Whenever there are sounds, you are the center. All the sounds come to you from everywhere, from all directions. With sight, with eyes, this is not so, sight is linear. Sound is circular, so all sounds come in circles and you are the center. Wherever you are, you are always the center of sound.
This technique says, bathe in the center of sound. Wherever you are, just close your eyes and feel the whole universe filled with sound, as if every sound is moving toward you and you are the center. The whole universe becomes the circumference and you are the center, and everything is moving toward you, falling toward you.
….. As in the continuous sound of a waterfall. If you are sitting by the side of a waterfall, close your eyes and feel the sound all around you, falling on you from every side, creating a center in you from every side. In the center there is no sound. The center is without sound that is why you can hear sounds; otherwise you could not hear them. A sound cannot hear another sound. Because you are soundless at your center, you can hear sounds. The center is absolute silence. That is why you can hear sounds entering you, coming to you, penetrating you, encircling you.
If you can find out where is the center, where is the field in you to where every sound is coming, suddenly sounds will disappear and you will enter into soundlessness. If you can feel a center where every sound is being heard, there is a sudden transference of consciousness. One moment you will be hearing the whole world filled with sounds, and another moment your awareness will suddenly turn in and you will hear the soundlessness, the center of life. Once you have heard that, then no sound can disturb you. It comes to you, but it never reaches you. It is always coming to you, but it never reaches you. There is a point where no sound enters, that point is YOU. You are not supposed to think about sounds, this is good and that is bad, you are simply supposed to think of the center.
In every temple a gong is placed to create sounds around a seeker, again and again the bell is hit, and the sound is created and the meditator enters himself. He looks at the center, where this sound goes deep, hits at the belly, at the navel, never in the head.
You can create the negative sound known as the sound of sounds just by using your finger, or with anything which closes your ears forcibly.