By concentrating on a point between the eyebrows, a light will be seen. Then, with the fingers of the hand, close the seven openings of the senses in the head. The light will gradually dissolve, and one will then permanently reside in their highest state.Verse 36, Vigyan Bhairava Tantra
How to do this Technique
- The meditation of Verse 36 is initially very similar to the meditation of Verse 31.
- One has to sit with eyes closed and concentrate on a point between and just above the eyebrows.
- It is important to avoid moving the eyes.
- One has to focus completely on the point between and just above the eyebrows.
- After some time, one may see a light there. Then to hasten the process of enlightenment, one performs Shanmukhi Mudra.
- In Shanmukhi Mudra, we close the seven openings of the head with the ten fingers of the hand. The arms may be kept parallel to the ground. The forefingers close the eyes, the thumbs close the ears (by pressing the ear flap against the ear opening), the middle fingers close the nostrils (by pressing the outer part of the nose against the inner), and the ring finger and little finger close the lips, by resting above and below the lips respectively.
- Although the eyes were closed, we still put the forefingers at the base of the eyelids. The openings of the head are to be closed in this way, only after a light is seen between the eyebrows.
- When we close the openings of the head, we direct our awareness with greater force within, to the light between the eyebrows. The external environment is now completely cut off.
- This makes the light dissolve faster. When the light dissolves, we permanently reside in our highest state.
- Closing the nostrils, we are not able to breathe. Ordinarily we would start suffocating. However, after the light appears, the breath is already suspended.
- The nostrils and the other sense organs can then safely be closed.