(Pūjā): Worship; ritual. It usually refers to formal rituals, but it can express an interiorized attitude as well. The Vijnana Bhairava Tantra (147) says: “Puja does not consist in offering flowers and other gifts. It consists in setting the Heart in the Supreme Ether of Consciousness that is above mental fluctuations. Real adoration means an absorption (in Shiva), through intense mystical fervor.”