The 43rd Meditation technique of vigyan Bhairava tantra.
May 28, 2013 Comments Off on The 43rd Meditation technique of vigyan Bhairava tantra.
Lord Shiva explains to Devi: “ With Mouth Slightly Open, Keep Mind In The
Middle Of The Tongue. Or, As Breath Comes Silently In, Feel The Sound ‘ hh.’
Mind can be focused anywhere in the body. Ordinarily, we have focused it in
the head, but it can be focused anywhere. And with a change of the focus,
your qualities change. For example, in many Eastern countries— Japan,
China, Korea—traditionally it has been taught that Mind is in the Belly, not
in the Head. And because of this, those who thought that mind is in the
belly had different qualities of mind. You may not have those qualities
because you think mind is in the head.
Really the mind is NOWHERE. The brain is in the head; the mind is not there.
“ Mind” means your focusing. You can focus it anywhere, and once focused it
is very difficult to remove it from that point.
Have you seen Khajuraho? Or if you have not seen Khajuraho, you might have
seen pictures of the Khajuraho temple. Then look at the faces of the couples
in love. Look at the faces, the faces look Divine. They appear to be in the
act of worldly love, but the faces are as Ecstatic as any Enlightened soul.
What is happening to them? This love is not cerebral. They are not making
love through their heads; they are not thinking about it. They have dropped
down from their head. Their focusing has changed.
Because of this dropping from the head, the Consciousness has moved. The
mind is no more. The mind has become no-mind. Their faces have the same
ecstasy as a Buddha has. Their union has become a meditation. Why? Because
the focus has changed. If once you can change the focus of your mind, if you
can remove it from the head, the head is relaxed, the face is relaxed. Then
all tensions have dissolved. You are not there. Your Ego is not there.
That is why the more mind becomes intellectual, rational, the less capable
it becomes of love, because love needs a different focusing. In love you
need a focusing near the Heart. If you are doing mathematics, the head is
okay. But worldly love is not mathematics. And if the mathematics continues
in the head and you are in worldly love, you are simply wasting your time
and energy. Then this whole effort will be of no use.
But mind can be changed. Tantra says there are seven centers, and mind can
be changed to any center. Each center has a different functioning. If you
concentrate on a particular center, you become a different person.
In Japan there has been a military group, which is just like the kshathriyas
in India, known as Samurai. They are trained to be soldiers, and their first
training is to bring the mind down to just two inches below the navel. In
Japan this center is called ‘HARA’. The Samurai are trained to bring the
mind to the ‘Hara’. Unless a soldier can bring his mind’s focusing to the ‘
Hara’, he is not allowed to go to fight. The Samurai are the greatest
fighters the world has ever known, the greatest warriors; in the world there
is no comparison with a samurai. He is a different man, a different being,
because his FOCUSING is DIFFERENT.
They say that when you are fighting there is no time. Mind needs time to
function; it calculates. If you are attacked and your mind thinks about how
to protect, you have missed the point already, you have lost. There is no
time. You must function Timelessly and mind can not function Timelessly.
Mind needs time.
Below the navel there is a center, the HARA , which functions timelessly. If
the focusing is at the hara and the fighter is fighting, then this fight is
intuitive, not intellectual. Before you attack him, he knows. It is a subtle
feeling in the hara, not in the head. It is not an inference, it is a
psychic telepathy. Before you attack him, before you think of attacking him,
the thought has reached him. His hara is hit and he is ready to protect
himself.. Even before you have attacked , he is in defence, he has protected
Sometimes, if two persons are fighting and both are samurais, defeating the
other is a problem. Neither can defeat the other; it is a problem. No one
can be declared the winner. In a way it is impossible because you can not
attack the man— before you attack, he knows.
There was one Indian mathematician- — the whole world was wonder struck
because he would not calculate. Ramanujam was his name. You would give him
the problem and he would give you the answer immediately. One of England’s
best mathematicians, Hardy, visited Ramanujam. Hardy was one of the best
mathematicians ever born, and he had to work with a particular problem for
six hours. But Ramanujam was given the same problem and he answered
immediately. There was no possibility for the mind to function in this way,
as the mind needs time.
Ramanujam was asked again and again, “ How do you do it?” He would say , I
don’t know. You give me the problem, and the answer comes to me. It comes
from somewhere below. It is not from my head.” Actually it was coming from
the ‘ hara’, although he was not aware of it.
