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In the following lecture snippet, the term 'Ajna' is missing; but I am not sure, why?
Is there any specific reason, for which he did not mention it?

To open that Suṣumnâ is the prime object of the Yogî. According to him, along this Suṣumnâ are ranged these centres of distribution, or, in more figurative language, these lotuses, as they are called. The lowest one is at the lowest end of the spinal cord, and is called Mûlâdhâra, the next one is called Svâdiṣṭhâna, the next Maṇipûra, the next Anâhata, the next Viśuddha, and the last, which is in the brain, is the Sahasrâra, or “the thousand petalled.” [source]

There are seven principle Chakras in the body which are: Muladhara, Swadhisthana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddha, Ajna and the highest Chakra is called the Sahsrara Chakra. Swami Vivekananda in the above lecture has talked about every Chakras except the Ajna Chakra.

  • For those who don't have a clue about 'Ajna' or Swami Vivekananda's lectures, you may want to give more info as, why do you feel that he should have mentioned it in his lectures. – iammilind Jul 20 '18 at 1:24
  • who is the source that you cited? He has at the beginning a copyright on the publication. If anyone has the copyright (and the copyright ran out a long time ago) it is the Ramakrishna Mission. Can't comment on the quote unless you use a more reliable source to start. Try Volume 1 here - advaitaashrama.org/cw/content.php – Swami Vishwananda Jul 20 '18 at 5:47
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There is mention of Ajna.

The Yogi alone has the Sushumna open. When this Sushumna current opens, and begins to rise, we get beyond the sense, our minds become supersensuous, superconscious — we get beyond even the intellect, where reasoning cannot reach. To open that Sushumna is the prime object of the Yogi. According to him, along this Sushumna are ranged these centres, or, in more figurative language, these lotuses, as they are called. The lowest one is at the lower end of the spinal cord, and is called Mulâdhâra, the next higher is called Svâdhishthâna, the third Manipura, the fourth Anâhata, the fifth Vishuddha, the sixth Âjnâ and the last, which is in the brain, is the Sahasrâra, or "the thousand-petalled". Of these we have to take cognition just now of two centres only, the lowest, the Muladhara, and the highest, the Sahasrara. All energy has to be taken up from its seat in the Muladhara and brought to the Sahasrara. The Yogis claim that of all the energies that are in the human body the highest is what they call "Ojas". Now this Ojas is stored up in the brain, and the more Ojas is in a man's head, the more powerful he is, the more intellectual, the more spiritually strong. One man may speak beautiful language and beautiful thoughts, but they, do not impress people; another man speaks neither beautiful language nor beautiful thoughts, yet his words charm. Every movement of his is powerful. That is the power of Ojas.

The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, Volume 1, Raja Yoga, Chapter V

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