3/5/2023 Awakening to Maya
Perhaps you are not aware of the important aspects of your situation. When you gain another perspective, many matters will be seen clearly for the first time. Perhaps there is no limit to these revelations
Book 2: Sadhana
The Encyclopedia Brittanica’s definition of Sadhana – Hindu and Buddhist Tantrism, spiritual exercise by which the practitioner evokes a divinity, identifying and absorbing it into himself—the primary form of meditation in the Tantric Buddhism of Tibet. Sadhana involves the body in mudras (sacred gestures), the voice in mantras (sacred utterances), and the mind in the vivid inner visualization of sacred designs and the figures of divinities. Detailed instructions on how the images are to be visualized and the appropriate mantra for each are contained in written sadhanas of most divinities. One such collection is the Sādhanamālā (Sanskrit: “Garland of Realization”), composed perhaps between the 5th and the 11th century. This collection of some 300 sadhanas includes those designed for various practical results as well as those intended to further spiritual realization. The written sadhanas also serve to instruct sculptors and painters.
The mastery of visualizing the divinities in order of increasing complexity requires hours of practice each day for a period of years. In the resultant state of consciousness, such concepts as the illusory nature of phenomena and one’s identity with the ultimate are said to become experiential realities.
Here we are in Book 2 of 4 of the Yoga Sutras. This entire book 2 consists of the practice of spiritual exercise. Most major religions have this set of sutras giving
the practitioner details on how to proceed down the path. Each day I will interpret another verse and tarot as in Book 1. These next 55 sutras are all Book 2. This process will take about 2 months give or take a few days. Book 3 holds 56 Sutras and Book 4 hold 34 sutras. Siri tells me that’s July 28th 2023 I should be finished with my daily devotions. Let’s see how close I get to final goal during this next 145 days. Life is a constant 🙂 I wonder if I will be fully liberated by then HAHA! We shall see at least I will be Awake!