In all traditional texts, the Great Cosmic Wisdom Tripura Bhairavi is presented as radiating more powerfully than a thousand suns put together. She has three eyes and wears a tiara made of precious stones, in the shape of a crescent moon.
Her face is as beautiful as a lotus flower and Her expression is kind, happy and smiling. Her garments are red; Her breasts are stained with blood; She wears a necklace of skulls around Her heck.
In two of her four hands, She holds a rosary and a book, and with the two remaining hands She performs the gestures of knowledge, Jnana mudra and the gesture of granting spiritual gifts and power, Varada mudra.
Sometimes, instead of Jnana mudra She performs Abhaya mudra, the gesture of casting away fear. In some iconographic representations, the Goddess is sitting on a red lotus and in others She is sitting on top of a corpse.
The main characteristic of Her physical form is Her radiating beauty, which is in close connection with the manifestation of the subtle element tejas.
MEDITATE ON THE RADIANCE OF THE SELF
As for the ways to achieve resonance with the sphere of force belonging to the Great Cosmic Wisdom Tripura Bhairavi, they are mostly related to certain types of meditation, of which the most important is the meditation on the divine inner light, which comes from the Supreme Immortal Self, Atman .
Usually, this profound spiritual light is experienced through the third eye, Ajna Chakra . Nonetheless, the experience of the divine inner light is always accompanied by the experience of the inner sound.
Another form of worshiping the Great Cosmic Wisdom Tripura Bhairavi is the practice of the various forms of tapas. The spiritual tradition says that in the absence of the subtle, focused energy of the tapas, understood mostly as perseverance and continuity in the spiritual practice, spiritual progress is not possible, it cannot evolve from a desire into an actual fact.
A subtle form of approaching the tapas, as an act of worship for the Great Cosmic Wisdom Tripura Bhairavi is to gradually renounce all egotistic desires, all attachments and illusionary pleasures in order to become free from the karmic prison.
BURN ALL YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE SACRIFICIAL PYRE
The highest form of tapas is that through which one succeeds in obtaining the perfect control over their mind and thoughts.
Consequently, the highest form of worship for this Goddess is to offer all our thoughts, with great sincerity and devotion to the sacred flame of the divine consciousness.
To put it in different words, this means to “dissolve” the content of the mind, sublimating it thus entirely in the subtle sound of the mantra, which represents the quintessential manifested nature of this Great Cosmic Wisdom, Tripura Bhairavi.
In ancient times, the exterior form of the Great Cosmic Wisdom Tripura Bhairavi was homa, the vedic sacrificial fire. This form of worship can be transformed into a subtle, inner form of worship through the offering of all thoughts and emotions to the inner spiritual fire of the logos from Muladhara Chakra.
This practically means the absorption of the mind from the senses, a process that resembles the so-called sublimation of the sounds, from their physical form, as words into the “light of the transcendent tranquility”, the non-manifested divine logos, situated at the level of Muladhara Chakra.
This way, the yogi who is perseverant and continuously walks the path of spiritual becoming will rejoice in receiving the Great Cosmic Wisdom Tripura Bhairavis grace. He will receive significant beneficialial spiritual powers as well as the state of enlightenment and ultimate freedom.