Raja Choudhury on Opening Your Third Eye

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Imagine that you could manifest anything you desire in your life. I'm not talking about big, giant, ridiculous dreams like millions of dollars or a new car, or a house, or a job. I'm talking about small incremental magical occurrences in your life. Manifestation of wellness, manifestation of health and clarity, manifestation of intuition, creativity, changing things towards abundance. Manifestation of clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience. What could it be like? What would it be like to be able to even begin to see things like that? To shut down all your past traumas, to remove all your dysfunction, your mental instability, your depression. Wipe it all away just by intention, visualization, and realization. Total manifestation. Wouldn't that be amazing?

The ancient Tantrics discovered a way to do this. While it was known throughout the world as the Third Eye, from Egypt to Mesopotamia, everywhere knew about the Third Eye, it was in India that this idea of the Third Eye was refined to a point where no plant medicines were required, and just by using hacking techniques like breathing, mantras, sounds, visualization, sacred geometries, one could enter into a dimension that would bring back the ability to create anything you wanted.

Now, the secret was, and the irony of it was that it wasn't just something you could think about. You actually had to shut down your mind in order to manifest. Now, that does sound ironic, but it is the truth. What the Tantrics discovered was that, in order to manifest anything in the Third Eye you'd have to shut down three worlds. These three worlds correlate to the three brains that science talks about: the reptilian brain, the midbrain or the limbic region, and then the neocortex and the higher brain.

We need to shut down two main brains, the neocortex and the reptilian brain, because when you realize that everything that's a manifestation in your life is controlled by these two brains because we're either responding to our biological urges from the lower brain or our fear and anxiety and trauma, and all the stuff that we accrued as karma in our bodies, or we're listening to our chattering monkey brain that's telling us how to live life and what to do, continuously analyzing everything.

What we have to do in order to manifest, in order to create and open the Third Eye, to open ourselves to this great intelligence of the cosmos to come into us, we have to shut down the other two brains. And then something miraculous happens in the midbrain where the pineal gland lives, and right there in this, it's called Brahma's Cave in Tantra. Something miraculous happens there. We open another eye, the Third Eye. And that eye, immense illumination, immense light. It opens a star gate, a portal into the other dimensions. And through that comes a stream of information which can only be called divine grace by the old languages. It can only be called the descent of grace. But what it is, is our connection to superconsciousness.

By pulling down the stream of information into our Third Eye, and then into our heart, we can manifest whatever we like. We can create a new life, we can design who we are in a completely new way. If you think of all the words used to describe this in Tantra, they're called Shaktis in the body, they're called Shiva in the Brahma's Cave, they're called the Dance of Shiva and Shakti above you in the cosmos, which is the end of all dualities. From that singular source will come wisdom.

All these metaphors we use which have been given religious significance today are actually things that happen to our biology, our psychology, and our neurology to open this capacity in us, to open our Third Eye. What I have discovered in my work over the last 20 years in Tantra and Kriya, and Trika, and Shakti Sri Vidya, and other things I've been working with, been initiated into, is that by certain breathing techniques, by certain sounds, by certain ways of concentrating, we can actually link our lower animal nature by shutting it down step by step by step to our Third Eye and then open this portal and bring in this wisdom and information.

What happens when you do that? You have a new glimpse of an objective observer point of view. You go to a very quiet place. They call it the turiya state, or samadhi, and from there, whatever happens, whatever you design, becomes a reality in your next breath. Just imagine, every time I breathe out I dissolve back into that void, and every time I breathe in I create a new reality. Now, can I create any reality I want? Yes, with practice you can, and if you do it in a particular way long enough, you start to develop powers, powers of mind control. Your mind and you, all parts of your mind become under your control, so you are able to manifest how you want, you're going to be able to behave, you're able to say as you wish. You're an observer watching yourself participate in the drama of life.

You're not a lousy drama actor in the play of life. You become a better one, because you now have a third objective director guiding you along this journey. I want to show you how to open this energy. I want to show you how to open the star gate and become a sky walker, and tap into that Jiva consciousness that will come into you. I want to teach you how to do this. I will bring all my knowledge and all my wisdom and my experiential nature to show you what I have discovered and share it with you. Namaha. 

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Raja Choudhury aims to disrupt human consciousness and awaken each of us to our true evolutionary potential using his deep knowledge of Kundalini Shakti, Tantra, and Kriya Yoga. In a personal quest of over 20 years, Raja has comparatively explored most of the great (and some unknown) wisdom traditions of the world and has experienced many teachings and transformative methodologies firsthand. He now wants to share this magical adventure and discoveries with everyone.

Raja’s own shift occurred in 2006 when he underwent a dramatic Kundalini awakening that rewired his system and opened up a new universe of potential. Raja initially started life as an architect from London’s Architectural Association and then went on to become a Webby-winning digital creative director in New York where this awakening occurred. He then created numerous documentary films on wisdom and consciousness, including Spirituality in the Modern World with Ken Wilber and Traleg Rinpoche; Yoga: Aligning to the Source; and acclaimed films on many great spiritual teachers. In 2014 he was awarded India’s prestigious National Film Award for his film, The Quantum Indians. He’s currently making a film for PBS on Swami Vivekananda called First Guru. Raja gave a TED talk, “Indian Wisdom for Today’s World,” in 2012 and a TEDx talk, “Yoga: India’s Open Source Gift to the World,” in 2015. His talks on Kundalini, Shiva, the Third Eye, and meditation are very popular on YouTube.

In his own spiritual quest, he was initiated first into Kriya Yoga in 1998 and went on to take deep initiations into Raja Yoga, advanced Kriya Yoga, and then finally, and most importantly, Sri Vidya and Kula Tantra, from Guruji Amritananda of Devipuram. Raja is currently exploring the deep non-dualism of the ancient Trika School.

Raja also practices Aikido and Qigong and is a passionate student of neuroscience, history, comparative mysticism, esoteric traditions, and the mind. His teachings are a syncretic blend of Eastern and Western ideas. In the past year, he has initiated over 800 people into the magic of Kundalini awakening, and shares his Shakti energy with them and the world via the Internet and regular workshops and retreats. Raja, who is married to Jagriti and has a 10-year-old daughter, Noor, and a cocker spaniel named Max, lives between New Delhi and New York.

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This article appears in: 2019 Catalyst, Issue 3: Black History Month