WHAT IS THE INTRODUCTION OF THE 45,46,47 th & THE DESCRIPTION OF 45 th TECHNIQUE OF MEDITATION
THE INTRODUCTION OF THE 45,46,47 th TECHNIQUE OF MEDITATION;-
45- ''Silently intone a word ending in “ah.” then in the “hh,” effortlessly, the spontaneity''.
46- ''Stopping ears by pressing and the rectum by contracting, enter the sound''.
47-'' Enter the sound of your name and, through this sound, all sounds''.
1-Tantra is not a philosophy. Rather, it is a science with one difference: science is objective, tantra is subjective. But still, it is a science and not a philosophy. Philosophy thinks about the truth, the unknown, the ultimate; science tries to discover what is. Science enters the immediate; philosophy thinks of the ultimate. Philosophy is always looking toward the sky; science is more down to earth.
2-Tantra is not only concerned with the ultimate. It is concerned with the immediate, the here and now. Tantra says, the ultimate is hidden in the immediate, so you need not worry about the ultimate. By worrying about the ultimate you will miss the immediate, and the ultimate is hidden in the immediate. So by thinking about the ultimate you will miss both.
3-If the immediate should be missed, because of it you will miss the ultimate also. So philosophy is just smoke. The approach of tantra is scientific, but the OBJECT is different from that of so-called science.
Science tries to understand the object, the objective world, the reality that is before your eyes. Tantra is the science of the reality that is behind your eyes, the subjectivity, but the approach is scientific.Tantra doesn’t believe
in thinking only , it believes in experimenting also, in experiencing. And unless you can experience, everything is just a wastage of energy.
4-For example ,one man was crossing a street. Just in front of a church he was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver. He was an old man, and a crowd gathered. Someone was saying that “That man cannot survive.” The priest of the church ran out. He came near and he found out that the old man was just going to die, so he prepared to administer the last rites. He came near and asked the dying one, “Do you believe in God the Father? Do you believe in God the Son? Do you believe in God the Holy Ghost?” That dying one opened his eyes and said, “My God! I am dying and he is asking me puzzles!”
5-All philosophy is like this: it is asking puzzles while you are dying. Every moment you are dying, every moment everyone is on his deathbed – because death can occur at any moment. But philosophy goes on asking and answering puzzles. Tantra says, it is good to philosophize but those who are wise will not waste their time in philosophy only. They should try to know – not to think, because through thinking there is no knowledge.
6-Through thinking you go on webbing words, creating patterns of words. It leads nowhere, you remain the same ..no transformation, no new insights. The old man just goes on gathering dust.Knowing is a different
phenomenon. It does not mean “thinking about,” it means going deep into the existence itself in order to know, moving into the existence.
7-Remember this, that tantra is not a philosophy. It is science .. a subjective science. The approach is scientific and non-philosophic. It is very down to earth, concerned with the immediate. The immediate is to be used as a door to the ultimate, the ultimate happens if you enter the immediate. It is there, and there is no other way to reach to it.
8-Philosophy is not only a way in the eyes of tantra. It only appears that this is a way ;which is not. The moment you try to enter it you come to know that you cannot enter, it is just a painted door, there is no door in reality. If you sit by its side and go on thinking and thinking, it is good. If you try to enter it, it is a wall.
9-So every philosophy is good for philosophizing. For experiencing, every philosophy ; there is so much insistence on technique in tantra – SO MUCH insistence on technique, because a science can do nothing but give technology, whether of the outside world or of the inside. The very word`tantra’ means technique. That is why, in this small and yet one of the greatest and deepest books, only techniques are given, no philosophy, just one hundred and twelve techniques to reach the ultimate through the immediate.
THE INTERPRETATION OF THE 45 th TECHNIQUE OF MEDITATION ;-
1-LORD SHIVA REPLIES;-
''Silently intone a word ending in “ah.” then in the “hh,” effortlessly, the spontaneity.''
2-SILENTLY INTONE A WORD ENDING IN “AH ” Any word that ends in “AH” ..intone it silently. Emphasis should be given to the ending “AH.” Why? Because the moment this sound “AH” is intoned, your breath goes out. You may not have observed it, but now you can observe: whenever your breath goes out you are more silent, and whenever your breath comes in you are more tense – because the outgoing breath is death and the incoming breath is life.
