CONTINUING WHERE WE LEFT OFF…
The Vijñāna-bhairava-tantra is a text of Śaiva Tantra, also known as Tantrik Śaivism, and it appeared in the 9th Century, probably the early- to mid-9th Century, so maybe about 850 CE. The Vijñāna-bhairava-tantra is a text of the Trika lineage, specifically of the Kaula Trika, which means the more transgressive, more radically non-dualistic side of the Trika lineage. Trika comes in Kaula and non-Kaula varieties. You will be familiar with these terms if you have read Tantra Illuminated.
In PART ONE of the exploration into this fascinating text, Hareesh explores the opening verses which set the scene to the practices as well as the first yuktis (practices), up to verse 35, Yukti 9.
PART TWO begins with the sacred sound practices and covers the first section of the spaciousness practices, up to verse Verse 57, Yukti 29.
In PART THREE, we will encounter more spaciousness practices and very simple micro-meditations to be done in ordinary every day moments, followed by the bliss practices, up to Verse 74, Yukti 46.
It is highly recommended to complete the Foundations of Tantrik Yoga course prior to exploring this one and we encourage you to revisit these foundational practices on a regular basis. Especially spaciousness practices may be disorienting and you may find it beneficial to look for Grounding practices in our Library.
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