WHAT ARE THE NINE BREATHING TECHNIQUES OF MEDITATION IN VIGYAN BHAIRAV TANTRA?PART-0 1VIGYAN BHAIR
112 TECHNIQUES OF MEDITATION IN VIGYAN BHAIRAV TANTRA IS TOLD BY LORD SHIVA ..SO WE MUST KNOW ...
WHO IS SHIVA?IS THERE A DEEPER MEANING TO SHIVA?- 09 FACTS;- 1-When we say “Shiva,” there are two fundamental aspects that we are referring to. The word “Shiva” means literally, “that which is not.” Today, modern science is proving to us that everything comes from nothing and goes back to nothing. The basis of existence and the fundamental quality of the cosmos is vast nothingness. 2-The galaxies are just a small happening – a sprinkling. The rest is all vast empty space, which is referred to as Shiva. That is the womb from which everything is born, and that is the oblivion, (blankness) into which everything is sucked back. Everything comes from Shiva and goes back to Shiva. 3-So Shiva is described as a non-being, not as a being. Shiva is not described as light, but as darkness. Humanity has gone about eulogizing light only because of the nature of the visual apparatus that they carry. Otherwise, the only thing that is always, is darkness. 4-Light is not eternal. It is always a limited possibility because it happens and it ends. Darkness is a much bigger possibility than light. Nothing needs to burn, it is always – it is eternal. Darkness is everywhere. It is the only thing that is all pervading. 5-On another level, when we say “Shiva,” we are referring to a certain yogi, the first yogi, and also the Adi Guru, the first Guru, who is the basis of what we know as the yogic science today. 6-This first transmission of yogic sciences happened on the banks of Kanti Sarovar, a glacial lake a few miles beyond Kedarnath in the Himalayas, where Adiyogi began a systematic exposition of this inner technology to his first seven disciples, celebrated today as the Sapta Rishis. 7-Yoga does not mean standing on your head or holding your breath. Yoga is the science and technology to know the essential nature of how this life is created and how it can be taken to its ultimate possibility.The word “yoga” means “union.” A yogi is one who has experienced the union. That means, at least for one moment, he has been absolute nothingness. 8-Only nothingness can hold everything. Something can never hold everything. A vessel cannot hold an ocean. This planet can hold an ocean, but it cannot hold the solar system. The solar system can hold these few planets and the sun, but it cannot hold the rest of the galaxy. If you go progressively like this, ultimately you will see it is only nothingness that can hold everything. 9-When we talk about Shiva as “that which is not,” and Shiva as a yogi, in a way they are synonymous, yet they are two different aspects.So “Shiva” refers to both “that which is not,” and Adiyogi, because in many ways, they are synonymous. This being, who is a yogi, and that non-being, which is the basis of the existence, are the same, because to call someone a yogi means he has experienced the existence as himself. WHY IS LORD SHIVA CONSIDERED AS THE BEST LOVER & HUSBAND? 1-All girls want husband like Lord Shiva.All women want husbands who are faithful, devoted, loving, intelligent.Lord SHIVA is Lord of all. Thus, he is worshiped by all. 2-Unmarried girls longed him as their husbands should be like SHIVA. Lord Shiva is considered the epitome of discipline, principle and love. He is: 11 FACTS;- 1. Devon ke dev is Strictly one-woman man/god. No chasing or even eyeing other women. 2.He is Powerful. (As he is the god of War)A calm and composed man who knows how to remain unshakable even in turbulent times is what most women seek. Often engrossed in meditation, Lord Shiva erupts in anger when evil turns destructive. A man must be brave and courageous enough in fighting the wrong, the unjust and the negative forces. 3-He Loves his wife. Waited two lifetimes for mata Sati to be reborn and restored to him.Lord Shiva is the only GOD who has been happy with one wife only. 4. Plays chess with her; (REF To Lalita Sahasranama: ) usually other husbands spend time in front of the TV. 5.Lord Shiva has a typical masculine physique. He is robust, tall, and handsome. He is chivalrous and knows how to treat his lady. He is simply dressed yet has a magnetic personality. Physically attractive, but tends to disguise it with ashes rather than vainly show off with others . 6. Encourages his wife to chart her own course in life -- killing demons (Mahishasura Mardini etc), visiting devotees, etc. 7.He uses love (rather than violence) to calm down wife when she is in the Kali form.He is the only husband of this universe ;who feels proud when his wife is stamping on his heart 8. He is the only god who gave his half part of the body to his wife, along with half of his spiritual Tapas (Heat), austerity and Strength.He says ,shiv is shav without his shakti. 