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A Most Complete Mystic and Meditation Teaching

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    DEVI SAYS: O Shiva, what is your reality? What is this wonder-filled universe? What constitutes seed? Who centers the universal wheel? What is this life beyond
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 4, 2011
      DEVI SAYS:

      O Shiva, what is your reality?
      What is this wonder-filled universe?
      What constitutes seed?
      Who centers the universal wheel?
      What is this life beyond form pervading forms?
      How may we enter it fully, above space and
      time, names and descriptions?
      Let my doubts be cleared!


      [Devi, though already enlightened, has asked the
      foregoing questions so others through the universe
      might receive Shiva's instructions. Now follow
      Shiva's reply, giving the 112 ways.]

      1. Radiant one, this experience may dawn between
      two breaths. After breath comes in (down) and just
      before turning up (out) — the beneficence.

      2. As breath turns from down to up, and again
      as breath curves from up to down—through both these
      turns, realize.

      3. Or, whenever inbreath and outbreath fuse, at this
      instant touch the energyless energy-filled center.

      4. Or, when breath is all out (up) and stopped
      of itself, or all in (down) and stopped—in such
      universal pause, one's small self vanishes. This is
      difficult only for the impure.

      5. Consider your essence as light rays rising from
      center to center up the vertebrae, and so rises livingness in you.

      6. Or in the spaces between, feel this as lightning.

      7. Devi, imagine the Sanskrit letters in these
      honey-filled foci of awareness, first as letters,
      then more subtly as sounds, then as most
      subtle feeling. Then, leaving them aside, be free.

      8. Attention between eyebrows, let mind be before
      thought. Let form fill with breath-essence to the
      top of the head, and there shower as light.

      9. Or, imagine the five-colored circles of the
      peacock tail to be your five senses in illimitable
      space. Now let their beauty melt within. Similarly, at
      any point in space or on a wall — until the point
      dissolves. Then your wish for another comes true.

      10. Eyes closed, see your inner being in detail.
      Thus see your true nature.

      11. Place your whole attention in the nerve, delicate
      as the lotus thread, in the center of your spinal
      column. In such be transformed.

      12. Closing the seven openings of the head with
      your hands, a space between your eyes becomes all-inclusive.

      13. Touching eyeballs as a feather, lightness between
      them opens into heart and there permeates the cosmos.

      14. Bathe in the center of sound, as in the continuous
      sound of a waterfall. Or, by putting fingers in ears,
      hear the sound of sounds.

      15. Intone a sound, as a-u-m, slowly. As sound enters
      soundfulness, so do you.

      16. In the beginning and gradual refinement of
      the sound of any letter, awake.

      17. While listening to stringed instruments, hear
      their composite central sound; thus omnipresence.

      18. Intone a sound audibly, then less and less
      audibly as feeling deepens into this silent harmony.

      19. Imagine spirit simultaneously within and around
      you until the entire universe spiritualizes.

      20. Kind Devi, enter etheric presence pervading
      far above and below your form.

      21. Put mindstuff in such inexpressible fineness
      above, below, and in your heart.

      22. Consider any area of your present form as
      limitlessly spacious.

      23. Feel your substance, bones, flesh, blood,
      saturated with cosmic essence.

      24. Suppose your passive form to be an empty
      room with walls of skin - empty.

      25. Blessed one, as senses are absorbed in heart,
      reach the center of the lotus.

      26. Unminding mind, keep in the middle - until.

      27. When in worldly activity, keep attentive between
      the two breaths, and so practicing, in a few days
      be born anew.

      28. Focus on fire rising through your form from
      the toes up until the body burns to ashes but not you.

      29. Meditate on the make-believe world as
      burning to ashes, and become being above human.

      30. Feel the fine qualities of creativity permeating
      your breasts and assuming delicate configurations.

      31. With intangible breath in center of forehead,
      as this reaches heart at the moment of sleep, have
      direction over dreams and over death itself.

      32. As, subjectively, letters flow into words
      and words into sentences, and as, objectively, circles
      flow into worlds and worlds into principles, find
      at last these converging in our being.

      33. Gracious one, play the universe is an empty
      shell wherein your mind frolics infinitely.

      34. Look upon a bowl without seeing the sides or
      the material. In a few moments become aware.

      35. Abide in some place endlessly spacious, clear
      of trees, hills, habitations. Thence comes the end of mind pressures.

      36. Sweet-hearted one, meditate on knowing and not
      knowing, existing and not existing. Then leave both
      aside that you may be.

      37. Look lovingly on some object Do not go on
      to another object. Here, in the middle of this object — the blessing.

      38. Feel cosmos as translucent ever-living presence.

      39. With utmost devotion, center on the two junctions
      of breath and know the knower.

      40. Consider the plenum to be your own body of bliss.

      41. While being caressed, sweet princess, enter
      the caressing as everlasting life.

      42. Stop the doors of senses when feeling the
      creeping of an ant. Then.

      43. At the start of sexual union, keep attention on
      the fire in the beginning, and, so continuing, avoid
      the embers in the end.
      44. When in such embrace your senses are shaken as
      leaves, enter this shaking.

      45. Even remembering union, without the embrace, the transformation.

      46. On joyously seeing a long-absent friend, permeate this joy.

      47. When eating or drinking, become the taste of
      the food or drink, and be filled.

      48. 0 lotus-eyed one, sweet of touch, when singing,
      seeing, tasting, be aware you are and discover the ever-living.

      49. Wherever satisfaction is found, in whatever act, actualize this.

      50. At the point of sleep when sleep has not yet
      come and external wakefulness vanishes, at this point
      being is revealed.

