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    Re: Practical Wisdom of Vijnana Bhairava

    hariḥ oṁ
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    Namasté

    It is said in the 130th kārikā of the Vijñāna Bhairava 'he who utters this word 'bhairava' unceasingly becomes śiva'.

    This word as the collection of syllables...
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    Re: Vijnana Bhairava: kumbaka

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    Namast


    A visitor (to Mahaṛṣi 's āśram) asked how to realise oneself in accordance with Śrī Rāmana Mahaṛṣi's instructions...The difficulty was in controlling the mind.
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    Re: Practical Wisdom : Starting the Karikas

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    Namaste sunyatisunya



    I am saving $$ to purchase the 7 disc CD.

    praṇām
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    Re: Practical Wisdom of Vijnana Bhairava

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    Namaste sunyatisunya

    you mention



    Ajapa is mental practice, done consciously in the mind/awareness and not out loud.
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    Re: Practical Wisdom of Vijnana Bhairava

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    Namaste sunyatisunya

    Before answering I'd like to ask a few questions if I may... this will help I think with the starting point.

    Today do you practice a technique ? Do...
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    Re: Practical Wisdom of Vijnana Bhairava

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    Namaste

    The above kārikā is very insightful. The 20th śloka is complimented by the 21st. Bhairava again reiterates Śiva is known by Śakti. It seems simple enough but...
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    Re: Practical Wisdom of Vijnana Bhairava

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    Namaste,

    I have been studying the Vijñāna Bhairava kārikā-s for some time. Yet I always wondered, why did Bhairava (Śiva) choose 112 kārikā-s ( or sūtra-s) to offer his...
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    Re: Practical Wisdom of Vijnana Bhairava

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    Namaste ,


    I thought I would share this one śloka with you. As I see it , it refers to keeping one's mental health.

    In the Vijñāna Bhairava, kārikā 125, offers a view on...
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    Re: Practical Wisdom of Vijnana Bhairava

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    Namaste Srikantha,

    I see your point on confusion that may enter the picture. Yet for me and my experience the new perspectives are very valuable.
    I think of the...
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    Re: Practical Wisdom of Vijnana Bhairava

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    Namaste Srikantha
    thank you for your post. IMHO the part of understanding Vijñāna Bhairava is yes, by reading, but more importantly by practice. This I find (the most)...
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    Re: Practical Wisdom of Vijnana Bhairava

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    Namaste Srikantha
    I will take a look ... I have been looking for a author on Malinivijayottara and will pursue your recommendation.

    Just a note - for me Vijāna Bhairava...
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    Re: Practical Wisdom of Vijnana Bhairava

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    Namaste,
    I thought I might add one additional piece of information on the Vijñāna Bhairava kārikā-s.

    According to Svāmi Laksmanjoo, a complete Śaivāgama (Śiva + āgama)...
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    Re: Practical Wisdom of Vijnana Bhairava

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    Namaste

    Kaśmir śaivism is very much interested in madhya¹ - the middle, the central condition of Consciousness. This is considered the home of turiya. It is the general...
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    Re: Practical Wisdom of Vijnana Bhairava

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    Namaste Arjuna.
    Can you perhaps offer the sloka?

    pranams
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    Re: Practical Wisdom of Vijnana Bhairava

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    I Have been reading and re-reading this kArikA:


    38th kArikA from Vijnana Bhairava
    anāhate pātra-karṇe bhagna- śabde sarvid-drute |
    śabda-brahmaṇi niṣṇātaḥ paraṃ...
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    Re: Practical Wisdom of Vijnana Bhairava

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    Namaste,

    I thought to add this karika ( kArikA कारिका) that I Have been delighted with over the past few days.

    kArikA 130
    bhayā sarvaṃ ravayati sarvago-vyāpak’khile |
    iti...
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    Re: Practical Wisdom of Vijnana Bhairava

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    Namaste

    Bhairava says in karika (kArikA कारिका ) 138 of the Vijnana Bhairava the following:

    mānasaṃ cetanā śaktir ātmā ceti catustayam |
    yadā priye pariksīnaṃ tadā tad...
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    Re: Vijnana Bhairava: Better Understanding

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    namaste,

    I thought to share this on śāmbhavopāya, known as the supreme means; for the sadhu that has that continunity of thoughtlessness and by the gace of ones master,...
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    Re: Practical Wisdom : Music as a Vehicle

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    Many here on HDF like music. There is a dharana¹ offered in the Vijῆāna Bhairava tantra for this. Here is sutra or kārikā 73 and 41 that relates to music.

    73rd kārikā...
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    Re: Practical Wisdom of Vijnana Bhairava

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    Namaste,

    I thought to post another dharana¹ I found interesting.


    How often, or should I say, do you find yourself at times getting mad (krodha - anger, wrath) or with an...
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    Re: Vijnana Bhairava: Amatra - unstruct sound

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    Namaste,
    I thought to discuss the 39th karika. Bhairava speaks to Parviti and says,

    O Bhairavi, by uttering the pranava and by meditating on the void at the end of the...
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    Re: Vijnana Bhairava: kumbaka

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    Namaste,
    Sarabhanga offered the information above. This is from a Siva Sutras posting¹. Sarabhanga points out kumbaka and also shunya .
    This approach is called out in the...
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    Re: Practical Wisdom of Vijnana Bhairava

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    Namaste and hello ZN,
    Good to hear you are practicing pranayam and you are experiencing results. It is the most simplest yet effective dharana I can think of. Many think , 'oh its...
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    Re: Vijnana Bhairava: Upayas Reviewed

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    Namaste,

    Lets take a look at these upāyas mentioned above in a bit more depth.

    In Kaśmir Śaivism [ some call Trika¹ Śaivism ] some say there are 3 upayas , others say there...
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    Re: Practical Wisdom : Starting the Karikas

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    Namaste,

    I thought to start the posts of the karikas found in the Vijnana Bhairava¹ Tantra. As I have mentioned this is also written as Vijnanabhaurva or Vigan Bhairav. No matter...
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    Re: Vijnana Bhairava: Better Understanding

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    Namaste

    When one looks at this information/approach above it may be new to ones thinking. How to in-vision this consciousness [ sva-caitanya] everywhere?
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    Practical Wisdom of Vijnana Bhairava

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    Namaste,

    I thought I would offer some of the wisdom found in the Vijnana Bhairava. It is very practical and its orientation is 'a wack in the side of the head'. What do I mean...
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