By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Antardhanatva, AntardhAnatva, Antardhaanatva
Antardhānatva literally means ‘the capacity to become invisible’.
Saṃyama can be obtained by practicing these as follows:
- Dhāraṇā - Fixing the mind on the object of meditation
- Dhyāna - Continuous flow of the mind-stuff towards it
- Samādhi - Super-conscious experience
When the yogi practices sarṃyama upon the inherent capacity of his own body to be seen by others, thus controlling it, and by arresting its function, he becomes invisible to others. This siddhi is called antardhānatva.
- Yogasutras 3.21.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore