With these we can understand the signs of enlightened person.
First stage of enlightenment is called as “Shubheccha”.
Here the person wishes to do good things.
2nd stage is called “ Vichaarana”
I.e.here the person interrogates himself about good.
He questions him self- what is really good ,How can it be understood.
3rd stage is “Tanu manasi”
Mind is thin film ,covering the Consciousness of the self.
Ie.the person becomes more thinner ,in the subtle level of mind…!!
How it's possible??!!
This is explained beautifully in Yoga Vaasista by a sanskrit verse.
Like our body becomes fat ,Even mind gets thick or fat because of ego,greed and destractions of indulgence in the wordly pleasures .
Brick is opaque to light
Yes ,through thin clear glass light can pass easily.
Similarly when mind gets purified—
When stout ego gets dissolved because of introspection and search for the truth
—worldy pleasures won't remain as a center of attraction.
This is called thinning of mind!!
This stage is called Tanu manasi.
These 3 stages are preparations for enlightenment.
Fourth stage— Here one experiences flashes of lightening. That is-internal flashes of satva guna !!!
—man is called as Brahmavid at this stage.
Satva guna purifies the person so this stage is called as Satvapatti
This is entrace to the palace of Brahman I.e -person has just entered the palace of Brahman !!
Not attained Brahman or enlightenment yet!!
5th stage Is called Asamaskti.
In this stage consciousness of externality of person melts with consciousness of universality.
Usually A person sees sun, moon,stars and other people out side him - Isn’t it??
But in this stage he sees them, i.e moon sun stars and people —all are studded inside him!!!
Even -time and space -are ceased.
This is a stage of detachment from externality and particularity.
This is called Asamasakti.
Sixth stage is called…Padartha Bhaavana
In Quantum physics it's clearly told that matter is nothing but light!!
For example earth is not hard ,stony…but it is filled full with radiating light!!!
In this 6th —hiegher state of enlightenment -Beholder sees hardness solidity of materials melting and person can see only brilliance of radiant light!!
When single Sun rises from east we can see so much light fills in the world.
But in this sixth stage of enlightenment full space is filled with light ..ie not one sun . Radiance of light of several Suns.
This is called By Pathanjali muni ,in his suthra as savikalpa samadhi.
7th and last stage is called as Tureeya-beholder merges with the beholding…
Ie.the enlightened person will merge with radiant light.He also gets the form of light and merges with it.Everything is one..only enlightenment…ie brilliant light everywhere.only light!!!!
This is Absolute enlightenment or Thureeya avastha!! Last stage of enlightenment.
These are seven stages of enlightenment explained in Yoga Vasista