32. The Lotus named Aajna is like the moon, beautifully white. On
its two petals are the letters Ha and Ksa, which are also white and
enhance its beauty. It shines with the glory of Dhyana [the state of
meditation]. Inside it is the Shakti Haakinii, whose six faces are
like so many moons. She has six arms, in one of which She holds a
book; two other hands are lifted in the gestures of dispelling fear
and granting boons; and with the rest she holds skull, a small drum
[damaru], and a rosary. Her mind is pure [shuddha-cittaa].
33. Within this lotus dwells the subtle mind [manas]. It is well-
known. Inside the Yoni in the pericarp is the Shiva called Itara, in
His phallic form. Here He shines like a chain of lightning flashes.
The first Biija of the Vedas [i.e. Aum], which is the abode of the
most excellent Shakti and which by its lustre makes visible the
Brahma-suutra [i.e. the nadi Citrinii], is also there. Aspirants
with steady minds should meditate upon these according to the
34. The excellent practitioner, whose Aatmaa is nothing but a
meditation on this Lotus, is able to quickly enter another's body at
will, and becomes most excellent among Muniis, and all-knowing and
all-seeing. Such practitioners becomes the benefactor of all, and
versed in all the Shaastras. They realize their unity with the
Brahman and acquire excellent and unknown powers [siddhi]. Full of
fame and long-lived, they ever become the Creator, Destroyer and
Preserver of the three worlds.
35. Within the triangle in this Chakra ever dwells the combination
of letters [Om, or Aum], which form the Pranava. It is the inner
Aatma as pure mind [Buddhi], and resembles a flame in its radiance.
Above it is the crescent moon, and above this, again, is Ma-kaara
[i.e. M in its Bindu form], shining in its form as Bindu. Above this
is Naada, whose whiteness equals that of Balaraama and diffuses the
rays of the Moon.
36. When the Yogi closes the house which hangs without support
[niraalamba-purii; i.e., when s/he forms the Yoni mudra], the
knowledge of which has been gained by the service of Parama-Guru;
and when the Cetas [i.e., the objective mind] by repeated practice
becomes dissolved in this place of uninterrupted bliss, the Yogi
then sees -- within the middle of and in the space above the
triangle -- sparks of fire distinctly shining.
37. The Yogi then also sees the Light [Jyotih], which is in the form
of a flaming lamp. It is lustrous like the clearly shining morning
sun, and glows between the Sky and the Earth. It is here that the
all-pervading Brahman is realized by Its action. It knows no decay,
and witnesses all, and is here as It is in the region of Fire, Moon
38. This is the incomparable and delightful abode of Vishnu.
Excellent Yogis, at the time of death, joyfully place their vital
breath [praana] here, and after death enter that Supreme, Eternal,
Birthless, Primevel Deity, the Brahman, who was before the three
worlds, and who is known by the Vedaanta.