This stunning description of a 10-cakra system is the only premodern source we know of that associates specific cakras with specific mental-emotional states. Part 1 of 2.
Chapter Five of “The Essence of Tantra” by the great master Abhinavagupta teaches Tantrik Yoga practices, beginning with the sublime Fire-wheel Visualization, which, if successfully practiced, bestows full awakeness and liberation.
Chapter Four of Abhinavagupta’s masterpiece, The Essence of Tantra, offers self-realization in nutshell, succinctly articulating precisely what we need to realize. Of course, it’s easier said than done!
Chapter Three of Abhinavagupta’s masterpiece, The Essence of Tantra, presents extremely subtle and potentially mindblowing pointers towards the true nature of reality.
Chapter Two of Abhinavagupta’s Tantrasaara teaches the (rare) possibility of spontaneous realization of the Truth without the need for any spiritual practice or method. This chapter contains one of Abhinava’s most powerful and direct pointing-out instructions! He puts the realization of ultimate Truth into the first person for you to savor.
Tantrik philosophy in a nutshell! ~ Chapter One of Abhinavagupta’s “The Essence of the Tantras" in a fresh, readable translation.