WHAT IS THE INTERPRETATION OF THE 34th 35th ,36th TECHNIQUE OF MEDITATION IN VIGYAN BHAIRAV TANTRA
THE INTERPRETATION OF THE 34 th TECHNIQUE OF MEDITATION ;-
1-LORD SHIVA REPLIES;-
''Listen while the ultimate mystical teaching is imparted. eyes still, without winking, at once become absolutely free.”
LISTEN WHILE THE ULTIMATE MYSTICAL TEACHING IS IMPARTED.
2-This is a secret method. In this esoteric(cryptic) tantra, the master gives you the teaching secretly, the doctrine secretly ...or the mantra secretly. When the disciple is ready, then the mantra, or the supreme secret, will be imparted, communicated to him, privately. Just in his ear it will be whispered. This technique is concerned with that whispering. ''LISTEN WHILE THE ULTIMATE MYSTICAL TEACHING IS IMPARTED''.
3-When the master has decided that now you are ready and the secret of his own experience can be communicated, when the moment has come when he can say to you that which is unsayable, then this technique has to be used. EYES STILL, WITHOUT WINKING, AT ONCE BECOME ABSOLUTELY FREE. When master, is imparting his secret to you in your ear, whispering it, let your eyes be totally still: no movement of the eyes. That means the mind should be quiet, thoughtless.
4-No winking ..not even a slight movement, because that will show a disturbance within. Just become an empty ear with no movement within. The consciousness is just waiting to be impregnated(to absorb something)
just open, receptive, passive… no activity on its own part.
5-And when this will happen, this moment when you are totally empty, not thinking anything but just waiting… not waiting for something, because then it will become thinking, not waiting for something but just waiting; when this static moment, this non-dynamic moment will happen; when everything has stopped, time is not flowing and mind is totally vacant ..it becomes no-mind. Only into a no-mind can a master impart.
6-And he is not going to give a very long discourse: he will give just one or two or three words. In that silence those one, two or three words will penetrate to your very core, to the very center, and they will become a seed there. In this passive awareness, in this silence, AT ONCE BECOME ABSOLUTELY FREE.
7-One can become free only by becoming free of the mind; there is no other freedom. Freedom from the mind is the only freedom. Mind is the bondage, the slavery, the servitude. So a disciple has to wait with his great master for the right moment when he will call him and impart. He is not to ask, because asking means desire. He is not to expect, because expectation means conditions, desire, mind. He is just to wait. And when he will be ready, when his waiting will become total, the master can do anything.
8-Sometimes the master can do very trivial things, and the thing will happen. And ordinarily,nothing will happen after reading one hundred and twelve methods, because the preparation is not there. You can throw seeds on stones, but nothing will happen. The fault is not of the seeds. You can throw a seed out of season, but nothing will happen. The fault is not of the seed. The right season is needed, the right moment is needed, the right soil is needed. Only then will the seed become alive and transform.
9-So sometimes very trivial things work. For example, Lin Chi became enlightened while he was just sitting on his master’s verandah – on the verandah of his master, and the Master came out and just laughed. He looked at Lin Chi – into his eyes – and laughed uproariously. Lin Chi started laughing, bowed down, and left. But he had been waiting there for six years: that verandah was his abode for six years.
10-The master would come day after day, month after month, and he would not even look at him. And Lin Chi was waiting there. Then after two years, for the first time he looked at him. Then two more years passed, and for the first time he patted him. Then Lin Chi waited and waited, and after six years, one day suddenly he came out, stared into Lin Chi’s eyes, and Lin Chi must have done this technique: LISTEN WHILE THE ULTIMATE MYSTICAL TEACHING IS IMPARTED. EYES STILL, WITHOUT WINKING, AT ONCE BECOME ABSOLUTELY FREE.
11-The master looked and used laughter as a medium. He was a great master. Really, words were not needed, just laughter. Suddenly there was that laughter, and something happened in Lin Chi. He bowed down, laughed, left, and told everyone that now he was no more, that he was liberated, free. He was no more: that is what liberation means. You are not liberated. You are liberated from yourself.
12-Lin Chi used to tell how it happened. For six years he was waiting. It was a long waiting, a patient waiting. He was just waiting on the verandah, and every day the master would come. And he would wait for the right moment — when he would become ready, then the master would do something. Just by waiting for six years, you will fall into meditation. What can you do? He might have thought for a few days about old things, but if you do not give new food every day to the mind, by and by it stops. How long can you chew again and again on the same thing?
