The Code of Pashupati 2 – Mystical Minibit

Here is a little bit of chapter two of the Pashupat Sutras for you to chew on. As usual, words and phrases inserted for clarification are in [brackets]:

Pashupat Sutras, Chapter 2, 1 – 11

II:1
Left

II:2
of the player

II:3
of high standing

II:4
of Rudra*

II:5
asana-impelled

II:6
from which all wishes/desires arise [and] are satisfied

II:7
and in this case, the inauspicious becomes auspicious

II:8
and what is to the Left moves to the Right.

II:9
Therefore, worship in both ways

II:10
like worshipping gods and ancestors,

II:11
but both kinds, gods and ancestors, are in Rudra.*
[So worship only Rudra for the cessation of all sorrows, since both are in Rudra anyway.]

* Rudra: “Roarer or Howler.”  The roaring, benevolent, purifying fire, bestowing strength and power and driving away all evil, said to have sprung from the forehead of Brahmaa (the Creative aspect of God).

Happy sleuthing.

Love,
Durga Ma

The Code of Pashupati – Mystical Minibit

A small taste of Truth, enigmatically put by Bhagavan Lakulisha, guru of Swami Shri Kripalvanandaji (Kripalu), my satguru:

Pashupat Sutras – I:1-11

1
So now we will discuss the prescribed application of the practice of the Pashupata Yoga of Pashupati:

2
Ash-bath at dawn, noon, sunset

3
Ashes reposing or sleeping in

4
Repeatedly

5
Virtuous

6
Proof-holder

7
Residing in a house

8
Repeatedly offering surrender with laughter, song, dance, muttering and sound of dun-dun.

9
The best player

10
With one

11
Or none

This just keeps getting better and better, but I though you would rather have a little at a time. I have translated these sutras as literally as humanly possible from the Sanskrit. (Remember what a sutra is?) I hope you have done some sleuthing with previous installments of Mystical Tidbits when you get this.

Love,
Durga Ma

OM – Pashupat Sutras

The Sound of OM
Pashupata Sutram, Chapter 5, Sutras 24 – 28

24  The sound of OM is produced in the deep meditative state (dhyana) . . .

25  . . . [when] concentration [of prana] is held in the core of the being in the interior of the body.

26  Capable of perception by the power of hearing [not the ear] as the sound of aum, it is the essence of all knowledge, action, effects, and even power itself.

27  OM is inexpressible by speech. It is beyond the range of the mind and the sense organs. OM is Pure Speech and the name God, the bringer of the manifest from the realm of pure potential.

28  OM is Supreme God, unlimited, unequalled, guru of the guru.

The sound of OM occurs spontaneously in deep meditation. This direct communion with God happens when prana is concentrated in this one place, the core of the being, and is referred to as pranava—the vibrations of life energy, prana, cause the sound to be audible (pra-nava, reverberating forth; prana-ava, life force expressed).

The sound of OM is both with and without form, manifest and unmanifest. As formless (unmanifest), it is called Pure Sound, unlimited, eternally free, unequalled, and guru of the guru. It is called perceptible (manifest) as the ability to be conscious, and the greatest of all desires, which is union with God and which is fulfilled with the sound of OM perceived directly in deep meditation.

This profoundly beautiful and blissful experience inspires commitment within the seeker to pursue yoga to completion.

The Pashupat Sutras are from Bhagavan Lakulisha, the sadguru of Swami Kripalu, my sadguru.*

Love,
Durga Ma
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Sadguru – Truth-Teacher