[6] Ajna Chakra

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[6] Ajna Chakra
[6.1] Introduction to Ajna Chakra and Form
[6.2] Sound Meditation of Ajna Chakra
[6.3] Techniques & Effects Of Meditation
[6.4] Behavioral Characteristics of Ajna Chakra
[6.5] Yes, I would like to experience Ajna Yoga Meditation
[6.6] More about Ajna Chakra
[6.7] Ajna Chakra from other traditions and other names of Ajna Chakra
[6.8] Videos
[6.9] Summary
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Ajna Chakra Yantra Form

Ajna Chakra Art of Deity & Rule: requisite to Meditation

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[6.1]

Introduction to Ajna Chakra

The chakra system can be grouped into three main forms:

First, the six-chakra system, consisting of the six main chakras –

muladhara,

swadhishthana,

manipura,

anahata,

wishuddha and,

Ajna, with two supplementary chakras, hrit and talu, to which is added the sahasrara.

Secondly, the Ajna system which consists of

the Ajna,

manas,

indu,

nirwana and

sahasrara.

The third, the sahasrara system

The guru chakra,

sahasrara,

Supreme Bindu,

Supreme Nada,

Shakti principle,

Shiwa principle and

Parama Shiwa constitute the third, the sahasrara system.

Ajna System

The Ajna proper (Plate 19) consists of the following factors, which are arranged in this order:

First, Power Hakini in the pericarp of the Ajna;

Second, above Hakini, is Itara-linga, situated within a triangle;

and third, above Itara-linga, is the pranawa in a triangle (this triangle is above the triangle where lies Itara-linga).

The pranawa is constituted of the bija 'O', joined with nadaand bindu, that is Ong.

Above this is nada (Shatchakranirupana, Verse 35).

'Above this' means above the pranawa,that is, above the bindu of Ong.

In other words,the second nada is not to be confused with the nada of Ong.

This second nada is above the bindu of Ong, and, consequently, above the triangle in which is situated the pranawa.

At an intermediate point or position of the Ajna is the subtle manas (Shatchakranirupana,Verse 33).

This point or position is between the bindu of Ong and the second nada which is above the pranawa.

So the order is this:

Ong,

manas (which is above Ong); and

nada (second).

The qualifying word 'subtle' has been used herein a technical sense. The manas is not itself a sense like smell-sense or sight-sense, but plays an important role in making the senses operative.It is more rarefied and powerful than the senses.The senses are under its control. To signify its special characteristics, it has been qualified by the word subtle.

The sense-principles are connected with the lower five chakras. The manas is situated above them in the Ajna. The sense operation requires the instrumentation of the body, but manas may operate independently of the body, so it is subtle. This manas can be termed sense-mind, because of its connection with the senses. The manas receives sensory radiations and then conducts them to the second nada. It has been stated that manas is always shining in the two-petalled lotus (Ajna) (- Kankala-malinitantra, ch. 2, p. 5). This manas is sense-mind. Manas is intimately related to ahang (I-ness) (which includes chitta-consciousness), buddhi (intellective mind) and prakriti (menti-matter principle) (-ibid., ch. 2, p. 5).

Here the whole mind has been referred to, the whole of which manas is a part. Farther, the seat of manas is always in the Ajna chakra (- Bhuta-shuddhitantra, ch. 2, p. 2; ch. 8, p. 8; Koulawali-tantra, ch. 22, p. 80; Shaktanandatarangini,4.16, 30; Sammohanatantra, Part 2, ch. 2).


[6.2]

Sound Meditation of Ajna Chakra

shivoham

Shakti asks Shiva:

What is the form of this chakra?

Shivoham Replies:

Shakti chants OM and you tell me its form.

Shakti started the chant and the words started to flow from her mouth .

I see a luminiscence white circle with 2 petals.

These petals are part of pineal gland.

The seed sound of the petals is HANG, SHANG.

As I meditate on the seed sounds the matrikas are getting activated.

I can see that these matrikas are joined to the 3 nadis.

  1. Vama
  2. Jyesthi
  3. Raudri

An Itra Lingam appears in the center of circle.

It has the seed sound Aum and is luminescent white with little touch of cerulean blue.
Itra Shiva has full control over desires because he controls the subtle mind (suksham manas).

The subtle mind is beyond the operation of the senses which are situated in lower five chakras.

AUM, the Pranava is the source of al sounds and is connected to Anahata Sound.

It creates unity and non dual consciousness.

It is a combination of sun (A), moon (U) and Fire (M).

AUM is carried by nada which is crescent moon called ardhamatra ardh (half) matra (alphabet).

The element of this chakra is Mahat or Mahattatva which consists of 3 gunas and include :

  1. Mind (Manas)
  2. Intellect (Buddhi)
  3. I-consciousness ( Ahamkara)
  4. Being (Chitta) and
  5. The 5 basic principles (Tanmatras).

 

The gross elements Mahabhuta – earth, air, fire, water and Akasha evolve from mahattatva.

According to Tantra Mahattatva is buddhi tattva, the cause of manas, buddhi, ahamkar and chitta.

At this point Soham continued as Shakti went into deep meditation.

The deity is Ardhanarishvara (ardha-half, nari-female, Ishvara-Shiva) stands or is seated inside lingam.

Shiva Shakti is symbolic of basic polarity.

Ardhanarishvara is camphor blue on the Shiva side and pale pink on the Shakti side.

The two right hands belong to Shiva.

First hand holds Trident which represents 3 aspects of consciousness.

  1. Cognition
  2. Conation &
  3. Affection

 

With 2nd hand he grants fearfulness.

Shiva wears tiger skin decorated with snakes,tiger meaning control over animal nature of mind and snakes meaning control of poison of passions.

The Left hands belong to Shakti.

In one she holds a lotus, symbol of beauty, purity and knowledge.

In other hand she holds a staff used to control (ankush) elephant.

Shakti wears a red sari and blouse decorated with gold ornaments.

Ardhanarishwara symbolizes that all duality has ceased.

There is only one entity that commands over Self in this plane of liberation (Moksha).

The third eye of Shiva is called Sva Netra (sva means own, netra - eye).

It is the eye of I – consciousness, the organ of clairevoyance.

It is the eye that sees all 3 divisions of time, past, present, future (trikaldarshi).

The 2 eyes are related with Ida and Pingala and the 3rd eye is in Sushumna in the chitrinin nadi.

When the two external eyes close the third eye opens and absorbs  the source of kama (desires) in its fire.

The Shakti for this chakra is Goddess Hakini. She is the doorkeeper.

By concentrating on her the aspirant gets all powers required to work in the Ajna Chakra.

Hakini is an aspect of Kundalini shakti.

Her pale pink color means fully aroused Kundalini.

Kundalini gains an extra head with each chakra.

She has 6 heads here which indicate:

  1. Enlightenment
  2. Thought Control
  3. Undivided Attention
  4. Perfect Concentration
  5. Unobstructed Meditation
  6. Super Conscious Concentration (Samprajnata Samadhi).

 

She is seated on a light pink lotus and has 4 hands.

  1. In her upper right hand is the drum (damaru) which maintains a steady drone and leads the aspirant to higher stages of consciousness. Damaru means Nada.
  2. Her lower hand is in Abhay Mudra giving fearlessness.
  3. In her upper left hand she holds a skull means total detachment.
  4. Her lower hand holds a Rosary for mantra as a centering device.
  5. The aspirant will experience Soma by meditating on Hakini.
  6. Soma comes from Kamadhenu which is a wish fulfilling cow in Soma chakra.
  7. The aspirant practising Khechari mudra can absorb this nectar by Khechari and remain eternally young as the nectar will not get burnt in throat.

 

The sound Meditation on Ajna Chakra (sound icon with Om ham sham should start here on this chakra)

The seed sound of the petals is HANG, SHANG.

As you meditate on the seed sounds the matrikas  get activated.

An Itra Lingam appears in the center of circle.

It has the seed sound AUM and is luminescent white with little touch of cerulean blue.

 


[6.3]

Techniques & Effects Of Ajna Chakra Meditation

shivoham

Shakti asks Shiva:

What are the techniques & Effects Of Meditation?

Shivoham Replies:

Ajna Chakra is the place of meditation.

