Friday, April 1, 2016

Vignana Bhairava Tantra - 128

Focus on the void


नित्ये निराश्रये शून्ये व्यापके कलनोज्झिते |
बाह्याकाशः मनः कृत्वा निराकारं समाविशेत् ||

Let the mind focus on the eternal, the independent void, spread everywhere, with no possibility of calculating its length, breath and height. In this space outside, place your mind and enter the spaceless void completely. - SS. 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Vignana Bhairava Tantra - 127

Meditate on the unknowable Self


यदवेद्यं यदग्राह्यं यच्छूनयं यदभावगं|
तत्सर्वं भैरवं भाव्यं तदन्ते बोधसंभवः ||

Yadavedyam yadagrahyam yacchoonyam yadabhavagam|
Tatsarvam Bhairavam Bhavyam Tadanthe Bodhasambhavah||

All that which remains unknown and cannot be known, all that which can neither be held nor grasped, all that which remains as a void and all those unimaginable possibilities which have no existence - everything should be contemplated as Bhairava. At the end of such contemplation - true knowledge unfolds. - SS

Friday, March 20, 2015

Vignana Bhairava Tantra - 124, 125 and 126



Expand yourself


Sarvatra Bhairavo Bhavah Samaanyeshwapi Gochara : |
Nacha tadwayatirekena parosthi dwaya gati : |

सर्वत्र भैरवो भाव : सामान्येश्वपि गोचर : |
न च तद्वयथिरिक्तेनअपरोस्ति द्वया गति : ||


This tantra is an expansive awareness that is everywhere and in everything. Experience the Bhairava consciousness even in the most ordinary people and things that are perceived by the senses. There is none different or other than Bhairava – contemplating on this thought leads to the path of non-dual reality. – SS


Equal to a friend and foe


Sama : shathrau cha mithre cha samo manaavamaanayo :|
Brahmana : paripoornathwaath iti jnaathva sukhi bhaveth ||

सम : शत्रौ च मित्रे च समो मानापमानयो : |
ब्रह्मणः परिपूर्नत्वात् इति ज्ञात्वा सुखी भवेत् ||

The one who is equal in his relationship with a friend or an enemy, same in the face of praise or ridicule and who is aware of the completeness of reality is always happy. – SS


No anger no hatred

Na Dwesham Bhaavayeth Qwapi Na Raagam Bhavayeth Kwachith |
Ragadwesha Vinirmukthau Madhye Brahma Prasarpathi ||

न द्वेशम् भावयेत् क्वापि न रागं भावयेत क्वचित् |
रागद्वेश विनिर्मुक्तौ मध्ये ब्रह्म प्रसर्पति ||

When hatred comes, never give your attention and importance to it. When you dwell on the thought of hatred with your energy, it only gets stronger and more virulent. In the same way, do not get attached too much to anyone, anything or any thought.  When the mind is free of attachment and hatred, in that space between these two qualities, the ever expansive Brahman is always available. - SS



Thursday, October 9, 2014

Vijnana Bhairava Tantra – 123


Neither clean or unclean




Kinchijjnairya smrita shuddhih sa shuddhih shambhudarshane|
nashuchihyashuchistasmat nirvikalpah sukhi bhaveth||

किन्चिज्ज्नैरयास्मृता शुद्धिः  सा शुद्धिः शंभुदर्षने|
नशुचिर्ह्यषुचिस्तस्माननिर्विकल्पः सुखी भवेत्||

The moment you get a thought of cleanliness or purity of mind, there is a counter thought called impurity or uncleanliness. In the presence of the one that radiates peace called Shambhu, there is neither purity nor impurity. Therefore remain free of any contrary thoughts – vikalpa is imagination. Nirvikalpa is being free of any imagination. In such a state of mind sans any imagination in the form of thoughts that produce counter-thoughts, you attain that state of joy which is your own true nature. – SS

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Vijnana Bhairava Tantra – 122



On a single point


वस्त्वन्तरे विद्यमाने सर्ववस्तुषु शून्यता|
तमेव मनसा ध्यात्वा विदितोऽपि प्रशाम्यति||

Vastwantare Vidyamane Sarvavastushu Shunyata|
Tameva Manasa Dhyathwa Viditopi Prashamyati||

While meditating on one object alone, there is an absence of all other objects in the mind. This brings the mind almost to a single pointed contemplation. Meditating on that object alone, with the help of the mind, even if that is still experienced in awareness, the mind attains supreme quietness. - SS

Vijnana Bhairava Tantra – 121



On the dispassionate one


भवत्युद्रेखाद विरक्तस्य यादृशी जायते मतिः|
सा शक्तिः शङ्करी नित्यं भावयेत् तं ततः शिवः ||

Bhavathyudrekhad Viraktasya Yadrushi Jayate Matihi|
Sa Shaktih Shankari Nithyam Bhavayeth Tam Tatah Shivaha||

Contemplating with intensity on the one who is completely dispassionate, the intellect too takes on that quality. That energy of the one with a dispassionate intellect is that of Sankara or one who gives peace. Meditating upon that, one becomes that auspiciousness which is the state of Shiva. – SS

Vijnana Bhairava Tantra – 120



 Meditate on any object


क्वचिद् वस्तुनि विन्यस्य शनैर दृष्टिं निवर्तयेत् |
तज्ज्ञानं चित्त सहितं देवी शून्यालयो भवेत् ||

Kwachidvastuni Vinyasya Shanair Drishtim Nivartayeth|
Tajjnanam Chitta Sahitham Devi Shunyalayo Bhaveth||

Take a particular object, may be a stone, a divine picture or an object of nature. Gaze at that object with intense concentration. Then withdraw the gaze and close your eyes. The impression of the object you see within happens in consciousness. Knowing this to be one with consciousness, the mind at once enters into the temple of nothingness. - SS