(Śāmbhavopāya): A means to reveal the Supreme Consciousness through Shambhu or Shiva (the Supreme Consciousness). It is a perpetual state of freedom from thoughts that allows the realization of the divinity. In this condition, there is no object or support on which the mind is to be steadied or fixed, and the mind ceases to play an active role. Because of this, it is also known as niralamba yoga (supportless yoga).