Benefits

The benefits are as enumerated for trataka stage 1, though far more accentuated1.

Under normal waking conditions of life we are subjected to a continuous stream of sensory data from the outside world. Added to this are the multitudes of thoughts that arise from our subconscious mind, many in response to negative emotions and reactions to inner and external events. Because of this, the enormous power and potential of the mind is not utilized. Instead the mind operates at a very low level compared to its fullest potential. Its energy is dissipated in all directions. Trataka cuts off this continual bombardment of the mind by centring the attention or field of awareness at one point. In this way, we are able to become aware of the potential of the mind, for it spontaneously shows itself under these ideal conditions of concentration. Furthermore, trataka is a method of consolidating the power of the mind, so that it can be directed towards some useful end, whether material, mental or spiritual.

Notes

1 Trataka: Stage 1 - Book I, Lesson 8, Topic 6 Stage 2 - Book I, Lesson 9, Topic 6

2 Book I, Lesson 7, Topic 6 Book I, Lesson 6, Topic 5

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