The Realm Where the Sound Becomes Audible: “There are ten doors of the body. Nine are outer, and one is inner.  ’The fort of the body has nine doors [of the senses]. The Tenth is kept secret. The secret Door will not open. Only the Shabd of the Master can open it.’ (Sikh Scriptures — Ramkali Var M3, 954-13) So long as the soul wanders in the outer nine doors, it is being robbed of its birthright. It is not able to access the precious inner treasure. There is, however, the Tenth Door, where the Heavenly Music is heard. ‘Oh damsel fair, you searched in all the nine doors, but did not find the precious treasure. Oh Kabir! The nine doors hold it not; It is in the Tenth Door.’ (Kabir, Gauri 339-13) Guru Ram Das also says that one should turn the attention of the soul away from the nine doors and, after controlling the senses and the wandering mind, should take the soul to the tenth door from which a path leads upwards to the Original Home. The Unstruck Music is resounding there day and night, but this can only be heard by following Gurumat, the Master’s directions: ‘He who closes the nine doors and stills his wandering mind, enters through the tenth door his Original Home. Hears he day and night the Unstruck Music as a result of the Guru’s instructions.’ (Majh M3, 124-13)” (Book of Gurumat Sidhant)


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