  1. The two physical eyes (sun & moon) see past and present while the 3rd eye (fire) reveals the future.
  2. All experiences and ideas serve to clarify one’s perception in the Ajna Chakra.
  3. Ida, Pingala end in their respective nostrils and the three nadis Ida (lunar current), Pingala (solar current), Sushumna (central neutral current) meet at Triveni (the main seat of consciousness).
  4. After crossing the fifth chakra and before reaching the 6th Ajna Chakra, the Sushumna bifurcates.
  5. The anterior branch continues upward with :
  1. Vajrini
  2. Chitrini
  3. Vama
  4. Jyeshtha
  5. Raudri &
  6. Brahama Nadi

 

  1. The posterior branch has only “The Fire” element.
  2. The sun works as the Pingala nadi outside the sushumna and As Vajrini and Jyeshtha Nadis inside.
  3. The moon works as the Ida nadi outside the sushumna and As Chitrini & Vama Nadi inside.
  4. The Fire works as posterior Sushumna And inside the anterior Sushumna , as the Raudri Nadi and the Brahama Nadi, the innermost Nadis.
  5. The posterior Sushumna consumes in its fire all the impressions (samskaras) that are stored in the buddhi (intellect).
  6. Concentration on the seed sound AUM ,especially on the Bindu (the dot above the crescent in the syllable AUM written in sanskrit script) is helpful in activating the energy through the posterior sushumna.
  7. The third eye pineal gland helps to pierce Rudra granthi obstructing  the anterior Sushumna.
  8. I-consciousness is destroyed by meditating on goddess hakini 4 heads which signify:
  1. Enlightenment
  2. Thought Control
  3. Undivided Attention
  4. Perfect Concentration

 

  1. In real meditation neither the dhaiye ( who is meditated upon ) and Dhyata ( who is meditating) exists.
  2. Meditation on one particular aspect of divinity focuses mind and leads to concenteration.
  3. Concentration on Lingam helps to absorb thoughts and lead to Meditation.
  4. The reduction of Lingam to Bindu is Absorbtive Meditation.
  5. When the yogi performs mantra japa (sound repetitions) on SOHAM, ”That I Am” (sa-that, aham-I am) in the sixth chakra, the syllables automatically become reversed, forming the mantra HAMSA, which is the Sanskrit word for swan.
  6. Thus meditating on the Self (in the Bindu) (the dot representing infinity in the syllable AUM) transforms the Yogi into a Paramhamsa, who stays in supreme consciousness.
  7. Those who meditate on this chakra eradicate all their sins and impurities and enter the seventh chakra, beyond Ajna door. The AUM drone  generates from their body itself.
  8. They are beyond the Tattvas (tattvatita). All desires come from Tattvas.
  9. Those who have become adept in third eye meditation go beyond desires and multi-direction movement.  They become one pointed.
  10. They bring their breath and mind in control and hence are always in Samadhi during all actions. Whatever they desire comes true.

 

 


[6.4]

Behavioral Characteristics of Ajna Chakra

shivoham

Shakti asks Shiva:

What are thioral characteristics of a person whose 6th door is opened?

Shivoham Replies:

This chakra has Planes:

  1. Solar (Yamuna)
  2. Lunar (Ganga)
  3. Earthly (Prithvi)
  4. Liquid (Jala)
  5. Planes Of Conscious (Viveka)
  6. Neutrality (Sarasvati)
  7. Austerity (Tapas)
  8. Violence (Himsa)
  9. Spiritual Devotion (Bhakti)

 

The solar and lunar energies intertwine up through all chakras and join into one at sixth chakra.

The plane of Neutrality balances the energies of solar and lunar plane.

The components of duality become equalized leaving a state of pure music and neutrality.

This brings sense of oneness and unity with cosmic laws that appear in the plane of austerity.

The person realizes that he is the immortal spirit in temporal body.

The liquid plane cools off the excessive heat generated by increased powers and purifies the conscious.

The plane of spiritual devotion maintains proper balance within the yogi.

The Ajna Chakra is your pineal gland which protrudes into the 3rd ventricle and is surrounded by cerebrospinal fluid.

The Pineal helps to regulate clear water flow from Soma Chakra through the ventricle of the brain and downward through the spinal cord to the base of the spine.