Tantra says, focus your mind on different centers and the result will be
different. This technique is concerned with focusing on the TONGUE, on the
middle of the tongue. WITH MOUTH SLIGHTLY OPEN— as if you are going to
speak. Not closed, but slightly open as if you are going to speak; not like
when you are speaking, but like when you are just going to speak.
Then keep the mind in the middle of the tongue. You will have a very strange
feeling, because the tongue has a CENTER JUST IN THE MIDDLE which controls
your Thoughts. If you suddenly become aware and you focus on that, your
THOUGHTS WILL STOP. Focus as if your whole mind has come to the tongue—
just in the middle. Let the mouth be slightly open as if you were going to
speak, and then focus the mind as if it is not in the head. Feel it as if it
is in the tongue, just in the middle.
The tongue has the center of speech, and THOUGHT is SPEECH. And what you are
doing when you are thinking? Talking within. Can you think anything without
talking within? You are alone; you are not talking to anyone, you are
thinking. What are you doing while you are thinking? Talking within,
talking to yourself. Your tongue is involved. Next time, while you are
thinking, be aware: feel your tongue. It is vibrating as if you are talking
to someone else. Then feel it again, and you can feel that the vibrations
are centered in the middle. They arise from the middle and then they spread
all over the tongue.
Thinking means ‘ talking within.’ If you can bring your total consciousness,
your mind, to the center of the tongue, THINKING STOPS. So those who have
been practicing silence, they are simply practicing not talking.. If you
stop talking outwardly, then you will become very deeply aware of talking
inside. And if you remain completely silent for one month or two months or
one year, not talking, you will feel your tongue vibrating violently. You
are not feeling it because you go on talking and the vibrations are
released. But even now, if you stop and become conscious while thinking, you
will feel your tongue vibrating a little. Stop your tongue completely and
the try to think— YOU CAN NOT THINK. Stop your tongue completely as if
it is frozen; do not allow it to move. You can not Think then.
The center is just in the middle of the tongue. So bring your mind there. WITH
MOUTH SLIGHTLY OPEN, KEEP MIND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TONGUE. OR, AS
BREATH COMES SILENTLY IN, FEEL THE SOUND “HH”
This is the second technique. It is just similar: OR, AS BREATH COMES
SILENTLY IN, FEEL THE SOUND “HH”
With the first technique your thinking will stop, you will feel a solidity
within— as if you have become solid. When thoughts are not there you
become immovable; thoughts are the inner movement. And when thoughts are not
there and you have become immovable, you have become PART OF THE ETERNAL,
which only appears to move but which is immovable, which remains UNMOVED.
In THOUGHTLESSNESS you become PART of the ETERNAL., the UNMOVED. With
thought you are Part of the Movement, because Nature is Movement.. The world
is Movement, that is why we have called it the SANSAR, the wheel— it is
moving and moving and moving. The world is movement and the HIDDEN, the
ULTIMATE, is unmoved, unmoving, immovable.
It is just like a wheel that is moving, but the wheel is moving on something
which never moves. A wheel can move only because in the center there is
something which never moves, which remains unmoved. The world moves and the
Transcendental remains unmoved. If your thoughts stop, suddenly you drop
from this world to the other. With the movement stopped inside, you become
Part of the Eternal— that which NEVER CHANGES.
OR, AS BREATH COMES SILENTLY IN, FEEL THE SOUND “HH.” Open your mouth
slightly, as if you are going to speak. Then INHALE, and be aware of the
sound created by inhaling. It is just “HH” — whether you are inhaling or
exhaling. You are not to make the sound you are just to feel the incoming
breath on your tongue. It is very silent. You will feel “HH”. It will be
very silent, very slightly audible. You will have to be very alert to be
aware of it. But do not try to create it. If you create it, you have missed
the point. Your created sound will be of no help, it is the natural sound
that happens when you inhale or exhale.
But the technique says while Inhaling, not Exhaling— because while
exhaling you will go out, and with the sound YOU will go out, while the
effort is to go in. So while inhaling, hear the sound “ HH.” Go on inhaling
and go on feeling the sound “ HH.” Sooner or later you will feel that the
sound is not being created only at the tongue, it is being created in the
throat also. But then it is very, very inaudible. With very deep alertness
you can become aware of it.
Start from the tongue, and then by and by be alert; go on feeling it. You
will hear it in the throat, then you will start hearing it in the HEART. And
when it reaches the heart, you have gone beyond mind. All these techniques
are just to give you a bridge from where you can move from THOUGHT to
NO-THOUGHT, from MIND to NO-MIND, from the surface or periphery to CENTER.
My humble pranams at the Lotus Feet of Bhagavan.
Ranganatha. Rao .