Volume 4 Issue 1 Spring 2018

1 6 S p i r i t ua l i t y S t u d i e s 4 - 1 S p r i n g 2 0 1 8 Ātma-jñāna – Melting into Being Received November 30, 2017 Revised January 9, 2018 Accepted January 14, 2018 The paper surveys a selected set of literature and discusses the issue, whether a  jñāni ( mukti ), when “melting into Being” opens a life at the level of existence called Janaloka or Satyaloka or simply merges his being into the Absolute, whatever is perceived by the rest of people, who may continue to see him as before. Then the key points of sādhanā leading to enlightenment are discussed. Further it is discussed why enlightened yogis cannot communicate information that is beyond the “veil of ānanda ”. The points discussed are illustrated also graphically. Key words Ātma-jñāna, yoga, Patanjali, Ramana Maharshi Gejza M. Timčák