13-He might have been thinking about past things, and by and by, because no new stimulus was given, thinking stopped. He was not allowed to read, he was not allowed to talk, he was not allowed to move and meet anyone. He was just allowed to fulfill the basic bodily needs and wait on the verandah.
14-Silently he waited, day after day ..day in, day out, day and night. Summer would come and pass away, and winter would come and pass away, and there would be rain and it would pass away: he must have forgotten time. He must have forgotten for how many days he had been there. And then one day suddenly the master appeared, and he looked deeply into his eyes.
15-Lin Chi’s eyes must have suddenly become static, non-dynamic. This was the moment; six years were wasted for this. There was no movement of the eyes, because a single movement and he may miss. Everything must have become silent — and then suddenly, the uproarious laughter: the master began laughing madly. That laughter must have been heard deep down at the very core; it must have reached.
16-So when Lin Chi was asked, “What happened to you?” he said, “When my master laughed, suddenly I recognized that the whole world is just a joke. In his laughter, this was the message: The whole world is just a joke, just a drama. An seriousness disappeared. And if the whole world is just a joke, who is in bondage? And who needs to be free?” So Lin Chi said, “There was no bondage at all. I was thinking that I was bound, and that is why I was trying to be free, and then suddenly the master laughed and the bondage fell away.”
17-Sometimes it has happened with such things; you can never conceive of how it was possible. There are many Zen stories… One Zen master became aware when the gong was beaten. Just while he was hearing the gong being beaten, the sound, something shattered in him.
18-One Zen nun became aware, enlightened, while she was carrying two pails of water. Suddenly the bamboo broke, and the earthen pots fell down. The sound, the breaking of the pots and the water flowing out of them, and she became enlightened.
19-What happened? You can break many pots, but nothing will happen. A right moment had come. She was coming back. Her master had said, “This night I am going to give you the secret, so go and take a bath, and bring two pails of water for me. I will take a bath and impart to you the secret for which you have been waiting.” She must have felt ecstatic — the moment had come. She took a bath, filled the pots, and carried them back.
20-It was a full-moon night, and just when she was passing on the footpath from the river to the ashram, suddenly the bamboo broke. When she reached, the master was waiting, and he looked at her and he said, “Now there is no need, it has happened. Now I have nothing to convey. You have already received.”
21-That old nun used to say, “With that bamboo breaking, something broke in me — something broke in me also. Those pails falling down, those broken earthen pots, and I saw my body broken. I looked at the moon. Everything was silent, serene, and I became silent and serene. From that moment, I have not been, I am no more.” This is what liberation, freedom means.
THE INTERPRETATION OF THE 35 th TECHNIQUE OF MEDITATION ;-
1-LORD SHIVA REPLIES;-
''At the edge of a deep well look steadily into its depths until — the wondrousness''.
2-The techniques are similar, with a slight difference. AT THE EDGE OF A DEEP WELL LOOK STEADILY INTO ITS DEPTHS UNTIL ...THE WONDROUSNESS. Look into a deep well. The well will be reflected in you. Forget thinking completely; stop thinking completely. Just go on looking into the depth. Now they say mind has its own depth, like a well.
3-Now in the West, they are developing depth psychology. They say mind is not just a surface. It is just a beginning; there are depths — many depths, hidden depths.Look into a well
without thinking. The depth will be reflected in you, the well will become just an outer symbol of the inner depth. And go on looking UNTIL – THE WONDROUSNESS, until you feel wonder-filled.
4-Do not stop before this moment.Go on looking, go on looking, go on looking, day after day, month after month. Just go to a well, look deep, with no thoughts moving in the mind. Just meditate. Just meditate on the depth: meditate the depth, become one with it. Go on meditating; one day your thoughts will not be there.
5-Any moment it can happen. Suddenly you will feel you have the same well within you, the same depth. And then a strange, very strange feeling will come to you: you will feel wonder-filled.
6- For example,Chuang Tzu was passing over a bridge with his master, Lao Tsu. Lao Tsu is reported to have said to Chuang Tzu, “Remain here. Go on looking down from this bridge to the river until the river stops and the bridge starts flowing. Then come to me.” The river is flowing; the bridge never flows.
7-But Chuang Tzu was given this meditation – to wait on this bridge. It is said he made a hut on the bridge and remained there. Months passed… he would just sit on the bridge, looking down for the moment when the river would stop and the bridge would flow. Then he would go to the master.
8-One day it happened: the river stopped and the bridge started flowing. How can it happen? If thought stops completely, then anything is possible, because really, it is fixedness of thought which says that the river is flowing and the bridge is static. This is just relative...
