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' Vijnanabhairava Tantra '


Cast aside the ten thousand things,
And love only one.
Don't go on to another.

Engage your lively awareness
With this one focus--
One object, one thought, one symbol.
Now go inside.
Find the center,
The soul, the heart.

Right here,
In the middle of the feeling,
Attend the blossoming--
Attention vast as the sky. [link]

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That space is bad,
This space is good,
The ride is tough,
Or the going is smooth.
We are thrown into suffering,
We are thrown into joy.

Beloved Soul Mate--
Find the space in the center,
The shimmering spaciousness
Encompassing all opposites.

Here the essences of creation are at play:
Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space,
And the senses that perceive them.
The center is the dancing ground.

~ Vijnanabhairava Tantra [link]

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' Vijnanabhairava Tantra '

Close the ears that track the outer world,
Open the ears of the soul.
Engage the muscles at the base of the pelvis,
The intimate special places,
And cherish the vibrating energies there contained.

The song of creation,
Sustaining, enlivening,
Is thrumming in your body,
Whispering secrets.
Listen in.

Meditating on the symphony of your own life currents,
Enter the shimmering palace of the Creator. [link]

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'Shiva instructs Goddess Parvati'

"Vijnanabhairava Tantra"

Trees have desires.
Rocks have knowledge.
Jugs are full of emptiness and joy.

All embodied ones have this in common.
All are propelled by the same One
Whose pulse beats in your breast.

Shed insularity,
Be all-pervasive,
Delighting in kinship everywhere. [link]

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"Vijnanabhairava Tantra"


Wherever your heart journeys,
On whatever expedition
In your outer life and
Secret inner realms,
Breathe in intimacy with infinity.

Where can you go to avoid
The One in Whom All Exists?

Reach down into your deepest being.
Take a stand in eternity.

Walk through this world, see every situation
As an expansion of the mystery.
Savor the tremble of recognition--
The God in you is touching the God out there. [link]

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"Vijnanabhairava Tantra"


Extend your awareness
Into the bodies of other living beings,
Feel what those others are feeling.

Leave aside your body and its needs,
Abandon being so local.

Day by day, constrictions will loosen,
As you become attuned
To the current of life
Flowing through us all. [link]

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Vijnana Bhairava Tantra

Verse 120

' O goddess, if one , after casting one's gaze on some object, withdraws it and slowly eliminates the knowledge of that object along with the thought and impression of it, he abides in the void. ' [link]

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Vijnanabhairava Tantra

When sleep has not yet come,
And the sweet buzz of exhaustion
Permeates the body...
Linger in the Ahhhh of relief
As your head touches the pillow.

Everything in you is yearning to let go,
So let go, let your body fall
Into something deeper then sleep.
With your mind, enter
The soft luminous glow of the Soul. [link]

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All around you, in every moment,
The world is offering a feast for your senses.
Songs are playing, tasty food is on the table,
Fragrances are in the air.
Colors fill the eye with light.

You who long for union,
Attend this banquet with loving focus.
The outer and inner worlds
Open to each other.
Oneness of vision, oneness of heart.

Right here, in the midst of it all,
Merge with the elation
Become identical
With the ecstatic Essence
Embracing both worlds. [link]

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Lord Shiva instructs Goddess Parvati.

O supreme goddess, sacrifice in this system simply means spiritual satisfaction characterized by Bliss. O Parvati, the absorption into the Sakti of Rudras is alone real 'kstera' ( place of pilgrimage ) inasmuch as this absorption destroys all sins and protects all. This constitutes the highest contemplation. Otherwise in the case of the (non-dual) Reality, how can there be any worship and who is it that is to be gratified ?

- Verses 150-151 , ' Vijnana Bhairava Tantra ' [link]

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SPANDA KARIKAS

SECTION 2

VERSE 6 - 7

This only is the manifestation of the object of meditation in the meditator's mind that the aspirant with resolute will has the realization of his identity with that ( object of meditation ).
This alone is the acquisition of ambrosia leading to immortality; this alone is the realization of Self; this alone is the initiation of liberation leading to identity with Shiva. [link]

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SPANDA KARIKAS

" DIVINE CREATIVE PULSATION "

VERSE 20

These (the gunas etc), however, intent on veiling their real nature push the people of unawakened intellect into the terrible ocean of transmigratory existence from which it is difficult to pull them out. [link]

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VIJNANA BHAIRAVA TANTRA

VERSE 149

" One should pour into the fire of the Highest Consciousness all the elements, senses, and the objects of sense together with mind ( that creates all these divisions ) . This is real 'homa' ( oblation ). The ( Self-inquuiring ) consciousness is the ladle ( with which this oblation is to be preformed ). " [link]

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VERSE 65

The Yogi should contemplate the entire universe or his own body simultaneously* in its totality as filled with his ( essential, spiritual ) bliss**. Then through his own ambrosia***-like bliss, he will become identified with the supreme bliss.

