• Glossary
Prana is subtle living channels inside the body, which are not only connected with the attention and breath of the human, but with those of any natural and life phenomena. For example, the prana of nature — of air — grows stronger after rain. A human being can feel prana in his own body when he is about to fall asleep or when he has just woken up, as well as feeling the dream body — a prana-body, which differs from the physical one. The feeling of being refreshed after sleep is prana as well, just as the feeling of heaviness when we feel sleepy. We can feel prana when someone has yawned and our body has repeated the yawn. This is because our bodies are connected with each other at the level of prana-bodies. In the internal environment of our bodies, the movement of prana produces a stronger tactile sensation than an external touch. Feeling the blood pressure or body temperature rise is normally also connected with the prana-body, which, affected by an imbalance, can either become excitated or, conversely, become inert, in which case the person will be overcome with fatigue. Translated from Sanskrit, “prana” means “pre-matter” — the original and the subtlest matter, an intermediary between the soul and the physical body, directly associated with human breathing.
Pravo (Right)
Pravo (“right”) is a law or a higher debt. The word comes from the ancient root “pra”, or “pro”, meaning “what was before this”, “an order that was established in the first days of creation”, or “a primordial arrangement”. This is also reflected in Russian “pervyy” (“first”), Latin “probare” (“to do good”, “to prove, to approve”) and Sanskrit “prajapati” ("lord of creatures", or "lord of all born beings”). Pravo, or right, is the primordial perfection of the created world, or perfect good. Essentially, “pravit’” (“to rule”) means “to bring the tainted back to its primordial state”. A “pravil’nyy” (“right”) act is intended to restore the original, correct and eternal order of the world. In Old Slavic, Prav is one of the three hierarchically ordered worlds — Prav, Yav and Nav. With the help of sunlight, Prav rules, corrects and directs the “Yavnyy” (“actual”, “apparent”) world. “Chelovek” (“a human”) whose “chelo” (“forehead”) was pointed up, towards the sun, and who represented Prav among his people was called “Pravitel’” (“the Ruler”). He gave people laws regulating both the state itself and public structures and families, which subordinated to the state and the Ruler. The heads of these structures represented the Ruler and the law. Therefore, Pravo, or right, is something that comes from a higher subject, a higher entity, and is passed down through subjects as well. In the modern world, Pravo does not come from subjects, but from the Constitution — the system of laws passed by representatives of the people, which gives reason to believe that the laws (Pravo) of the modern world are written by the people. However, there is ground to doubt this statement since the people is a multitude. A multitude cannot be the source of Pravo, which has to be clear and represent light, and light emanates from one source — a point.
The principle — the beginning or origin — comes from the lat. Prima, “the first”, and Principium, “the first of all”. Since everything begins in Heaven (the subtle reality), the word principle (the source) is most often used to denote a postulate or statement based on which are created scientific theories and laws, legal documents or norms of behavior in society. Natural principles are discovered by scientists as natural patterns that do not depend on man; on the other hand, conditional principles are those that people themselves establish. An example of a natural principle is the Single source principle, defining the way in which almost all living things function. Meanwhile, one of the artificial or conditional principles is the principle of gender equality, which lays out the social rules according to which people must interact with each other.