9.He is the only husband who mourned thousand of years for his wife. 10-A devout family man yet a force that governs the universe. A typical portrait of Lord Shiva’s family would consist of his wife – Parvati or Gauri and sons – Kartikeya, Ganesha and daughter Ashok Sundari. He is a doting father to his children and a devoted husband. But he shoulders the responsibility of not just his family but the entire universe. 11-Lord Shiva’s compassionate arms embrace all – be it a human or an animal. All forms of living beings seek refuge in him. At the same time, he is a tough one on those who exhibit demon-like traits. Qualities of Lord Shiva, are the cause of his popularity and still to day unmarried girls desire, a husband should be like Lord Shiva. IS DEVI PARVATI IDA NADI OF BHOLENATH? 10 FACTS;- 1-Nadi means "stream". According to the tantric treatise Shiva Samhita, there are fourteen principal nadis. Of these, Ida, Pingala and Sushumna are considered the the most important. MATA is the Ida and SHIVA is the Pingala, the left and the right channels. 2-The Three Fundamental Nadis - Ida, Pingala and Sushumna Within the spine .There are two holes on either side of the spine which are like conduit pipes for all the nerves to pass. This is the Ida and the Pingala, the left and the right channels. In the Pranamayakosha or the energy body, there are 72,000 nadis. The 72,000 nadis spring from three basic nadis. 3-The word “nadi” does not mean nerve. Nadis are pathways or channels of prana in the system. These 72,000 nadis don’t have a physical manifestation. In the sense, if you cut the body and look in, you will not find them. But as you become more aware, you will notice the energy is not moving at random, it is moving in established pathways. There are 72,000 different ways in which the energy or prana moves. 4-Only when energies enter into Sushumna, life really begins. The Ida and Pingala represent the basic duality in the existence. It is this duality which we traditionally personify as Shiva and Shakti. Or we can simply call it masculine and feminine, or it can be the logical and the intuitive aspect of you. It is based on this that life is created. Without these two dualities, life wouldn’t exist as it does right now. In the beginning, everything is primordial, there is no duality. But once creation happens, there is duality. 5-Masculine and feminine, is not about being male or female.. but in terms of certain qualities in nature. Certain qualities in nature have been identified as masculine. Certain other qualities have been identified as feminine. You may be a man, but if your Ida is more pronounced, the feminine may be dominant in you. You may be a woman, but if your Pingala is more pronounced, the masculine may be dominant in you. 6-Bringing a balance between the Ida and Pingala will make you effective in the world, it will make you handle life aspects well. Most people live and die in Ida and Pingala; Sushumna, the central space, remains dormant. But Sushumna is the most significant aspect of human physiology. Only when energies enter into Sushumna, life really begins. 7-Fundamentally, Sushumna is attribute-less, it has no quality of its own. It is like empty space. If there is empty space, you can create anything you want. Once energies enter into Sushumna, you attain to Vairagya. “Raga,” means colour. “Vairag,” means no colour, you have become transparent. 8-If you have become transparent, if what is behind you is red, you turn red too. If what is behind you is blue, you turn blue too. If what is behind you is yellow, you turn yellow too. You are unprejudiced. Wherever you are, you become a part of that, but nothing sticks to you. Only if you are like this, only if you are in a state of Vairag, then you will dare to explore all dimensions of life when you live here. 9-Right now, you are reasonably balanced, but if for some reason the outside situation goes crazy, you will also go crazy in reaction to that because that is the nature of Ida and Pingala. It is reactive to what is outside. 10-But once the energies enter into Sushumna, you attain to a new kind of balance, an inner balance where whatever happens outside, there is a certain space within you which never gets disturbed, which is never in any kind of turmoil, which cannot be touched by the outside situations. Only if you create this stable situation within yourself, you will dare to scale the peaks of consciousness. AS IT HAS BEEN DISCUSSED ABOUT SRI RAMA & RAVAN..SO BEFORE TAKING THE KNOWLEDGE OF RAVAN;WE SHOULD BE CAREFUL FOR SELF INDULGENCE(THE PIG TENDENCY)AS SHIVA IS POINTING OUT THE FOUR PURUSHARTHS... WHAT IS THE MEANING OF FOUR PURUSHARTHS? 