3-Tension is part of life, not of death. Relaxation is part of death; death means total relaxation. Life cannot be totally relaxed; it is impossible.
Life means tension, effort. Only death is relaxed. So whenever a person becomes absolutely relaxed, he is both – alive outwardly and dead within. You can see in the face of a buddha both life and death simultaneously. That is why there is so much silence and calm, they are part of death.
4-Life is not relaxation. You relax in the night when you are asleep. That is why the old traditions say that death and sleep are similar. Sleep is a temporary death and death is permanent sleep. That is why night relaxes you, it is the outgoing breath. The morning is the incoming breath.
The day makes you tense and the night relaxes you. Light makes you tense, darkness relaxes you. That is why you cannot sleep when there is light, it is difficult to relax because light is similar to life: it is anti-death. Darkness is similar to death: it is pro(in favor of)-death.
5-So darkness has deep relaxation in it, and those who are afraid of darkness cannot relax… impossible, because every relaxation is dark. And darkness surrounds your life on both the sides. Before you are born you are in darkness; when life ceases you are again in darkness. Darkness is infinite, and this light and this life is just a moment in it, just a wave arising and then falling back. If you can remember the darkness that surrounds both the ends, you will be relaxed here and now.
6-Life, death – they both are two sides of existence. The incoming breath is life, the outgoing breath is death. So it is not that you die someday, you are dying with every breath. That is why the Hindus have been counting life in breaths, they do not count life in years. Tantra, yoga, all the old Indian systems, they count life in breaths: how many breaths you are going to live. So they say if you breathe very fast, with too much breathing in a short time, you will die very soon.
7-If you breathe very slowly and your breaths are less in an interval, you will live very long. And this is so.If you go and observe animals,those
animals whose breathing is very slow live long. Take the elephant: the elephant lives long; the breath is very slow. Then there is the dog: the dog dies soon; the breath is very fast. Whenever you find an animal in which the breath is fast, any animal, the animal will not have a long life. A long life is always with slow breath.
8-Tantra and yoga and other Indian systems count our life in breaths. Really, with every breath you are born and with every breath you are dying. This mantra, this technique, uses the outgoing breath as the method, the medium, the vehicle, to go deep into silence. It is a death method. INTONE SILENTLY A WORD ENDING IN “AH.” The breath has gone ..that is why a word ending in “AH.”
9-This AH is meaningful because when you say AH it completely empties you. The whole breath has moved out; nothing remains within. You are totally empty – empty and dead. For a single moment, for a very small interval, life has moved out of you. You are dead – empty. This emptiness, if realized, if you can become aware of it, will change you completely. You will be a different man.
10-Then you will know well that this life is not your life and this death is also not your death. Then you will know something which is beyond the incoming and outgoing breath – the witnessing soul. And this witnessing can happen easily when you are empty of breath, because life has subsided and with it all tensions have subsided. So try it, it is a very beautiful method.
11-But the ordinary process, the ordinary habit, is to emphasize the incoming breath, never the outgoing breath.We always take the
breath in. We ALWAYS take it in, but we never throw it out. We take it in and THE BODY throws it out. Observe your breathing and you will know. We take it in. We never exhale, we only inhale. The exhaling is done by the body because we are afraid of death, that is the reason. If it was in our power we would not exhale at all, we would inhale and then control it within.
12-No one emphasizes exhaling ...inhaling is emphasized. Because we HAVE to do exhaling after inhaling, that is why we go on “suffering” it. We tolerate it because we cannot inhale without exhaling.So exhaling is
accepted as a necessary evil, but basically we are not interested in exhaling. And this is not only about breath, this is our whole attitude toward life. We cling to everything that comes to us; we will not leave it. This is the miserliness of the mind.
13-And remember, there are many implications in it. If you are suffering from constipation, this will be the basic cause: you always inhale and never exhale. The mind which never exhales but just inhales will suffer from constipation. The constipation is the other end of the same thing. He cannot exhale anything, he goes on accumulating, he is afraid. The fear is there. He can only accumulate, but anything that is accumulated becomes poisonous.
