Study notes

Table of Yuktis (VBT)

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YUKTI #1: visarga (breath:pause)

YUKTI #2: kiraṇābhāsā (rays of light)

YUKTI #3: praticakraṃ (chakra-to-chakra)

YUKTI #4: dvādaśākṣara (12 vowels)

YUKTI #5: bhrū-kṣepa-setu (the ‘dike’ b/t the eyebrows)

YUKTI #6: śūnya-pañcaka (the five spaces)

YUKTI #7: laya (dissolution)

YUKTI #8: kapāla (cranium)

YUKTI #9: madhya-nāḍī (central channel)

YUKTI #10: ṣaṇmukhī mudrā (w/ bhramari)

YUKTI #11: sūkṣmāgni-tilaka (mark of subtle fire)

YUKTI #12: śabda-brahman (sound-absolute)

YUKTI #13: uccāra (mantric elevation)

YUKTI #14: varṇa (syllable)

YUKTI #15: tantrī (tambura/tanpura)

YUKTI #16: piṇḍa (unpronounceable mantra-mass)

YUKTI #17: viyat (inner Space/Sky)

YUKTI #18: mūla-śūnya & pṛṣṭha-śūnya (space above and in the root)

YUKTI #19: triśūnya (three spaces / bindus)

YUKTI #20: tanūdeśe śūnyatā (space in any body part)

YUKTI #21: dravyaṃ viyad-vyāptam (space pervading the tissues)

YUKTI #22: tvag-bhitti (wall of skin)

YUKTI #23: hṛdaya-padma (Heart-lotus)

YUKTI #24: dvādaśānta (end-of-12)

YUKTI #25: deha-śuddhi (burning body-image)

YUKTI #26: jagat-dagdha (burning the world)

YUKTI #27: tattva-śuddhi (purifying the tattvas)

YUKTI #28: svapna-svātantrya (freedom in the dream state)

YUKTI #29: adhva-prakriyā (the system of ‘Paths’)

YUKTI #30: śūnya-bhūta (existence as Void)

YUKTI #31: ghata-bhājana (pot/vessel)

YUKTI #32: śūnya-vishaya (open space)

YUKTI #33: madhya (the space between, w/o effort)

YUKTI #34: madhya (the space between, w/ effort)

YUKTI #35: deha = cit (body = csness)

YUKTI #36: vāyu-dvaya-saṃghaṭṭa (fusion of the two winds)

YUKTI #37: deha = ānanda (body = bliss)

YUKTI #38: kuhana-prayoga (trick-method)

YUKTI #39: pipīla-sparśa (formication)

YUKTI #40: vahner viṣasya madhye (point between the ‘fire’ and the ‘poison’)

YUKTI #41: śaktyāveśa (immersion into pure energy)

YUKTI #42: bhara-smṛti (intensified memory [of sexual bliss])

YUKTI #43: mahānanda (immersing in great joy, as when seeing a loved one after a long time)

YUKTI #44: jagdhi-pāna (eating and drinking)

YUKTI #45: gītādi (music and song)

YUKTI #46: yatra yatra (wherever the mind finds delight)

YUKTI #47: nidrā (on the edge of sleep)

YUKTI #48: tejas (pattern of light)

YUKTI #49: karankinī mudrā

YUKTI #50: krodhanā mudrā

YUKTI #51: bhairavī mudrā

YUKTI #52: lelihānā mudrā

YUKTI #53: khecarī mudrā

YUKTI #54: mṛdvāsana (nāvāsana)

YUKTI #55: kaksa-vyoman (space in the armpits)

YUKTI #56: nirādhāra-dṛṣṭi (looking without story)

YUKTI #57: hoccāra manasā (mental uccāra of ‘ha’)

YUKTI #58: nirādhāra-deha (supportless body)

YUKTI #59: deha-cālana (rocking the body)

YUKTI #60: ākāśam paśyan (sky-gazing)

YUKTI #61: mūrdhni viyat (the sky is your head)

PLEASE NOTE: Yukti #1 covers verses 24-27, then Yukti #2 is verse 28, Yukti #3 is verse 29, and so on, one Yukti per verse, until #24, which covers two verses (50-51), and #29 which likewise covers two verses (56-57). We also have the opposite situation: verse 77 covers 5 yuktis.