After looking at some object, one should slowly withdraw their sight from it, then their knowledge together with their thought of it. 0 Goddess, one will then reside in the Void.Verse 120, Vigyan Bhairava Tantra
This practice enters a void through an object.
- First, one has to look at an object. Then, one slowly withdraws their sight from it.
- This is done by slowly closing one’s eyes. Next, one has to slowly stop all thoughts or feelings about the object.
- When this is done, there is shunya or void. There is nothing. One is silent, still. Some people find it difficult to straightaway become still. This practice leads them into stillness in a slow, gentle way. One goes step by step into the void.
Choose an object you are fond of, or something that attracts your attention . First, look at the object for a brief period of time. Then, slowly withdraw your sight from it, by slowly closing your eyes. After closing your eyes, there still may be some thoughts or feelings on the object. Gently stop all thoughts or feelings for the object. Then, there is only silence, stillness. Continue to be aware of the silence or stillness. You may repeat this process a few times till you are deeply into the silence. • We have to empty our mind of all thinking, all cluttered thoughts. When you look at an object, you are focussing only on one object. You are thinking only of one object, not of several objects. This is an immediate improvement. Instead of thinking of several things, we are now only concerned about one object. The next step is to stop thinking of anything, to stop thinking altogether. So, the process is to go from thinking of several things, to thinking of one thing, to thinking of nothing. For some people this may be easier than going directly from thinking about several things, to thinking about nothing. This meditation focusses all our thoughts and attention first on one object, and then on nothing .