Tuesday, August 26, 2008


The space in the head

Kalalantarmano nyasya tishtanmeelita lochanaha
Kramena manaso dardhyath lakshayet lakshyam uttamam
By fixing the attention in the space within the crown of the head, with eyes steady and closed, a stable concentration can take us to the goal of all goals - realising one's own self.
- Swahilya Shambhavi

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Vignana Bhairava Tantra - 33

Mindful Awareness
Eedrushena Kramenaiva Yatra Kutrapi Chintana
Shoonye Kudye Pare Patre Swayam Leena Varaprada
Mindfully watching an empty wall, an open space or a person of great merit, the mind gets gradually absorbed into itself as if it were granted that state of being like a boon.
Every being and object in this universe directs our energies back to our own self. When we thus focus our energies on an emptiness or a wall or an enlightened person, the energies are sent back to our own self and the mind gets quietened down.
- Swahilya Shambhavi.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Vignana Bhairava Tantra - 32

Meditate on a peacock feather

Shikhipakshaih Chitraroopaih Mandalaih Shoonya Panchakam
Dhyayatonuttare Shoonye Pravesho Hridaye Bhavet

Looking at the most picturesque feather of a peacock one can see five concentric circles or five empty spaces. Meditating upon it to the end of the circle, one reaches the void in the heart.

Here an object of beauty is used as a subject for contemplation. Yad Bhavam Tad Bhavati. What the mind sees, that it becomes. If one contemplates on the emptiness of all the five layers c

overing consciousness, one enters into the realm of consciousness which becomes an experience of reality. - Swahilya Shambhavi.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Vignana Bhairava Tantra - 31

Focussing on the eyebrow centre
Taya Pooryashu Moordhantham Bhanktva Bhrukshepasetuna
Nirvikalpam Manah Krithwa Saravardhwe Sarvagodgamaha
Filled with the energy of the divine presence by bringing one's focus from the tip of the nose to the space between the eyebrows (have to learn this from a Guru or a master!) the mind soon becomes free of distortions and experiences the omnipresence at the origin of every visible creation. - Swahilya Shambhavi.