~Unmani~

Unmani is Sanskrit word that means “no mind,” “beyond the mind” or “thoughtless.” In yogic philosophy, it describes a state of transition between two states of consciousness – waking and dreaming. In unmani, the yogi is neither fully awake nor asleep. It can also be thought of as the transition between conscious and unconscious thought patterns. Unmani is not a state of meditation, which requires an awakened state.

The word unmani is also sometimes used to mean samadhi or one of the levels of samadhi, or the final limb of Patanjali’s eightfold path of yoga.

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