Select quotations on Self Enquiry and Centering Awareness from the Vijñāna Bhairava Tantra

Vijñāna Bhairava Tantra

Oh Bhairavi, by focusing one’s awareness on the two voids (at the end) of the internal and external breath, thereby the glorious form of Bhairava is revealed through Bhairavi.

VERSE 25


One should meditate on the void in one’s own body on all sides simultaneously. When the mind has become free from thoughts, one experiences everything as the Void.

VERSE 43


One should cast one’s gaze on an open (stretch of) land devoid of trees, mountains, walls, etc. When the state of mind is fixed there, then the fluctuating thoughts dissolve (by themselves).

VERSE 60


When the awareness has abandoned one object and remains fixed without moving on to another object, then through the state in between (the two) the supreme realisation will unfold.

VERSE 62


If one contemplates simultaneously that one’s entire body or the world consists of nothing but Consciousness, then the mind becomes free from thoughts and the supreme awakening occurs.

VERSE 63


One should concentrate on the state when sleep has not yet come, but the external awareness has disappeared (between waking and sleep)—there the supreme Goddess reveals herself.

VERSE 75


One should meditate on one’s own Self in the form of a vast sky, unlimited in all directions, then the Power of Consciousness is free of any support and reveals her own nature.

VERSE 92


Fixing one’s mind on the external space which is eternal, supportless, empty, all pervading and free from limitation, in this way, one will be absorbed in non-space.

VERSE 128


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