Monday, May 26, 2008

Last few questions

The questions are done

Deva Deva Trishoolanka Kapala Krita Bhooshana
Digdesha Kaala Shoonyacha Vyapadesha Vivarjitha

Yaavastha Bharithakara Bhairavasyopalabhyate
Yatha Samyag Aham Vedmi Tatha Me Broohi Bhairava


Parvathy continues her questioning and soon she will begin to have the answers. And so will we! "Oh God of all Gods, the wielder of the trident and the one who has made the skull his ornament, the one who is free of directions, place, time and is free from any kind of descriptions.

By what means, can the state of fullness of Bhairava be achieved. Please tell me in a manner that I shall completely know.

She also wants to know how the supreme energy also becomes the means through which Bhairava is known. The material world that we can experience with our five senses - including the five elements of earth, water, fire, air, space, mind, sun and the moon and all the galaxies - are the manifestations of the supreme energy. It is through this world that we get to know about the substratum of consciousness called Bhairava.

With this ends the questioning by Parvathy and begins the Yoga as expounded by Shiva from the next verse. - Swahilya Shambhavi. (
(Pic: Walking in solitude at Charan Paduka, Badrinath. You can see through my glasses that there was none else to take this picture!)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Flame and Ray

Show the light and sun

Yathalokena Deepasya Kiranair Bhaskarasyacha
Gnyayate Digvibhagadi Tadvatshakthya Shivah Priye

The flame of a lamp and the rays of the sun reveal to us the different directions by showing the form of the objects they light up and the existence of space. Similarly, the existence and movement of shakti reveals the presence of Consciousness, that is Shiva. - Swahilya Shambhavi (

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Fire and heat

Bhairava and Bhairavi
Na vanher dahika shakthi Vyatirikta Vibhavyate
Kevalam Gnana SattayamPrarambhoyam Praveshane

Just as the power to burn is not different from the fire, though initially one does not understand it in that manner, similarly wisdom is not different from consciousness - though it seem
as different at the beginning.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

You are God

And everything else too

Shakti Shaktimator Yadwat Abhedas Sarvada Sthithaha
Athasthaddharmadharmithwath Parashakthih Parathmanaha
This verse simply says you and everything else is God - Consciousness, Awareness. The power or energy and its container are one. There is no function for them independently. The electricity and its container are one/ There is no function for them independently. The electricity is contained in the wire. Without the wore, the electricity cannot be transported. Without the electricity, the wire can be used just as some plastic rope. Likewise, all nature that you see around you, including yourself contain the dharma or the force of nature that sustains. The holder of this dharma, i.e. you and I, are not different from the dharma. Same way, the supreme cosmic energy is not different from its container, the supreme soul.
- Swahilya Shambhavi.