14-If you only inhale and do not exhale, your very breath becomes poison to you; you will die because of it. You can turn a life-giving force into poison if you behave in a miserly way, because the exhaling is absolutely necessary. It throws all the poisons out of you.So really, death is a
purifying process and life is a poisoning process. This will look paradoxical.
15-Life is a poisoning process because to live you have to use many things and the moment you have used them they turn into poison, they are converted into poisons. You take a breath in, you use oxygen, and then what remains becomes poison. It was life only because it was oxygen, but you have used it. So life goes on changing everything into a poison.
16-Now there is a great movement ...''Ecology.'' Man has been using everything and turning it into poison, and the very Earth is just on the verge of dying. Any day it can die because we have turned everything into poison. Death is a purifying process. When your whole body has become poisonous, death will relieve you of the body. It will renew you, it will give you a new birth; a new body will be given to you. Through death all the accumulated poisons are dissolved back into nature. You are given a new mechanism.And this happens with every breath.
IS THE EXHALING HELPFUL TO GET RID OF DISEASES?-
1 - The outgoing breath is similar to death ..it takes poisons out. And when it is going out, everything ebbs , (weaken) within. If you can throw the whole breath out, completely out so that no breath remains within, you touch a point of silence that can never be touched while the breath is in.
2-It is just like the ebb and tide: with every breath a tide of life comes to you; with every exhalation, everything ebbs – the tide has gone. You are just a vacant, empty shore. This is the use of this technique. SILENTLY INTONE A WORD ENDING IN “AH.” Emphasize the exhaling breath. And you can use it for many changes in the mind. If you are suffering from constipation, forget intaking. Just exhale and do not inhale.
3-Let the body do the work of inhaling; you just do the work of exhaling. You force the breath out and do not inhale. The body will inhale by itself; you need not worry about it, you are not going to die. The body will take breath in, you just throw it out and let the body take it in. Your constipation will go.
4-If you are suffering from heart disease, just exhale, do not inhale. Then you will not suffer from heart disease. If while just going upwards on a staircase, or anywhere, you feel tired – very much tired, suffocated, breathless – simply do this: just exhale, do not inhale. Then you can climb up any amount of steps and you will not be tired.
5-What happens ,When you go with an emphasis on exhaling?Actually you are ready to let go, you are ready to die. You are not afraid of death; that makes you open. Otherwise you are closed — fear closes you.
When you exhale, the whole system changes and accepts death. There is no fear, you are ready to die. And one who is ready to die can live. Really, only one who is ready to die can live. He alone becomes capable of life – because he is not afraid.
6-One who accepts death, welcomes it, receives it as a guest, lives with it, goes deep into life. Exhale, do not inhale, and that will change your total mind. Because of simple techniques tantra never appeals, because we think, “My mind is such a complex thing.” It is not complex – just foolish. And fools are very complex. A wise man is simple. Nothing is complex in your mind, it is a very simple mechanism. If you understand, you can change it very easily.
ARE ALL THE RELIGIONS ,PHILOSOPHIES ETC. DEATH ORIENTED?-
1-If you have not seen anybody dying, if you have been protected from seeing death as Buddha was protected, you cannot understand anything about it. For example,the father of Gautam Buddha was afraid because some astrologer said that “This boy is going to be a great sannyasin. He will renounce the world.” The father asked, “What is to be done to protect him from doing such a thing?”
2-So those astrologers thought and thought, and then they concluded and they said, “Do not allow him to see death, because if he is not aware of death he will never think of renouncing life.”This is beautiful –very
meaningful. That means all religion, all philosophy, all tantra and yoga, is basically death-oriented.
3-If you are aware of death, only then does religion become meaningful. That is why no animal except man is religious, because no animal is aware of death. They die, but they are not aware. They cannot conceive or imagine that there is going to be death.When one dog dies,other dogs
never imagine that death is going to happen to them also.
4-Always someone else dies, so how can a dog imagine that “I am going to die”? He has never seen himself dying. Someone else, some other dog dies, so how can he connect that “I am going to die”? No animal is aware of death; that is why no animal renounces. No animal can become a sannyasin. Only a very high quality of consciousness can lead you to renounce – when you become aware of death.
