Dasha, Bhava and Mahabhava

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Dasha, Bháva and Mahábháva
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1969
Time Unknown
Place Ranchi, India
Topic Various trance states
Included in Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 33
Location in Sarkarverse
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Dasha, Bháva and Mahábháva is a discourse given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti in 1969 in Ranchi, India. This discourse is the twelfth chapter of Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 33.[1]


When the sádhaka clearly feels the thrill of divine existence around him at the time of sádhaná, the state of bliss as experienced by the sádhaka is described as dashá. When the sádhaka feels the existence of the divine world around him, as also the source from which the divine existence comes, the state of bliss the sádhaka experiences at the time of sádhaná is bháva. Again, when the sádhaka feels the closest proximity of Parama Puruśa, even within his embrace, that bháva is called mahábháva.

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

In this discourse, Anandamurti begins by stating that everyone is destined to be perfect and that the attainment of oneness with God is the primary goal of human existence. Anandamurti then explains that when one withdraws the mind from all secondary objectives, focusing only on the primary objective, then one is bound to experience various states of ecstasy, referred to in Vaesnava philosophy as dashá, bhává, and mahábháva. After explaining how the three states vary, Anandamurti then gave demonstrations of the three states on some spiritual aspirants who were present at the discourse.[1]


  1. ^ a b Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 33 
Preceded by
Abhedajiṋána and Daeshika Vyavadhána Vilopa
Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 33
With: Dasha, Bháva and Mahábháva
Succeeded by
Samádhi and Mrtyu