By Swami Harshananda
Padarthabhāvana literally means becoming aware of objects through others.
When the seeker reaches this state, he is not aware of padārthas or objects whether they are inside or outside himself and has to be made aware of them by others. The reason is that his mind is always dwelling on his Self. In this final state, the seeker’s consciousness transcends all duality and is well-established in the ātman or the Self.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore