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T R I P U R A B H A I R A V I
In all traditional texts, the Great Cosmic Power Tripura Bhairavi is presented as radiating more powerfully than a thousand suns together. She has three eyes and wears a diadem made of precious stones, in the shape of a crescent moon.
Her face is as beautiful as a lotus flower and Her expression is kind, happy and smiling. Her garments are red; Her breasts are stained with blood; She wears a necklace of skulls around Her heck.
In two of her four hands, She holds a rosary and a book, and with the two remaining hands She performs the gestures of knowledge, Jnana mudra and the gesture of granting spiritual gifts and power, Varada mudra.
Sometimes, instead of Jnana mudra She performs Abhaya mudra, the gesture of casting away the fear. In some iconographic representations, the Goddess is sitting on a red lotus and in others She is sitting on top of a corpse.
The main characteristic of Her physical form is Her radiating beauty, which is in close connection with the manifestation of the subtle element tejas.
MEDITATE ON THE RADIANCE OF THE SELF
As to the ways to achieve the resonance with the sphere of force of the Great Cosmic Power Tripura Bhairavi these are mostly related to certain types of meditation, of which the most important is the meditation on the divine inner light, which comes from the Supreme Immortal Self, Atman.
Usually, this profound spiritual light is experienced through the third eye, Ajna Chakra. Nonetheless, the experience of the divine inner light is always accompanied by the experience of the inner sound.
Another form of worshiping the Great Cosmic Power Tripura Bhairavi is the practice of the various forms of tapas. The spiritual tradition says that in the absence of the subtle, focused energy of the tapas, understood mostly as perseverance and continuity in the spiritual practice, the spiritual progress is not possible, it cannot evolve from a desideratum to an actual fact.
A subtle form of approaching the taps, as a worship of the Great Cosmic Power Tripura Bhairavi is to gradually renounce all egotistic desires, all attachments and illusory pleasures in order to become free from the karma-ic prison.
BURN ALL YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE SACRIFICIAL PYRE
The highest form of tapas is that through one succeeds in obtaining the perfect control over the mind and the thoughts.
Consequently, the highest form to worship the Goddess is to offer all our thoughts, with great sincerity and devotion in the sacred flame of the divine consciousness.
To put it in different words, this means to "dissolve" the content of the mind, sublimating it thus entirely in the subtle sound of the mantra, which represents the quintessential manifesting nature of this Great Cosmic Power, Tripura Bhairavi.
In the ancient times, the exterior form of the Great Cosmic Power Tripura Bhairavi was homa, the vedic sacrificial fire. This form of worship can be transformed into a subtle, inner form of worship through the offering of all the thoughts and emotions to the inner spiritual fire of the logos from Muladhara Chakra.
This practically means the absorption of the mind from the senses, process that is resembling to the so-called sublimation of the sounds, from their physical form, as words to the "light of the transcendent tranquillity", the non-manifested divine logos, situated at the level of Muladhara Chakra.
In this way, the yogi who is perseverant and walks continuously the path of spiritual becoming will rejoice in receiving the Great Cosmic Power Tripura Bhairavi’s grace. He receives significant beneficial spiritual powers as well as the state of enlightenment and ultimate freedom.