5-And if even by being a man you are not aware of death, you belong to the animal kingdom; you are not yet a man. You become a man only when you encounter death. Otherwise there is no difference between you and the animal.
6-Everything is similar; only death makes the difference. With death encountered, you are no more animal, something has happened to you which never happens to an animal. Now you will be a different consciousness.
7-So the father of Gautam Buddha protected him from seeing any type of death – not only man’s death, but the death of animals and even of flowers. So the gardeners were instructed not to allow the child to see a dead flower, a pale flower dying on the branch, a pale leaf, a dry leaf. No, nowhere should he come to realize that something dies ...he may infer from it that “I am going to die.” And you do not infer it even seeing your wife dying, your mother, your father, your child. You weep for them, but you never conceive that this is a sign that “I am going to die.”
8-But the astrologers said, “The boy is very, very sensitive, so protect him from any type of death.” And the father was over-conscientious He would not allow even an old man or an old woman to be seen, because oldness is just death heard from a distance; death is there from a distance, just coming. So Buddha’s father would not allow any old man or old woman to be seen by the child.
9-If Buddha suddenly became aware that just by stopping the breath a man could die, it would be very difficult for him. “Just because no breath is coming in, how can a man die?” he would wonder. “Life is such a big, complex process.”
10-If you have not seen anyone dying, even you cannot conceive that just by stopping the breath a man will die. And how can such a complex life
die?It is the same with these methods. They look simple, but they touch the basic reality. When the breath is going out, when you are completely emptied of life, you touch death: you are just near it, and everything becomes calm and silent within you.
11-Use it as a mantra. Whenever you feel tired, whenever you feel tense, use any word which ends in “AH.” “Allah” will do – any word that brings your total breath out so that you exhale completely and you are emptied of breath. The moment you are emptied of breath you are emptied of life also. And all your problems belong to life: no problem belongs to death. Your anxiety, your anguish, your anger, your sadness, they all belong to life.
12-Death is non-problematic. Death never gives any problem to anyone. And even if you think that “I am afraid of death and death creates a problem,” it is not death that creates the problem but your clinging to life. Only life creates problems; death dissolves all problems. So when the breath has moved completely out, “AH,” you are emptied of life. Look within at that moment when the breath is completely out. Before taking another breath in, go deep down in that interval and become aware of the inside calm, the silence. In that moment you are like a buddha.
13-If you can catch that moment, you have known a taste of what Buddha might have known. And once known, you can detach this taste from the incoming-outgoing breath. Then the breath can go on coming in, going out, and you can remain in that quality of consciousness that you have come to know. It is always there; one has just to discover it. And it is easier to discover when life is emptied out.
14-SILENTLY INTONE A WORD ENDING IN “AH.” THEN IN THE “HH,” EFFORTLESSLY, THE SPONTANEITY. And when the breath goes out, “HH,” everything is emptied. EFFORTLESSLY: in this moment, there is no need to make any effort. The SPONTANEITY: just be aware, be spontaneous, be sensitive, and realize this moment of death.
15-In this moment you are just near the door, very, very near to the ultimate. The immediate has moved out, the superfluous has moved out. In this moment you are not the wave: you are the ocean – just near, just near ... If you can become aware you will forget that you are a wave. Again the wave will come, but now you can never be identified with it, you will remain the ocean. Once you have known that you are the ocean, you can never again be the wave.
16-Life is waves… death is the ocean. That is why Buddha so much insists about his NIRVANA that it is death-like. He never says you will attain life immortal, he says you will simply die totally. Jesus says, “Come to me and I will give you life, and life abundant.” Buddha says, “Come to me to realize your death. I will give you death totally.” And both mean the same thing.But you will become afraid of Buddha’s terminology . That is why Buddha had very little appeal in India; because he used the language of death ..Brahman’ means life .. life, infinite life; and `Nirvana’ means just cessation, death – total death.
17-Buddha says, “Your ordinary death is not total; you will be born again. I will give you a total death, and you will never be born again.” A total death means now no birth is possible. So this so-called death, Buddha says, is not death. It is just a rest period, you will become alive again. It is just a breath gone out. You will take the breath in again, you will be reborn. Buddha says, “I will give you the way so that the breath will go out and will never come in again – total death, nirvana, cessation.”
