Circle of Harmonics
guidance prepares the stage for a day's
energy to unfold.
The Inner Guidance glyph is of the same direction (color)
as the actual day-sign.
guidance is bridging us with the bedrock of existence. It
is the harmonic background energy behind apparent reality, the undercover
resonance linking us to the transpersonal realm. It is anchoring us
to the collective unconscious - and opening the gates to the superconscious.
energy of Inner guidance is silent and serene. It
reverberates the primordial sound Aum and connects us with the cosmic
reservoir. Its resonance is experienced and strongly magnified while
meditating. Inner guidance bridges us with the whispering
circle of fifths integrates the twelve different musical scales. Inner
guidance resonates the pulse (or rhythm) of creation, as expressed
in the sequence of wavespells
gain deeper understanding of a particular Maya glyph, read about the
sign in question in the Day-sign section.
by the power of birth.
each and every moment the universe is born anew. Consistency is only
apparent. Our consciousness is not sharp enough to recognize the subtle
spaces between manifest form. Particle physicists have become aware,
that subatomic particles oscillate at an unbelievable high frequency,
changing between manifest form and pure void. This is known as the uncertainty
principle, first discovered by Heisenberg in 1927. Our whole universe
is a wave similar to a radio signal. We all are tuned to this wavelength
- we are immersed in the same frequency, hence everything within this
wavelength appears as real. Only a penetrating consciousness can recognize
the tiny gaps between the obvious.
a meditation technique befriends you with your inner reality. Facing
your inner reality tensions start resolving, you become more relaxed
and your awareness will be sharpened. You fall in rhythm with existence,
sensing the vibrant pulse of life.
the gap, the turning point between two breaths
meditation technique from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (2)
breath turns from down to up,
again as breath curves from up to down -
both these turns, realize."
your eyes and allow your body to breathe at its own pace - don't interfere.
Each exhalation is a small death, each inhalation a subtle rebirth.
While exhaling, let existence to evacuate your being, wiping out all
your identifications, dispersing your accumulated credentials. For an
atomic moment, when all the air has left your lungs, just before your
body starts inhaling again, there is a subtle gap. For a split second
you cease to be. Then the air will start rushing back into your lungs,
filling you with a new life, expanding into a fresh adventure. As your
lungs are filled, watch the tiny gap before the air starts rushing out
again. At this turning point there is a door to all-embracing cosmic
basic meditation technique has some variations to it. If you feel a
resonance with it, we recommend studying the subtle distinctions between
these first nine methods of Vigyan Bhairav Tantra.
by the power of timelessness.
your mind is empty time is bound to disappear. Mind and time are synonymous,
they are different expressions of what we call reality. We are too much
identified with the mind, with thinking and feeling both. Emptiness
has a very negative connotation to it, we are terrified with it. Hence
we are constantly hankering for some content - some god, mantra, scripture
or philosophy. We are deeply afraid of nothingness because we yet do
not understand that nothingness is our ultimate reality - pure space
- consciousness. From emptiness we have emerged, back into nothingness
we again are going to disappear and dissolve. Consciousness is our true
nature - all forms are ephemeral, momentary, transient
some time every day - a few minutes will be good for a start - and experiment
the space within
meditation technique from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (112)
space - supportless, eternal, still. "
courage to be alone, not only closing your eyes to the outside world
but also allowing to let go of all your concepts, ideas and beliefs.
If they still come and visit you let them be, look at your thoughts
- neither appreciate them nor fight them. Indifference is the key. Dare
to let go of all support, move past this last barrier. It will be fearful,
you will be scared. You are moving to where you can be lost completely.
You may not be able to come back because all supports will be gone.
You may fall into an infinite abyss. But if you have the guts to pass
through your fears - simply taking note of their presence, understanding
them as parts of your mind - then you are bound to find your own light.
You will attain to the life which never dies. You will be reborn into
timelessness - eternity - no more a person but a radiant presence.
by the power of accomplishment.
is born out of your totality, your dedication, out of a deep urge to
excel. Become a vessel for universal wisdom. The more you can be in
a serving attitude the better. Avoid to get caught by your ego that
would like to be somebody special.
recognize hidden potentials, seeing what could be enhanced. Your mind,
your eyes can envision futuristic projects and root ideas in this material
world. Improve upon your skills, pay attention to the detail. Refine
and polish your talents; master your creative genius. Find new ways
to express your individuality. Dedicate yourself to elevate life's grace
- choose to leave the world a little more beautiful then you have found
it. You will be incredibly benefited if you integrate meditation into
your daily life.
meditation technique from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (78)
your attention alights, at this point, experience."
you are doing, cultivate an attentive attitude, develop a silent alertness.
