The Neutral Mind: a place beyond duality
“In the city of Brahman [the Self is Brahman] is a secret dwelling, the lotus of the heart. Within this dwelling is a space, and within that space is the fulfillment of our desires. What is within that space should be longed for and realized” (Chandogya Upanishad 8.1.1).
Tune In: Ong Namo, Guru Dev Namo (chanted three times).
Body Posture: Sit in easy pose or in a chair; maintain a straight spine.
Mudra (hand position): Place hands in the lap with the palms facing up, resting the right hand in the left. The thumb tips may touch or not.
Eye Focus (Dhrist): Close your eyes and gently begin to focus your energy at the brow point. Allow all tension to leave your body.
Mantra: Wha-hay gu-roo. (Meaning: Infinite identity emerges from darkness to light).
Breath: allow the breath to regulate itself, breathing through the nose.
The Meditation: Mentally vibrate the mantra in a simple monotone, as if chopping the sound, projecting each syllable distinctly.
Time: begin with 3 and work up to 11 minutes.
End: Inhale deeply, hold the breath for 3-10 seconds (based on your lung capacity), and exhale completely. Repeat two more times.
HRV Feedback (optional): save HRV session for 40 day trending. Remember to select one meditation that appeals to you for whatever reason. Practice it until to you know it well, and can do it for 11 minutes. Then begin the 40 days of continued practice. If you miss a day, begin the 40 days again.
Benefits: “Meditation for the Neutral Mind” requires practice to perfect, because it is an internal process that requires Self-mastery in order to achieve the neutral state of Shuniya. The neutral mind is infinite in nature and leads one into Shuniya, the zero-point of ego-lessness.
This is an excellent meditation for stress relief.
Residing within the heart center, the neutral mind is the ultimate state heart coherence. When your heart coherence is high then you know you are entering the healing state of Shuniya.
The neutral mind has the ability to listen to both the negative and positive minds, listen to both sides, and then make a decision based on wisdom. Think of the negative mind as identifying with what could go wrong and the positive mind as what could go right. The neutral mind “listens” to both sides of the discussion and then uses discretion to come to a course of action–or non-naction.
When entering the neutral mind, one enters into a state on non-duality, beyond the pairs of opposites in daily life.
Source: Bhajan, Yogi. The Mind: Its Projections and Multiple Facets