Tantra - 9 Techniques

1.  Radiant one, this experience may dawn between two breaths.  After breath comes in (down) and just before turning up (out) - the beneficence. 

2.  As breath turns from down to up, and again as breath curves from up to down - through both these turns, realize. 

3.  Or, whenever in-breath and out-breath fuse, at this instant touch the energy-less, energy filled centre. 

4.  Or, when breath is all out (up) and stopped of itself, or all in (down) and stopped - in such universal pause, one's small self vanishes.  This is difficult only for the impure.

5.  Attention between the eyebrows, let mind be before thought.  Let form fill with breath essence to the top of the head and there shower as light. 

6.  When in worldly activity, keep attention between two breaths, and so practicing, in a few days be born anew. 

7.  With intangible breath in centre of forehead, as this reaches heart at the moment of sleep, have direction over dreams and over death itself.

8.  With utmost devotion, centre on the two junctions of breath and know the knower.

9.  Lie down as dead.  Enraged in wrath, stay so.  Or stare without moving an eyelash.  Or suck something and become the sucking. 

Shiva doesn’t say anything about it, he simply gives a technique. You do it, and suddenly you find you are here and now. And your being here and now is the truth, and your being here and now is the freedom, and your being here and now is the nirvana. O 36