You hear something, you see something. Bring your total attention to
this sensation, become the look and stop thinking. Loose yourself into
the object. Your attention has alighted. Then existence will look back
at you. Every look comes back; everything is reflected, responsed. If
you are there to receive it you will fall back on yourself. From everywhere
you will be rebounded and reflected. The whole existence will become
a mirror reflecting you.
by the power of universal fire.
always moves upwards - spiraling, ascending towards higher realms. In
its untamed drive it defeats gravity and creates a strong suction, even
alienating us from our roots. To remain in a flow one has to work on
bringing these high vibrations down to Earth. Refine your body and clear
its energy channels in order to become able to receive and adapt universal
the acclaimed twentieth-century mystic has designed different compound
meditation techniques based on old Sufi breathing know-how and a unique
understanding of modern mankind's psychology. During one hour - invited
and accompanied by beautiful, enchanting and at times highly energizing
music - one is moving through different stages of particular breathing,
dancing, jumping and total stillness (Dynamic Meditation). Osho
is stating that modern man has an incredibly busy mind, making it hard
to just sit silently. Active meditations function like the pendulum
of a clock. Going into extreme action one creates the momentum to fall
into a much deeper stage of attentive and observant inaction - exactly
what meditation is all about. Active techniques will be of great benefit
for you - aiding you grounding your high vibration and reviving your
Meditation is usually done in early morning and lasts for one hour.
It has five different stages which are easily recognizable by the changing
stage (10 minutes): You breathe chaotically
through your nose, concentrating always on the exhalation. Your body
will take care of the inhalation. Do this as fast and hard as you possibly
can - and even a little harder, until you literally become the breathing.
Use your natural body movements to help you to build up your energy.
stage (10 minutes): Explode! et go of everything
that needs to be thrown out. Go totally mad. Scream, shout, cry, jump,
shake, dance, sing, laugh, throw yourself around. Hold nothing back,
keep your whole body moving. A little acting often helps to get started.
Never allow your mind to interfere with what is happening. Be total.
stage (10 minutes): With raised arms, jump
up and down, shouting the mantra 'HOO! HOO! HOO!' as deeply as possible.
Each time you land on your flat feet let the sound hammer deep into
your sex center. Give all you have, exhaust yourself totally.
stage (15 minutes): Then music ends and you
suddenly stop. Freeze where you are, in whatever position you find yourself.
Don't arrange the body in any way. A cough, a movement - anything will
dissipate the energy flow and your effort will be lost. Just be a witness
to everything that is happening to you.
stage (15 minutes): Celebrate and rejoice
with music and dance, expressing your gratitude towards the whole. Carry
your happiness throughout the whole day .
composed music is available on cassette or CD to be played while practicing
Dynamic Meditation. (Original meditation
by the power of space.
is a magical medium, luring us to turn in - enticing us to let go of
life's mad circumference. Inviting us to plunge into our innermost center
- which is not only our center but the center of existence itself. Music
is a great gift from existence. Through the influence of harmonious
sounds and propitious vibrations the human brain develops a much denser
net of dendrites, boosting its intelligence (in reference to a study
on the upbringing of children who developed perfect pitch). While singing,
humming or listening to consonant frequencies a deep relaxation and
revitalization takes place. Especially in an acoustically perfect room
(round temple or pagoda) a sound-womb is created. This space, filled
with particular vibrations of sound impels your whole being to resonate.
Powerful energies are generated; an atmosphere, a vibrant space is actualized.
Meditation is an old Tibetan technique which
was originally done in the early hours of the morning. It can be done
at any time of the day, alone and with others, but have an empty stomach
and remain inactive for at least fifteen minutes afterwards. The meditation
lasts one hour and has three stages. Sit in a relaxed position with
stage (30 minutes): Accompanied by the mystical
sound of Tibetan bells one is humming with lips closed, amplifying prana (life-energy), vibrating and energizing all the inner organs. You
can visualize a hollow bamboo or an empty vessel.
stage (15 minutes): Share this pool of serene
energy with whole existence. The first half you move your arms in slow
circular motion, palms up, away from your navel, forming two large circles
mirroring each other. The movement should be so slow that at times there
will appear to be no movement at all. Feel you are giving energy out
to the universe. For the second half you turn your hands over, palms
down, and continue the circular movement of your arms into the opposite
direction, coming back together to your navel. Feel that you are taking
stage (15 minutes): Total relaxation. Sit
or lie on your back, quiet and absolutely still.
composed music is available on cassette or CD to be played while practicing
Nadabrahma meditation. (Original meditation
by the power of death.
is the greatest mystery there is - the culmination of life - its ultimate
blossoming. Death is transcendence of limitations, the secret opening
within the cul-de-sac as well as the unsolvable puzzle. Death is threatening
our egos because it's exposing our narrow visions. Dare to open your
eyes, and death will loose its grim face. Befriend its presence - learn
to die while you are still alive . Make it your technique to simply
remember death throughout your day-to-day life. All your decisions and
choices will be x-rayed by this part of you which is aware of death
- the witness which is pure space, immortal. You become aware of being
the host of your personality, giving stage to your transitoriness. Surrendering
to this you will play your many characters and roles with even more
dignity and dedication.
if you are allowing the thought of inconsistency you will become aware
of your time running out. The end of the runway is coming closer and
fear is bound to come up. You might recognize how unprepared you still
are. Yet quite an effort has to be taken. Just trust in existence -
have the courage to speed your frequency up, so you're airborne at the
end of the fast approaching cliff. And the paradox - pressing the accelerator
make the cliffs approach even faster! But don't stray away with your
attention. Your awareness of death will provoke you, enormous reservoirs
of zest for life will be released. Hidden pools of energy will become
accessible - you don't know about their existence. Simply accept death,
surrender to the eternal principle of transitoriness. You are bound
to become more authentic and charismatic. How can you remain ignorant
and arrogant in the light of your fleeting nature? In fact, to the witness
death never really happens. Go for the ultimate adventure and find that
death is the supreme illusion.
meditation technique from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (106)
the consciousness of each person as your own consciousness."
we don't feel the world around us. Whatever we know is just inferred
- logically, rationally. Through the mind we are treating each other
like commodities. First we have to allow the other to become a human
being - as valuable as we are. In deep love it happens that two persons
are not two anymore. Whatever bliss we experience through love happens
through this feeling of oneness. In love you can do it with one person,
in meditation you can do it with everyone. Whoever comes near you, simply
dissolve into this being. Feel that you are not two lives, but one life,
in a flow. In the beginning it is good to start with trees and animals
- because it seems so difficult - one is scared and afraid - stuck in
the ego. In the end you will experience bliss and ecstasy with the whole
by the power of self-generation.
and mysterious are the paths of life. There is a tremendous variety
of strong feelings within you, provoking and catalyzing you to transform
- to redefine yourself constantly. Welcome the storms. They are purifying
your being, filling your soul with vital and fresh energies, shaking
you out of forgetfulness. Endure the paradox, learn to cooperate with
the break-down of walls of illusion which are preventing you from being
yourself. You are incredibly sensitive and at the same time boiling
and sparkling in utter intensity. Dare to be unappreciated, wild and
crazy. Let go of seriousness, learn to be a joke unto yourself.
meditation technique from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (49)
your senses are shaken as leaves, enter this shaking."
is holy, it is our primary life force. While making love meet your beloved
intimately, without any inhibition. Embrace the pure life-energy in
its totality, let it spread all over your body. Allow shivering and
screaming, let your body take over. A great wind is blowing through
you, allow every cell of your body to dance. Melt with your beloved
and disappear into oneness. Invite the lighting forces to cleanse and
regenerate you. Ecstatic energy starts flowing all over your body, vibrating
and resonating deep bliss. Become this shaking, don't stay aloof! Forget
everything - not only the body but your whole being will be shaking.
Then the two bodies and the two minds will become a circle of existential
energy. You will be part of the cosmos, dissolved as solid bodies. You
become liquid, flowing into each other. Non-duality will be experienced,
by the power of higher self.
thinks that life in childhood was beautiful, that somewhere in ancient
past there was paradise on earth. Psychologists say this is the memory
of having lived in our mother's womb. There everything was beautiful,
everything was as it should be. You were warm, blissfully floating,
with no worries, no anxieties, no responsibilities, alone. You even
were unaware of your mother, she didn't exist for you.
into unlimited space
meditation technique from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (96)
in some place endlessly spacious, clear of trees, hills, habitations.
comes the end of mind pressures."
is your basic reality. From this space you have entered society and
this will be your reality when you go out of society again, when you
die. At times it is of great importance to move alone, having space
all around you, endless space; so the pressure of the crowd, the pressure
of others leaves you. But we have become addicted to crowds and after
a few days the desire will arise to go back to the crowd. You must have
experienced this during holidays: after a few days one starts feeling
useless. Simply understand how the mind has been programmed by society.
Resist its arguments and beware of creating a substitute society either
- because, hankering for relationship you even might start communicating
with trees. But make it clear - be totally alone and useless for
some preset time . In solitude you realign with your original inner
space where life is purposeless, non-utilitarian - a mere play, a celebration.
Reconnect with your lost paradise, reestablish the communion with your
higher self. Back in society you can recall and reverberate that inner
space, attune to your own heartbeat and give voice to your higher self.
by the power of life force.
has been given to you by nature. So, who are you to fight with it? Whatsoever
you experience is a reflection of yourself. Be grateful to existence,
embrace the challenge and explore your desires. Wisdom and transcendence
dawn upon you only when you burn the torch of life from both the
ends together , when you live in utter intensity and totality.
