Perception of Psychic Centres
   

Introduction to be given prior to the exercise:

The practice of perception of the  is a process of harmonising the chemical messengers, produced by the centre which regulate our emotions and passions. The technique consists in concentrating the mind on each centre and perceiving the subtle vibrations of the vital energy taking place in the centre.

A third step of preksha meditation is perception of body. (alternative, see: [3][3A][3B][3C])

  1. Centre of Energy :
    Concentrate your mind on the Centre of Energy, situated at the lower end of the spinal cord and perceive the subtle vibrations of the vital energy taking place in the centre.
    Focus your full attention on it.
    The breath will be calm and slow.
    Remain fully conscious of the Centre.
    Use deep concentration.
  2. Centre of Health :
    Now concentrate your mind on the Centre of Health situated in the lower abdomen, below the navel.
    Just as the beam of a torch light extends in a straight line, in the same way entering from the front, allow the beam of the light of your mind to extend in a straight line, up to the spinal cord at the back, and perceive the subtle vibrations of the vital energy taking place inside the whole portion of the Centre.
  3. Centre of Bio-Electricity :
    Concentrate your mind on the Centre of Bio-electricity situated in your navel.
    Just as the beam of a torch light extends in a straight line, in the same way entering from the navel, allow the beam of the light of your mind to extend in a straight line up to the spinal cord at the back.
    Perceive the subtle vibrations taking place inside the Centre.
    Make use of such deep concentration that the breath is held by itself.
  4. Centre of Bliss :
    Concentrate your mind on the Centre of Bliss, situated near the heart, in the middle of the chest, the pit near the lungs. Just as the beam of a torch light extends in a straight line, in the same way entering from the front allow the beam of the light of your mind to extend in a straight line up to the spinal cord at the back and perceive the subtle vibrations of the vital energy taking place inside the Centre, You may hold your breath for a while intermittently.
  5. Centre of Purity :
    Concentrate your mind on the Centre of Purity situated in the middle of the throat. Just as the beam of torch light extends in a straight line, in the same way entering from the front, allow the beam of the light of your mind to extend in a straight line up to the spinal cord at the back and perceive the subtle vibrations of the vital energy taking place inside the Centre.
    You may hold your breath intermittently for a while.
  6. Centre of Celibacy :
    Concentrate your mind on the Centre Celibacy of situated on the tip of the tongue.
    Keep your tongue hanging freely inside the mouth, without touching the walls of the mouth.
    Perceive the subtle vibrations of the vital energy taking place at the Centre.
  7. Centre of Vital Energy :
    Concentrate your mind on the Centre of Vital Energy, situated on the tip of the nose and perceive the subtle vibrations taking place at the Centre.
  8. Centre of Vigilance :
    Concentrate your mind on the centre of vigilance situated inside the ears.
    Focus your attention on all the three parts of the ears - the outer, the middle and the inner regions and perceive the subtle vibrations of the vital energy taking place at the Centre.
  9. Centre of Vision :
    Concentrate your mind on the Centre of Vision situated inside your eyes. Allow your mind to penetrate inside up to the back portion of your brain and perceive the subtle vibrations of the vital energy taking place inside the centre.
  10. Centre of Intuition :
    Concentrate your mind on the Centre of Intuition situated in the middle of the eye-brows and allow the light of your mind to penetrate inside up to the back portion from the front of your brain and extend up to the wall of the head; and perceive the subtle vibrations of the vital energy taking place inside the centre.
    Use deep concentration and remain alert.
  11. Centre of Enlightenment
    Concentrate your mind on the Centre of Enlightenment, situated in the middle of your forehead and allow the light of your mind to penetrate inside up to back portion from the front and extend up to the back wall of the head, and perceive the subtle vibrations of the vital energy taking place at the centre.
  12. Centre of Peace :
    Concentrate your mind on the Centre of Peace situated in the front portion of your head.
    Just as the light from a lamp spreads in all directions, in the same way allow your mind to penetrate inside the Centre from the top and spread in all directions in the Centre.
    Perceive the subtle vibrations of the vital energy taking place at the centre.
  13. Centre of Knowledge :
    Concentrate your mind on the Centre of Knowledge situated on the top of the head.
    Just as the light from a lamp spreads in all directions, in the same way allow your mind to penetrate inside the Centre, from the top and allow it to spread all around.
    Perceive the subtle vibrations of the vital energy taking place at the centre.
  • Now perceive all the psychic centres by speedily taking your mind from one to other. Those who can do this exercise in standing posture should do so.
  1. First take your mind to Centre of Energy and then successively take it to the Centre of Health, Centre of Bio-Electricity, Centre of Bliss and so on up to the Centre of Knowledge and then back to the Centre of Energy via the spinal cord, thus completing a circuit.
  2. In the same way continue perceiving each Centre in the circuit.
  3. Let this trip on the psychic centres take place in a quick rotation.
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