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Vijnana Bhairava (विज्ञान भैरवः)

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Author Swami Lakshman Joo
Publisher Indica Books
Language Sanskrit & English
Edition 4th edition, 2022
ISBN 81-86569-35-9
Pages 209
Cover Paper Back
Size 14 x 2 x 22 (l x w x h)
Weight
Item Code IB0066
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विज्ञान भैरवः (Vijnana Bhairava) The Vijñāna Bhairava is one of the most important Tantras of Kashmir Śaivism as far as the practical aspect of yoga of this school is concerned. 11 teaches 112 dhāraņās or ways of centring awareness and entering divine consciousness, which include ordinary and extraordinary experiences, as well as tantric methods of spiritual practice such as kundalini, mantra and mudrā. This ancient text is of great relevance for a spirituality of our times which has to integrate all aspects of life.

The present edition, translation and commentary is unique since it contains the oral teaching of the last great master of the Kashmir Śaiva tradition, Swami Lakshman Joo. In his explanation of the dharaņās he gives the deep significance and practical application of various methods of yoga which give direct access to states of higher consciousness.

Swami Lakshman Joo (1907-1991), also called Swami Lakshmanji Raina or Ishvara Svarupa, was a great yogi from an early age. He embodied a rare unity of a mystic and a pandit, being well-versed in Sanskrit and in the texts of the non-dualistic tradition of Kashmir Šaivism. He was also called the Abhinavagupta of the 20th century, being the last authority of Kashmir Śaivism, who was teaching scholars and guiding seekers on the spiritual path. He edited several Sanskrit texts and published Hindi translations and commentaries, such as Abhinavagupta’s Gitārthasańgraha Sāmbapañcāśikā, Utpaladeva’s Śivastotrāvalī, Abhinavagupta’s Parātrīśikā Vivaraņa and others. Some of his teachings and lectures have been published in English: “Kashmir Śaivism: The secret supreme”, “The Awakening of Supreme Consciousness”, “Self Realization in Kashmir Śaivism”, and in Hindi: Trikaśāstra-Rahasya Prakriyā. His commentary on the Śiva Sūtras is coming out shortly.

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