Tanumanasa

Because of Subhechha and Suvicharana, when attachment to and desire for sense objects reduces, the mind gets one-pointed and starts meditating on "brahmatma." "Brahmatma" or "Brahman" + "Atman" is a term to illustrate the Vedantic fact that this soul or "Atman" is nothing but the over-soul or "Brahman". This "Tanuta" or "Sukhshmata" or "Antarmukhata" or inner-directedness of mind or "manas" is known as "Tanumanasa." So, "Tanumanasa" is a compound term formed from the two terms "Tanuta" and "Manas." Yogis in this stage practice NIDIDHYASANA.


In this stage of Jnana, the subconscious thoughts that flow are "Sajatiya" in nature, and the subconscious thoughts that are rejected are "Vijatiya" in nature. "Sajatiya" means one's own "Jati" or nature. In decadent India, "Jati" got downgraded to birth-based caste systems, and "Jati" currently refers to caste in India. However, the original meaning of this Sanskrit word "Jati" means nature. "Sajatiya" means one's own nature, and "Vijatiya" means something which is not one's nature. In the context of Vedanta or Brahma Jnana, "Sajatiya Vrittis" that flow and "Vijatiya Vrittis" that are rejected are of this nature: I am not the body; the body is "Anatama" or not "Atman" or non-self; the body is mortal, it is a place-holder for pain, disease, old-age, death; I am not the mind; the mind is "Anatma;" the mind dwells in sorrow and suffering; I am "Satchidananda Atman; " "Ayam Atma Brahma" or this Atman is Brahman; "Prjnanam Anandam Brahma" or Brahman is knowledge and bliss; "Aham Brahmasmi" or I am the ego-less Brahman.

Here, "Satchidananda" is a compound Sanskrit word formed from three words: "Sat" or truth, "Chit" or conscious, and "Ananda" or joy or bliss.