Tuesday 14 April 2009

Nada yoga


Hazrat Inayat Khan,Saraswathi Veena Yogi says-"The music of Universe is the background of the small picture that we call music.Our sense of music,our attraction to music,shows that there is music in the depth of our being.Music is behind the working of the whole Universe.Music is not only life's greatest object:it is Life itself.Hafiz,the great and wonderful Sufi poet of Persia says:Many say that life has entered the human body by the help of music,but the truth is that Life itself is music. "
NADABINDU UPANISHAD-There is no mantra greater than nada,which mixes with the breath and stabilises it.
BHAGAVAN RAMANA-Just as a child is lulled to sleep by lullabies,so nada soothes one to the state of samadhi.
The sound of the abstract is called "anahat" in Vedas,meaning the unstruck sound.Sufis call it Saut-E-Sarmad.
LAHIRI MAHASAYA wrote to a disciple-When a seeker is established in samadhi,his practice becomes natural and spontaneous.Effort is shed,and without even practising the meditation,he enjoys its benefits.LISTENING TO THE INNER SOUND ,the seeker actually sees Gods,seers,and sages of the past in the spiritual eye.(from:Life surrendered in God by Roy Eugene Davis).
PYTHAGAROS,Greece,5th century b.c.-There is geometry in the humming of the strings.There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Effects of Nada according to Hamsa Upanishad-1.Tremor2.Production of nectar3.Enjoyment of nectar4.Acquisition of secret knowledge5.Higher speech6.Vision of distant things7.Invisibility8.Identification with the Absolute.Hamsa Upanishad, furthermore,compares the nada to a snake charmer since it captivates the fickle mind.
ZOROASTRIANISM-In Zoroastrian religion,heaven has been described as a bright,joyful place where everything is imperishable and perfect.In some Pahlavi texts,the Zoroastrian concept of heaven is described in four stages:1. The place of good thoughts2.The place of good words3.The
place of good deeds4.The fourth and the final stage was called Garothman,The House of Light and Song which was considered the Abode of Ahura Mazda.