18-We become afraid because we cling to life. But this is the paradox: the more you cling to life, the more you will die, and the more you are ready to die, then the more you become deathless. If you are ready to die, then there is no possibility of death. No one can give you death if you accept it, because through that acceptance you become aware of something within you which is deathless.
19-This incoming breath and outgoing breath are the life and death of the body, not of “me.” But “I” do not know anything other than the body; “I” am identified with the body. Then it will be difficult to be aware when the breath comes in, easy to be aware when the breath goes out. When the breath is going out, for that moment you have become old, dying, emptied completely of the breath; you are dead for a moment.
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF “AUM”,“HU”and “AH” MANTRAS;- “AUM” SOUND;- 07 FACTS;- 1-Have you ever wondered why every mantra starts with 'Aum' and ends with “AH” SOUND .For example ..Aum Namah Shivah..and many others. Mantras are “words of power”. The word “mantra” is Sanskrit and may be translated as the “thoughts that liberate from samsara (the world of illusions)”. 2-The mantra that is considered the “first of all mantras” is the OM.OM is a Sanskrit word, which is said to be the original primordial creative sound from which the universe and all of creation first manifested. For this reason, the “Om” is an excellent mantra to work with. 3- One understanding of the OM (or “AUM”) is that the “A” represents the physical plane, the “U” the “mental and astral planes” and the “M, all that is beyond the reach of the intellect. The OM is a Bija (or “seed”) mantra and may be utilized to resonate the third eye. However, it may also be chanted as a three syllable word “AUM” (and pronounced as “AH – OH – MMM”) to resonate the heart, the throat and the crown chakras. 4- In fact, the OM can, through our intent, become a multi-purpose mantra with capabilities of resonating and aligning all the chakras—of cleansing imbalanced energies and purifying self. In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the OM (“AUM”) represents different aspects of the trinity of the Body, Speech and Mind of the an enlightened being. The “A” represents the Body, the “U” represents Speech, and the “M” represents the Mind. Sounding the AUM in this manner puts one in resonance with these qualities of consciousness. 5-Many people ask if there is indeed a correct pronunciation for the OM. Is it “OM” or “AUM” or something else? In reality, there does not seem to be a correct pronunciation. Depending upon the country, language and dialect, the OM can be pronounced “AUM, UM, UNG, ANG, ONG” and so on. Yet, the resonance and effects of this mantra seem to be very similar despite varied differences in pronunciation. Much depends upon the intention of the person creating the sound—where do they wish the “OM” to resonate—which chakra and for what purpose. 6-“OM”, “AH” and “HU” are just a few of the one syllable mantras from different traditions—there are many others. These three have been described because of their recognition and power.Interestingly, these one-syllable mantras combine quite easily. In fact, if one chants the “OM” or “AUM” as a three-syllable sound as suggested elsewhere—“AH OH MM”—you have one combination which contains at least two of these sounds. When pronounced in the way, the “OM” or “AUM” should be sounded on one breath. 7-Project the 3 syllables as three separate sounds so that the “AH” resonates the heart center, the “OH” resonates the throat center and the “MM” resonates the third eye and crown. This way of sounding the “OM” is extremely effective in a group for bringing the energy of the people together.. ON “HU”(one part of ''AUM''sound);- 03 FACTS;- 1-Just as many traditions believe that the “OM” is the original creative sound, there are traditions that believe that this energy may be attributed to another sound—the “HU”. In the Shabd Yoga traditions (Shabda Yoga is for the discovery of True Self (Self-Realization),specifically in the Sikh tradition ) , including Master Path and Eckankar and in the mystical Islamic path of Sufi, the “HU” is considered to be the highest vibratory mantra that can be sounded. Chanting the “HU” is said to lead one to transcendence—to God realization and enlightenment. 2-“HU” is believed to be the universal name of God, which is present in every existing language. The “HU” sound has been described as many things from the buzzing of bees to the rushing of wind to the flute of God. It is said to be present in the words we speak, in the sounds of animals; that it is the wind in the trees, the rushing of waters, the roaring of water falls, the beat of the sea against a beach—that it is everywhere, in every plane. 