The Pineal responds very sensitively to light.

When a person enters Ajna Chakra, light will form aound the aspirant head and aura.

The Ida and Pingala are time bound, so the yogi is also time bound till 5th chakra.

In 6th Chakra the yogi moves into sushumna  and becomes trikaldarshi who knows past ,present and future.

In this chakra there is no spiritual reversal.

The aspirant can be in their body as long as they decide and are in Samadhi.

They can enter any other body at will.

They understand the inner meaning of cosmic knowledge.

They can generate scriptures.

The yogi becomes a divine manifestation embodying all elements in their purest form.

All internal and external changes do not cause problems.

The mind reaches a state of undifferentiated cosmic awareness.

All duality ceases to exist.

In 4th chakra the yogi evolves through Ananda (beatitude)

In 5th chakra the yogi evolves through Chit.(cosmic consciousness).

In 6th chakra the yogi becomes sat ( truth).

There is no observer and no observed.

One attains the realization “ that I am, I am that”.

One embodies SatChitAnand or being-consciousness-bliss.


[6.5]

Yes, I would like to experience Ajna Chakra Meditation

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As I would like to move from a state of

  • Duality to noduality.
  • Non perception of consciousness to perception of consciousness.
  • State of I Am to Aham brahama Asmi.
  • From bliss to ultimate truth.
  • Spiritual body to brahama body/sharira.

Yes, I would like to develop my attributes of:

  • Light
  • Color
  • Seeing
  • Intuition
  • Visualization
  • Imagination
  • Clairvoyance
  • Vision

I would like to practise Ajna Chakra Meditation to move From:

  • A state of lower frequency sound to higher than light frequency.
  • A state of listening to to sound of large structures to see in the light or hear the voice of atoms and molecules.
  • A speed of sound to to speed above light to transcend the Time.
  • A state of light to color produced by different frequencies of light.
  • A  state of seeing many twisted colors in chakras to seeing clear well define colors.
  • A state of  understanding the world like a holograph to a state of perceive and command .
  • A state of experiencing the world to understanding that we experience it through a dimension of empty space.
  • A state of non-clairvoyance to a state of clairvoyance.

 


[6.6]

More about Ajna Chakra

Function

Ajna translates as 'command', and is considered as the eye of intuition. When something is seen in the mind's eye, or in a dream, it is being 'seen' by Ajna. It is a bridge that links gurus with disciples, allowing mind communication to occur between two people. The sense organ and action organ associated with Ajna is the mind in both cases.

Hindus believe that spiritual energy from the external environments enter their body through this gateway and hence take utmost precaution in protecting it with spiritually positive protecting forces. The various religious marks one sees on the foreheads of men and women belonging to the Hindu faith (like holy ash, namam, vermilion etc.) are thus the blessed spiritual prasadam of their respective form of the Hindu gods.

Meditation upon Ajna supposedly grants the following siddhis or occult powers; to quickly enter another body at will; to become omniscient; he realizes unity with Brahman; and he has the ability to create, preserve and destroy the 3 worlds.

Manas Chakra

Manas ChakraManas chakra is responsible for sending sense perceptions to the higher chakras. The petals change colour depending on the sense.

Directly above Ajna is a minor chakra known as Manas, or mind. It possesses 6 petals, one for each of the 5 senses, and one for sleep. These petals are normally white, but assume the colour of the senses when activated by them, and they are black during sleep. Its function is to send sense perceptions to the higher chakras.

Association with the body

Anja ChakraThe parietal eye (very small grey oval between the regular eyes) of a juvenile bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana).

Ajna is associated with the third eye on the forehead. It is sometimes associated with the pineal gland, and sometimes with the pituitary gland. The pineal gland is actually related to a real, light sensitive 'third eye' (Parietal eye) found in some lizards, amphibians and fish, and regulates the circadian rhythms, while the Pituitary Gland is considered as the master gland of all endocrine glands, whose secretions control all the other endocrine glands.

Practices

In kundalini yoga, different practices are said to stimulate the Ajna Chakra, including Trataka (steady gazing), Shambhavi Mudra (gazing at the space between the eyebrows), and some forms of Pranayama (breath exercises).

