The 42nd Meditation Technique of Vigyan Bhairava Tantra.
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Lord Shiva Explains to Devi: “ INTONE A SOUND AUDIBLY, THEN LESS AND LESS
AUDIBLY AS FEELING DEEPENS INTO THIS SILENT HARMONY.
Any sound will do, but if you love a certain sound it will be better,
because if you love certain sound then the sound is not just a sound. When
you intone the sound, then you are also intoning a hidden feeling with it,
and by and by the sound will be dropped and only FEELING will remain.
The sound should be used as a passage toward Feeling. Sound is MIND and
FEELING is HEART. Mind has to use a passage toward the heart. It is
difficult to enter the heart directly. Because we have been missing it so
much and for so many lives, we do not know from where to move to the heart.
How to enter it? The door seems closed.
We go on talking about the heart, but that talk also is just the mind. We
say that we love through the heart, but this too is cerebral; in the
the talk of the heart is in the head. And we do not know where the heart(
Spiritual) is. It is not the physical part that we are talking about, we
know where this physical heart is. But then physician will say, medical
science will say, that there is no possibility of Love in it. It is just a
pumping system. Nothing else is in it, and all else is just myth and poetry
But Tantra knows a deep center hidden behind your physical heart. The deep
center can only be reached through the mind because we are standing in the
mind. We are there in the head, and any travel inwards has to begin from
there. Mind is sound. If all sound stops, you won’t have any mind. In
silence there is no mind— that is why there is so much insistence on
silence. Silence is a NO-MIND state.
Ordinarily we say, “ My mind is silent.” This is not correct, because mind
means absence of silence. So you can not say that the mind is silent. If
mind is, there can not be any silence, and when silence is, there is No
Mind. So there is no such thing as a silent mind; there can not be. It is
just like saying that someone is alive-dead. It makes no sense. If he is
dead, then he is not alive. If he is alive, then he is not dead. You can
not be alive –dead.
So there is nothing like a silent mind. When silence comes, mind is not
there. Really mind goes out and silence comes in; silence goes out and mind
comes in. Both can not be there. Mind is sound, noises. If the sound is
systematic you are sane, if the sound has gone chaotic you are insane; but
in both the cases sound is there, and we exist at the point of the mind.
So, how to drop from that point to the inner point of the heart? Use sound,
intone sound. One sound will be helpful. If there are many sounds in the
mind, it is difficult to leave them. If there is only one sound, it can be
left easily. So first many sounds are to be sacrificed for one sound. That
is the use of Concentration.
Intone one sound. Go on intoning it, first audibly so that you can hear it,
and then by and by, slowly, inaudibly. No one else can hear it then, but you
can hear it INSIDE. Make it more quiet, make it less and less audible, and
then suddenly drop it. There will be silence, an explosion of silence— but
feeling will be there. Now there will be no thought, but feeling will be
That is why it is good to use a sound, a name, a mantra, for which you have
If a Hindu uses “ RAM”, he has some feeling for that name. It is not simply
a word for him, it is not only in his head. The vibrations reach to his
heart also. He may not be aware, but it is deep-rooted in his bones, in his
very blood. There has been a long tradition, a long conditioning, for many
lives. If you have been attached to one sound continuously, it is very deep
rooted. Use it. It can be used.
A Christian can use “ Ram”, but it will just remain in the mind, it will not
go deep. It is better that he uses “ Jesus” or “ Maria” or something else.
It is very easy to be influenced by a new idea, but it is difficult use it.
You do not have any feeling for it. Even if you are convinced in the mind
that this will be better, this conviction is on the surface.
A Maharastrian was living in Germany. He was there for thirty years and he
completely forgot his mother tongue— his mother tongue was Marathi. But he
had forgotten it, for thirty years he was using German. German became “ just
like” his mother tongue. “ Just like” words are used because no other
tongue can become your mother tongue. There is no possibility because the
mother tongue remains deep down inside of you. He consciously forgot it, and
he was not able to speak or understand it.