06 FACTSL;- 1-Puruṣartha ( पुरुषार्थ) literally means an "object of human pursuit". It is a key concept in Hinduism, and refers to the four proper goals or aims of a human life. The four puruṣarthas are Dharma (righteousness, moral values), Artha (prosperity, economic values), Kama (pleasure, love, psychological values) and Moksha (liberation, spiritual values). 2-All four Purusarthas are important, but in cases of conflict, Dharma is considered more important than Artha or Kama in Hindu philosophy. Moksha is considered the ultimate ideal of human life. 3-Historical Indian scholars recognized and debated the inherent tension between active pursuit of wealth (Artha purusartha) and pleasure (Kama), and renunciation of all wealth and pleasure for the sake of spiritual liberation (Moksha).They proposed "action with renunciation" or "craving-free, dharma-driven action", also called Nishkam Karma as a possible solution to the tension. 4-The four puruṣārthas are often discussed in the context of four ashramas or stages of life (Brahmacharya .. student, Grihastha ..householder, Vanaprastha ... retirement and .Sannyasa..renunciation). Scholars have attempted to connect the four stages to the four puruṣarthas. 5-The fourth stage of Sannyasa is different, and the overwhelming consensus in ancient and medieval Indian texts is that anyone accepting Sannyasa must entirely devote to Moksha aided by Dharma, with a complete renunciation of Artha and Kama. 6-At the same time, this is not a consensus among all Hindus, and many have different interpretations of the hierarchy.Present philosophy is completely based on Artha & Kama only.
SO,112 TECHNIQUES OF MEDITATION CAN BE CATEGORIZED UNDER FOUR PURUSHARTHS;-
THE FIRST BREATHING TECHNIQUES OF
MEDITATION(DHARMA & MOKSHA);-
LORD SHIVA REPLIES;-
1.'' Radiant One, this experience may dawn between two breaths.After breath comes in (down) and just before turning up (out) – the beneficence''.
2-That is the technique: Radiant one, this experience may dawn between two breaths. After breath comes in ..that is, down ..and just before turning out ..that is, going up ..the beneficence Be aware between these two points, and the happening.
3-When your breath comes in, observe. For a single moment, or a thousandth part of a moment, there is no breathing .. before it turns up, before it turns outward. One breath comes in; then there is a certain point and breathing stops.
4-Then the breathing goes out. When the breath goes out, then again for a single moment, or a part of a moment, breathing stops. Then breathing comes in. Before the breath is turning in or turning out, there is a moment when you are not breathing. In that moment the happening is possible, because when you are not breathing you are not in the world.
5-Understand this: when you are not breathing you are dead; you ARE still, but dead. But the moment is of such a short duration that you never observe it. For tantra, each outgoing breath is a death and each new breath is a rebirth. Breath coming in is rebirth; breath going out is death. The outgoing breath is synonymous with death; the incoming breath is synonymous with life. So with each breath you are dying and being reborn.
6-The gap between the two is of a very short duration, but keen, sincere observation and attention will make you feel the gap.If you can feel the gap,Lord Shiva says,
the beneficence.Then nothing else is needed.
7-You are blessed, you have known; the thing has happened. You are not to train the breath. It looks so simple. Such a simple technique to know the truth means to know that which is neither born nor dies, to know that eternal element which is always.
8-You can know the breath going out, you can know the breath coming in, but you never know the gap between the two. Try it. Suddenly you will get the point ...and you can get it; it is already there. Nothing is to be added to you or to your structure, it is already there. Everything is already there except a certain awareness. So how to do this? First, become aware of the breath coming in. Watch it.
9-Forget everything, just watch breath coming in ..the very passage. When the breath touches your nostrils, feel it there. Then let the breath move in. Move with the breath fully consciously. When you are going down, down, down with the breath, do not miss the breath. Do not go ahead and do not follow behind, just go with it. Remember this: do not go ahead, do not follow it like a shadow; be simultaneous with it. Breath and consciousness should become one.
