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In this article, I explore the practice of tratak, an exercise focused on concentrating mental energy towards a single point. This technique is not only vital for improving concentration in everyday life but also for enhancing overall mental efficiency. I emphasize that the ability to concentrate is a crucial element for success in any profession, be it a professor, carpenter, or any other occupation. Tratak trains the mind to focus efficiently, minimizing the unnecessary expenditure of energy, which in turn leads to greater success and productivity.

Use a candle in a totally obscured room to do tratak

Spiritual Significance of Tratak

I also delve into the spiritual significance of tratak, particularly its connection with the ajna chakra, or the third eye, located at the center of the forehead. This practice, integral to kundalini yoga and other yogic traditions, activates and opens the third eye. Regular practice of tratak can significantly enhance perception and awareness, akin to using a ‘third eye’ in addition to the regular two. This heightened awareness allows for intuitive understanding of various aspects of life, beyond the realm of rational thought.

Tratak and the “Third Eye”

Furthermore, I discuss the physiological aspect of the third eye, represented by the pineal gland in the brain. Despite challenges in studying the pineal gland due to its calcification after death, recent scientific advancements indicate that tratak stimulates this gland. This stimulation leads to the secretion of melatonin, which has several beneficial effects on the body, including regeneration and rejuvenation. Thus, the practice of tratak offers a holistic benefit package, encompassing spiritual, psychological, and physiological well-being.

Simplicity and Practicality of Tratak

In my exploration, I stress the importance of simplicity and practicality in spiritual practices. Complex or arduous techniques are less preferable compared to straightforward, impactful practices like tratak. Tailoring spiritual practices to the individual is essential, akin to how a doctor prescribes specific medications. This personalized approach ensures optimal spiritual development for each person.

In conclusion, I argue that spiritual teachings must have practical applications in everyday life. Engaging solely in intellectual pursuits, such as the study of philosophical theories, is insufficient. Spiritual practices should enable the expression of the divinity within each individual, thereby fulfilling the ultimate goal of life. This approach leads to a state of inner peace and harmony, transcending intellectual understanding and bringing about a profound sense of inner tranquility.

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Ramón Leonato Dominguez

I was born in Madrid in 1960, when I was a young boy I was solely interested in understanding the secret of life. I grew up studying biology, chemistry, physics and by 15 years old I was already in college. I published my first research work in Insect Biochemistry, Pergamon Press Vol. 10 pp 529 to 533 on molecular genetics at the age of 19 years old. In seeking for answers to the secret of life I started with biology and molecular genetics and from there I went to theoretical physics, finally I landed in the area of mysticism, or self awareness under the guidance of Gururaj Ananda Yogi, a disciple of Swami Pravitananda with whom I studied until his passing away in 1988.

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