The 41st. Meditation Technique of Vigyan Bhairava Tantra.
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Lord Shiva explains to Devi: WHILE LISTENING TO STRINGED INSTRUMENTS,
HEAR THEIR COMPOSITE CENTRAL SOUND.; THUS OMNIPRESENCE.
You are hearing an instrument a sitar, or anything. Many notes are there.
Be alert and listen to the central core, the backbone of it around which all
the notes are flowing, the deepest current which holds all the notes
together that which is central, just like your backbone. The whole body
is held back by the backbone. Listening to the music, be alert, penetrate
the music, and find the backbone of it the central thing which goes on
flowing, holding everything together. Notes come and go and disappear, but
the central core flows on. Become Aware of it.
Basically, originally, music was used for meditation; particularly Indian
music developed as a method of Meditation, Indian dancing developed as a
method of Meditation. For the doer it was a deep meditation, and for the
audience also it was a meditation. A dancer or a musician can be a
technician. If there is no meditation in it, he is a technician. He can be a
great technician, but then the soul is not there, only the body is there.
The soul comes only when the musician is a deep meditator.
And music is just the outward thing. While playing on his sitar, one is not
only playing on his sitar, he is also playing on his ALERTNESS INSIDE. The
sitar goes on outwardly and his intense awareness moves inside. The music
flows outwardly, but he is alert, constantly aware of the innermost core of
it. And that gives SAMADHI. That becomes ECSTASY. That becomes the HIGHEST
It is said that when the musician has really become the musician, he will
break his instrument because it is of no use. If he still needs his
instrument, he is not a musician yet. He is just learning. If you can play
with music, with meditation, sooner or later the INNER MUSIC will become
more important, and the outer will become not only less important;
ultimately it will become a disturbance. If your consciousness moves inside
and can find the INNER MUSIC, the outer music will be a disturbance. You
will throw the Sitar, you will throw the instrument away from you, because
now you have found the inner instrument. But it can not be found without the
outer; with the outer you can become alert more easily. Once you have become
alert, leave the outer and MOVE INWARDS. And for the listener also , the
But what are you doing when you listen to music? You are not meditating. On
the contrary, you are using music as something like alcohol. You are using
it to be relaxed, you are using it for self-forgetfulness. This is the
misfortune, the misery: the techniques which were developed for Awareness
are being used for sleep. And this is how man goes on doing mischief with
If something is given to you which can make you awake, you will use it to
make yourself more sleepy. That is why for millennia teachings were kept
secret because it was thought to be useless to give techniques to a
sleepy man. He will use them for sleep; he can not do otherwise. So,
techniques were given only to particular disciples who were ready to shake
their sleep, who were ready to be shattered out of their sleepiness.
The Russian philosopher Peter D Ouspensky dedicates one book to George
Gurdejieff as the ” Man who disturbed my sleep” Such people are Disturbers.
Persons like Gurdjieff or Jesus Christ, they are disturbers, they disturb
the sleep of people and AWAKE them. That is why we take revenge upon them.
Whosoever disturbs our sleep, we will crucify him. He doesn’t look good to
us. We may have been dreaming beautiful dreams and he comes and disturbs our
sleep. We want to kill him. The dream was so beautiful, the sleep disturbers
should be punished. The Kali Yuga Avatar Bhagavan Shri Sathya Sai Baba not
only awakens the present mankind from their slumberness, but also raises the
spiritual consciousness of crores of people, and for those who have already
got their spiritual consciousness awakened Bhagavan grants them Liberation,
because the sole purpose of Bhagavan’s Avatar is to restore Sathya, Dharma,
Shanthi, Prema, and give Moksha to the mankind. But, many people still do
not want to be awakened from their sleepiness.
The dream may be beautiful and I may not be beautiful, but one thing is
certain: It is a dream, and futile, useless! And if it is beautiful, then
it is more dangerous because it can attract you more, it can become a drug.
We have been using music as a drug , dancing as a drug. And if you want to
use music and dancing as drug, then they will become not only drugs for your
sleep, they will become drugs for many things.
This sutra says: WHILE LISTENING TO STRINGED INSTRUMENTS, HEAR THEIR
COMPOSITE CENTRAL SOUND. their complete central sound THUS
OMNIPRESENCE. And then you will know what is to be known, or what is worth
knowing. You will become omnipresent with the music, finding the composite
central core, you will become AWAKE, and with that awakening you will be
Right now you are somewhere a point which we call the EGO. If you can
become awake, this EGO point will disappear. You will not be anywhere then,
you will be EVERYWHERE as if you have become the ALL. You will have
become the OCEAN, you will have become the INFINITE.
The FINITENESS is with the mind.
The INFINITENESS enters with Meditation.
My humble pranams at the Lotus Feet of Bhagavan.