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I acknowledge this graphic from the Net.

In this 106th dharana and 132 nd verse of Vigyana Bhairava Tantra, Shiva says:

 

Meditating every moment on these words

Eternal, Omnipresent, supports, all pervasive, master of universe

Be fulfilled in Shiva state

 

In this verse too Shiva combines the power of words and visual images invoked by the words to create the energy of the divine within us.

Every breath that we take is a desire to live the next breath. The last breath is an exhalation. There is then no internal desire of the spirit to inhale and continue. The unconscious thought, either for or against, creates the deep desire that the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad verse quoted in an earlier blog indicated.

Thoughts, initially unconscious, later emerging consciously, create our future. Thought creates the intent; intent creates the desire; desire creates the action; that action creates our future. Krishna referred to this sequence when he spoke about action being human nature. It is not merely action, but the thought process, which underpins human nature. It is important that when he spoke about surrender Krishna did not refer to surrendering action, but only to the obsession to the results of action. Krishna’s message was to let go the obsessive desire for karmaphala, the fruit of action, success and failure of action, and not karma, action itself.

In most of us, thoughts are expressed as words. Words stimulate thoughts, and in turn lead to desire and action. The words that Shiva uses here are indicators of the divine energy. The divine energy, Master of Universe as he terms it, is for ever, present every where at all times, and the creator supporter of all living and non living things. Without this divine energy nothing exists.

Shiva wants us to create within us these words constantly, and through these words the image of the divine energy.  The words and the image create and embed the deep desire for that divine energy within us. Eventually that constant desire helps us to transform into that divine energy.

This process may not be intuitive to some. One needs to experience the truth of this process to understand and accept it. All visualizations follow this process. We develop an intent and create a power imagery based on that intent. The more powerful and the more frequent that imagery is, the more probable the outcome of that intent.

If one creates the imagery of the words Shiva uses, eternal, omnipresent, supporting, all pervading as the master of the universe, the imagery would be the vishwarupa, the universal image, which Krishna demonstrates in Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna. Krishna warns Arjuna, ‘you cannot see with your mortal eyes, so I give you divine eyes to behold me’. At the end Arjuna cries out, ‘forgive me for calling you by your name’, so deep is his reverence on seeing Krishna’s universal image. To understand this verse in its fullest, I would recommend the reader to read as well Chapter 11 of the Gita describing Krishna’s universal image.

In the Gita, Arjuna calls Krishna Ishwara, supreme being. Shiva is universally called Maha Ishwara, a level higher if that is a possibility than what the word Ishwara means.  Creating the image that Shiva’s words connote elevate us to experience that divine energy.

 

 

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