Thursday, March 13, 2014

Vignana Bhairava Tantra – 119

 Go back to your remembrance

Vastushu Smaryamaneshu Drushtedeshe Manastyajeth|
Swashareeram Niradharam Krithwa Prasati Prabhuhu||

When in the seat of meditation, your remember some object, person, situatiion or place you have seen, met and experienced in the past, the mind and body consciousness immediately are dropped as the mind gets totally absorbed in that thought. In that state of deep absorbption, the Lord who is the witness of all emerges to the perceiving consciousness. - SS

Vignana Bhairava Tantra – 118

Whether you sneeze or cough

Kshutadyante Bhaye Shoke Gahvareva Ranadrute|
Kutuhale Kshudhadyante Brahma Sattamayi Dasha||

Tantra leaves no activity or experience go unnoticed from turning it into a spiritual experience. Before and after a good sneeze, in great fear, in sorrow, when confused or when running away from battle, when you experience curiosity about something or  before and after hunger – the reality is present in its essential form of existence. - SS

Vijnana Bhairava Tantra - 116

Wherever the mind goes

Yatra Yatra Mano Yati Bahye Vabhyantarepi Va|
Tatra Tatra Shivavasthath Vyapakathwathkwa Yasyati||

Wherever the mind goes, that auspicious presence of the divine which is called by the name of Shiva is already present. The mind may wander anywhere, but nowhere can it not meet with that Shivam or consciousness which is present everywhere and in everything. Shiva does not go before the mind, but being omnipresent, there is no place where it is not. - SS.

Vijnana Bhairava Tantra – 115

In the deep abyss

Kupadike Mahagarte Sthithvopari Nirikshanath|
Avikalpamateh Samyak Sadyah Chittalayah Sphutam||

Bringing the mind to a deep dark abyss of a well or a deep tunnel in the ground the seeker may concentrate. The mind becomes what it sees and dwells upon. It takes the shape of a bottomless abyss. In that moment, know that the su-conscious mind becomes completely absorbed especially because the darkness and depth makes it drop all its imaginations. - SS

Vijnana Bhairava Tantra – 114

Dharana on the sound within

Sankocham Karnayoh Krithwa Hyadhodhwaram Tathaivacha|
Anachkamahalam Dhyayan Vished Brahma Sanatanam||

Closing all external sounds by plugging the ears and drawing the lower openings of the body within through the yogic method of Moola Bandhana, when the Sadhaka is available to the unstruck sound within and gets absorbed in it, then the mind enters into the eternal state of Brahman. - SS

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Vijnana Bhairava Tantra – 113

Looking steadily

Sampradayamimam Devi Shrunu Samyagvadamyaham|
Kaivalyam Jayate Sadyaha Netrayoh Stabdhamatrayoho||

Shiva tells Parvathi to listen carefull to a traditional practice. Just by keeping the eyes steadily fixed without movement, the state of oneness is experienced instantly. - SS

Vijnana Bhairava Tantra – 112

Ignorance too has a place

Aadhareshwathava Shaktya Ajnana Chittalayena Va|
Jata Shakti Samavesha Kshobhante Bhairavam Vapuhu||

There is many an occasion when we get thoroughly confused. Just as Arjuna, the great warrior was confused during the Mahabarata war, when we face such situations – our thoughts spin in a similar direction, ending in a different experience.
Whether the mind is supportless or having no energy to function on its own or temporarily non-functional due to ignorance, an energy is born. Being with that state of ignorance and confusion, one reaches Bhairava. – SS

Vijnana Bhairava Tantra – 111

Spin spin and fall

Bhranthwa Bhranthwa Shareerena Twaritam Bhuvi Patanath|
Kshobhashakti Viramena Para Sanjayatedasha||

We have played this game as children where two people hold hands and whirl around. The same process is given here as a meditative technique where we spin around again and again and simply stop, allowing the body to fall. When the spinning motion stops, suddenly there is a heightened state of awareness.
Many of our cultural practices are based on this principle only – we go around temples. We turn around ourselves after prayers chanting – Yani Kani Cha Papani Janmantara Kritanicha Tani Tani Vinashyanti Pradakshina Pade Pade,” – may all our sins committed over many lifetimes be destroyed with these turns I make around myself. The truth lies in the stillness. We always have our focus on movement and change. So creating a conscious movement and stopping to experience the stillness is a medition that stills the mind too. – SS

Vijnana Bhairava Tantra – 110

Everything belongs to Bhairava

Jalasyevormayo Vahnehe Jwalabhangyaha Prabho Ravehe|
Mamaiva Bhairavasyaita Vishwabhangyo Vibheditaha||

Just as the waves belong to the waters, flames to the fire and light to the sun, everything that is mine belongs to Bhairava and everything is a different expression of the Supreme in this universe. – SS

Vignana Bhairava Tantra – 109

The supreme is myself

Sarvagnyaha Sarva Karta Cha Vyapakah Parameshwaraha|
Sa Evaham Shaiva Dharma Iti Dardhyath Bhavecchivaha||

When I contemplate that I am that supreme Lord who is omniscient and who is the master of all actions, present everywhere I am of the nature of Shiva, I become that when this thought is firmly entrenched in my consciousness. – SS

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Vignana Bhairava Tantra – 108

Drop the mind

Niradharam Manah Krithwa Vikalpanna Vikalpayet|
Tadatma Paramathmathve Bhairavo Mrugalochane||

When conflicting people function together, they gather a lot of strength to worsen the confusion. Here the mind, chitta, buddhi and the ahamkara. Just as the police declares a curfew and prevent people from assemblihg together in times of trouble – these four internal sense equipment should be dissociated from each other. The mind which receives inputs through the senses, gets its thoughts from the chitta – storehouse of names and forms. It constantly analyses the thoughts with the help of the Buddhi and identifies with each thought as its own through the Ahamkara.
A thought in the mind is a Sankalpa. Simultaneous to it is a Vikalpa or imagination. When the mind is made free of thoughts, it becomes supportless and only consciousness remains oh doe-eyed Parvathy, says Lord Shiva. - SS