bytiye бытие: (n) higher state of being The root of the word is ‘to be’ or ‘to exist’, but the meaning goes far beyond mere existence, into the realm of hyperconscious and objective state of mind or reality.
"A fish that is alive swims against the flow of water. One that is dead floats down with the water. A true Christian goes against the current of [a] sinful age. A false one is swept away by its swiftness." - Saint Philaret of Moscow