Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Vignana Bhairava Tantra - 84

Look at the empty sky

Aakasham Vimalam Pashyan Krithwa Drishtim Nirantaram|
Sthabdhathma Tatkshanath Devi Bhairavim Vapurapnuyath||

By going on looking into the pure sky for a long period of time, the consciousness becomes one with the sky and attains to the body of Bhairava which is nothing but the empty space. - SS

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Vignana Bhairava Tantra - 82

Moving meditation

Chalaasane Sthithasyatha Shanairva Dehachalanath|
Prashante Manase Bhave Devi Divyaughamapnuyath||

Movement is medicine. Motion creates emotion. This is an area of meditation where the various dance and movement forms and even playing games fit in. When you move the body gently and sway it left to right or forward and backward, the mind becomes still and connects to become in tune with the energy flow of the divine.
We have many temple rituals such as the dolotsavam, where the deities are placed on a swing and swayed for worship. The Sufi practice of swirling meditations, the ecstatic dances during bhajan sandhyas all point towards to this process of moving the body and reaching an elevated or a sublime state of consciousness. What the mind sees, that it becomes. When it sees the deity swinging, it swings automatically along and stops when the swinging stops. The mind becomes tranquil and flows with the divine. - Swahilya Shambhavi.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Vignana Bhairava Tantra - 82

Imagine space all around you

Aasane Shayane Sthithwa Niradharam Vibhavayan|
Swadeham Manasi Ksheene Kshanath Ksheenashayorbhaveth||

While sitting or lying down, just visualise the body also being supportless from all sides. In this visualisation, soon all the thoughts too become supportless and without a base. In a moment, you thus become thoughtless. - Swahilya Shambhavi.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Vignana Bhairava Tantra - 81


Madhya Jihve Spharitasye Madhye Nikshipya Chetanam|
Hoccharam Manasa Kurvaha Tatah Shante Praleeyate||
Placing the tip of the tongue on the upper palate, in the mouth opens up the passage of energychannels that run through the Agnya Chakra (between the eyebrows) and the Sahasrara (Crown centre of the head). Staying in this mudra, which is similar to the Kechari and chanting 'Ha' with the exhalation that follows a deep inhalation, the mind attains to peace.
- Swahilya Shambhavi

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Vignana Bhairava Tantra - 80

Fix your gaze on an object

Sthoola Rupasya Bhavasya Sthabdham Drishtim Nipathyacha|
Achirena Niraadharam Manah Krithva Shiva Vrajeth||
Take up a gross material object. Sit in front of it or place it before you. Steady your gaze and fix it on the object. Very soon, your awareness merges with the object. The mind thus fixed, attunes to the state of Shiva or the spiritual essence beyond matter. - Swahilya Shambhavi (In Pic. SS focussing on the camera on way up Kali Shila, Himalayas)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Vignana Bhairava Tantra - 79

Meditate on the space within a circle
Upavishyasane Samyak Baahu Krithwardha Kunchithau|
Kakshavyomni Manah Kurvan Shamamaayati Tallayath||
By sitting in the correct posture of keeping the body, neck and head centred and in a straight line, stretching the arms out to form a circle, focus on the circular space formed by the hands. The mind merges in this formation and attains to peace. - Swahilya Shambhavi (Pic. Chaturagiri.)