Vijnana Bhairava Tantra
- 11: In reality the essence of Bhairava is not the nine forms, nor the garland of letters, nor the three flows and not even the three powers of shakti.
- 12: Bhairava’s form cannot be perceived in nada and bindu nor even in the obstructed half moon, nor in the piercing of successive chakras, nor does shakti, or energy, constitute his essence.
- 13: These things about the form of Bhairava have been told, like the tales used to frighten children, to induce people of immature intellect to follow the spiritual path, just as the mother entices her child with sweets.
- 14: Ultimately that state of bhairava cannot be measured in terms of time, space or direction, nor can it be indicated by any attribute or designation.
- 15: One can have this inner experience for oneself when the mind is free from modifications or thought patterns. The atman of bhairava, which is known as bhairavi, is then experienced as the bliss of one’s own inner awareness, a state whose formis fullness, free fromall contradictions which is the abode of the entire universe.