Then you finally will find there is nowhere to go, all desires are the
same. When one is greedy one desires nongreed, when one is sexually
obsessed one desires celibacy. Our desires always move to the opposite
beyond bondage and freedom
meditation technique from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (69)
in truth, bondage and freedom are relative,
words are only for those terrified with the universe.
universe is a reflection of minds.
you see many suns in water from one sun, so see bondage and freedom."
and freedom, the world and nirvana are not opposites; they are different
stages of a process. This seems difficult to comprehend for the mind
who wants to leave behind the world of bondage and enter nirvana - ultimate
freedom. The sunlit peak is residing upon the dark valleys - but they
belong together. It's because of the dark valleys that the peaks have
such an otherworldly maze. They are relative. We have to transcend our
attraction for them both, for the dark valleys of bondage as for the
sunlit peaks of freedom. The tradition of Zen is based on this method.
The natural consequence is enjoying your world, living your desires.
Become Zorba the Buddha. Enjoy life in its fullness. Live ecstatically,
totally. Burn all fuel of desire and you will become a smokeless flame
of pure consciousness.
by the power of transcendence.
precisely defines meditation - the art of witnessing. Three layers have
to be transcended to achieve the fourth, which is your true nature.
The first layer is the physical body. Become aware that you are in the
body - but you are not it. The body is a wonderful vehicle and it deserves
all your care and lovingness. It is serving you beautifully, there is
no need to be antagonistic to it. The second layer to transcend is the
mind. The body is gross the mind is subtle. The third layer is your
heart - the world of your feelings, emotions and moods. Observing the
body is the first step. Thoughts are more difficult to track. But once
you have become aware of your body you will be able to watch your thoughts
too. The third step then is watching your moods and emotions; they are
the most subtle to trace. Once you have become aware of all the three
concentric circles the fourth happens on its own accord. Suddenly you
know who you are - not verbally but existentially. You will find you
are pure consciousness, you are the empty space to welcome and celebrate
undisturbed by desires
meditation technique from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (57)
moods of extreme desire, be undisturbed."
original mind is like a mirror. But all our experiences, our knowledge
and our memories have gathered on it - stockpiles of dust. Your mirror
cannot loose its purity. Once you have cleaned it from the dust it again
will reflect existence in utter purity. The Eastern tradition, in contradiction
to Christian philosophy knows no such thing as original sin. In the
East man has not been condemned. Hidden under layers of dust remains
your being, untouched - in utter purity.
moods of extreme desire, be undisturbed. Naturally
when in deep desire we are disturbed. So, you have to experiment. You
are in anger, you are temporarily mad, no more in your senses. Suddenly
remember to be undisturbed - as if you are undressing. You will know
that anger is there on the periphery. Like a fever - it is there. The
periphery is wavering, the periphery is disturbed. But you can look
at it. And if you can look at it you will be undisturbed. You have become
the witness of it, you have moved into the silent center of the cyclone.
This technique is not suppressive. It does not tell you to suppress
and be undisturbed - no! Because if you suppress more disturbance will
be created. Express your anger without harming anybody - do it as a
meditation. The difficulty is when you are disturbed you will not remember
to stay undisturbed. Then try it this way: don't' wait for the moment
when anger happens to you. Just close your room and think of some past
experience of anger when you went mad. Remember it and re-enact it.
This re-enacting is a healing process, you will unburden your mind from
by the power of magic.
In India the world is conceived
as a divine play, a leela . This concept is beautiful, for
it removes all the seriousness of original sin, of suffering and of
dependence on someone to redeem us from all that heaviness. We tend
to take ourselves much too serious, getting us to believe on how important
the present issues are. Remember your first love, how serious it was
- even your life depended on it. Now you can laugh about it, time has
created the distance.
playful in activity
meditation technique from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (110)
universe is an empty shell wherein your mind frolics infinitely."
it your daily practice and look at life as a drama, a play. Keep in
mind: this is just a game. And the game has rules to it - but no need
to be serious about them. Nothing is sin - only error; and no god is
punishing you - you simply suffer because you didn't follow the rules.
