The chetana or rayi of the Upanishads is the self-luminosity of the so-called purusha tattwa of Samkhya philosophy, Shiva of Tantric philosophy or Brahman of Vedantic philosophy.
com from Swami Chetanananda Saraswati
^ Swami Chinmayananda. Srimad Bhagawada Gita: Chapter XVIII. Chinmaya Mission. pp. 146 or (484 10.39). ISBN 978-81-7597-098-4. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
^ Banglapedia, Nigamananda was initiated as a Samnyasi of Shankar's Order
^ S. K.
tatah = thence
pratyak = individual
chetana = consciousness
adhigamah = understanding, realization, attainment
api = also
antaraya = of obstacles or impediments
abhavash = absence, disappearance, removal
cha = and, also ...
bhagavat-cetana (Bhagavat Chetana) [the divine consciousness], the Mother.
bhagavati sakti [the divine Power].
Bhagawan see Bhagavan ...
See also: Yoga, Swami, Consciousness, Ananda, Mind