      51. In summer when you see the entire sky endlessly
      clear, enter such clarity.

      52. Lie down as dead. Enraged in wrath, stay so.
      Or stare without moving an eyelash. Or suck something
      and become the sucking.

      53. Without support for feet or hands, sit only
      on buttocks. Suddenly, the centering.

      54. In an easy position, gradually pervade an
      area between the armpits into great peace.

      55. See as if for the first time a beauteous person
      or an ordinary object.

      56. With mouth slightly open, keep mind in the middle
      of tongue. Or, as breath comes silently in, feel the sound HH.

      57. When on a bed or a seat, let yourself become
      weightless, beyond mind.

      58. In a moving vehicle, by rhythmically swaying,
      experience. Or in a still vehicle, by letting yourself
      swing in slowing invisible circles.

      59. Simply by looking into the blue sky beyond
      clouds, the serenity.

      60. Shakti, see all space as if already absorbed in
      your own head in the brilliance.

      61. Waking, sleeping, dreaming, know you as light.

      62. In rain during a black night, enter that blackness
      as the form of forms.

      63. When a moonless raining night is not present,
      close eyes and find blackness before you. Opening eyes, see blackness. So faults disappear forever.

      64. Just as you have the impulse to do something, stop.

      65. Center on the sound a-u-m without any a or m

      66. Silently intone a word ending in AH. Then in the
      HH effortlessly, the spontaneity.

      67. Feel yourself as pervading all directions, far, near.

      68. Pierce some part of your nectar-filled form
      with a pin, and gently enter the piercing.

      69. Feel: My thought, I-ness, internal organs—me.

      70. Illusions deceive. Colors circumscribe. Even
      divisibles are indivisible.

      71. When some desire comes, consider it. Then, suddenly, quit it.

      72. Before desire and before knowing, how can I say
      I am? Consider. Dissolve in the beauty.

      73. With your entire consciousness in the very start
      of desire, of knowing, know.

      74. 0 Shakti, each particular perception is limited,
      disappearing in omnipotence.

      75. In truth forms are inseparate. Inseparate are
      omnipresent being and your own form. Realize each as
      made of this consciousness.

      76. In moods of extreme desire, be undisturbed.

      77. This so-called universe appears as a juggling,
      a picture show. To be happy look upon it so.

      78. 0 Beloved, put attention neither on pleasure or pain
      but between these.

      79. Toss attachment for body aside, realizing I am
      everywhere. One who is everywhere is joyous.

      80. Objects and desires exist in me as in others.
      So accepting, let them be translated.

      81. The appreciation of objects and subjects is
      the same for an enlightened as for an unenlightened
      person. The former has one greatness: he remains in
      the subjective mood, not lost in things.

      82. Feel the consciousness of each person as your own
      consciousness. So, leaving aside concern for self, become
      each being.

      83. Thinking no thing, will limited-self unlimited.

      84. Believe omniscient, omnipotent, pervading.

      85. As waves come with water and flames with fire,
      so the universal waves with us.

      86. Roam about until exhausted and then, dropping to
      the ground, in this dropping be whole.

      87. Suppose you are gradually being deprived of
      strength or of knowledge. At the instant of deprivation,

      88. Listen while the ultimate mystical teaching is
      imparted: Eyes still, without winking, at once become
      absolutely free.

      89. Stopping ears by pressing and rectum by contracting,
      enter the sound of sound.

      90. At the edge of a deep well look steadily into its
      depths until — the wondrousness.

      91. Wherever your mind is wandering, internally or
      externally at this very place, this.

      92. When vividly aware through some particular sense,
      keep in the awareness.

      93. At the start of sneezing, during fright, in
      anxiety, above a chasm, flying in battle, in extreme
      curiosity, at the beginning of hunger, at the
      end of hunger, be uninterruptedly aware.

      94. Let attention be at a place where you are seeing
      some past happening, and even your form, having
      lost its present characteristics, is transformed.

      95. Look upon some object, then slowly withdraw
      your sight from it, then slowly withdraw your thought
      from it. Then.

      96. Devotion frees.

      97. Feel an object before you. Feel the absence of
      all other objects but this one. Then, leaving aside
      the object-feeling and the absence-feeling, realize.

      98. The purity of other teachings is as impurity to
      us. In reality know nothing as pure or impure.

      99. This consciousness exists as each being, and nothing
      else exists.

      100. Be the unsame same to friend as to stranger,
      in honor and dishonor.

      101. When a mood against someone or for someone arises,
      do not place it on the person in question, but remain centered.

      102. Suppose you contemplate something beyond
      perception, beyond grasping, beyond not being, you.

      103. Enter space, supportless, eternal, still.

      104. Wherever your attention alights, at this
      very point, experience.

      105. Enter the sound of your name and, through this
      sound, all sounds.

      106. I am existing. This is mine. This is this. 0 Beloved,
      even in such know illimitably.

      107. This consciousness is the spirit of guidance
      of each one. Be this one.

      108. Here is a sphere of change, change, change.
      Through change consume change.

      109. As a hen mothers her chicks, mother particular
      knowings, particular doings, in reality.

      110. Since, in truth, bondage and freedom are relative,
      these words are only for those terrified with the
      universe. This universe is a reflection of minds.
      As you see many suns in water from one sun, so see
      bondage and liberation.

      111. Each thing is perceived through knowing. The self
      shines in space through knowing. Perceive one being as
      knower and known.

      112. Beloved, at this moment let mind, knowing, breath,
      form, be included.
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