Words on the Way
The Yoga Wordbook by Muz Murray
The Golden Glossary of Philosophical, Mystical & Spiritual Sanskrit
721 Pages - Over 4000 entries
Format: PDF eBook; searchable.
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Reviews of Words on the Way
|"This is an astonishing one man’s work! Muz Murray has spent a lifetime deeply imbibing and compiling the esoteric meanings of Sanskrit terminology as used by different Sages. It is far more than a book of dictionary definitions. Words on the Way clearly explains the essence of Advaita Vedanta as well as revealing many otherwise obscure secrets of the yogis and seers.
Some entries could save you reading a thousand other books (as the author has done) or sitting at the feet of a guru for years on end.
No yoga teacher or spiritual student should be without a copy.
-- Prof. J. Felbermeyer (University of Rome, Italy)
"My interest is in Kashmir Shaivism, therefore I study texts full of [unexplained] Sanskrit words. The discovery of Muz Murray’s digital book “Words on the Way” has enormously helped me in my work.
Review - Yogacharya
Muz Murray (Ramana Baba) says that he wrote “Words on the Way” because he always desperately wanted such a book himself when he was a young seeker.
BINGO! Me too!
Like Muz, I now have a better understanding of the Sanskrit language, and a deep appreciation for its place within the teachings of yoga. I also understand just how hard it can be to really benefit from the insight put forth in so many of the profound texts dealing with yoga, without this foundation. As Muz suggests, “Seekers can often get completely lost, confused and discouraged by the welter of unfamiliar and unexplained Sanskrit words that are so liberally sprinkled throughout the Indian philosophical & spiritual writings.”
Read whole review here...Yogacharya
Review - Yoga Scotland - Issue 28, January 2009
Described as 'The Golden Glossary, of Philosophical. Mystical and Spiritual Sanskrit', this electronic book would be invaluable to anyone, like me, who can be bamboozled by spiritual texts that have unexplained words sprinkled through them like confetti. In yoga, a single Sanskrit word can embody entire concepts and this useful glossary can help to bring intellectual (if not spiritual) enlightenment. Where a new Sanskrit word appears in a definition, it appears in bold so that it can be found in the glossary. To make the pronunciation simpler for a Western audience, a word such as Siva is written as Shiva and sraddha as shraddha. This may annoy purists, but makes life easier for those new to Sanskrit. A phonetic aid to pronunciation is also given and references to other sources. Obviously the result of a lifetime's study it is a good S,12.99's worth for anyone who makes yoga a serious spiritual and/or philosophical quest.
Review - NamaRupa Magazine - July 2009
"Words on the Way is a great resource and we were happy to run it. We think that it is awesome!
Eddie Stern & Robert Moses
Read a longer review at their Website - NamaRupa Magazine
Your work is excellent, useful and timely. - Krsna Priya (UK)
I am enjoying it. The book is most helpful. I only wish it had some more of your own experience of your encounters with the experiences that these words represent. - Allan Philogene (London)
I am really grateful for your profound yet simple way of explaining some very difficult concepts that I had found confusing. It has clarified quite a few issues for me. Especially the concept of Ishvara! Also I like the ease of use and the helpful cross-referencing and the easy-looking phonetics for pronouncing the words. Many thanks. - Alicia Maynard (USA)