Category Archives: Vijñānabhairava-tantra

Verses 52-53, consuming all by fire

Vijñānabhairava-tantra, verses 52-53   consuming all by fire  “One should focus on one own ‘fortress’ as though it were being consumed by the Fire of Time rising from the foot; then, finally, the peaceful state will arise.” (52) कालाग्निना कालपदाद् … Continue reading

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Vers un tantra chrétien : La rencontre du Christianisme et du Shivaïsme du Cachemire, de Jean-Robert Dupuche

Vers un tantra chrétien : La rencontre du Christianisme et du Shivaïsme du Cachemire  Jean-Robert Dupuche jeandupuche@gmail.com http://www.johndupuche.com L’abbé Jean-Robert Dupuche est prêtre de l’Archidiocèse de Melbourne. Il est ‘senior lecturer’ à l’University of Divinity, et ‘Honorary Fellow’ à l’Australian Catholic … Continue reading

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vv. 44-45 meditation on emptiness

Vijñānabhairava-tantra ślokas 44-45       meditation on emptiness at the beginning, at the end, and in the heart “He should meditate on the emptiness above at the same time as meditating on the emptiness below. By means of the energy which is … Continue reading

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Vijñānabhairava-tantra, V. 35, meditating on the the void in the central channel (suṣumnā)

Vijñānabhairava-tantra śloka 35      the void in the central channel (suṣumnā) “The central channel stands at the centre like the stem of a lotus. By meditating on this space within, the God shines forth, because of the Goddess.” मध्यनाडी मध्यसंस्था बिससूत्राभरूपया। … Continue reading

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Starting from sexual intercourse and arriving at the heart. Tantrāloka chapter 5 verse 71.

Starting from sexual intercourse and arriving at the heart. This text from Kashmir Shaivism examines brilliantly the progression from the outer to the inner, from the particular to the universal, from the particular woman to the universal feminine.  Tantrāloka chapter … Continue reading

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V. 31 contracting the eye-brow centre

Verse 31        Vijñānabhairava-tantra,   contracting the eye-brow centre “He quickly permeates [his being] with the [subtle-breath] right up to the crown of the head; [then] breaking through [this spot] by using the contraction of the eye-brows as a bridge, his mind … Continue reading

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V. 34, focusing on the centre of the skull

Vijñānabhairava-tantra verse 34                       focusing on the centre of the skull “After closing the eyes, one should focus the mind within the skull. Gradually, with unwavering mind, one discerns the eminently discernible.” कपालान्तर् मनो न्यस्य तिष्ठन् मीलितलोचनः। क्रमेण मनसो दार्ढ्यात्लक्षयेत्लष्यम् … Continue reading

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