And during a game time looses its grip upon you, the interaction is
enjoyed, the end result doesn't matter so much. By allowing yourself
to forget about time you are more relaxed - hence your consciousness
is more expanded. At that point magic starts happening naturally. You
start seeing many things you didn't see before. You were so much absorbed
with your main focus, you were blind for the synchronicities, not flexible
enough to take unexpected turns. In a mood of playfulness you are in
a deep harmony with existence. Then, suddenly you become part of the
eternal magic this universe is based upon.
by the power of flowering.
moment contains all and everything. It must be so, because the past
is no more and the future is not yet. All that exists is hidden within this moment. The science of meditation has generated many techniques
to root us in the now, to focus our attention on the actual. It wants
to shake us out of our dreams and imaginations; centering us in the
vertical, multidimensional and ever-present reality.
we move on a line which we call time. Each of us is living within his
private world, dreaming his personal drama, imprisoned by the law of
cause and effect. The emphasis of any meditation technique is to throw
us out of repetitive patterns, making us dive into the many dimensions
of the now - to explore this moment as a multiple reality. Meditation
techniques are designed to produce accidental cracks and openings in
our closed and limited reality. The power of flowering is a potential,
it is stored within the seed of this very moment . Cast the
seed of this moment, let it germinate and grow - your life will turn
into a meadow of thousands of flowers.
lovingly at an object
meditation technique from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (18)
lovingly at some object.
not go to another object.
in the middle of the object - the blessing."
key to this method is hidden in the word "lovingly". So, first
become more aware of the quality of your looking. Whenever you are in
a getting-mood, lust and greed will hide behind your loving look. In
your very looking you have reduced the other into an object of desire.
Only if you are in a giving-mood will your eyes be able to convey love.
Then, even looking at an object, and the object is transformed into
an individual, a person. Love makes anything unique.
when you look lovingly you will forget yourself. Only the flower will
remain, you will be lost into it. Let your consciousness be filled with
only one thought - how can you help this flower to become more beautiful,
more blissful. Let this feeling of what you can do - this pain, this
deep ache reverberate your whole being. Bring your total intensity into
it, let every fiber of your body and mind feel it. You will be transfixed
in an ecstasy and the flower will become a divine presence. Do not
go to another object… You cannot go; if you are in a love relationship
you will only see your beloved's face - you will forget about the whole
world, you will forget yourself. Here in the middle of the object
- the blessing. Suddenly, as a by-product, the blessing comes to
you, overwhelms you. Suddenly you become centered.
is the paradox of love - forgetting yourself completely you become vacant,
empty. Inner space is created. And you will feel totally helpless -
because, what can you do? Whatsoever you can do seems insignificant,
meaningless; it is never enough. In this helplessness surrender happens.
You are empty. Then love has become a deep meditation.
by the power of navigation.
is not a problem but a mystery. A problem can be solved, a mystery can
only be lived and experienced. Scientific approach to life will always
fall short because the intellect's methods are peripheral, violent and
aggressive. In the process of dividing, analyzing and dissecting the
very essence of life is bracketed out. Intellect never will be able
to understand life as an organic unity, as a synthesis.
existence from the childlike innocence of your heart. When looking at
a flower don't get stuck in thinking. Feel the flower, and the gap between
you and the flower will disappear, to the point where you become the
flower. Allow to get immersed - touch the core of existence.
the body limitless
meditation technique from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (93)
any area of your present form as limitlessly spacious."
powerful method is designed to destroy your limits. In a state of empty
mind you become limitless. The other way round, if you can imagine limitlessness
your mind will disappear - it cannot coexist with the unlimited. So,
close your eyes and imagine any area of your body becoming limitlessly
spacious. Your head can contain the whole cosmos, without no boundaries
to it. Be ready to loose your name, your identity, your poverty, your
richness, your health, your disease, your miseries. All will be lost,
for these things are part of your finite being.
you are imaginative, a dreamer, then make this technique your daily
practice. Look within your head - or any other part of your body - and
feel the walls spreading, expanding. If this experience feels staggering,
move really slowly. Imagine that your head has come to occupy the whole
room - feel your skin touching the walls, feel the pressure of the walls.
Slowly go on moving till your head becomes infinite. Within three months
you will come to the point where the Sun will rise within your head.
You will experience a deep freedom you have never known before. All
the misery that belongs to your narrow mind will disappear. In this
expanse you will be consumed - only the whole is, you have disappeared
in it, become one with it.
by the power of the heart.
outer life is a cyclone - a constant conflict, turmoil, struggle. But
this is only so on the surface; just as the surface of the ocean consists
of roaring waves, maddening noise and wild struggle. If one dives into
the ocean everything changes. All becomes serene, relaxed and silent.
