(Nirvikalpa Samādhi): A state of samadhi (cosmic consciousness) in which the normal human psycho-mental faculties are suspended. In it, all differences between the individual self and Brahman cease to exist. Thus, the soul loses its sense of being limited and different from Brahman (the Universal Consciousness). It is a temporary condition from which there is a return to the normal ego consciousness. However, through its constant repetition, this state dissolves all the samsakaras and vasanas (subconscious traits), leading to liberation. It is the Vedantic equivalent of asamprajnata samadhi in the Classical Yoga of Patanjali.