Third Eye Meditation
Concentrate without thoughts on a point between and just above the eyebrows. The divine Energy breaks out and rises above to the crown of the head, immediately filling one completely with her ecstasy.Verse 31, Vigyan Bhairava Tantra
Where is Bhrumadya Point?
The point between and just above the eyebrows is a very significant point for meditation, in yoga. This point is called Bhrumadya. It is sometimes represented as the third eye. Bhrumadya is the front part of Ajna chakra, a very important energy center. It is said that when the third eye opens, we gain insight into the inner world. This is an ancient practice, and a very important one. It is the only meditation given by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita. The movement of the eyes is connected to the thought process. When we think the eyes move, and when the eyes move, we think. One of the quickest, most direct ways to stop thoughts from arising, is to stop the eyes from moving, even from blinking. There are other meditations in Vigyan Bhairav Tantra that employ the same method- of focussing the eyes without movement, on a particular spot. Some of the meditations are with eyes open, while some are with eyes closed.
How to do this Technique
- In this technique, a very powerful spot has been chosen for focussing our sight- the front part of Ajna chakra.
- The meditation is to be done seated with eyes closed.
- It is a mistake to believe that when the eyes are closed, they do not move. They in fact keep moving, as we think.
- When you are sitting comfortably with eyes closed, focus your gaze upwards, to a point between and just above the eyebrows. Because the eyes are closed, you will only see darkness. But, identify the point between your eyebrows, and maintain your awareness there. You will find this spot easy to identify.
- The third eye waits for our attention. Your eyes are naturally drawn to this place.
- If you are successful in maintaining your gaze on that spot, you may see a blue or white light appearing there.
- The minute that happens, you will be filled with ecstasy. Do not wait for the light to appear, or be disappointed if it does not appear. Different people have different experiences during meditation.
- The important point is to focus on Ajna chakra without moving your eyes. You will go very deep in your meditation, and will have an experience unique to you.
The Divine Energy breaks out and rises above to the crown of the head, immediately filling one completely with her ecstasy. This is a reference to Kundalini, the dormant energy, rising up the spine to the top of the head. When this occurs, one is liberated.