3-Like the “AH” and the “HU” may be perceived of as a seed syllable the “OM”,. Depending upon its pronunciation, it may also be perceived of as a vowel sound—the “U”. The “HU” creates extraordinary energy for balance and clearing. Many believe it activates both the heart and the crown chakras. When sounded together in a large group, it is extremely powerful and transformative. “AH” SOUND(one part of ''AUM''sound);- 24 FACTS;- 1-The “AH” sound is a sacred seed syllable—a sacred mantras in many Eastern traditions including Tibetan Buddhism. It is also a vowel sound—a divinely inspired sound that is considered sacred in many different traditions . 2-The “AH” sound is found in most of the God and Goddess names on the planet (Tara, Krishna, Saraswati,Buddha, Yin, etc.), as well as many of the sacred words (Amen, Alleluia, ). As a seed syllable, the “AH” is universal and may be utilized differently in different traditions, depending upon its purpose. In the Tibetan tradition, the “AH” is as a sacred mantra. In Western mystical traditions, it is a vowel sound. 3-Most mystical traditions worldwide that work is the vowels sounds in relationship to the chakras find that the “AH” sound the sound of the heart chakra. This chakra, which is located in the center of the chest is the energy center associated with love and compassion. Indeed, when many people think about the energy of love, they express it as an “AH” sound. Many spiritual masters believe that the activation of this chakra is most helpful for achieving higher consciousness and enlightenment. Most agree that the energy of love and the heart is the primary, essential energy of the universe. 4-The “Ah” sound is a way to work with the creative energies found in Nature and the Universe to help manifest the things you want, whether they are material or inner in nature.This sound is about the feeling and expression of joy and joyful creative energy, so enjoy your recitation of “Ah” rather than just doing it mechanically.
5-Have you observed that whenever you are tense you will sigh — “AH” — and you will feel relaxed. Or whenever you are in joy, overjoyed, you say “AH,” and the whole breath is thrown out and you feel within a tranquility that you have never felt. Try this: when you are feeling very good, take the breath in and then see what you feel. You cannot feel that well-being that comes with “AH.” It is coming because of the breath.
6-So languages differ, but these two things never differ. All over the world, whenever someone feels tired he will say “AH.” Really, he is calling for death to come and relax him. Whenever one feels overjoyed, blissful, he says “AH.” He is so overfilled with joy that he is not afraid of death now. He can relieve himself completely, relax completely.
7-And what will happen if you go on trying it, trying it? You will become fully aware of something within you – the spontaneousness of your being; of SAHAJ of being spontaneous. That you are already, but you are too much engaged with life, too much occupied with life. You cannot become aware of the being which is behind.
8-When you are not occupied with life, with the incoming breath, the being behind is revealed; there is a glimpse. But the glimpse will become, by and by, a realization. And once it is known you cannot forget it – and this is not something which you are creating. That is why it is spontaneous: it is not something you are creating. It is there, you have simply forgotten. It is a remembrance... It is a rediscovery..
9--IN THE “HH,” EFFORTLESSLY, THE SPONTANEITY. Any moment you can try it. Just riding in a bus or traveling in a train or moving to the office, whenever you have time intone a sound ending with “AH.” This “Allah” helped so much in Islam .. because of this “AH.” This word is beautiful. And then the more one goes on using this word “Allah, Allah…” it becomes reduced. Then what remains is “Lah, Lah…” Then it is reduced further; then it remains as “Ah, Ah…” It is good, but you can use any word that ends in “AH” – or just “AH” will do.
10-Try to see children, very small children, taking their breaths. They take them in a different way. Look at a child sleeping. His belly comes up and down, not the chest. If you are sleeping and you are being observed, your chest comes up and down; your breath never goes down to the belly. The breath can go down to the belly only if you exhale and do not inhale.
11-If you inhale and do not exhale, the breath cannot go down to the belly. The reason why breath goes to the belly is that when one exhales, the whole breath is thrown out and then the BODY takes it in. And the body takes only that amount which is needed — never more, never less.
