Liberation

Why Yoga Doesn't Work . . . and Why it Does (Tantrasaara Chapter Four, Part 2)

Why Yoga Doesn't Work . . . and Why it Does (Tantrasaara Chapter Four, Part 2)

In this section of his most accessible work, The Essence of the Tantras, Abhinavagupta makes a compelling — and controversial — argument that none of the practices of Yoga contribute to the possibility of abiding awakeness or final liberation except insofar as they contribute to discernment and insight, for only accurate insight into the nature of reality liberates. This nuanced and careful argument is a must-read for all Tantrik Yogis!

The Ways to Liberation (Tantraloka 1 cont'd)

The Ways to Liberation (Tantraloka 1 cont'd)

In this section of the Tantrāloka, Abhinavagupta unveils his key teaching of the three Ways to Liberation for the first time! This excerpt, newly translated, is packed with rich and juicy teachings to contemplate.

The Pathless Path (Tantrasaara Chapter 2)

The Pathless Path (Tantrasaara Chapter 2)

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.

The only real limitation is self-limitation

The only real limitation is self-limitation

Chapter Twelve of The Recognition Sutras reveals how the state of bondage that most people live in is nothing other than the state of being deluded by and about the powers and potencies of one's very own consciousness. Learn how this delusion manifests as inhibition, and how the key to freedom lies in unraveling the misunderstandings you have about yourself.