The plane is Tapas Loka of austerity or penance. The ruling planet is Saturn. The aspect of this chakra is self realization. The element is Mahat or Mahatattva in which all other elements are present in their pure essence.


[6.7]

Ajna Chakra from other traditions and other names of Ajna Chakra

In Tibetan buddhism, this chakra is at the end of the central channel, which in their system runs up the body to the top of the head, and then over and down to the forehead, where it terminates. The 2 side channels then continue onwards towards the 2 nostrils, and end there. This centre is frequently depicted in artwork as the 'third eye', and is used in various meditations.

There is also a forehead centre above the third eye, which corresponds to the position of Manas, known as the Wind Wheel, which is one of the 10 chakras in the Mahayoga tantra traditions.

In Qigong, the highest Dantian is located in this position. This is one of 3 'furnaces' that converts the different sorts of energy in the body. In this Dantian, the spiritualshen energy is converted into wuji, the infinite space of void.

Within the system of Lataif-e-sitta there exists a Lataif known as Khafi, or arcane subtlety, in this same position, and is related to mystical intuition.

In the Kabbalah, there are 2 sephiroth located on the 6th level, associated with the left and right eye. They are called Chokmah, wisdom, and Binah, understanding, and it is at these points that the 2 side pillars of mercy and severity terminate, while the central pillar carries on rising to kether, the crown.

  • In Tantra: Ajita-Patra, Ajna, Ajna-Pura, Ajna-Puri, Ajnamhuja, Ajnapankaja, Bhru-Madhya, Bhru-Madhya-Chakra, Bhru-Madhyaga-Padma, Bhru-Mandala, Bhru-Mula, Bhru-Saroruha, Dwidala, Dwidala-Kamala, Dwidalambuja, Dwipatra, Jnana-Padma, Netra-Padma, Netra-Patra, Shiva-Padma, Triweni-Kamala
  • In the Vedas, Upanishads: Ajna, Baindawa-Sthana, Bhru Chakra, Bhruyugamadhyabila, Dwidala
  • In the Puranas: Ajna, Dwidala, Trirasna

 

Its also called :

  • Pineal gland
  • Parietal eye

 


[6.8]

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[6.9]

Summary

Color:

Indigo

Sanskrit:

Ajna

Sanskrit Translation:

Perception

Symbol:

Star of David

Petals:

2

Location:

Middle of head behind the eyebrows

Mode:

Intuition and Imagination

State:

Seeing

Action:

I See

Summary:

The Third Eye Chakra (Ajna) is associated with clear sight and clear insight.

Color:

Indigo or White Lightening

Musical Note:

A

Mantra / Sound:

KSHAM / SO

Bija Sound:

Aum

Sense:

Sixth Sense

Aromas:

Mint, Vanilla and Jasmine

Incenses:

Acacia, Aniseed, Mugwort, Saffron, Star Anise

Gemstones:

Quartz, Lapis lazuli, Indigo Sapphire, and Sodalities

Metal:

Silver

Planets:

Jupiter

Astrological Sign:

Cancer & Leo

Animals:

Owl

Element:

Light

Power:

Imagination

Associations:

Intuition, Awareness, Wisdom, Clear Sight, Concentration.

Endocrine Gland:

Pituitary Gland

Related Body Parts:

Carotids, Temples, Forehead

Worldly State:

Sight

Relationship Style:

Complete Union.

Possible Physical Symptoms:

Headaches, Eye Problems, Lack of Concentration, forgetfulness, Tumors, Strokes, Seizures, Blindness.

Emotional Imbalances:

Passive Aggressive, "Not There", Flighty, Preoccupied, Nightmares.

Achieved State:

Intuition

Best Therapy:

Meditation, Color Therapy, Watercoloring.

Daily Exercise:

Rub hands together vigorously, then place palms over your eyes.

Goddesses:

Athena, Hakini, Hekate, Iris, Isis, Tara, Themis

Gods:

Apollo, Belenus, Krishna, Morpheus, Paramashiva

Yoga Style:

Yantra

Poses:

The Headstand, The Corpse and Alternative Nostril Breathing.

Nature Experience:

Nighttime Sky

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