Then he fell ill, and he was so ill that his whole family had to go there
to see him. He was unconscious, but sometime consciousness would come.
Whenever he would become conscious, he would speak German and whenever he
would become unconscious, he would mutter in Marathi. Consciously he
couldn’t understand anything of Marathi; unconsciously he couldn’t
understand anything of German.
Deep in the unconscious Marathi remained; it was the mother tongue. And you
can not replace the mother tongue. You can put other things over and above
it, you can over impose other things, but you can not replace it. Deep down,
it will remain.
So if you have a feeling for a certain sound, it is better to use it. Do not
use an intellectual sound, it will be of no help because the sound has to be
used to make a passage from the Mind to the Heart. So use some sound for
which you have a deep love, a certain feeling. So find a certain sound for
which you have some feeling. Even your own name may be helpful. If you do
not have any feeling for anything else, then your own name will be helpful.
There are many cases on record… one very famous mystic, Bukkh, used his own
name, because he said, “ I do not believe in any God. I do not know about
him, I do not know what his name is. There are names I have heard, but there
is no proof that they are his name. And I am in SEARCH OF MYSELF., so why
not use my own name?” So, he would use his own name, and just by using his
own name he would drop down into SILENCE.
If you do not have any love for anything else, use your own name. But it is
very difficult because you are so condemning toward yourself that you do not
have any feeling, you do not have any respect toward yourself. Others may be
respectful toward you, but you are not respectful toward yourself also
MAINLY due to condemning yourself as a SINNER.
So the first thing is to find any sound that will be helpful: for example,
if you love a flower, then Rose will do, your Mother’s or Father’s name
will do, anything— any sound that you feel good using, uttering, listening
to, from which you feel a certain well— being coming to you. If you can
not find one, then there are some suggestions from traditional sources. “
AUM” can be used, “ AMEN” can be used, “ MARIA” can be used, “ RAM” can be
used, or Buddha’s name, Mahavir’s name, or any name that you have a love
for.. But along with the name Feeling must be there. That is why the
Master’s name can be helpful, if you have the Feeling. For Swami’s devotees
Swami’s name is more appropriate, because they have tremendous LOVE feeling
for Swami. Feeling is essential!!!
INTONE A SOUND AUDIBLY, THEN LESS AND LESS AUDIBLY AS FEELING
DEEPENS INTO THIS SILENT HARMONY. And go on reducing the sound. Intone
it more slowly, more inaudibly so that even you have to make an effort to
hear it inside. Go on dropping, go on dropping, and you will feel the
change. The more sound will drop, the more you will be filled with Feeling.
When sound disappears, only FEELING REMAINS. This Feeling can not be
named. It IS A LOVE, a DEEP LOVE, but not toward anyone— this is the
When you use a word or a sound, the love is attached to a label. You say, “
Ram, Ram, Ram…” You have a deep feeling for this word, but the feeling is
addressed to “ Ram”, narrowed down to “Ram”. When you go on reducing the “
Ram, ” a moment will come when “ Ram” disappears, the sound disappears. Now
only the FEELING remains, the FEELING OF LOVE — not toward Ram, it is
now NOT ADDRESSED.. There is simply a FEELING of LOVE, as if you are in an
OCEAN OF LOVE. Definitely, Bhagavan’s Devotees, Bhagavan’s Lovers might
have experienced the same FEELING OF LOVE while using the word or sound of “
SAI RAM” or any other name— ALL NAMES ARE HIS ONLY.
When it is not addressed, then it is of the Heart. When it is addressed, it
is of the Head. Love toward someone is through the head; simple Love is of
the Heart. And when Love is simple, Unaddressed, it becomes a Prayer. If it
is addressed, it is not yet prayer; you are just on the way. That is why if
you are a Christian you can not start as a Hindu, You should start as a
Christian. If you are a Mohammedan you can not start as a Christian or a
Hindu, you should start as a Mohammedan. But the deeper you go, the less you
will be a Hindu or Christian or Mohammedan. We may remember how Bhagawan is
encouraging the Hindu, Christian, Mohammedan or any other to ardently follow
their own religion so that a Hindu becomes a better Hindu, a Christian
becomes a better Christian, a Mohammedan becomes a better Mohammedan– -.
Only the start will be Hindu, Mohammedan, or Christian. The more you will
proceed toward the heart, as the SOUND will be LESS and LESS and FEELING MORE
& MORE , you will be less a Hindu, less a Mohammedan, less a Christian. When
the sound DISAPPEARS, you will simply be a Human Being without any tag—
not Hindu, not Mohammedan, not Christian.
It is like the difference between ‘ sects’ and ‘ religion’. Religion is one,
sects are ,many. Sects help you to begin. If you think that they are the
end, then you are finished. They are just the beginning. You have to leave
them behind and go beyond, because the beginning is not the end. In the end
there is Religion; in the beginning there is just a sect. Use the sect to go
toward religion; use the limited to go toward the Unlimited; use the Finite
to go toward the INFINITE.
Any sound will do. Find you own sound. And when you intone it, you will feel
whether you have a loving relationship with it, because your Heart will
start vibrating. You whole body will begin to be more sensitive. You will
feel as if you are falling into something warm, just like your mother’s lap;
something warm begins enveloping you’ And this a PHYSICAL FEELING also, not
simply a mental Feeling. If you Intone a sound which you love, you will feel
a certain warmth around you, inside you. Then the world is not a cold world,
it is warm.
If you Intone a sound that you love , that you have feeling for, you will
create a sound- womb around you. So it is good not to practice this
the open sky. If you are weak, you can not fill the whole sky with your
sound. It is better to choose a small room, and if the room is such that it
vibrates your sound it is good, it will help you. And if you can choose the
same place everyday, it will be very good. It becomes charged. If the same
sound is repeated every day, every atom, the very space becomes a milieu.
These methods are temple methods. A temple is good, or a Mosque or a Church.
Your own house initially is not good for these methods, because with so many
sounds you have a chaotic space around you and you may not be so strong that
just by your sound you can change the space. So it is better to go to a
certain place which belongs to a certain sound, and then use it. And it is
good to go to the same place everyday.
By and by you will become powerful. By and by you will drop down from the
MIND to the HEART. Then you can do this method anywhere and the whole cosmos
becomes your temple. Then there is no problem. But in the beginning it is
good to choose the place, and if you can even choose the time, exactly the
same time everyday, it is good because then the temple waits for you. Right
at that exact time, the temple waits for you. It is more receptive.
It is as if you take your meals every day at a particular time. At that
particular time your whole body feels the hunger. The body has its own inner
clock, it feels the hunger exactly at that time. If you go to sleep everyday
at a particular time, your whole body gets ready at that particular period.
If you change everyday your sleeping time and your food time, you are
disturbing your body.
Now they say your age will be affected by it. If you go on daily changing
your body routine, then if you were going to be alive for eighty years you
will be alive only for seventy years. Ten years will be lost. And if you go
regularly with the body clock, then if you were going to alive for eighty
years you will live for ninety years easily. Ten years can be added.
Exactly like this, everything all around has its own clock, and the world
moves in COSMIC TIME. If you enter the temple at exactly the same time
every day, the temple is ready for you and you are ready for the temple.
These two READINESS MEET. And the results are magnified a thousandfold.
Or you can create a small corner in your house. But then do not use that
corner for any other purpose, because every purpose has its own vibrations.
If you use that corner for a business purpose or you play cards there, that
space becomes confused. And now these confusions can even be recorded on
mechanical devices; it can be known if the space is confused.
If you can create a corner in your house, a small temple, it is very good.
If you can afford a small temple, that is the first thing to be tried. But
do not use it for any other purpose. Let it be absolutely private for you,
and results will come very soon then.
My humble pranams at the Lotus feet of Bhagavan.
Sai Ram. Ranganatha. Rao.