Jāgratdvitīyakara जाग्रद्द्वितीयकरः॥ (sūtra III.8)

Jāgrat – the state of awakening, the normal active state; dvitīya – second; karaḥ - ray of light.

When the aspirant is able to make significant spiritual progress by initiating the process of purification and achieved the desired level of consciousness, the universe appears to him as another radiance of light. The concept of “I” and “This” or “aham” and “idam” is discussed in this sūtra. When the purification process is complete, that stage is called unmanā, which is also known as sahaja vidyā. Unmanā is the stage where mind is stilled without any thought processes. This is the stage where “even the traces of enlightenment are wiped out”.

I or aham means the individual self and this or idam means objects that prevail in the universe. In other words, aham is the seer and idam is seen. The point of realization is where both aham and idam merge. The point of realization is achieved only by dissolving I, me and mine. When this dissolution is complete, it is called unmanā. When unmanā stage is achieved, the aspirant considers every other object of the universe as reflection of God. Hence, there is no question of aham and idam. He has completely dissolved duality. When the aspirant reaches this stage, whether he is awake or in trance does not matter, as he sees only God everywhere. He truly understands the principle of omnipresence nature of God.

The fact is that the whole universe is filled with the consciousness of Divine. It is due to differentiated perception caused by māyā, objects appear as different from the Self. When unmanā stage is achieved, māyā wanes away, paving way for the revelation of the Supreme.