The same is the case with one's life. If one starts moving towards the
innermost center struggle and conflict disappear, anxiety and anguish
vanish. Towards that inner center is the search. The surface is bound
to be disturbed and wild. We get identified with it too much and forget
about inner peace and clarity. In fact, if we are rooted in the inner
the outer drama will have a beauty on its own. If one can be silent
within, the sounds without will become musical.
techniques are scientific methods to regain our center, to forget about
the periphery and move inwards, to reestablish the connection with our
is the outermost layer - the roaring surface. Feeling - the heart -
is in between. Being is our silent core.
the peace in your heart
meditation technique from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (98)
any easy position
pervade an area between the armpits into great peace."
is a very simple method and it works miraculously. The first thing is
to find an easy and relaxed position for your body. Then close your
eyes and feel your whole body. With your attention move through your
entire body. Wherever you feel a subtle tension, first make the tension
stronger, contract your muscles, and then let go. Pay especial attention
to your face muscles. 90% of all tension stored within our bodies are
locked within our facial tissue. Release them by making faces.
move with your total attention to your chest, the space between your
armpits. You will become filled with great peace - infinite, inexhaustible.
The deeper you enter into this treasury the more you feel deep peace
arising from your heart. In the shadow of this peace a great love will
start radiating from within you. In the light of this overwhelming love
everything, the whole world, will become unreal, a dream.
every day for ten minutes and soon you will experience the beauty and
the miracle of this method.
by the power of abundance.
withers away, even the brightest star someday will die, but darkness
prevails. Darkness is eternal - it has never been born and it will never
die. Darkness is the womb of existence. We have immersed from darkness
and one day we again will disperse in it, returning to the original
source. It is very meaningful that one tradition - the school of the
Essenes - conceives God as absolute darkness. Normally we are afraid
of darkness. Light is associated with life, and darkness with death.
But these are just the projections of our mind which gets terrified
by non-existence. Darkness is the original womb out of which everything
arises. Darkness is total relaxation. Becoming one with darkness - totally
dissolving into it - and you have become pure space, pure consciousness
- bodiless, deathless.
is ultimate abundance. Make friendship with darkness, change your negative
conditioning. Go deliberately into darkness, feel surrounded and shrouded
by its soft and gentle taste, feel relieved and bodiless in its caressing
meditation technique from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (76)
rain during a black night,
that blackness as the form of forms."
is one of the most powerful and mysterious meditation techniques - allowing
oneself to become one with darkness. In rain during a black night… set up a space of utter darkness, no single ray of light should
be allowed to enter. You may put up black curtains to create a womb-like
atmosphere, a space of absolute darkness - soft, velvet-like, all-embracing.
it a daily practice before you go to sleep. Sit comfortably and relaxed
and keep your eyes open. Try to remain unblinking - and absorb the sweet
taste of infinite spaciousness. Drink it through your eyes, let your
being expand in this primordial womb. Stay with this meditation for
at least ten minutes every night - you might expand it up to one hour.
Keep doing the meditation for at least three months. You will move through
many layers, releasing fears and tensions. You will pass through miraculous
changes - light and peace will start radiating through your eyes.
by the power of intelligence.
clearly see and understand a situation or a thing some distance is needed.
You have to step back and attune to your inner space, cutting off all
influences and distractions. Unencumbered and freed of entanglements
you then examine what a certain situation is all about. Rooted in self-sustainability
you gather the courage for merciless conclusions, piercing through obstacles
and hindrances in a direct way.
means the ability to respond. Nature in itself is inherently intelligent,
but we have been deprived from trusting our own nature. Disturbed and
distracted by other people - parents, teachers and priests who have
enforced their understanding on us - we have lost access to our own
source of wisdom. Intelligence has been replaced by intellect, we have
ended up in a mental game. But even this has a deeper meaning - to fully
venerate our inborn intelligence we first have to loose it.
originates in the totality of your being - its roots are in your heart.
Rediscovering your own intelligence and living in accord with your truth
needs tremendous courage. You will become a rebel, a warrior, ready
to fight for your convictions. Meditation techniques are devices to
empower your neglected inner dignity. You become the witness - seeing
your many personalities from a distance. Suddenly there is a gap - you
have become pure space, just hosting your personality.
meditation technique from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (79)
on fire rising through your form from the toes up
the body burns to ashes
wonderful technique connects you with your essence, which is deathless,
formless. This technique relates to the story of the holy bird Phoenix who rises from his ashes, transcending all impurities.
Just lie down. Conceive yourself as dead - the body is just like a corpse.
With closed eyes move inwards. As a preparatory step for fifteen minutes
pay more attention to exhalation, feel a deep relaxation entering your
body. Then bring your attention to the toes and feel the purifying fire
starting at your toes, burning them to ashes. Why starting at the toes?
Because it is easier to start there, your ego for the most of it exists
in your head. So, starting at the toes slowly move on through your whole
body, burning everything. You will remain the watcher on the hill. The
body will be there - dead, burned, ashes - and you will be the watcher,
practicing this technique, within three months you will come to the
point where your memories will be burnt as well. They are material,
part of your brain. This will be the sign: if your memory is still there
then you have not gone deep enough yet. Finally, everything will have
stopped - no movement, no thought, just watching. And once you have
known this you can remain in this state continuously.
all the unessential - and you will awake to your original intelligence.