* - Simultaneously (yugapat) means "with totality of attention,' in one sweep of attention, not in bits.

** - "His own bliss" means "his own essential spiritual or divine bliss" (cidananda), not the pleasure derived from sense-objects.

*** - The word "mrtena" or ambrosia points to the fact that there is no change in this bliss. It is Eternal. [link]

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Those devotees of the guru, who are without the slightest
doubt or hesitation, O gazelle-eyed one, having renounced son, wife, relatives, home, village, kingdom and country,
should be accepted for initiation.

The (worldly accoutrements) are all temporary, O Goddess,
but this supreme wealth is everlasting.

One may give up even one's prana (life energy), but this
teaching which is the supreme nectar should never be given
up. The auspicious goddess said: O great Lord Shankara,
God of gods, I am now fully satisfied.

Today I have understood the quintessence of Rudrayamala
Tantra and also the heart (innermost core) of all the
different shaktis.

Thus saying, the goddess being steeped in delight
embraced Shiva. [link]

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O Goddess, this most excellent teaching, which is said to
lead to the immortal state, should verily not be revealed to
anybody.

These teachings should not be disclosed to other disciples,
to those who are evil and cruel, or to those who have not
surrendered to the feet of the guru. They should only be
revealed to advanced souls, who are self-controlled and
whose minds arc lice of vikalpas. [link]

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One's own self is verily the all-pervasive bliss of freedom
and the essence of consciousness. Absorption into that
nature or form of one's own self is said to be the real bath
(purification). [link]

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By being established in any one of the practices (described)
here, whatever (experience) is produced, develops day by
day until the state of absolute fullness or satisfaction is
attained.
The real oblation is (made) when the elements and sense
perceptions along with the mind are poured as oblation
into the fire of the great void (i.e. bhairava or supreme
consciousness) using the consciousness as a ladle.
O supreme Goddess, Parvati, here the sacrifice
characterized by bliss and satisfaction becomes the saviour
of all by the destruction of all sins. [link]

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Offering of flowers, etc. is not pooja, or worship, but
making one's mind steady in mahakasha, the great void,
(and thoughtless) in nirvikalpa is worship indeed. From
such reverence, dissolution (of mind) takes place. [link]

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When the intellect becomes steady, formless and without
any support, meditation is verified. Imagination of the form
of the divine with a body, eyes, mouth, hands, etc. is not
meditation

page 64 [link]

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People talk about mind and ego.
Lets just drop this whole conversation.

Consider instead:
There is no mind.
There is no ego.
There is only the incandescent reality.
At play, beckoning. [link]

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One should concentrate with an unwavering mind on all
existence, the body and even the universe simultaneously
as nothing but consciousness, then the supreme consciousness
arises. [link]

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One should fix his gaze on a treeless place, like bare
mountains or rocks, where there is no support for the mind
to dwell on. Then the modifications of the mind become
less and the experience of dissolution takes place. [link]

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O great Goddess, one should concentrate on this universe
as nothing but void. Dissolving the mind also like this, one
then experiences the state of laya, or total dissolution. [link]

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One, who is adept in listening to the unstruck sound in
anahata, (which is) uninterrupted like a rushing river,
attains the supreme state of Brahma by mastery of
shabdabrahman, the form of Brahman as sound.

O Bhairavi, one who repeats the Pranava (Aum) perfectly,
while concentrating on the void for protracted periods,
experiences the void, and by that void the transcendental
shakti (is revealed).

Whoever contemplates even on the matras or letters (of
Aum) from first to last, in the form of void, verily that
sadhaka by meditation on the void becomes the void. [link]

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Shiva's teachings to Devi



When one perceives a particular object, vacuity is
established regarding all other objects. (Contemplating on
that (vacuity) verily, even though the particular object is
still known or perceived, the mind rests in tranquility.

What people of little understanding believe to be purity is
neither pure nor impure to one who has experienced shiva.
Nirvikalpa, or freedom from vikalpas, is the real
purification by which one attains happiness.

