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Śāmbhavimudrā literally means ‘mudrā related to Śambhu or Śiva’.
  
It is fixing the gaze on the light of the ātman, in the space between the eyebrows (vide Gheranda Samhitā 3.64-67), ultimately resulting in ātmajñāna. Such a yogi becomes like Ādinātha (Primeval Lord) or Nārāyaṇa.
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It is fixing the gaze on the light of the ātman, in the space between the eyebrows,<ref>Gheranda Samhitā 3.64-67</ref> ultimately resulting in ātmajñāna. Such a yogi becomes like Ādinātha<ref>Ādinātha means Primeval Lord.</ref> or Nārāyaṇa.
  
According to another definition it is aiming at Brahman inwardly though the
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According to another definition, it is aiming at Brahman inwardly though the gaze of the eyes is fixed outside, but seeing nothing. This technique learnt from a guru, through his grace, will lead to the realization of the Śambhutattva or Śiva.<ref>Haṭhayogapradīpikā 4.34-37</ref> The correct methods have to be learnt from a competent guru.
gaze of the eyes is fixed outside, but seeing nothing. This technique learnt from a guru, through his grace, will lead to the realisation of the Śambhutattva or Śiva (Hathayogapradīpikā 4.34-37).
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It is fixing the gaze on the light of the ātman, in the space between the eyebrows (vide Gheranda Samhitā 3.64-67), ultimately resulting in ātmajñāna. Such a yogi becomes like Ādinātha (Primeval Lord) or Nārāyaṇa.
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According to another definition it is aiming at Brahman inwardly though the
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gaze of the eyes is fixed outside, but seeing nothing. This technique learnt from a guru, through his grace, will lead to the realisation of the Śambhutattva or Siva (Hathayogapradīpikā 4.34-37).
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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śāmbhavimudrā (‘mudrā related to Śambhu [Śiva]’)
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It is fixing the gaze on the light of the ātman, in the space between the eyebrows (vide Gheranda Samhitā 3.64-67), ultimately resulting in ātmajñāna. Such a yogi becomes like Ādinātha (Primeval Lord) or Nārāyaṇa.
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According to another definition it is aiming at Brahman inwardly though the
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gaze of the eyes is fixed outside, but seeing nothing. This technique learnt from a guru, through his grace, will lead to the realisation of the Śambhutattva or Śiva CHathayogapradīpikā 4.34-37).
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The correct methods have to be learnt from a competent guru.
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==References==
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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Revision as of 02:35, 10 June 2019

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sambhavimudra, ZAmbhavimudrA, shaambhavimudraa


Śāmbhavimudrā literally means ‘mudrā related to Śambhu or Śiva’.

It is fixing the gaze on the light of the ātman, in the space between the eyebrows,[1] ultimately resulting in ātmajñāna. Such a yogi becomes like Ādinātha[2] or Nārāyaṇa.

According to another definition, it is aiming at Brahman inwardly though the gaze of the eyes is fixed outside, but seeing nothing. This technique learnt from a guru, through his grace, will lead to the realization of the Śambhutattva or Śiva.[3] The correct methods have to be learnt from a competent guru.


References

  1. Gheranda Samhitā 3.64-67
  2. Ādinātha means Primeval Lord.
  3. Haṭhayogapradīpikā 4.34-37
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore