' Spouse of Hara'

Charmer of Mahakala.

(Harabadhu) 1 Mentally recite' (Vichintya japati)

The Kaulavali says that mental (Manasa) Japa is a hundred times more efficacious than verbal (Vachika) Japa.

According to Durgarama the words may also mean 'recite' keeping in mind the Artha or meaning and so forth of the Mantra. For it is said that he who does not know the Artha of Mantra, the Chaitanya of Mantra, and Yoni-mudra is without success (Siddhi) even if he do Japa of the Mantra a million times.

'Unperturbed mind' (Susthibhuya)

The Kularnava Tantra thus enjoins: - 'Beloved when doing Japa of a Mantra one should be calm, pure, sparing in food, reverential self-controlled, unaffected by the opposites (Dvandva), steady of mind, silent and self-disciplined.

' Meditating on Thee'

(Vichintya tvam)

The Kaulavali Tantra says, 'One should meditate upon the Spouse of Shiva before Japa and after meditation should again do Japa.' The Sadhaka who does Japa and meditation together soon attains success.

' Upon Him ' (Viparitam)

[The original is 'Viparitah' in the first case and Durgarama therefore makes it an adjective of the Sadhaka who he says unites with his Shakti in Viparita Maithuna. Vimalananda however reads it as Viparitam in the second case making it an adjective of 'Thee' (the Devi) who is the object of meditation.]

1 Viparitam (see shloka 7, note 5.) 2 Vidvan whose sole aim in Moksha.

3 Literally ' wandering freely on Earth ' (Commentary, K.B.)

4 Siddhi (see ante, p 38.)

Such as that by which is gained Salokya, Sarupya, Sayujya and Nirvana forms of Liberation.

'Great

Powers '

(Mahasiddhinivahah)

0 Mother, Thou givest birth to and protectest the world, and at the time of dissolution dost withdraw to Thyself 1 the earth and all things; therefore Thou art Brahma, and the Lord of the three worlds, the Spouse of Shri,2 and Mahesha,3 and all other beings and things.4 Ah Me ! how, then, shall I praise Thy greatness?