| Ajna Chakra|
|[6.1] Introduction to Ajna Chakra and Form|
|[6.2] Sound Meditation of Ajna Chakra|
|[6.3] Techniques & Effects Of Meditation|
|[6.4] Behavioral Characteristics of Ajna Chakra|
|[6.5] Yes, I would like to experience Ajna Yoga Meditation|
|[6.6] More about Ajna Chakra|
|[6.7] Ajna Chakra from other traditions and other names of Ajna Chakra|
The chakra system can be grouped into three main forms:
First, the six-chakra system, consisting of the six main chakras –
Ajna, with two supplementary chakras, hrit and talu, to which is added the sahasrara.
Secondly, the Ajna system which consists of
The third, the sahasrara system
The guru chakra,
Shiwa principle and
Parama Shiwa constitute the third, the sahasrara system.
The Ajna proper (Plate 19) consists of the following factors, which are arranged in this order:
First, Power Hakini in the pericarp of the Ajna;
Second, above Hakini, is Itara-linga, situated within a triangle;
and third, above Itara-linga, is the pranawa in a triangle (this triangle is above the triangle where lies Itara-linga).
The pranawa is constituted of the bija 'O', joined with nadaand bindu, that is Ong.
Above this is nada (Shatchakranirupana, Verse 35).
'Above this' means above the pranawa,that is, above the bindu of Ong.
In other words,the second nada is not to be confused with the nada of Ong.
This second nada is above the bindu of Ong, and, consequently, above the triangle in which is situated the pranawa.
At an intermediate point or position of the Ajna is the subtle manas (Shatchakranirupana,Verse 33).
This point or position is between the bindu of Ong and the second nada which is above the pranawa.
So the order is this:
manas (which is above Ong); and
The qualifying word 'subtle' has been used herein a technical sense. The manas is not itself a sense like smell-sense or sight-sense, but plays an important role in making the senses operative.It is more rarefied and powerful than the senses.The senses are under its control. To signify its special characteristics, it has been qualified by the word subtle.
The sense-principles are connected with the lower five chakras. The manas is situated above them in the Ajna. The sense operation requires the instrumentation of the body, but manas may operate independently of the body, so it is subtle. This manas can be termed sense-mind, because of its connection with the senses. The manas receives sensory radiations and then conducts them to the second nada. It has been stated that manas is always shining in the two-petalled lotus (Ajna) (- Kankala-malinitantra, ch. 2, p. 5). This manas is sense-mind. Manas is intimately related to ahang (I-ness) (which includes chitta-consciousness), buddhi (intellective mind) and prakriti (menti-matter principle) (-ibid., ch. 2, p. 5).
Here the whole mind has been referred to, the whole of which manas is a part. Farther, the seat of manas is always in the Ajna chakra (- Bhuta-shuddhitantra, ch. 2, p. 2; ch. 8, p. 8; Koulawali-tantra, ch. 22, p. 80; Shaktanandatarangini,4.16, 30; Sammohanatantra, Part 2, ch. 2).