10-The breath goes in ..you go in. Only then will it be possible to get the point which is between two breaths. It will not be easy. Move in with the breath, then move out with the breath: in-out, in-out.Gautam Buddha tried particularly to use this method, so this method has become a Buddhist method. In Buddhist terminology it is known as Anapanasati Yoga. And Gautam Buddha’s enlightenment was based on this technique ...only this.
11-All the religions of the world, all the seers of the world, have reached through some technique or other, and all those techniques will be in these one hundred and twelve techniques. This first one is a Buddhist technique. It has become known in the world as a Buddhist technique because Gautam Buddha attained his enlightenment through this technique. Gautam Buddha said, “Be aware of your breath as it is coming in, going out ...coming in, going out.”
12-He never mentions the gap because there is no need. Gautam Buddha thought and felt that if you become concerned with the gap, the gap between two breaths, that concern may disturb your awareness. So he simply said, “Be aware. When the breath is going in move with it, and when the breath is going out move with it.
13-Do simply this: going in, going out, with the breath.” He never says anything about the latter part of the technique. The reason is that Gautam Buddha was talking with very ordinary men, and even that might create a desire to attain the interval. That desire to attain the interval will become a barrier to awareness, because if you are desiring to get to the interval you will move ahead.
14-Breath will be coming in, and you will move ahead because you are interested in the gap which is going to be in the future. Gautam Buddha never mentions it, so Gautam Buddha’s technique is just half. But the other half follows automatically. If you go on practicing breath consciousness, breath awareness, suddenly, one day, without knowing, you will come to the interval.
15-Because as your awareness will become keen and deep and intense, as your awareness will become bracketed ..the whole world is bracketed out; only your breath coming in or going out is your world, the whole arena (sector)for your consciousness ..suddenly you are bound to feel the gap in which there is no breath.
16-When you are moving with breath minutely, when there is no breath, how can you remain unaware? You will suddenly become aware that there is no breath, and the moment will come when you will feel that the breath is neither going out nor coming in. The breath has stopped completely. In that stopping, THE BENEFICENCE.
17-This one technique is enough for millions.Only one technique and thousands and thousands have attained enlightenment through it. And this is only the first technique.
18-But unfortunately, because it became more and more known as a Buddhist method, Hindus have completely forgotten it. And not only that, they have also tried to avoid it for another reason. Because this technique is the first technique mentioned by lord Shiva, many Buddhists have claimed that this book, Vigyana Bhairava Tantra., is a Buddhist book, not a Hindu book. It is neither Hindu nor Buddhist ..a technique is just a technique.
19-Gautam Buddha used it, but it was there already to be used. Gautam Buddha became a buddha, an enlightened one, because of the technique. The technique preceded Gautam Buddha; the technique was already there. It is one of the most simple techniques ..simple compared to other techniques; That is why it is mentioned as the first technique.
THE SECOND BREATHING TECHNIQUE OF MEDITATION;-
1-LORD SHIVA REPLIES;-
'' As breath turns from down to up, and again as breath curves up to down ..through both these turns, realize.''
2-It is the same, but with a slight difference. The emphasis is now not on the gap, but on the turning. The outgoing and ingoing breath make a circle.
3-Remember, these are not two parallel lines. We always think of them as two parallel lines ..breath going in and breath going out. Breath going in is half the circle; breath going out is the other half of the circle.
4--So understand this: first, breathing in and out creates a circle. They are not parallel lines, because parallel lines never meet anywhere. Secondly, the breath coming in and the breath going out are not two breaths, they are one breath.
5-The same breath which comes in, goes out, so it must have a turn inside. It must turn somewhere. There must be a point where the incoming breath becomes outgoing. 6-Why put such emphasis upon turning?Because, Lord Shiva says, realize the turns and you will realize the self
7-Why the turn? If you know driving you know about gears. Each time you change the gear, you have to pass through the neutral gear, which is not a gear at all. From the first gear you move to the second or from the second to the third, but always you have to move through the neutral gear. That neutral gear is a turning point. In that turning point the first gear becomes the second and the second becomes the third.
