How to Open Your Own Third Eye

by George A. Boyd © 2001

Meditation on Your Third Eye

This meditation is used to unite your attention with your attentional principle. This technique is called Purusa Dhyan meditation.

Purusa is the form of consciousness in which you will behold your attentional principle.

Dhyan means to meditate, to gaze upon an object of meditation, to unite your attention with that object. In this meditation, your attentional principle is the object of meditation.

The attentional principle consists of four elements: your attention (chittam), vehicles (swarup), the essential form of your attentional principle (purusa), and the wave of consciousness (chetan).

Attention is your mind stuff. Attention is like the cursor on your computer. It determines where you are focusing. By changing this focus you can see different things within. Changing this focus of your attention is called fixation or dharana.

Your attentional principle is encased in several vehicles. When it rises out of its body focus behind the pituitary gland center of the system of chakras of the Subconscious mind, it travels to higher Planes. These different vehicles allow it to operate in those higher Planes.

This is like when you go deep under the water, you wear a deep sea diving suit. If you go up in the stratosphere, you may have to wear a pressurized flight suit. If you go up into outer space, you will need to wear a space suit. The attentional principle’s vehicles are like these specialized suits that you have to wear when you go into these different environments.

The essential form of your attentional principle is called purusa. When the vehicles of its astral, causal and mental bodies have been put aside, it functions in this essential form.

At its deepest core, your attentional principle is like a wave of consciousness. When you focus at this level, you move from contemplating your attentional principle to being your attentional principle. You identify with it.

In this meditation technique, you will learn how to focus on your attentional principle and open this third eye within you.

Practice of Purusa Dhyan Meditation

Sit upright in a chair, or in a comfortable cross-legged posture on a sofa or on a cushion on the floor.

Close your eyes, and focus your attention at the point between your eyebrows.

Place your attention on the following points for three to five minutes each, monitor your experience at each level, then shift your focus of attention to the next level:

  1. Sense of sitting in the present time
  2. Awareness of sensations arising from the environment in the present time
  3. Awareness of sensations arising in the body in the present time
  4. Awareness of emotions arising in the present time
  5. Awareness of thoughts arising in the present time
  6. Awareness of I AM statements arising in the present time, with associated thoughts, feelings, and memories
  7. Awareness of memories and impressions bubbling up from the Subconscious
  8. Awareness of the present time being recorded in memory, then follow the time track to your first conscious memory, birth, conception, and up into the golden light of the blissful atom of eternity.
  9. Focus your attention in turn on each chakra of the Subconscious mind in the spinal tube
  • base of spine
  • behind the navel
  • behind the solar plexus
  • behind the heart
  • at the place where the neck meets the shoulders
  • at the base of the skull
  • at the point where the nose meets the forehead

Move behind the point between the eyebrows towards the top of your head. Imagine you are moving up the slope of a pyramid that connects the point between the eyebrows with the top of the head.

The pituitary center is about one third of the distance between the point between the eyebrows and the top of the head. This is where the attentional principle dwells.

You will encounter a presence behind this center that silently observes. Focus more intently on this presence. You will begin to see light emanating from this presence.

Affirm quietly, “the self, the size of a thumb, is seated behind the two eyes. It is self-effulgent light. It is consciousness itself. I am this consciousness.”

This is the attentional principle. This is your third eye, which allows you to see within when your two eyes are closed.

Remain in this state for as long as you wish.

Then, when you are ready to return, retrace your steps through each focal point until you are fully grounded in your normal waking awareness.

Practice this meditation until you can go at will to each focal point and unite with the attentional principle easily.