Feel yourself in the center of sounds

Feel yourself in the center of sounds

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.

Beyond words and sounds

Beyond words and sounds

First visualize, imagine and then feel inside, in your consciousness, the honey-filled foci of awareness filled with letters  – A, B, C, D – any letters of any language, then change your emphasis from the written letter to the heart sound. You are moving deep, the surface is left behind. You are sinking deep – then feel what feeling comes through a particular sound. Because of that science, the MANTRA was developed. A particular sound is related to a particular feeling, and it is never otherwise. So if you create that sound within you, that feeling will be created. You can use any sound, and then the related feeling will be created around you. That sound creates the space to be filled by a particular feeling.

Words are sounds. Thoughts are words in sequence, in logical sequence, in a particular pattern.  Sound is basic. With sound words are created, and then with words thoughts are created, and then with thoughts religion and philosophy, everything. Deep down is the sound.

This sutra says to go in the reverse order – go backwards. Come to the sounds, then, more basic than sounds, a feeling is somewhere hidden. Man uses words. Words mean sounds with meanings that are agreed upon. But animals, birds use sounds without any linguistic meaning. They do not have any language, but they use sounds with feeling.

Above sounds there are words, thoughts, philosophies; below sounds are feelings. And unless you can get below feelings, you cannot get below mind. The whole world is filled with sounds, only the human world is filled with words. And even a child who cannot use language uses sounds. Really, the whole language developed because of particular sounds.

First imagine them as letters, then see them, hear them more subtly as sounds, then as most subtle feelings. Uncover sounds, and then, through the sounds also, uncover feelings. Start with the eyes, then forget the eyes by and by. Then move away from the eyes to the ears.  Be aware of how you feel. Then leaving them aside be free.

Only when you come to the deepest layer of feelings can you leave them. First you have to leave philosophies – then you have to leave thoughts, then you have to leave words, then you have to leave letters, then you have to leave sounds, then you have to leave feelings – because you can leave only that which is there. Then leaving them aside be free.