one is able to visualize light in all parts of the body, then only one
can perceive the path way to Antaha Karana. It is a round hole, closed
by a lid. It is in fact static but appears mobile due to the unstable
modifications of the Manas of Sadhaka.
It is very essential for the Sadhaka to clarify this opening and enter
it for the knowledge of Antaha Karana bestows the knowledge of the body
and Brahmanda. The knowledge regarding the gross body and the subtle knowledge
of the subtle body increases in Antaha Karana only. The moon, stars etc.
cannot be clearly perceived in a mystified glass and can be clearly appreciated
in a clear mirror only. This exactly is the difference between antaha
light and the light of the Antaha Karana.
Place of Antaha Karana
It is spread over in the area between the Heart and Brahmanda. The Brahmanda
of the gross body is a part of the Antaha Karana occupying the highest
place in Antha Karan.
Orifice of the Antaha Karana : It exists at two places :-
a) Mooladhara : Takes the Kundalani towards Brahmanda.
b) Agnaya Chakra : It gradually starts from the Navel.
The Recognition of the Antaha-Karana's Orifice
1. Mooladhara : When the yellow colour become clarified then by the Tankore
of Pranas a triangle becomes visible. It is made up of the light of sun,
moon, and fire or made up of Ida, Pingla and Prana particles. It is an
active form. In fact entry into Sushumna means entry into Antaha Karana.
A black dot in the centre of the triangle is the opening for and entry
into Sushumna, It is only practised in Kundalini discipline :
2. Agnya Chakra : After visualizing AUM give Tankore on its knot by Prana.
Repeatedly concentrate the Manas. A dark spot in the shiny knot is the
opening for entering into Antaha Karana. The grace of the master reveals
it. The sadhaka endowed with satvik attributes and desirous for the knowledge
of BRAHMA can only perceived it. The others can not even see it.
Rules for Entry into ANTAHA KARANA
1. The Sadhaka should be desirous for the knowledge of BRAHMA.
2. The one who can visualize AUM.
3. He should be the knower of the process of activating the subtle body.
4. Should be perfect in the process of Tankore.
5. Should be capable of collecting Prana at the Agnya, for the Prana always
flow from Navel upwards.
6. Should be expert in stabilishing the modifications of Manas.
7. Should be one 'Graced by the Master'.
PRACTICES :- Mooladhara :-
After remembering the master, sit straight facing east early morning,
1-2 hours before dawn.
Void out the Apana from the body and sit in a posture of adepts or in
any easy posture. Keep the body straight. Breathe slowly but deep. Try
to recognize the movements of Prana and when one starts appreciating it
up to the navel direct the Prana to mooladhara by mental concentration.
When the vibration is felt in Mooladhara then meditate and see with inner
eyes. The yellow colour is activated in Mooladhara. Keep on viewing it
for 2+3 minutes. The breathing should be natural.
When the yellow colour becomes clear and stable and white particles start
shining then by the collision of Udana and Prana by pranayam generate
the atoms of Prana. When the abdomen is expanded the prana gets accumulated
at Navel. Now constrict the abdomen and direct the prana to Mooladhara.
The concentration should be at Mooladhara, When the particles of Prana
touch the mooladhara, it starts shining. Hold the breath as long as possible
in Mooladhara. Revolve the vision in Mooladhara. The black dot in the
yellow colour becomes visible after the practice is repeated three to
The black dot may appear jet black or light black or sometimes dark blue.
Examine this dot and its surrounding carefully. Many small light particles
like sun will become visible which will be reflecting this dark spot so
that the Sadhaka may not have any difficulty in piercing it. The practice
of clearly visualizing this dark spot should be carried out for a few
days. This spot must become clearly visible before Tankore is practised
otherwise the Tankore will be of no use. Once the pranas, intellect and
chita confirm this dark spot, do the following :-
Sit in posture and take the activated prana particles to mooladhara. Keep
the gaze in the centre of the eye brows meditate upon the Mooladhara Chakra.
