The Rishi Phenomenon: How God is Revealed in Sanatana Dharma
By Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya
"The rishi phenomenon is an instance of a human being who, through the allied processes of yoga, tapas (vows of austerity), sadhanas (systematic spiritual disciplines), intense meditation (dhyana), and other esoteric means of systematic self-purification, has achieved absolute transcendence over the non-atman (non-spiritual) aspects of herself. Having gained complete control over the body, mind, speech and senses, the rishi becomes transformed into a being who is thoroughly absorbed in the spiritual reality. Being thus absorbed,
she has a direct and unmediated experiential connection with the truth. In the terminology of Yoga philosophy, such a state is known as samadhi, or perfect meditative absorption...."
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