Friday, August 28, 2009

Vignana Bhairava Tantra - 54

The body and the earth
Swadehe Jagatovaapi Sukshma Sukshmatarani Cha
Tathwani Yaani Nilayam Dhyathvante Vyajyate Para

Simply sit down and focus on the five components of your own body. It is made up of five elements - earth, water, fire, air and space. Then there is the mind or the antah karana, your inner equipment. That contains the Manas - Mind, Buddhi - Intellect, Chitta - Memory and Ahamkara - the ego sense of "I" and "Mine." You look into the world and you see the same combination of five elements. You go deeper into the subtle space, that is through and between the objects with name and form. Your contemplation on all or any of these will take you to the same source of energy or the supreme consciousness that resides in everything and pervades its home too. - Swahilya Shambhavi.