Drink nectar and hear the sound of AUM by both ears. Gather the prana
practicles repeatedly and during the process of holding the breath hit
the dark spot by the process of Tanlore. After two to three tankores the
dark spot disappears and its mouth opens like shining sun. Practice should
be continued for 3-7 days. Examine this shining sun and find whether it
contains any dark spot.
When you find the shining spot does not contain any dark spots, then repeat
the above practice and with full force at your command strike this shining
sun by a process of tankore during the period of holding of breath. The
prana practicles enter the orifice and the light of the sun spreads and
the red, yellow, colours disappear. The pressure of prana decreases for
it has escaped into sushumna and the uneasiness of the period of breath
holding disappears. During the flow of prana in sushumna the lines of
three colours or seven colours become apparent. This whole practice takes
Entry into the Agnya Chakra :-
The entry into Agnya Chakra becomes visible in Yoga Practices,
A) The first step is the visualization of AUM creation in an orderly fashion.
B) The second step is concentration on the knot of AUM, after AUM is activated.
It appears like a dark sun in the white light then it turus red and from
red it becomes yellow and finally into white, which is absolutely pure.
A view through this hole resembles the vision of the telescope.
THE PRACTICE FOR ENTRY INTO THE KNOT OF AUM
First activate the centre of the eye brows and visualize AUM. AUM first
clarifies its own anatomy and can be either seen revolving inside the
chakras and may number from 1-1000. This number goes on decreasing and
finally only one AUM remains. The sadhaka with rajasic or tamsic modifications
of Manas can not enter into it. In an unstable mental state AUM will not
be visible. This must be practised in peace and the aim should be only
the attainment of God otherwise the process will not be successful. It
should be done in the following way :-
1. Sit straight in an easy posture and drink nectar.
2. Hear the sound of NADA.
3. Flex the neck so that it touches the chest, and meditate in the centre
of the Eye brows.
4. Generate Prana and direct them to the centre of the eye brows.
These four practices combine to form a single practice. The establishment
of prana at the centre of the eye brows results in the perception of AUM.
Clarify the knot of AUM. Do this practice in the morning at least 3-6
times and a few practice convinces the Sadhaka.
The second step is to activate the subtle body and request it to come
at the Agnya chakra. Perform the above exercise. This should be practised
for 7-21 days. When the practice is successful, invite the subtle body
on one edge. Perform all the four practices and hit the dark spot with
prana, with all the available force. For this with a jerk direct the prana
from naval upwards. The jerk of prana in fact opens this hole.
It is black in the beginning then appears like a shining red sun and finally
yellow spot remains. Even this yellow colour is lost and it becomes a
white shining sun. Now the path has opened, when the jerk is being given
request the subtle body to accompany which means the tankore shall be
given by prana and by the subtle body. When the white sun starts shining
and the lid like dark spot disappears the following practices should be
(A) The entry of subtle body in Antah Karana :-
Make the active subtle body sit on the gate way, drink Nectar, bend the
neck so that the chin touches the Chest and hear Nada, perform mental
japa of AUM. Collect the Prana in the centre of the eye brows and visualize
AUM. Repeat inhaling and exhaline many times and breath deeply and hold
it; contract the abdomen with a jerk and gather the prana particles at
the place of the yellow colour. Keep the subtle body along with it. As
soon as there is lightening, enter inside. It means when the Brahma door
way opens there is lightening and thunder like sound. This is sure indication
for opening up of the door. The subtle body enters Antaha Karana through
the light of this gate.
Practice it for 3-7 days which brings maturity to it. The sparkle of lightening
is clarified which is broad in front and narrow behind. It is in a twisted
form. It indicates activeness and power when the subtle body runs after
this form to catch it, the subtle body also gains energy.
