WHAT IS THE EXPLANATION OF 13th TECHNIQUE OF MEDITATION IN VIGYAN BHAIRAV TANTRA ?VIGYAN BHAIRAV T
THE 13th & 14th TECHNIQUE OF MEDITATION IN VIGYAN BHAIRAV TANTRA;-
26 FACTS;- 1-LORD SHIVA REPLIES;-..
13.''Or, imagine the five-colored circles of the peacock tail to be your five senses in illimitable space. Now let their beauty melt within. Similarly, at any point in space or on a wall ....until the point dissolves. Then your wish for another comes true.''
14. ''Place your whole attention in the nerve, delicate as the lotus thread, in the center of your spinal column. in such be transformed''.
Lord Shiva is pointing towards tratak in 13 th technique...
WHAT IS TRATAK?- 03 FACTS;- 1-Trataka, a technique used in a meditation practice, is one of the six purification techniques, called shatkarmas, of Hatha yoga. Trataka is a Sanskrit word, which means "to look" or "to gaze." 2-Trataka may also be referred to as yogic gazing in English. Apart from a flame, other objects used in the practice of trataka include a dot on the wall, an object of worship, a deity, flower, mountain, rising sun or moon. However, a flame is believed to work best. 3-The oscillations of the mind no longer exist as the mind is tuned in to remaining focused on a single object. Such absorption promotes the ability to disconnect with the external world and find peace within. TYPES OF TRATAK;- Conventionally there are three kinds of trataka that can be practiced: Antar trataka, Madhya trataka and Bahya trataka, VIZ.... 1-INNER TRATAK;- This is done with closed eyes and we have to imagine that we are gazing in the midpoint of our two eyebrows(bhrumadhya dhrishti),or heart,navel or any other internal organs. 2-MIDDLE TRATAK;- in this exercise still gaze is fixed on centre of the eye(bhrumadhya)or tip of the nose(nasagra)or any nearby object made of any material.it can be practised with 'Aum' written in paper, or concentric circles having a black dot in its middle, or a single black dot with open eyes. 3-OUTER TRATAK;- It is performed by fixing our gaze on an distant object like rising sun, moon or a bright planet. THE TECHNIQUE OF TRATAK;- 02 FACTS;- 1-The practice of trataka is done by gazing at a fixed point or object without blinking the eyes. The main objective is to bring the mind into focus, and control its wavering tendencies thus making it single pointed and arising the inner vision. 2-All the thoughts and powers of mind are directed into an unbroken flow.it should be a smooth and easy process without any stress. After achieving this state the hidden potential and powers of mind are awakened naturally. THE TECHNIQUE OF TRATAK;- 05 FACTS;- 1-The practice of trataka is done by sitting on ground in padmasana(lotus posture), ardha padmasana or sukhasana(comfortable sitting posture) keeping the spine and the back straight. 2-A cow’s ghee lamp is placed at the same level of your eyes at a distance of one metre. Now keeping the mind relaxed one should look at the bright portion of the flame without blinking, till the tears start coming out of your eyes. This is the last phase of trataka. 3-After doing this the eyes should be closed for a while and the practitioner should relax and sit quietly for 3-5 minutes and then slowly open his eyes. The exercise can be repeated 2 to 3 times. 4-It is advised that after performing trataka one should wash his eyes and face with water. The time period of trataka from the beginning till the rolling down of tears differs from person to person.it also depends on the mental condition of the individual. 5-The duration of trataka in normal individuals is generally 3-5 minutes and some people can extended the practice to longer periods. BENEFITS;- Additional benefits of trataka include... 1-Strengthens eye muscles 2-Purifies the eyes 3-Treats eye disorders 4-Relieves insomnia 5-Aids in treating depression 6-Improves concentration 7-Calms the mind 8-Promotes emotional stability 9-Boosts willpower 10-Develops intuition and clairvoyance
WHAT IS THE REASON BEHIND MENTIONING PEACOCK FEATHER ONLY?
