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How to practice with the 36 elements in your own body

In the Vijñāna Bhairava, Bhairava sets out one hundred and twelve techniques of spiritual practice to be used by an aspirant eager to realize the divine universal reality. In this excerpt Swami Lakshmanjoo explains practice on the thirty-six elements (tattvas). This is Dhāraṇā 31, verse 54, of the one hundred and twelve techniques from the…

The real state of Bhairava is Bhairavi

Kashmir Shaivism is so rich and detailed in its theology and soteriology that it has been aptly described as “the mystical geography of awareness.” It includes a highly developed system of spirituality that emphasizes not only the intellectual understanding of its philosophy but also the direct realization, the direct experience, of its truth. For the…

This lecture is an excerpt from the Vijnana Bhairava: The Manual for Self Realization Audio Study Set by Swami Lakshmanjoo… श्रीदेव्युवाच देवदेव त्रिशूलाङ्क, कपालकृतभूषण । दिग्देशकालशून्या च व्यपदेशविवर्जिता ॥२२॥ यावस्था भरिताकारा भैरवस्योपलभ्यते । कैरुपायैर्मुखं तस्य परादेवी कथं भवेत् ॥२३॥ यथा सम्यगहं वेद्मि तथा मे ब्रूहि भैरव । śrī devī uvāca devadeva triśūlāṅka kapālakṛitabhūṣaṇa / digdeśakālaśūnyā ca…

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