Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Vignana Bhairava Tantra - 58

Focus on the void in the centre

Vishwametan Mahadevi Shunyabhootham Vichintayeth| Tathraiva cha Mano leenam tatahstallayabhajanam||

Oh great Goddess, when you focus your mind's attention in the big void that this universe is, at that moment, the mind dissolves in that emptiness and experiences the state of dissolving union with consciousness. Today nuclear physics is explaining to us the truth that the whole universe is not what we see, but a void. Take an object for instance. It is packed with atoms and molecules with protons, electrons and neutrons in the sub-atomic particles and quarks forming a minuscule portion orbiting in empty space. Surprisingly though we feel the presence of matter where there is only empty space.
When the mind constantly meditates on space, it has the capacity to take the form of what it always thinks about and becomes that emptiness which is in the core. - Swahilya Shambhavi.