Know the dangers of practicing different methods of sadhana simultaneously!
Q: I have been practicing Tratak for a long time. Previously, I was doing it with a candle & now I am doing it on Shakti Chakra. Now, when I fix my gaze on a wall for some time, a face with blinking eyes appears before me. Even if I close my eyes for a minute, I see an eye blinking on the inner screen of my eyes. Please tell me, is it a visualization of the so-called third eye? Please guide me as to what I should do for further progress. Previously, I was practicing Yoga Nidra as well. I am eagerly awaiting your reply.
A: First of all, I have never explained or asked anyone to focus on the shakti chakra. I don’t know where you have received this advice from; you are synthesizing someone else’s information with my method.
Regarding the eyes which you see at the time of Tratak, it’s just a mind game; it is the mind which gives you this vision. Your own mind! You can’t see your third eye with your two physical eyes. Again, this is hodgepodge information. So much information is available on the internet and in books; these new-age gurus are creating such a ruckus everywhere and people are just picking up all this information, and then they create their own theories out of their own crooked minds and after that, they begin to do the practices.
That is why in India we always believe that you should never do any sadhana until your guru has guided you into it, until your guru has asked you to do it. And one should never play around with these methods.