Vigyan Bhairav Tantra - Meditation
LOOK UPON SOME OBJECT, THEN SLOWLY WITHDRAW YOUR SIGHT
FROM IT, THEN SLOWLY WITHDRAW YOUR THOUGHT FROM IT. THEN.
Look upon some object. Look at a flower, but remember what that LOOK
means. Look! Do not think. I need not repeat it. Always remember that
look means: look, do not think. If you think, it is not a look; then you
have contaminated everything. It must be a pure look, a simple look.
LOOK UPON SOME OBJECT. Look at a flower,- a roseflower. THEN SLOWLY
WITHDRAW YOUR SIGHT FROM IT - very slowly. The flower is there -- first
look at it. Drop thinking; go on looking. When you feel that now there
is no thought, simply the flower is there in your mind, nothing else,
now slightly move your eyes away.
By and by the flower recedes, goes out of focus, but the
image will remain with you. The object will have gone out of focus; you
will have turned your look away. The image, the outer flower is no more
there, but it is reflected - reflected in your mirror of consciousness.
It will be there! THEN SLOWLY WITHDRAW YOUR SIGHT FROM IT, THEN SLOWLY
WITHDRAW YOUR THOUGHT FROM IT.
So first, withdraw from the outer object. Then only the inner image
remains - the thought of the roseflower. Now withdraw that thought also.
This is very difficult, the second part, but if the first part is done
exactly as it is said, it will not be so difficult. First withdraw your
mind from the object, your sight. Then close your eyes, and just as you
have removed your eyesight from the object, remove yourself from the
image. Withdraw yourself; become indifferent. Do not look at it inside,
just feel that you have gone away from it. Soon the image will also
First the object disappears, then the image disappears. And when the
image disappears, Shiva says, THEN. Then you are left alone. In that
aloneness one realizes oneself, one comes to the center, one is thrown
to the original source.
This is a very good meditation -- you can do it. Take any object, but
let the object remain the same every day so that the same image is
created inside and you remove yourself from the same image. Images in
the temples were used for this technique.Now images are there, but the
technique is lost.
You go to a temple -- this is the technique to do. Look
at the statue of Mahavir or Buddha or Ram or Krishna or any other. Look
at the statue, concentrate on it; focus the whole mind so that the
statue becomes an image inside. Then close your eyes. Remove your eyes
from the statue, then close them. And then remove the image, wipe it out
Then you are there in your total aloneness, in your total purity, in
your total innocence. Realizing that is freedom, realizing that is