Hymns to Bhairav By Abhonav gupta
BHAIRAVA STUTIH stuti is considered as the last hymn of maheswarabhinava gupt .this has more of his emotional rapport with his favorite deity than a discursive element . This is one of the rare admixture of intense devotion and monistic vindication simultaneously .
The illustrious author tells his lord as to how by through unison with him he has become one with the universal phenomena .
He challenges antak the personification of death .dont you try to scare me with your wrathful eyes since I am in tune with furious shaktis of terrific Bhairav by docile servitude of the lord .
The poet says that all his nescience of darkness has been dispelled and he is not frightened any more . Since the sun of truth and righteous ness has risen he has sought completion in the all pervasive principle .
lord bhairav the resort of hapless beings !you pervade
Moving and stable entities
You are consciousness without a second infinite and beginning less. I facilitate you. Within my heart by merging my mind with you . The lord is the ultimate entity of
The wrath of annihilation .although he manifests in eight furious forms pertaining to ,lust,wrath,greed,delusion,vanity,malice,vice and virtue his wrath ful aspect is the most
Popular one . Bhairav is best depicted by his super egotist notion AHAM .according to the tantric tradition this AHAM is a subjective pronoun meaning me or myself .This also contains all Sanskrit alphabet from A to Ham abbreviated in it . Shakti like brahmi etc are the presiding deities of each one of the eight groups of letters arranged in the order of stress used in their pronunciation . Matrikas or little mothers as some
western thinker has erroneously translated are in fact the quants of conveying knowledge or meaning .since they themselves remain discreet as they convey knowledge , the suffix kin pertaining to latency or unknown derives the word Matrika .they are like photons which illumine everything else but themselves .only initiated aspirants are aware of this phenomena of alphabetic manifestation of the universal phenomena .
by your prowess of redemption I can experience everything as pervaded by you
Since you are my very self , I am also the universal self by the virtue of your omnipresence .
Despite the famous aphorism panchkrityah panchkrityah parameswarah maheswarabhinavgupta maintains in his paratrisika that the main function is anugraha
Rest four are merely conducive to the fifth one . Redemption in the glossary if tantrikism is being another shiva or comparable to shiva . Back in the eighties I met one pundit of exclusive erudition at tulmul .a s a novice in this lore and a votary of shankarite monism I interjected that this notion of completion in the shaiva doctrine is tainted with a fallacy called ardh jaratiya .half of the cow is young and half is old .how can two conflicting notions of singularity and plurality coexist within the same domain .Eli rudrah na dwitiyaya tasthu h .
There is one rudra and cannot stand another one .
This plurality from the stand point of skal,pralakal,vignana kal,mantra,mantramaheshwara stages of the proportions of objective and subjective awareness. From the view point of anuttara shiva there is only self effulgent awareness and no trace of any adhva conditioning .
Bhairav's rava or sound of fury namely AHAM .this on downing upon an aspirant leads him across the swamp of identification with a small conditioned portion of his innate spiritual magnanimity .