They are complete — one hundred and twelve techniques…Not a single method could be added to Shiva’s one hundred and twelve methods…
These one hundred and twelve methods of meditation constitute the whole science of transforming mind. We will enter them one by one. We will try to comprehend first intellectually. But use your intellect only as an instrument, not as a master. Use it as an instrument to understand something, but do not go on creating barriers with it. When we will be talking about these techniques, just put aside your past knowledge, your knowing, whatsoever information you have collected. Put them aside — they are just dust gathered on the road.
Encounter these methods with a fresh mind — with alertness, of course, but not with argumentation.
And do not create the fallacy that an argumentative mind is an alert mind. It is not, because the moment you move into arguments you have lost the awareness, you have lost the alertness. Then you are not here.
These methods do not belong to any religion… Science does not belong to races and religions — and tantra is a science… That is why these techniques will not mention any religious ritual. No temple is needed. You are quite enough of a temple yourself. You are the lab; the whole experiment is to go on within you. No belief is needed.
This is not religion, this is science. No belief is needed…Only a daringness to experiment is enough, courage to experiment is enough; that is the beauty…
Tantra will be helpful, whatsoever their chosen path.
So remember this, tantra is pure science. … So belong to any religion; it is irrelevant. But you can transform yourself, and that transformation needs a scientific methodology.”
We have been trained to think that our ‘mind’ is the key to understanding. Mind is simply a series of answers others have given you to believe.
Your mind, thoughts, thinking will block every single movement, impulse, internal or external, that brings you toward growth.
That which grows to progress within you comes from somewhere else within your body. Not your thoughts. Not your mind. Perhaps from your consciousness, but not your mind.
The whole process which is involved in the VBT is about dropping these thoughts, not being led by them anymore. Connecting to your true nature and your true power.
This is the journey we are on.