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A FIELD GUIDE TO INFINITIES

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ONE HUNDRED AND TWELVE MODES OF MEDITATION

From the Vijñāna Bhairava

Translated by the Kashmiri Saint Swami Lakshmanjoo
and Kashmiri Pandit Dina Nath Muju
Edited by Jim Powell


INTRODUCTION  by
Jim Powell


In the Land of Blue Forests, as Lord Buddha called Kashmir, dreams a chain of mountains called Himalaya, Abode of Snow, those elevated slopes white all year 'round.





Those mountains have also preserved a field guide to finite infinities: a compendium of dozens of Modes of Meditation, 112 modes of courting unbounded consciousness.

These Modes have been carried down in an oral tradition, and a scripture known as the Vijñāna Bhairava (The Scripture of Divine Awareness).

Traditionally each of 112 ways is called a dharana or yukti, a technique or way of doing something.Herein, however, I use the term Mode or Meditation (rather than "technique" or "way") both ModeandMeditationdesignate a way of doing something and a state of being.

A mode may be a way of plucking…

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