excretion.
||one who makes, does or acts; the agent of an action.
||the result of 'doing' (activity, desire and effort), as opposed to vastu-tantra, begotten of Atma).
||effect or result.
||the "clearing nut" plant, used for precipitating dirt from drinking water.
||one of the 108+ Upanishads and one of the 10 major ones. kaTha was a sage and founder of a branch of the Yajur Veda. See Upanishad.
||one of the 108+ Upanishads and another one of the 10 major ones. kena means "whence?" ("how?," "why?" etc.) and is the first word of this Upanishad. See Upanishad.
||in the statement sarvam kahlvidam brahma - all this is verily Brahman. khalu means "indeed, verily," idam is "this" (neutral pronoun).
||opinion, view, idea, assertion; perception, knowledge. akhyAti is misperception, as opposed to adhyAsa.
||something, somewhat; anything.
||who am I? (ka - who?; aham - I am).
||literally "sheath" as in the scabbard of a sword; one of the five layers of identification that cover up our true nature.
||step-by step creation of the creation myths from the Vedas.
||kriyA yoga is a branch of rAja yoga (for the intermediate student); kriyA literally means "doing, performance."
||perishable (more normally seen as akShara referring to the imperishable Self).
||a member of the second of the traditional four castes in India, the military caste.
||literally a "field" or "property"; used in the Bhagavad Gita to refer to the body-mind organism in which we find ourselves.
||that which knows the kShetra, i.e. the true Self.
||founder of the school of pUrva mImAmsa philosophy.
||the yoga that relates to awakening the energy at the base of the spine and channeling this through 'chakras' to the head. This has nothing to do with advaita.
||the immovable, unchanging spirit (literally "standing at the top."