I praise the Supreme Goddess Para,
The creative upsurge of Consciousness that is the all embracing yogini consort of Bhairava,
Enthroned upon the central lotus above the three cusps of the knower, the knowing and the known.
I praise the Goddess in the body of the dancing Bhairava,
playful like a streak of lightning in a sky dense with monsoon clouds.
May the Trident of wisdom,
shimmering as the triad of dualistic bonds scorched by masses of blazing light,
be capable of cutting off all that undermines right View.
The Power of Autonomy, the Will to emit the sequence of creation, and that sequence itself are together the all-pervasive might of the all-pervasive Lord.
That itself is the triad of Goddesses - revealing their ultimate nature to me, may they make their home within.
~ Abhinavagupta (trans. Christopher Wallis)