Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Vignana Bhairava Tantra – 92

I am all space

Vyomakaram Swamathmanam Dhyayyeddigbhiranvritam|
Nirashraya Chitih Shaktihi Swaroopam Darshayettada||

When you sit down for meditation, consider yourself to be the space all around and within you. “I am the form of formless space.” Meditate this way and see your own self expanding in all directions without any boundary. When this thought of “I” expands and encompasses all space in which everything is held, the mind loses all its support. There is no object to echo our thoughts. Then the energy of consciousness is experienced as one’s own form. - SS

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Vignana Bhairava Tantra – 91

Jump off from the visarga diving board

Varnaysya Savisargasya Visargantham Chiti Kuru|
Niradharena Chittena Sphured Brahma Sanatanam||

In this meditative practice which Lord Shiva explains to us through his disciple Goddess Parvathi, the Visarga is used as a tool for meditation. The Visarga : has the sound of ‘Ha’ and is placed at the end of some letters in Sanskrit such as Rama: Krishna: Shiva: Hari: Guru: or Lakshmi:  When pronounced, they sound like Ramaha, Krishnaha, Shivaha, Harihi, Guruhu and Lakshmihi. The meditator  is asked to take up a letter with its visarga to chant it and allow the mind to drop with the visarga. When the mind becomes supportless, it touches the supreme reality that is ever present. - SS