8-When your breath goes in and turns out, it passes through the neutral gear; otherwise it cannot turn out. It passes through the neutral territory. In that neutral territory you are neither a body nor a soul, neither physical nor mental, because the physical is a gear of your being and the mental is another gear of your being. 9-You go on moving from gear to gear, but you must have a neutral gear where you are neither body nor mind. In that neutral gear you simply are: you are simply an existence ..pure, simple, unembodied, with no mind. That is why there is the emphasis on the turn.
10-Man is a machine ...a large, very complicated machine. You have many gears in your body, many gears in your mind. You are not aware of your great mechanism, but you are a great machine. And it is good that you are not aware; otherwise you could go mad.
11-The body is such a great machine that scientists say if we had to create a factory parallel to the human body, it would require four square miles of land, and the noise would be such that one hundred square miles of land would be disturbed by it. The body is a great mechanical device .. the greatest.
12-You have millions and millions of cells and each cell is alive. So you are a big city of seventy million cells; there are seventy million citizens inside you, and the whole city is running very silently, smoothly. Every moment the mechanism is working. It is very complicated.
13-These techniques will be related at many points with the mechanism of your body and the mechanism of your mind. But always the emphasis will be on those points where suddenly you are not part of the mechanism ....remember this.
13-There are moments when you change gears. For example, in the night when you drop into sleep you change gears, because during the day you need a different mechanism for a waking consciousness ...a different part of the mind functions.Then you drop into sleep, and that part becomes non-functioning.
14-Another part of the mind begins to function, and there is a gap, an interval, a turning. A gear is changed. In the morning when you are again getting up, the gear is changed. You are silently sitting, and suddenly someone says something and you get angry ...you move into a different gear. That is why everything changes.
15-If you get angry, your breathing will suddenly change. Your breathing will become irritated, chaotic. A trembling will get into your breathing; you will feel suffocated. Your whole body would like to do something, shatter something, only then can the suffocation disappear. Your breathing will change; your blood will take a different rhythm, a different movement. Different chemicals will have to be released in the body, the whole glandular system will have to change.
16-You become a different man when you are angry. A car is standing… you start it. Do not put it in any gear, let it be in neutral. It will go on pulling, vibrating, trembling, but it cannot move; it will get hot. That is why, when you are angry and you cannot do something, you will get hot tempered. The mechanism is ready to run and do something and you are not doing ..you will get hot tempered.
17-You are a mechanism, but, of course, not only a mechanism. You are more, but the “more” has to be found. When you get into a gear, everything changes inside. When you change the gear, there is a turning.
18-LordShiva says, AS BREATH TURNS FROM DOWN TO UP, AND AGAIN AS BREATH CURVES FROM UP TO DOWN ...THROUGH BOTH THESE TURNS, REALIZE.
Be aware at the turn. But it is a very short turn; very minute observation will be needed. And we are just without any observing capacity; we cannot observe anything.
19-If you are given a pen and told to observe it. For a single moment you will see it, and then you will begin to think of something else. It may be about the pen, but it will not be 'pen'. You may think about the pen, about how beautiful it is .. then you have moved.
20-Now the pen is no more in your observation, your field has changed. You may say that it is red, it is blue, it is white… then you have moved.
21-Observation means remaining with no word, with no verbalization, with no bubbling inside ..just remaining WITH. If you can remain with a pen for three minutes, completely, with no movement of the mind, the thing will happen ..the beneficence(kindness).
22- But we are not at all observers. We are not aware, we are not alert; we cannot pay attention to anything. We just go on jumping. This is part of our heritage, our monkey heritage. Our mind is just the growth of the monkey mind, so the monkey moves on. He goes on jumping from here to there. The monkey cannot sit still. 23-That is why Gautam Buddha insisted so much on just sitting without any movement, because then the monkey mind is not allowed to go on its way.In Japan they have a
particular type of meditation which they call Zazen. The word ‘zazen’ in Japan means just sitting, doing nothing. 24-No movement is allowed. One is just sitting like a statue ..dead, not moving at all. But there is no need to sit like a statue for years together. If you can observe the turn of your breath without any movement of the mind, you will enter. You will enter into yourself or into the beyond within.
25-These turnings are so important because on turning, the breath leaves you to move in a different direction. It was with you when it was coming in; it will be with you again when it goes out. But at the turning point it is not with you and you are not with it.
26-In that moment the breath is different from you, and you are different from it: if breathing is life, then you are dead; if breathing is your body, then you are no-body; if breathing is your mind, then you are no-mind… in that moment.
