Seeing the Color Purple


Today during the meditation i felt that i am breathless and seen purple color and when i am going deeper & deeper and seen a dot or hole. What is this, sir?

—Joy Agarwal, India


Dear Joy Agarwal,

Consider yourself very blessed.

First of all because of your breathless state: “Breathlessness is deathlessness,” Yogananda used to say, as “the breath is the cord which binds the soul to the body.” His Hong-Sau and Kriya techniques (and other meditative techniques) have the goal of taking the yogi to the natural breathless state (kevala kumbhaka).

Secondly you are blessed, because what you have seen is the spiritual eye: the door to heaven.

Seen clearly it is a circle. The outside is golden, the inside can be seen as purple or as deep blue. In the center there is “a dot,” which becomes a star, a “hole,” as you say, because it becomes a tunnel. The purple (blue) is the door to Christ Consciousness (Kutastha Chaitanya), while the dot (star) is the door to Cosmic Consciousness (Sat-Chit-Ananda). If you see it again, concentrate there and try to go even deeper.

Without knowing it, you are celebrating the truest Christmas: spiritually receiving the universal Christ Consciousness (or Krishna-Consciousness), which is fully manifested in Jesus and in all great Masters. Yogananda explained:

“Each year at Christmastime there are strong vibrations of Christ Consciousness in the air. Those who are attuned by their devotion and by deep, scientific meditation will receive in their own consciousness these vibrations of the universal consciousness that was in Christ Jesus. It is of utmost importance to every man, whatever his religion, that he experience within himself this birth of the universal Christ.”


“In that land of everlasting Christmas, of festive, omnipresent Christ Consciousness, you will find Jesus, Krishna, the saints of all religions, the great guru preceptors, all waiting to give you a divine floral reception of ever new, everlasting happiness.”

God bless you with a true Christmas festivity,