(Satcitānanda): “Pure Existence-Pure Awareness-Pure Bliss.” It constitutes the very svarupa (essence) of Brahman (the Supreme Reality), not just Its attributes. This phrase suggests the unity of these three intrinsic expressions of the Absolute—they are not qualities, for Brahman is ultimately nirguna (unqualified) and akala (without parts), they are the very nature of the Supreme. In nirvikalpa samadhi, the Self is revealed as a unified mass of Bliss and Consciousness, whose very nature is that of Existence.