ANTEVASINS, means “one who lives at the border.” (Sanskrit).
This indicates a person who had left the bustling center of worldly life to go live at
the edge of the forest where the spiritual masters dwell.
The antevasin was not one of the villagers anymore,
not a householder with a conventional life.
The antevasin was an in-betweener; a border-dweller;
one who lived in sight of both worlds, but looked toward the unknown.
A scholar who dwelled near that simmering line between
old thinking and new understanding, always in a state of learning.
This is the border that is always moving.