27-Its a type of wonder whether you have observed it or not: if you stop your breath, the mind stops suddenly. If you stop your breath just now, your mind will stop suddenly; the mind cannot function. A sudden stoppage of breath and the mind stops. Why? Because they are disjoined. Only a moving breath is joined with the mind, with the body; a non-moving breath is disjoined. Then you are in the neutral gear.
28-The car is running, the power is on, the car is making a noise ..it is ready to go forward ..but it is not in gear, so the body of the car and the mechanism of the car are not joined. The car is divided into two. It is ready to move, but the moving mechanism is not joined with it. The same happens when breath takes a turn. You are not joined with it. In that moment you can easily become aware of who you are.
29-What is this being? What is it to be? Who is inside this house of the body? Who is the master? Am I just the house or is there some master also? Am I just the mechanism or does something else also penetrate this mechanism? In that turning gap,Lord Shiva says, Realize. He says just be aware of the turning, and you become a realized soul.
THE THIRD BREATHING TECHNIQUE OF MEDITATION;-
1-LORD SHIVA REPLIES;-
''Or, whenever in-breath and out-breath fuse,
at this instant touch the energy-less,
2-We are divided into the center and the periphery(outside boundary of a surface). The body is the periphery; we know the body, we know the periphery. We know the circumference, but we do not know where the center is.
3-When the out-breath fuses with the in-breath, when they become one, when you cannot say whether it is the out-breath or the in-breath… when it is difficult to demarcate and define whether the breath is going out or coming in, when the breath has penetrated in and starts moving out, there is a moment of fusion. It is neither going out nor moving in.The breath is static..
4-When it is moving out it is dynamic; when it is coming in it is dynamic. When it is neither, when it is silent, non-moving, you are near to the center. The fusion point of the in and outgoing breath is your center.
5-Look at it in this way: when the breath goes in, where does it go? It goes to your center, it touches your center. When it goes out, from where does it go out? It moves from your center. Your center has to be touched. That is why Taoist mystics and Zen mystics say that the head is not the center, the navel is your center. The breath goes to the navel, then it moves out. It goes to the center.
6- Navel is a bridge between you and your body. You know the body, but you do not know where your center is. The breath is constantly going to the center and moving out, but we are not taking enough breath. Thus, ordinarily it does not really go to the center.That is why everyone feels “off-center.” In the whole modern world, those who can think at all feel they are missing their center.
7-Look at a child sleeping, observe his breath. The breath goes in; the abdomen comes up. The chest remains unaffected. That is why children have no chests, only abdomens .. very dynamic abdomens. The breath goes in and the abdomen comes up; the breath goes out and the abdomen goes down… the abdomen moves.
8-Children are in their center, at their center. That is why they are so happy, so bliss-filled, so energy-filled, never tired ..overflowing, and always in the present moment with no past, no future.
9-A child can be angry. When he is angry, he is totally angry; he becomes the anger. Then his anger is also a beautiful thing. When one is totally angry, anger has a beauty of its own, because totality always has beauty. You cannot be angry and beautiful, you will become ugly, because partiality is always ugly. And not only with anger. When you love you are ugly because you are again partial, fragmentary; you are not total.
10-A child even in anger and violence is total. His face becomes radiant and beautiful; he is here and now. His anger is not something concerned with the past or something concerned with the future, he is not calculating, he is just angry.
11-The child is at his center. When you are at your center you are always total. Whatsoever you do will be a total act; good or bad, it will be total. When you are fragmentary, when you are off-center, your every act is bound to be a fragment of yourself. Your totality is not responding, just a part, and the part is going against the whole ...that creates ugliness.
12-We all were children. Why is it that as we grow our breathing becomes shallow? It never goes to the abdomen; it never touches the navel. If it could go down more and more it would become less and less shallow, but it just touches the chest and goes out. It never goes to the center. WeY are afraid of the center, because if you go to the center you will become total. If you want to be fragmentary, this is the mechanism to be fragmentary.
13- You are afraid to face the truth.You cannot breathe;
you cannot take a deep breath.You cannot relax your
breathing so that it goes to the center because the moment breathing goes to the center your act becomes total. Because you are afraid of being total, you breathe shallowly. You breathe just at the minimum, not at the maximum.
