Started by Infinite Spirit, January 17, 2018, 10:41:23 AM
Quote from: Rising Spirit on February 27, 2018, 08:41:57 AMQuote from: Infinite SpiritI did want to also say thank you for your introduction to 'Surat Shabd Yoga' – I hadn't heard about that before and I'm always fascinated to learn about any spiritual practice e that incorporates the use of sound. I briefly looked into this and it's certainly an area I would like to explore further. Thank you again for your openness an willingness to share Surat Shabd Yoga, as taught within the tradition of the Radhasoami faith or alternately, Sant Mat... is essentially, Nada Yoga and dates back to before the Upanishads were even written down. The gist of the method is to close out the external distractions by plugging the ears, eyes, nostrils, etc... so as to attune the inner ear (the mind's ear or perhaps, the 3rd ear) to the various tones within the sound current of AUM, whose resonance creates myriad realities. There are ascending inner sounds which are traditionally likened to: crickets chirping, tiny bells being rung, rumbling thunder, buzzing bees, high flute sounds, fluttering, droning motor-like sounds, hissing or more accurately, the sound of steam whispering... and maybe the highest ringing over-tone, what NN-DMT voyagers call, "The Carrier Wave". The uplifting, high resonance sound current as a vibratingng oscillation, which carries the attention of the witness listening to higher and higher still, peak levels of conscious-awareness. Ultimately, the roaring silence gives way to an absolute quietude. The mind stops thinking and identifying this or that aspect of the vibratory field of the Infinite Web and in such clarity and sheer emptiness... the awakening of the Omniself takes birth. This is Savikalpa Samadhi and no dualism can exist in such an undifferentiated vacuum of Divine ecstasy. I left the Sant Mat path back in 1984, after 2 years involvement, as it is a VERY sectarian path. Many of the disciples are fixated on Guru worship and spend a ridiculous amount of focus putting other paths down and failing to see the underlying unity between the various schools of meditation, regardless of sect or affiliation. Tragically, many of the problems stem from the hierarchically oriented pride sprouting from the Sikh influence within this path. Sadly, egotism and one-upmanship nearly poisons the present lineage, as is so with most organized religious groups. Pardon any if I offend but from the standpoint of Advaita Vedanta, this whole dream is imaginary. Sigh... I've no stomache for rigid sectarianism, it's not exactly my cup of tea for it tastes quite sour.From my vantage point, the teachings of Maharshi Mehi Paramhans are the very highest within the lineage. He wrote extensively about the unity of all spiritual paths and interpreted the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and the teachings of Sant Kabir. He lived 101 years but departed in 1986. Do look into his writings, Maharshi Mehi Paramhans Ji. There is an understated, practically microscopic link at the bottom if this post. A free pdf of one of this Surat Shabd Yoga teacher's books, Philosophy of Liberation. Just click on the link, that is, if you can find it. -mehi-paramhans-a-sant-mat-master-who-lived-to-be-101-be03113ebfac
Quote from: Infinite SpiritI did want to also say thank you for your introduction to 'Surat Shabd Yoga' – I hadn't heard about that before and I'm always fascinated to learn about any spiritual practice e that incorporates the use of sound. I briefly looked into this and it's certainly an area I would like to explore further. Thank you again for your openness an willingness to share
Quote from: HareKrishnaTry chanting Hare Krishna maha mantra as you come back. In my experience the trascendental sound vibration that it creates is soooo powerful that it gives you A LOT to think 🤔 about. It definitely helps if you practice it before so you're tongue rolls out with the very vibration of the medicine.
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