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Tratakum is a form of gazing meditation used in Kundalini yoga. "Once in a very great while there is a picture that has a transcendent quality that allows the person gazing at it to go through it and into their higher consciousness. When meditating on such a photo, it is impossible to get stuck on the level of personality. It will reflect you better than a mirror. In a mirror you can fool yourself with your own face. As the different facets of an object of concentration present themselves to you, you actually experience different facets of your own self. The outer object is nothing but a gateway to the many facets of your self-experience. In a real sense, you become what you meditate on".