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The Awakening Dance of Shiva & Shakti
Phil Bolsta
By Phil Bolsta
Shift Team Writer

Are you torn between wanting to enjoy the pleasures of the world and seeking spiritual awakening?

Do you desire a way to see life as pleasurable, beautiful, and wondrous... without the “work” of non-attachment?

If so, spiritual teacher Raja Choudhury offers a path forward...

Drawing on the wisdom in the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra — a sacred scripture that was influential in the evolution of Kriya, Kundalini, and Hatha Yoga —  Raja explains that these ancient teachings can awaken you to your highest consciousness in a moment-by-moment living meditation while fully immersed in the drama of daily living.

Written as a dialogue between Shiva (the formless source of all energy and consciousness) and Shakti (that formless energy when embodied in form), the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra starts with a series of questions from Shakti asking Shiva about the nature of consciousness, the mind, the source of all things, and the meaning behind the universe.

Ultimately, it explains, when you connect your energy (Shakti) with the energy of the universe (Shiva) in a divine dance, you become one with everything.

Watch the following 7-minute video with Raja as he brings to life this ancient text for YOUR daily life:

 
 

Don’t miss these highlights that Raja covers in this energizing “mini-workshop”:

  • (0:19) — How these ancient teachings differ from Vedanta
  • (2:14) — The conversation between Shiva and Shakti
  • (3:29) — The 112 aphorisms cover every possible activity
  • (6:08) — How to let go of a desire at the peak of experience
  • (6:50) — The ultimate purpose of the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra

And don’t miss 5:13 when Raja shares how the five colored circles on a peacock’s feather can help you awaken...

Rather than seeing all life as suffering, says Raja, the profound teachings of the Vigyan Bhairava Tantra are for everyday, sensual living, resulting in a positive life and the bliss of awakening.

Have you drawn wisdom from the Vigyan Bhairava Tantra? What insights do you have to share?

We’d love to hear from you!


Did you enjoy the insights and video shared above? You’re invited to join Raja for a free virtual video event, Discovering the Dance of Shiva & Shakti in You: Ancient Secrets & Meditations for Waking Up in Your Daily Life.

Did you discover something new from Raja in this blog post or elsewhere? Share your thoughts in the comments below.