Knowing your deathlessness will empower your spirit, allowing to rise
by the power of universal water.
is the symbol of life itself. Water is incredibly adaptable and strong
both. Universal presence is another one of its qualities. Water is in
a constant movement, dancing its ecstatic song of life. In human nature
our emotional body vibrates in tune with universal water, is a fractal
of water energy. It is via emotions that we can understand water and
attune to its laws and liking. If we allow ourselves to live on the
emotional plane we can become one with our surroundings - and ultimately
one with the universe.
breath is the medium connecting us with the emotional world. The following
meditation technique has tremendous transforming potentials.
meditation technique from the Tibetan master Atisha
all the sufferings of the world into your heart
pour out the blessings."
an ancient Tibetan master has modeled this unique technique of great
potential: When you breathe in, think that you are breathing in all
the miseries of all the people in the world. All the darkness, all the
negativity, all the hell that exists anywhere - you are breathing it
in. There - deep in your heart let it all be absorbed.
when you breathe out, breathe out all the joy that you have, all the
blissfulness that you have, all the benediction that you have. Breathe
out, pour yourself into existence.
is a method of compassion. Drink in all the sufferings and pour out
all the blessings.
will be surprised when you do it. The moment you take all the sufferings
of the whole world inside you, they no longer are sufferings. The heart
immediately transforms the energy. The heart has enormous transforming
power. Drink in misery - it is transformed into blissfulness - then
pour it out. Once you have learned that your heart can do this magic,
this miracle, you would like to do it again and again. It is one of
the most practical methods, it is simple and it brings immediate results.
by the power of spirit.
long as you are alive breath is a continuous flow - no gap is possible.
The waves of breathing are breaking on the shores of your being, without
your doing. With breathing, life energy - prana - is induced
into your physical being. Breath is maintaining a bridge between you
and your physical body, between you and the whole universe. Your body
is the part of the universe closest to you, rooting you in space and
time. When the flow of breath is broken the connection between you and
this universe is broken - you have returned to the formless.
is the vehicle of spirit - matter gets animated, spirited - breathing
keeps your body alive. Watching your breath, moving with its subtle
rhythm and movement brings you back to this very moment - over and over
again - transcending time and space. Breath connects you with the source
of life. Centered in your breath you will be in the world, and also
beyond it. And you will find that each mood has its particular breathing
pattern. Being sad your breath moves differently from when you're happy
and joyous. In Tantra it is called 'riding the breath'. Remembering
your breath, whatever you do, you will be rooted in the now. Your breath
will bring you back in touch with your actual truth, your thoughts,
your senses, your emotions and your moods. And there will be a subtle
distance - your breath is in between - it will be easy to remain a witness
to all sensations.
the fusion point of two breaths
meditation technique from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (3)
Whenever in-breath and out-breath fuse,
this instant touch the energy-less, energy-filled center."
center of your body is near the navel. Your breath is constantly going
to that center and moving out again. Thus, ordinarily we are not in
touch with our center, we do not allow our breath to move that deep.
Children still are rooted in their center, their breath moves all the
way down into their bellies. That's why children are so happy, so blissful
and so much energy-filled. A child lives in totality, when angry he
is all anger - and this anger is beautiful, a natural force, a thunderstorm
which clears the air. We have lost our totality, we have become rational
beings. We have become civilized, educated, well-mannered. If one allows
the breath to go down to the abdomen it gives energy to your sex-center.
It touches and massages your sex-center from within, makes it more active
and alive. Civilization is afraid of sex, hence children are prevented
from touching their sexual organs. Sex-energy is pure life-energy. And
if this life-energy is allowed it will transform into higher expressions
- into love, creativity and divine bliss. But suppression will keep
the breath shallow and sexuality becomes cerebral. Totality is dangerous,
we are afraid of our true power, afraid of our totality.
the first thing, allow your breath to touch your center. Whenever you
recall your breath, take it all down to your navel. Feel the throbbing
life spreading all over your body, sharpening your senses, adding a
special thrill to life. That is why smoking has such an attraction -
one takes in the 'valuable' smoke, deeply absorbing it, giving you a
reason to breathe into your center.
center is the zero-point. It is not part of your physicality. In this
sense is it energy-less. It is not a part of you, it is an absence,
an emptiness. And it not only is your center but the center of whole
existence. The moment you can feel the center from where breath goes
out or comes in, the very center where the breaths fuse - this center
becomes your door to become one with the entire universe.
by the power of vision.
knowledge is true and authentic unless it results from and is based
on experience. Knowledge can only be earned if you allow life to touch
you deeply - then sacred wisdom is going to arise - almost magically
it starts emanating from your innermost core. All intellectual knowledge
is borrowed. Real learning happens through experience only. You allow
existence to challenge you. You even inviting her to produce drama and
affection, to create some whirls and turmoil to be entertained - and
even amused. In a way you tickle life, play with it - joke, laugh -
to get to see all the aspects of it. Intuitively you know - moving to
extreme spots is sharpening your awareness, your intelligence, your
vision. You become an adventurer. Open your focus, taste the juice of
life and you will find treasures everywhere.
your attention on the third eye
meditation technique from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (5)
mind be before thought.
form fill with breath essence to the top of the head
there shower as light."
technique is one of the very deep methods. Between our eyes sits the pineal gland , the most mysterious part of the human body.