1-A symbol of purity...Lord Krishna had mainly 8 wives known as the Ashtabharya and had 16,000 junior wives with whom, he did not share any marital relations. Also,Sri Krishna is known to be the Askalitha Brahmacharya, one who is eternally a Brahmacharya as despite being married his aim was never any sensual pleasures and only the betterment of the world. Thus,Sri Krishna is considered to be completely pure and free from any sensual desire. 2-Peacocks in India are considered to be a symbol of purity. There is a mythological belief that peacocks do not use sex for reproduction but rather, the peahen drinks the tears of the peacock to conceive. Thus, Krishna is as pure as a peacock and that is what the feather signifies. The male peacock especially has long been a symbol of romantic love, and the rasalila episode of Sri Krishna's life teaches us how this kind of love may be directed to God. 3-As for the bird’s ‘immaculate conception’, the theory was probably invented to justify ,Sri Krishna’s selection of peacock feather for his crown. It is believed to be a symbol of purity because “peacock and peahen do not have bodily contact and they reproduce when the peahen drinks the tears of the peacock.” Only, birds don’t shed tears. Their nictitating membrane, an inner eyelid, moves horizontally to protect and moisten the eye. 4-The colour of nature...A peacock feather is said to have all the 7 colours of nature and it appears bluish in the day and black at night. Ether, which covers all of us also appears blue by daytime and black by night. Lord Krishna, also called the dark skinned one is represented by both these colours.
5-Thus, Krishna wears the peacock which symbolises the entire range of colours humans are made of and that each one of us a part of the almighty. As God, he is formless but to mortals, he appears Blue by day and Black by night, making him just like a peacock feather. 6-Rainbow-coloured personality...A peacock feather contains all the seven primary colours in it. Just as the Universe is covered by akasha (ether) which appears blue during the day and black at night, so lord Krishna is identified by both blue and black colours.
7-By wearing the peacock feather, Krishna implies that the entire range of colours are present in him. In virtue, he is colourless but during the day, he appears blue, black at night, and in-between, hold us spellbound by his multi-coloured, multi-perceptional views...
THE EXPLANATION OF 13TH & 14TH TECHNIQUE OF MEDITATION
1-Man is born with a center, but he remains completely oblivious of it. Man can live without knowing his center, but man cannot be without a center. The center is the link between man and existence; it is the root. You may not know it, knowledge is not essential for the center to be, but if you do not know it you will lead a life that is rootless — as if rootless.
2-You will not feel any ground, you will not feel yourself based; you will not feel at home in the universe. You will be homeless. Of course, the center is there, but by not knowing it your life will be just a drifting — meaningless, empty, reaching nowhere. You will feel as if you are living without life, drifting, just waiting for death.
3-You can go on postponing from one moment to another, but you know very well that that postponing will lead you nowhere. You are just passing time, and that feeling of deep frustration will follow you like a shadow.
Man is born with a center, but not with the knowledge of the center. The knowledge has to be gained.
4-You have the center ; you can't exist without a center. How can you exist without a bridge between you and your existence?… or You cannot exist without a deep link of ‘God’.. You have roots in the divine. Every moment you live through those roots, but those roots are underground. Just as with any tree, the roots are underground; the tree is unaware of its own roots.
5-You also have roots. That rootedness is your center & it is a possibility that you can become aware of your rootedness. If you become aware, your life becomes actual; otherwise your life will be just like a deep sleep, a dream.
6 - “Self-actualization” is really nothing but becoming aware of your inner center from where you are linked with the total universe, becoming aware of your roots: you are not alone, you are not atomic, you are part of this cosmic whole.
7-This universe is not an alien world. You are not a stranger, this universe is your home. But unless you find your roots, your center, this universe remains something alien, something foreign. Man lives as if he has been thrown into the world. Of course, if you do not know your center you will feel a thrownness, as if you have been thrown into the world. You are an outsider; you do not belong to this world and this world doesn’t belong to you.
8-Then fear, then anxiety, then anguish are bound to result. A man as an outsider in the universe is bound to feel deep anxiety, dread, fear, anguish. His whole life will be just a fight, a struggle, and a struggle which is destined to be a failure. Man cannot succeed because a part can never succeed against the whole. You cannot succeed against existence. You can succeed with it, but never against it. And that is the difference between a religious man and a non-religious man.
9-A non-religious man is against the universe; a religious man is with the universe. A religious man feels at home. He doesn’t feel he has been thrown into the world, he feels he has grown in the world. Remember the difference between being thrown and being grown.The choice of the word ‘thrown’ means that you have been forced without your consent.