Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Vignana Bhairava Tantra - 53

End of the world

Evam eva jagat sarvam dagdham dhyatwa vikalpataha
Ananya Chetasah pumsaha pumbhaavah paramo bhaver
In the previous verse, the meditation or rather contemplation was on the time when your body is being consumed by the fire of time. Right from the moment of birth, the body's direction follows a straight line towards the cremation ground.
This verse tells us to contemplate on this whole earth being consumed by the same fire of time. That marks the end of the world, sun, moon and all the stars. They expend their own energy and collapse.
When the mind entertains no other thought besides this, the man is filled with the consciousness of the supreme and becomes the supreme himself.
- Swahilya Shambhavi