The Tibetans call it the third eye - shivanetra - the eye
of Shiva, the eye of tantra. But usually this third eye is not functioning.
It is ready there to function, any moment, but it does not function
naturally. One has to do something to open it. This technique is
to open your third eye.
your eyes and focus your attention between your eyebrows, at the energy
center behind your eyes. Focus just in the middle, as if you are looking
with your two eyes, and give total attention to it.
is one of the simplest methods of being attentive. You cannot be attentive
to any other part of your body so easily. The pineal gland absorbs attention
like anything. If you give attention to it, both your eyes become hypnotized
with that point. They become fixed , they cannot move - the third eye
is magnetic for attention, it is fed by attention.
the only thing to do is to center one's attention at this particular
point of your body. Everything else follows naturally. Your witnessing
self will arise. In its light you become aware of your thought process.
Now you can encounter your thoughts. This will be the first thing. Then
slowly, as your awareness deepens you will become aware of a subtle,
delicate vibration within breathing, you can feel the form of breathing.
Tantra says that your breathing is just the vehicle for what they call prana - life-essence, vitality. Air is the medium and prana the content.
being focused on the third eye you suddenly will observe the essence
of your breath. Then, imagine - let form fill with breath essence
to the top of the head and there shower as light - , imagine that
your head is filled with this essence, particularly the top of your
head - sahasrar - the highest psychic center. Being focused
on your third eye, whatever you imagine will start happening. This is
also the potential danger of this technique. If your mind is not yet
pure, you might harm yourself and others too.
soon as you imagine it, light showering from within the top of your
head and you will be filled with this essence. Under this shower of
light you will be refreshed, reborn. It will enlighten your whole being.
by the power of elegance.
is in a constant flow. Every ending is a new beginning. And each moment
in itself is unique, complete and perfect - each moment is a fractal
of life. Nature is in a state of undivided totality, hence in harmony
and completion, all the time. Whenever you are total in your doing you
are accomplished and brilliant. Integrity generates perfection and elegance.
Like a laser accumulates its power through focussing and aligning waves
of light, accomplishment is achieved in single-mindedness. In order
to reach that totality devices can be created. Dangers in particular
have a sacred appeal, the greater the thrill or challenge the more likely
mind will stop - and you will fall into your center.
arts have been designed and practiced to induce such moments of totality
and meditation. Samurais are seekers, fighting is their spiritual practice.
Experiencing life-threatening situations and extreme dangers evokes
incredible hidden potentials and reservoirs within. Situations of utter
emergency unlock one's reservoirs, everything else disappears except
the arrow of consciousness. Thinking stops - no thought, no ripple is
left in your mind. Time dissolves - eternity is experienced. Moments
of totality reveal one's deathlessness, one gets a taste, a glimpse
of the divine.
existence as waving
meditation technique from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (61)
As waves come with water and flames with fire,
the Universal waves within us."
are ephemeral forms, always in transition, rising out of the ocean and
again disappearing - to give way and momentum for a new wave to arise.
Waves in themselves are just forms, containers - expressions of existence.
Waves appear as individuals. Each wave has its own personality - unique,
different from any other wave. But deep down they are one ocean, their
individuality is false and illusory.
are just waves in a cosmic ocean. Misery arises because we identify
with the form of our wave, we start thinking we are that wave. We are
so caught up in appearances that we simply avoid to look at the evident
feeling yourself as being a wave within the ocean of existence. Become
a waving. Feel the life coming into you, filling you - and then again
dispersing, emptying you. You are deeply connected with the cosmic ocean
through the endless ebb and flow of your breath - which always is in
transition. Nothing in you is static but your mind's idea of ego and
you have seen this you are moving towards meditation. Then everything
can become a door, each single act, each step, each movement turns into
meditation. And you can enter meditation from anywhere, because the
whole life is in a deep meditation. The hills are meditating, the stars
are meditating, the flowers, the trees, the elements are meditating,
the very earth is meditating. You are one, in communion with the cosmos.
There is no distinction, the void is your real center. Adapt to the
idea of being a nobody. Then no misery can harm you and no death can
destroy you. You are formless, eternal - one with the whole.