The reality of bhairava dwells everywhere, even in ordinary
people. By contemplating thus, "There is nothing other than
Him," one attains the non-dual state (of homogenous
awareness).

One who makes no distinction between friend and foe,
honour and dishonour, knowing Brahman to be full in itself
(all pervading), becomes supremely happy.

One should never think in terms of friendship or enmity.
Being free from (this idea) of friend and foe, in between the
brahma bhava, or nature of supreme consciousness,
blooms.

By contemplating on bhairava as all that which is void and
cannot be known, grasped or imagined, at the end
realization takes place.

Fixing the mind in the outer space, which is eternal,
without support, void, omnipresent and beyond estimation
or calculation, one enters into the formless, unmanifest
dimension.

Wherever the mind dwells, casting that aside that very
moment, the mind becomes supportless and free from
disturbance.

The word Bhairava denotes he who dispels all fear and
terror, who howls and cries, who gives all, and who
pervades the entire universe (manifest and unmanifest). He
who constantly repeats the word bhairava becomes one
with Shiva.

At the time of asserting, "1 am," "This is mine," and so on,
by inspired meditation on That (that highest reality), the
mind becomes supportless.

Meditating every moment on the words: eternal,
omnipresent, supportless, all-pervasive, master of the
universe, one attains fulfilment in accordance with their
meaning.

This world is (illusory) like magic, devoid of any essence.
What essence exists in magic? Being firmly convinced of
this, one attains peace.

How can there be knowledge or activity of the changeless
atman, or self? All external objects are under the control of
knowledge. Therefore, this world is void.

There is neither bondage nor liberation for me. These scare
cowards and are the reflections (projections) of the intellect,
just as the sun is reflected in water.

All the doors of perception produce pain and pleasure
through contact with the senses. Thus, casting aside (the
sensory objects) and withdrawing (the senses) within, one
abides in one's own self.

Knowledge reveals all and the self of all is the revealer
(knower). One should contemplate on the knowledge and
the knower as being one and the same.

O dear one, when the mind, awareness, energy and
individual self, this set of four dissolves, then the state of
bhairava manifests.

O Goddess, I have briefly told you more than one hundred
and twelve ways whereby the mind (is rendered still)

without any surge of thought, knowing which people
become wise.

One attains the state of bhairava, if established even in one
of these (one hundred and twelve dharanas), and by his
speech he confers blessings or curses.

O Goddess, (by virtue of even one of these dharanas) the
sadhaka becomes free from old age, attains immortality and
is endowed with siddhis, such as anima, etc. He becomes
the darling of all yoginis and master of all siddhas.

The Goddess said, O great Lord, if this is the nature of the
supreme reality, he is liberated while living and not
affected (by the activities of the world) while active.

Thus (Devi) said, O great Lord, (tell me) in the established
order, who would be invoked and what would be the
invocation? Who is to be worshipped or meditated upon
and who is to be gratified by that worship?

(Devi continues), to whom should the invocations be made;
to whom should oblations be offered during the sacrifice
and how should these be done? Sri Bhairava said, O
gazelle-eyed one, these acts are verily the gross forms of
worship.

Contemplate on the thought of being in the supreme
consciousness again and again; this is also japa. That selfsound
(which is spontaneously produced) is verily the soul
of mantra. Japa is done like this.

When the intellect becomes steady, formless and without
any support, meditation is verified. Imagination of the form
of the divine with a body, eyes, mouth, hands, etc. is not
meditation.

Offering of flowers, etc. is not pooja, or worship, but
making one's mind steady in mahakasha, the great void,
(and thoughtless) in nirvikalpa is worship indeed. From
such reverence, dissolution (of mind) takes place.

By being established in any one of the practices (described)
here, whatever (experience) is produced, develops day by

day until the state of absolute fullness or satisfaction is
attained.

The real oblation is (made) when the elements and sense
perceptions along with the mind are poured as oblation
into the fire of the great void (i.e. bhairava or supreme
consciousness) using the consciousness as a ladle.

O supreme Goddess, Parvati, here the sacrifice
characterized by bliss and satisfaction becomes the saviour
of all by the destruction of all sins.

The greatest contemplation is that state where one is
absorbed into the shakti of Rudra. (Otherwise how can
there be any worship of that element and who is it dial is to
be gratified?

One's own self is verily the all-pervasive bliss of freedom
and the essence of consciousness. Absorption into that
nature or form of one's own self is said to be the real bath
(purification) [link]

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