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Agastya’s Turtle Formula for attaining Siddhis

Agastya addresses Pulastya, one of his students, in this verse. He calls Pulastya as Parthibha, a word which commonly denotes a king. The know from the final line of this verse that Agastya is describing the path to gain the wealth of Ashtanga. Ashtanga here may refer to the eight Tantrik Siddhis. Agastya’s path towards these Siddhis however differs from the path of a Tantrik. Agastya says that Siddhis manifest effortlessly for one who has attained Kailasa Nidhi, the supreme bliss. The ultimate goal, therefore, according to this verse is uniting with supreme consciousness which is Shiva consciousness. Kailasa is the abode of Shiva consciousness. The word Kailasa itself means only (Kai) joy (Lasa). Agastya strangely takes the search for Kailasa through Patala, the nether worlds.  Different domains are not elsewhere but right here. Agastya says that Patala appears inside this Earth to the one who is clairvoyant. Clairvoyance here is a perception of the subtle aspects of this creation.

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