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.
^ a b Swami Chetanananda, "Swami Vivekananda", God lived with them, p. 20
^ Nikhilananda, Swami. Swami Vivekananda - A Biography. Ramakrishna Vivekananda Center OF New York. pp. 3, 5, 23, 44.
^ Amiya Sen 2003, p. 19 ...
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