Shri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra: The Ascent
"Shri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra: The Ascent is an enlightening exploration of dharana - the art of concentration, brimming with practical techniques for everyday incorporation and self-realization."
Author: Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati
“Shri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra: The Ascent” is a masterpiece that lays bare the intricacies of dharana, the art of concentration. A scholarly work by Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati, it showcases 112 unique dharanas that can be applied seamlessly into everyday life.
The authors’ profound understanding of Tantra and the experiential wisdom reflected throughout the book are deeply impressive. This magnum opus includes original Sanskrit slokas with transliteration, translation, and a substantial commentary that’s worth appreciating for its depth and clarity. The commentary offers an illuminating peek into the tantric view of meditation and guides the aspirant steadily towards developing concentration and meditation.
While the subject matter is mystic but the language of the book is easy to comprehend, it is also an invaluable guide for anyone committed to the path of self-inquiry and self-realization. As rightly reviewed by a reader, the book maps out powerful visualizations and techniques that help quiet the mind and foster the understanding of the Self. The readers have found the dharanas, the objects of concentration, to be powerful ladders to climb the highest realm of Bliss, i.e., Satchidananda.
Overall, “Shri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra: The Ascent” is an indispensable companion for anyone serious about their spiritual journey. The book’s ability to demystify abstract concepts, while offering practical techniques for realization, earns it a revered place in the world of spiritual literature.