14-That is why life seems so lifeless. If you are breathing at the minimum, life will become lifeless; you are living at the minimum, not at the maximum. You can live at the maximum .. then life is an overflowing. But then Everything will become
difficult .The more you are dead, the more everything is in control. You can control; then you remain the master. You feel that you are the master because you can control.
15-You can control your anger, you can control your love, you can control everything. But this controlling is possible only at the minimum level of your energy.
16-Do you know why are you are afraid of being total?Actually total means truth ;the truth of existence,but you escape with truth ...Out of 24 hours ,you live 18 hours with untruth....bundle of lies ,deceiving ,cheating ,concealing, unthankful for all ..So you are habitual of it.
17-With two eyes we are familiar, with the two eyes we see, the two eyes we know, are the eyes of ignorance. These two eyes work in the state of ignorance and the vision of knowledge remains closed and it is also true that when the vision opens, ignorance is closed.
18-Just as ignorance works outwards, so does wisdom work inwardly. The verb in both of them is the same. The difference between the two is that one where we give understanding of the outer world and gives all kinds of physical or worldly experiences, the same second vision or say, the vision of knowledge gives us the perception of the inner or the world of par excellence.
19-There is also an invisible eye beyond these eyes. This eye is called a third eye or a trinity, which is called a knowledgeable sight. Like the ignorant sight, the third eye is present in human beings. This third eye visualizes the world with the invisible universe. The third eye, aside from the elements of the material-ignorant world, experiences the subtle activities of the astral world. This eye is self-reliant in Divine Reality and inspires the ultimate power.
20-After the opening of the third eye, both knowledge and power of ignorance are in the power of that person. After achieving this situation, one realizes the realities of the world and understands what it is. What is truth and what is untrue, it all knows everything about it. When the person acts in the wake of the Trinity, it is perfectly suited to the criterion of moral and spiritual values.Our life is the meeting point of both of these.
21- But some time or other that there are moments when you suddenly changes from the minimum level to the maximum. You go out to a hill station or out of the city and the prison of it. You feel free and you forget to conceal your personality.
22-The sky is vast, and the forest is green, and the height touches the clouds. Suddenly you take a deep breath.You say, “Ah! Ah!” You touch the center, you become total for a moment, and everything is bliss. You may not have observed it.
23-Now if you go to a hill station, observe. It is not really the hill station that makes the change. It is your breathing. That bliss is not coming from the hill station, that bliss is coming from your center ... you have touched it suddenly. You were afraid in the city. Everywhere there were others present and you were controlling. What a misfortune! You could not scream, you could not laugh ..You could not sing on the street and dance. You were afraid .
24-You are alone with the sky, and the sky is not an imprisonment. It is just opening, opening and opening ,vast, infinite. Suddenly you take a breath deeply, it touches the center and the bliss. But it is not so for long. Within an hour or two, the hill station will disappear. You may be there, but the hill station will disappear.
25-Your worries will come back.You are back with your fake personality. That breath was not from you really; it suddenly happened. Because of the change of situation the gear changed. You were in a new situation, you could not breathe in the old way, so for a moment a new breath came in. It touched the center, and you felt the bliss.
26-Lord Shiva says you are every moment touching the center, or if you are not touching you CAN touch it. Take deep, slow breaths. Touch the center; do not breathe from the chest ..that is a trick.Modern fake Civilization have created shallow breathing. It will be good to go deep into the center, because otherwise you cannot take deep breaths. Unless humanity becomes truth seeker;we cannot breathe really.
27-Lord Shiva uses very MYSTERIOUS terms: “energy-less, energy-filled.” It is energy-less because your bodies, your minds, cannot give any energy to it.Your body energy is not there, your mind energy is not there, so it is energy-less as far as you know your identity. But it is energy-filled because it has the cosmic source of energy, not because of your body energy.
28-Your body energy is just fuel energy. It is nothing but petrol. You eat something, you drink something ... it creates energy. It is just giving fuel to the body. Stop eating and drinking and your body will fall dead. Not just now, it will take three months at least, because you have reservoirs of petrol. You have accumulated much energy; it can run for at least three months without going to any petrol station. It can run; it has a reservoir.
