Srila Prabhupada—The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #1—Vrndavana-20-10-1972
812) Whether I know what “param pada” is for “jnanis”! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
————— But according to the jnanis, the param pada means merge into the effulgence of brahmajyoti. Sastra says that aruhya krcchrena param padam [SB 10.2.32]. To go to that param padam, that is also not very easy. Krcchrena. Severe austerities and penances, one has to undergo to merge into the Brahman effulgence. Therefore you’ll find, the Mayavadi sannyasis, their stricture is very rigid. They must take bath thrice in, in a day and lie down underneath a tree and… Their renunciation is very rigid. Of course, those who are strictly following. ———————————