Padarthabhavini

Padarthabhavini the 6th stage of "Jnana" or Knowledge; after Subhechha, Suvicharana, Tanumanasa, Satvapatti, and Asamsakti. This stage is reached by rigorous practice of "Nirvikalpa Samadhi." This stage is coined from two Sanskrit words, "Padartha" or material thing, and "Abhava" or lack of. In other words, material stuff becomes immaterial!

In progression from the prior two stages where the titles given to the Yogi as Brahmavid and Brahmavid-Vara, the title given to the Yogi or Jnani in this 6th stage is "Brahmavid-Variyan." In this stage, the Yogi is in deep-sushupti, which can be translated as deep-deep-sleep (since Sushupti, by definition, is deep sleep)! In this liberated-while-living stage, because the "Chitta Vikshepas" or the scatter-mindedness of the mind-stuff (Chitta is translated here as mind-stuff) is almost non-existent, the Yogi enjoys the "Ananda" or bliss of being a liberated-while-living (Jeevan Mukta) being! A modern example of a Yogi who achieved this stage is Ramana-Maharshi, who was reputed to have gone so much into meditation / samadhi that others had to feed him to keep him alive; termites had formed their homes on top of his body and he was oblivious to it, etc.

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[To get introduced to "JNANA" or "KNOWLEDGE" as propounded by VEDANTA, please listen to BRAHMAVID's numerous discourses on the BRAHMA SUTRAs and the ASHTAVAKRA GITA. Thank you.]