Brahmarishis are said to have
Brahmajnana, or the knowledge of Brahman, and have obtained enlightenment. They obtain this state of
union with Brahman through various yogic practices, particularly deep
meditation. The Brahmarishi may live a life of seclusion in which
they seek the principles of life by reaching deep into the consciousness to the level of unity with the universe.
These fully enlightened humans could
move on to higher worlds, but choose to remain on Earth in service.
Examples of Brahmarishis include Vishvamitra, one of the ancient rishis who is credited with writing most of "Mandala 3" in the "Rig Veda," including the "Gayatri Mantra"; Yajnavalkya, a philosopher of Vedic India and a major figure in the Upanishads; Babaji, the 18th century Kriya yoga master; and Bengali Babb, the 20th century sage known for his ability to transfer his consciousness from his body to another.