The body has its own wisdom, and it is more wise than you. Do not disturb it. You can take more — then it will be disturbed. You can take less ..then it will be disturbed. The body has its own wisdom, it only takes that amount which is needed. When more is needed, it creates the situation.
12-When less is needed, it creates the situation. It never goes to the extreme, it is always balanced. But if YOU inhale it is never balanced, because you do not know what you are doing, you do not know what is the need of the body. And the need changes every moment.
13-Allow your body ... just exhale. you just throw it out, and then the body will take breath in – and it will take it deeply and slowly, and the breath will go down to the belly. It will hit the navel point exactly and your belly will go up and down. If you inhale then really, you never exhale totally. Then the breath is in and you go on inhaling, so the breath which is already in will not allow your breath to go down to the very bottom. Then just shallow breathing happens. You go on taking breath in, and the poisonous breath is there, filling you up.
14-They say that you have six thousand sacs in your lungs and only two thousand are touched by your breath. The four thousand are always filled with poisonous gases which need to be exhaled, and that two-thirds portion of your chest creates much anxiety, much anguish and misery in the mind, in the body. A child exhales, he never inhales. Inhaling is done by the body itself.
15-When the child is born, the first thing he is going to do is cry. With that cry his throat opens, with that cry comes the first “AH.” The oxygen and air that had been given by the mother is exhaled. This is his first effort with breathing. That is why if a child is not crying, then the doctor will become uneasy, because he has not shown the sign of life. He still feels dependent on the mother. He must cry...That cry shows that now he is becoming an individual; the mother is not needed, he will take his own breath. And the first thing is that he is going to cry in order to exhale that which was given by the mother, and then his body will start functioning, inhaling.
16-A child is always exhaling, and when the child starts inhaling, when the emphasis moves to inhaling, be aware. He has already become old; he has learned things from you. He has become tense. Whenever you are tense, you cannot take a deep breath. Because your stomach becomes rigid ;it won’t allow breath to go down. Then you have to take shallow breaths.
17-Try with “AH.” It has a beautiful feeling around it. Whenever you feel tired, “AH” — throw the breath. And make it a point to emphasize exhaling. You will be a different man, and a different mind will evolve. With the emphasis on breathing in, you have developed a miser mind and a miser body. With exhaling, that miserliness will disappear and with it many problems. Possessiveness will disappear.
18-So tantra will not say leave possessiveness. Tantra says, change your system of breathing; you cannot possess then. Observe your own breathing and your moods, and you will become aware. Whatsoever is wrong is always associated with the emphasis that is given to the incoming breath and whatsoever is good, virtuous, beautiful, true, is always associated with exhaling.
19-Whenever you are speaking a lie, you will hold your breath in. Whenever you speak truth, you never hold the breath. You fear that “I am speaking a lie,” so you hold the breath. You are afraid something may go out with it – the out-moving breath. Your hidden truth may be revealed, so you are afraid.
20-Go on trying this “AH” more and more. You will be more healthy in body, more healthy in mind, and a different quality of calm, at-easeness, tranquillity will develop.To chant the "AH" mantra, take a deep breath and on your exhalation open your eyes and mouth wide, raise your gaze, and chant a resounding, relieving "Ahhhhh" as far as you can go.
21-Be aware of your out-breath as you chant the mantra and continue and to repeat the mantra from one to three times. Focus on the area around your navel center. Feel the energy as you repeatedly say “aaaaahhhhh”. Continue the sound as you slowly raise the energies from the navel center to heart center & then into your pineal gland. 22-Let the sound penetrate your pineal gland as you feel the energies in your pineal gland. As you continue the chant. Now bring in a visual image of what you wish to create at the pineal gland, as you continue the sound. Then, just enjoy the emotional satisfaction of your manifestation, and end the sound. 23-At the end of your exhalation, let the sound of the mantra "AH" resound into nothingness, both within and without, and rest in the utter silence and simplicity of the natural state of just being. When thoughts arise into this state of natural meditation, chant a few lengthy "AHs," following the out-breath. 24-Try to become aware of dissolving a little more with each "AH" repetition. Then, once again, rest in the spacious openness and clarity of natural meditation. You can continue to alternate this dissolving and resting at your own pace, in your own natural way.