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I have to admit, I have been mistaken about the Vijnana Bhairava. I was thinking that it shows the path to go back into the unmanifested. But, translating these “said paths to the unmanifested” which are the traditional translations, I have realized that I have fallen into the same trap “of assumption without questioning”. But, translating it now, I find I like the Vijnana Bhairava has more information than so many upanishads…. Read More

As I had indicated in this blog, the Vijnana Bhairava talks about various paths to reaching the truth. In this blog I write about “Shunya” that is talked about in Vijnana Bhairava. Shunya translates to void. But what is void? Can we even start to describe void? A number of verses exists such as the Nirvana Shatakam, Siva Dasaloki and so on that attempt to describe this. The Mandukya Upanishad also tries… Read More

In the previous blog I had written about the questions asked in the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra. To summarize, the questions asked is “Energy is made entirely of coupled noise existing in three variations, the remaining distributed appropriately, still not retreating back to the potential completely. What elementary property forms of energy is this coupled noise made of? How does a new self variation of the unmanifested become manifested? How does this three point… Read More

The Vijnana Bhairava is a conversation between Bhairava and Bhairavi. Bhairava and Bhairavi is translated as Shiva and Parvati traditionally. But, as I have said in the Introduction, we need to question what is Bhairava and Bhairavi? If we attribute external human forms to Bhairava and Bhairavi and interpret this as a conversation between them, then the context set for reading the text automatically becomes that of a one person answering the… Read More