29-For an emergency, any emergency, you may need it. This is “fuel” energy. The center is not getting any fuel energy. That is why Lord Shiva says it is energy-less. It is not dependent on your eating and drinking. It is connected with the cosmic source; it is cosmic energy.
30-When you have breathed in or out completely, when the breath movement stops on its own, in this universal lull, the thought of “me” disappears and the Shakti reveals herself.That is why he says Energy- Less, Energy-Filled Center. The moment you can feel the center from where breath goes out or comes in, the very point where the breaths fuse .. that center ... if you become aware of it, then receive enlightenment.
THE FOURTH BREATHING TECHNIQUE OF MEDITATION;-
1-LORD SHIVA REPLIES;-
''Or, when breath is all out (up) and stopped of itself, or all in (down) and stopped ... in such universal pause, one’s small self vanishes. this is difficult only for the
2-But then it is difficult for everyone because, he says, this is difficult only for the impure.. But who is the pure one? It is difficult for you; you cannot practice it. But you can feel it sometimes suddenly.
3-For example,You are driving a car and suddenly you feel there is going to be an accident. Breathing will stop. If it is out, it will remain out. If it is in, it will remain in. You cannot breathe in such an emergency; you cannot afford it. Everything stops, departs.
4-Or, when breath is all out (up) and stopped of itself, or all in (down) and stopped ... in such universal pause, one’s small self vanishes. Your small self is only a daily utility. In emergencies you cannot remember it.
5-Who you are ;the name, the bank balance, the prestige, everything .. just evaporates. Your car is just heading toward another car; another moment and there will be death. In this moment there will be a pause. Even for the impure there will be a pause. Suddenly breathing stops. If you can be aware in that moment, you can reach the goal.
6-Zen monks have tried this method very much in Japan. That is why their methods seem very weird, absurd, strange. They have done many inconceivable things. A master will throw someone out of the house. Suddenly the master will begin slapping the disciple without any rhyme or reason, without any cause. You were sitting with your master and everything was okay. You were just chit-chatting, and he will begin to beat you in order to create the pause.
7-If there is any cause the pause cannot be created. If you had abused the master and he starts beating you there is a causality, your mind understands: “I abused him, and he is beating me.” Really, your mind was expecting it already, so there is no gap.
8-But remember, a Zen master will not beat you if you abuse him, he will laugh, because then laughter can create the pause. You were abusing him or saying nonsense things to him, and you expected anger. But he starts laughing or dancing. That is sudden; that will create the pause. You cannot understand it.
9- If you cannot understand the mind stops, and when the mind stops, breathing stops. Either way ...if breathing stops, mind stops; if mind stops, breathing stops.
10-You were appreciating the master and you were feeling good, and you were thinking, “Now the master must be pleased.” And suddenly he takes his staff and begins to beat you ... and mercilessly, because Zen masters are merciless. He begins to beat you; you cannot understand what is happening. The mind stops, there is a pause.
11-If you know the technique, you can attain to your self. There are many stories that someone attained buddhahood because the teacher suddenly started beating him.It is difficult to understand that How one can attain buddhahood by being beaten by someone, or by being thrown out of the window by someone ..
12-Even if someone kills you, you cannot attain buddhahood. But if you understand this technique, then it becomes easy to understand. In the West particularly, Zen has become very much prevalent . But unless they know this technique, they cannot understand Zen. They can imitate it, but imitation is of no use. Rather, it is dangerous. These are not things to be imitated.
13-The whole Zen technique is based on the fourth technique of lord Shiva who is the expert of the experts. When he came to marry Devi with his BARAT, his procession, the whole city must have felt the pause…Any sudden, unexpected, unbelievable thing can create the pause for the impure.
14-But for the pure there is no need of such things, the pause is always there. Many times, for pure minds, breathing stops
...pure means you are not desiring, hankering, seeking anything ...silently pure, innocently pure, you can be sitting and suddenly your breath will stop.
15-Remember this: mind movement needs breath movement. Mind moving fast needs fast movement in breath. That is why when you are in anger, breath will move fast.
16-When the mind is pure ...no desire in the mind, no seeking, no motivation; you are not going anywhere, but just remaining here and now as an innocent pool… not even a ripple ...then breathing stops automatically. There is no need for it. On this path, the small self vanishes and you attain to the higher self, the supreme self.CONTD..