SECOND PROCESS :
If success eludes in the above practice then do this practice and clarify
the Brahmanda door way and then perform the above practices. Vam is Varunadeva
and Sham is situated above the orifice at the place of Shiva. Sit in a
posture and drink nectar, hear the Anahad sound, establish Prana in the
centre of the eyesbrows, and meditate in Agnya chakra and apply gentle
pressure on the eyes with fingers.
Perform the japa of Vam, Vam, Vam, Sham, Sham, Sham, seven times. Vam
is God Varuna and Sham is God Shiva's abode situated over the Gate way.
Hit the know by tankore seven times by Vam-Sham japa. The gateway and
its lid will become clearly visible.
Remember the AUM's anatomy again. See the three moons in one line and
the meeting points of these three moons is marked by three dots, having
millions of rays. When the meditation becomes stable only one AUM remains,
which is pervading all the beings and universe.
Make the prana contact with each part of AUM again and again. It will
be going round AUM. On repeating it a few times the knot of AUM will become
Visualise the Hexagon in Agnya Chakra
This is only possible when Ida, pingla, sushumna, Vajra, Chitrini and
Brahama Nadies are activated. See the centre of the hexagon and the following
rays of Light will be visible in it. Make an attempt to see the central
four rays. These are circular and represent the form of sushumna, vajra,
chitra and Brahm Nadi. Before touching the central spot proceed from the
outermost line to the inner most line by the tankore of Prana. The hexagon
tends to disappear in light and very intense light becomes visible-the
indication for the Sadhaka to understand that the gate way has opened
Take a pot full of water and close its opening and boil it. The steam
tries to escape when the water boils through any lacuna in the lid. Similarly
fill the body with prana so that there is no place left empty. Close all
the openings through which the prana can eacape. Now press the abdomen
so much that it finds an exit automatically. If the pressure is optimum
the pranas enter the Antaha Karana.
The anal opening should be closed by the heel and by contraction the mouth,
the nose and ears are well closed by fingers and thumb. This must be practiced
in advance so that during holding the breath, there is no difficulty.
Increase in the intensity of light and visualization of various forms
and ease in pressure because of the entry of prana into Antaha Karana
are sure signs of success.
The following are the proofs of entry into Antaha Karana :
1. Disapppearrance of the dark spot on the knot of AUM.
2. Clear visibility of red yellow and green colour in lines.
3. Increase in sound intensity of AUM.
4. To visualize thousand hooded serpent. It can be visible in dream or
at any other state even ; it indicates that the seed alphabets are activated
5. Desire by Manas, intellect and chita to enter AUM repeatedly.
6. To have visions of sun, moon, stars different lights, beings springs,
lakes seas etc.
The position of Vam and Sham on the Brahma gate way :-
The three God, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh are situated in the three parts
of AUM. The sun, nadi is on the right and the moon Nadi is on the left
Vam : Varun, Indra i.e. Sun Nadi (Heat + Water).
Sham : Shiva i.e. Moon Nadi (coolness + Air ).
Vam, Vam, Vam, Vam, Vam, Vam, Vam (Seven times) means the thunder of Indra
God and clouds.
Sham, Sham, Sham, Sham, Sham, Sham, Sham (Seven times) means coolness
provided by Shiva and attration of Pranas.
It means that Varuna and Shiva powers rule this centre hence by Tankore
of Vam and Sham the orifice opens up.
On opening of this orifice the prana enters, then the sound of Ham is
perceived. The prana of the energy of an elephant has been made to enter,
i.e. Vam, Sham and Ham seed alphabet japa completes the task. Vam, Sham
Ham adopt the form of SHIVA. SHIVOHAM, HAM, respectively which will be
discussed in next chapters :-
WHO ENTERS THE ANTAHA KARANA
The Prana of jeeva along with all tatvas, subtle body, external and Anahad
sound centres Richas and Tyachas and other lights manas, intellect, and
chita enter the Antaha Karana. The Pinda body has therefore established
contact with Antaha Karana so that the two may become one.
Shantih Shantih Shantih
Yogi Raj the Master