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Teachings And Quotes From Mahanirvana Tantra

A small but important collection of quotes and teachings from Mahanirvana Tantra.

In the lotus of my heart do I contemplate the divine intelligence, the Brahman without distinction and difference, who is the object of realization to even the creator, protector, and destroyer of the universe. Whom the yogis attain through meditation; who destroys the fear of birth and death; and who is existence, intelligence, and the seed of all the worlds; I bow down to that supreme Reality. Om. Peace. Peace. Peace.

When we attain illumination (self-realization), all actions cease to function and all spiritual disciplines are no more needed.

The highest worship is to think of oneself as Brahman; the second method of worship is the meditation on God; the third method is Japa, prayer, and glorification of God; and the last method is external, ritualistic worship.

You have no form,
even though with the help of Maya,
you take on myriads of forms.
You have no beginning,
though you are the beginning of all.
It is you who creates, upholds and dissolves the worlds.

I bow to Thee, the Everlasting cause of the world;
I bow to Thee, Pure Consciousness, the Soul that sustains the whole universe.

Mahanirvana Tantra