User:Visarga/Trika Yoga

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Anavopaya[edit]

  • external reality
    • yantra, mandala
    • sacred places
    • integration/synchronization with the external temporal cycles (svara)
    • rituals
    • enjoying art in a spiritual way - effortlessly entering samādhi
  • karana
    • meditate on perceptions
      • perceptions are voidness (shunya)
      • meditating on perceptions as they appear or as they fade away
      • meditate on the delight of any perception (taste, sight, sexual bliss, etc)
      • identification of consciousness and ānanda as the body
    • mudrā - gestures express the supreme consciousness already existing inside the body
    • abandonment
      • in a state of exhaustion, abandon the body, be as a simple conscious subject
      • let the volitional aspect of the mind stop; abandon your limited self, in a state of superior receptivity; pure witness state; expect the gradual unfoldment of the void and it will appear
    • stopping
      • in the middle of an intense action or perception, suddenly stop
      • stop the loss of sexual potential; sublimate it on the upper levels
      • stop the mind meditating with the bīja mantra of Bhagalamukhi
      • block an organ of sense; concentrate on the void of perception
    • meditate on the symbolic significance of a gesture, a person, an object
    • āsana - in all postures one meditate on the supreme self
  • prana
    • japa with "so-ham" synchronized with breath cycle
    • meditation on breath, in the two moments of retention, as portals into the void
    • meditate on the body as weightless, transparent, made of psychic light
  • mind
    • expansion of the heart; develop the qualities of the individual soul, jivatman
    • centering in the I-consciousness at the level of the heart; the mental agitation ceases
    • retract the mind from any object or thought, into the heart, over and over again
    • meditate on the void that exists between two thoughts
    • fix the mind in ajna cakra; there perceive the unfoldment of the non-dual light (taraka yoga)

Shaktopaya[edit]

  • jivatman
    • after successfully awakening jivatman, live centered in the heart
    • every action emerges from the heart
    • everything is witnessed from the heart
    • actions are pure and real; there is no effort; everything is spontaneously expressing happiness
    • on any of the energies of the soul, expand your consciousness until reaching the non-duality
  • development of spiritual intuition (baudha jñāna) through study
    • read the sacred texts in a state of transfiguration
    • meditate with deep absorption on the meaning of spiritual concepts, using your intuition
  • bhavana
    • in meditation, identify with Śiva
    • take as subject the force centers, the ten Mahā Vidyas, empty space (akasha)
    • meditation on the void of the heart and void of brahmarandra
    • stop a desire; focus on a desire when it appears
    • when under influence of desire, anger, greed, pain, etc, make the mind one pointed; focus on consciousness at it's beginning and end
    • "I have been the same Self, in all my experiences from birth until now"; meditate on this thread of consciousness linking all your experiences in a chain
  • mantra; ascension(uccāra) of the energy, modulated by sound
    • uccāra with the 50 phonemes
    • uccāra with parābīja and piṇdanātha
    • laya yoga based on the un-struck sound of the heart (anāhata nada)
    • uccāra with AUM
  • ascension of the sexual energy (visarga from Muladhara)
    • is a form of body alchemy
    • creative energy is an expression of ananda, the secret of spiritual efficacity; gradual empowerment
  • kundalini
    • prāṇa and apāna are united in the central channel
    • meditate on the central channel, suṣumnā nādi
    • fix awareness on brahmarandra
    • as kuṇḍalinī awakens, a current surges upwards to brahmarandra; effortlessly the body is charged with intense energy; learn from it, let it transform your body and mind; consider it your guru and obey its teachings which appear in the form of mental insights; spontaneously discover mudras and other subtle techniques

Shambavopaya[edit]

  • nirvikalpa samādhi; break into the state of spiritual illumination; turya; non-duality
    • once profoundly experienced, this state will be yours forever; recognize it when it comes and remember it
    • initially, re-finding it will be like a small mental gesture, a knack, something very personal and inexprimable; in time you will learn to leap directly into the non-dual light
    • stabilize this state in 7 years of intense non-dual submersion; it is not the end once you had the revelation of your supreme self; the true spiritual path starts only now; you will be able to understand all the sacred texts and apply any technique with great success, but beware not to forget this realization, not to succumb to temptations and be led astray
  • all is consciousness - realizing the nature of oneself and the exterior reality as non-dual consciousness, light
    • absorption of the 4 wheels of Śakti into turya
      • Bhucari - external reality
      • Dikcari - jñānendriyas(senses) and karmendriyas(organs of action)
      • Gochari - manas, ahaṃkara and buddhi
      • Kechari - consciousness
  • meditate on Śiva Tattva as pervading the universe
    • meditate on the universe as having the nature of consciousness
    • bhairavī mudrā - with open eyes, remain centered inside the Self
  • krama mudrā - balance attention from interior (the point of reflection of Ātman inside the body) to exterior and back; a state of ecstasy ensues
  • submerged in the non-dual light of the Self, abandon your will; a state of bliss will erupt in the previously pacified state of non-duality; let bliss charge every cell in your body; you will feel like burning in cit-ananda
  • super intense, non-dual devotion (bhakti); objectless love
  • sat-tarka, reflection of the non-dual reality in one's mind, as correct reasoning
  • dissolution of particular spanda (viśeṣa spanda) into cosmic spanda (sāmānya spanda)
  • dissolution of the deep imprints (vāsanā) of the causal body by the fire of non-dual consciousness (turya)
    • the painful and limitative experience of vāsanā is transmuted into a divine state of ecstasy which is no longer limited or personal
  • recognition/pratyabhijña
  • sacrifice your body, mind and soul into the non-dual light of the Self; every moment, every thought, every sensation to be devoid of duality and recognized as non-dual luminous consciousness

Anupaya[edit]

  • guru yoga/pratyabhijña
  • simply reading a spiritual precept, suddenly the divine grace descends and one has the spiritual reailzation
  • jagadananda

All levels[edit]

  • there is no bondage; all is Śiva; there is nothing to be done
  • guru yoga
    • requires total openness towards one's guru
    • guru is identical to one's Self, Ātman, and is seen as a manifestation of Śiva
    • an empowerment passes from guru to disciple, when there is true connection at the deepest level of the heart between them
    • meditate on one's guru; identification; visualization of the guru in brahmarandra and anāhata cakra
  • kaula (tantric) sexual ritual
    • is the most complete realization
    • involves all the tattvas, all the senses and all the chakras
    • 3 stages - pervasion of aparā, parāpara and parā