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Verse 46 becoming Void

Vijñānabhairava-tantra    verse 46        becoming Void “He should, for a moment, contemplate emptiness in a part of his body. [The result is] freedom from thought constructs. Being devoid of thought constructs, he becomes the Void itself ” तनूदेशे शून्यतैव क्षणमात्रं … Continue reading

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Verses 142b-155 A critique of ritual

Vijñānabhairava-tantra    verses 142b-155     A critique of ritual   Introduction The ślokas 142b- 153 constitute a critique of customary ritual, which it says is suited to those who are ‘gross’ and externalized, lacking in subtlety. The ślokas are, in turn, … Continue reading

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Vijnanabhairava-tantra, verse 108, Identification with the Self

Vijnanabhairava-tantra          sloka  108         Identification with the Self The question is about becoming identified with the supreme Self (paramātmatve). The śloka teaches that by giving up every support (nirādhāraṁ) and every thought (vikalpān), when … Continue reading

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v. 107 Vijñānabhairava-tantra: Omnipresence

v. 107 Vijñānabhairava-tantra        Omnipresence  This remarkable śloka develops the theme of mindfulness. The awareness involved here is not of an object or situation or of one’s own mind, but consciousness of another’s consciousness. The practitioner experiences (anubhāvayet) … Continue reading

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