9-Einstein says, and physics says, that everything is relative. You are traveling in a train, a fast train. What happens? The trees flow by, they run by. And if the train is really smooth and you do not feel that the train is running, you are just looking through the windows, the trees are moving, not the train.
10-Einstein has said that if in space two trains are running, or two spaceships are running side by side with the same speed, you will not be able to feel that they are moving. You can feel a moving train because you see the static things by the side. If there is nothing – for example, if the trees are also moving in the same direction with the same speed – you will feel static. Or when a train passes in the opposite direction, your speed is doubled. You feel your train has become faster.
11-It has not become faster. It is the same train with the same speed, but a train going in the opposite direction gives you the feeling of double speed. If speed is relative, then it is just a fixedness of the mind to think that the river is flowing and the bridge is static.
12-Continuously meditating, meditating, meditating, Chuang Tzu came to realize that everything is relative. The river is flowing because you take the bridge as static. The bridge is also flowing deep down. Nothing is static in this world. Atoms are moving, electrons are moving; the bridge is a constant movement within. Everything is flowing; the bridge is also flowing.
13-Chuang Tzu must have had a glimpse of the atomic structure of the bridge. Now they say this wall which looks static is not static. Movement is there, every electron is running, but the movement is so fast you cannot see it. That is why you feel it as static.
14-If a fan goes on with a faster movement, faster and faster, you will not be able to see its wings, the spaces between them. You will not be able to see this. And if it moves with the speed of light, you will see simply one circular disc that is static. Nothing will be moving in it because eyes cannot catch that fast movement.
15-So Chuang Tzu must have had a glimpse of the atomic structure of the bridge. He waited and waited, and the fixed mind dissolved. Then he saw that the bridge was flowing – and the movement was so fast that the river was just static in comparison to it. He came running to Lao Tsu and Lao Tsu said, “Okay! Now do not ask me. The thing has happened to you.” What had happened? No-mind had happened.
16-In this technique, AT THE EDGE OF A DEEP WELL LOOK STEADILY INTO ITS DEPTH UNTIL – THE WONDROUSNESS. When you feel wonder-filled, when the mystery descends upon you, when mind is no more but simply mystery – a milieu (environment) of mystery — then you will be capable of knowing yourself.
THE INTERPRETATION OF THE 36 th TECHNIQUE OF MEDITATION ;-
1-LORD SHIVA REPLIES;-
''Look upon some object, then slowly withdraw your sight from it, then slowly withdraw your thought from it. then''.
2-Look upon some object. Look at a flower, but remember what that LOOK means. Look! Do not think.Always remember that look means: look, do not think. If you think, it is not a look; then you have contaminated everything. It must be a pure look, a simple look.
3-LOOK UPON SOME OBJECT. Look at a flower,- a roseflower. THEN SLOWLY WITHDRAW YOUR SIGHT FROM IT – very slowly. The flower is there — first look at it. Drop thinking; go on looking. When you feel that now there is no thought, simply the flower is there in your mind, nothing else, now slightly move your eyes away.
4-By and by the flower recedes, goes out of focus, but the image will remain with you. The object will have gone out of focus; you will have turned your look away. The image, the outer flower is no more there, but it is reflected – reflected in your mirror of consciousness. It will be there....THEN SLOWLY WITHDRAW YOUR SIGHT FROM IT, THEN SLOWLY WITHDRAW YOUR THOUGHT FROM IT.
5-So first, withdraw from the outer object. Then only the inner image remains – the thought of the roseflower. Now withdraw that thought also. This is very difficult, the second part, but if the first part is done exactly as it is said, it will not be so difficult. First withdraw your mind from the object, your sight.
6-Then close your eyes, and just as you have removed your eyesight from the object, remove yourself from the image. Withdraw yourself; become indifferent. Do not look at it inside, just feel that you have gone away from it. Soon the image will also disappear.
7-First the object disappears, then the image disappears. And when the image disappears, lord Shiva says, THEN. Then you are left alone. In that aloneness one realizes oneself, one comes to the center, one is thrown to the original source.
8-This is a very good meditation ..you can do it. Take any object, but let the object remain the same every day so that the same image is created inside and you remove yourself from the same image. Images in the temples were used for this technique.Now images are there, but the technique is lost.
9-You go to a temple ...this is the technique to do. Look at the statue of Mahavir or Gauta Buddha or Sri Ram or Sri Krishna or any other. Look at the statue, concentrate on it; focus the whole mind so that the statue becomes an image inside. Then close your eyes. Remove your eyes from the statue, then close them. And then remove the image, wipe it out completely.
Then you are there in your total aloneness, in your total purity, in your total innocence. Realizing that is freedom, realizing that is truth.