Transcending Mind in Meditation Through the Divine Sound Current

Kabir taught, “Subjugate the mind by finding the inner Sound; this precisely is the sahaj (natural) yoga. The True or Unstruck Sound (Word) is our very essence; this body of ours is otherwise unreal or impermanent.”

Sant Charandas Ji further says, “By meditating on the Word, the practitioner becomes the same as God or Brahman. By practising this meditation, all obstacles are removed.”

 In the Nadabindu Upanishad it is written about the Nada Dhyan [Cosmic Sound Meditation] that, “Sidelining all worries and all effort, one should mainly focus on the exploration of Nada. By experiencing this, the mind gets dissolved into the Nada. The mind thus, absorbed in the Nada, does not crave anymore for the sensory objects.”

Nada itself is Brahma [God]. We should absorb our mind in this very Nada. Adi Shankaracharya has stated in the Yogataravali:

“Lord Shiva, the propounder of the Yoga Shastra, has listed 25,000 ways of dissolution of mind. Amongst these, Nadanusandhana (the practice of meditating on the inner Sound) is the best as well as the easiest way.

“I bow to Thee O Nada! You elevate me on to the highest throne. It is only with your grace that my prana-vayu (vital life-air) and my mind get dissolved in the highest echelon of the Supreme Lord.

“Therefore, renouncing all sorts of worries, with an alert and focused mind…. those who yearn for union with the Highest should meditate on the Divine Sound within”.

(Yoga of Inner Light and Sound, by Swami Achyutanand Baba, published by Santmat Satsang Samiti, Chandrapur, India)

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