Meditation of the Month: Who Is In?

From the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra: “Each thing is perceived through knowing. The self shines in space through knowing. Perceive one being as knower and known.”

Meister Eckhart

Meister Eckhart

The path of knowledge can be tricky as it is easy to fall into illusion through it. German mystic Meister Eckhart summed up the blessings and challenges of using knowledge as a path to God with this beautiful poem:

“Knowledge always deceives.
It always limits the Truth, every concept and image does.
From cage to cage the caravan moves, but I give thanks,
For at each divine juncture my wings expand
And I touch Him more intimately”

How to practise meditation:

One way to work with this sutra is the ‘Who is in?’ method of meditation. You will need a friend to practise this with.

  • The speaker sits comfortably with a straight back, on the floor or on a chair.
  • The questioner sits by their side or directly in front of them.
  • The questioner asks the speaker – ‘Who is in?’.
  • The speaker responds with whatever comes into their mind, without censoring it.
  • Once the speaker has nothing more to say, the questioner again asks, ‘Who is in?’
  • Continue for 5 minutes then swap over. Keeping swapping between you until you have completed 20 or 4o minutes.

Enjoyed this meditation? Want to try more like it? Check out Sarita’s online Vigyan Bhairav Tantra club, or by email, or or see her book, Divine Sexuality.

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