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Posted By Opening the Heart

The Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, a description of 112 methods of realizing full consciousness through meditation, was brought to the notice of the West by in his book Zen Flesh, Zen Bones. This was one of the books that sparked widespread Western interest in Buddhist and other Eastern philosophies when it was published in 1939. I am attempting my own interpretaion of this classic, based upon Paul Reps translation, and hope to bring some of the results to the blog over the course of the next few months. Cast as a discourse between the god Shiva and his consort ,Devi, it  presents 112 methods of meditation. Here are the first three:VBTantra 1