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.