It’s my absolute pleasure to share with you a selection of the beautiful Yukti verses (yoga meditation practices) from the ‘Radiance Sutras’, a book by Lorin Roche, over the coming months. The poetic renderings of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra explore 112 gateways to the yoga of wonder and delight. Through my own studies and practises, I’ve come to feel and understand through first-hand experience the nondual nature of life or existence; there is no separation. We are all intimately connected, and this connection can be experienced as we learn to feel and meet life from our heart, connect being to being, essence to essence. This beautiful book invites us to connect to the divine within and around us through everyday experience. My invitation is to listen to each verse and notice how it lands in the body; feel into your truth and notice how you meet yourself, others, and the world around you.
The one who is intimate to all beings replies,
Beloved, your questions require the answers that come through direct living experience.
The way of experience begins with a breath, such as the breath you are breathing now.
Awakening into luminous reality may dawn in the momentary throb between any two breaths.
Exhaling, breath is released and flows out.
There is a pulse as it turns to flow in.
In that turn, you are empty.
Enter that emptiness as the source of all life.
Inhaling, breath flows in, filling, nourishing. Just as it turns to flow out, there is a flash of pure joy –
Life is renewed.
You can also listen here.
Take care and go gently,