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Sunday, June 17, 2007

What do you see when you turn out the light?

What do you see when you turn out the light?
I can't tell you but I know it's mine.

(Beatles, With a little help from my friends)

The Light of one soul is equal to that of sixteen suns. (Kabir)

There is Light within a person of Light and it illuminates the entire cosmos. (Yeshua, Gospel of Thomas, Nag Hammadi Library)

The glittering point between the two eyebrows is visible,

O brothers! Closing your eyelids, try to see,

Let the two currents of light converge at the central Point of the eyebrows,

Fix your gaze [at the third eye center], cross your bodily sphere and enter the egg of the universe;

The sky, studded with stars, looks so wonderful,

Light, like the earthern lamp, is visible that eliminates the darkness of the closed eyes,

The incomparable Moonlight, unique in itself, is spread in all corners;

And the light of the young Sun also radiates beautifully,

Surat [the soul], with its spiritual vision, catches the multiple sounds without being impaired,

O individual souls! Catching these sounds with Surat-like rope,

Ascend towards the final abode, which is your real home;

Mehi has revealed this mystery, the Quintessential One,

One, who serves Guru without any dishonesty, has no difficulty in reaching the Real Home. (from the Padavali of Sant Maharishi Mehi)

The Cosmic Flute of Krishna -- Shabda-Nada in Ancient India

The Cosmic Flute of Krishna -- Shabda-Nada in Ancient India

Millenia ago, Krishna playing his Bansuri flute as the cosmic musician, is one obvious image of the Celestial Song of God or "Bhagavad Gita", and we also find a clearly organized path of Inner Sound sadhana present in certain Upanishads many, many centuries before the time of Kabir, Mirabai, and other medieval Sants.

"Meditation on Nad or the Sound Principle
is the Royal Road to salvation."

-- Hansa Naad Upanishad

"Let the yogi sit on Sidh Asana and while practicing the Vaisnavi Mudra, should hear the sound through his right ear. By communion with the Word, he will become deaf to the external sounds, and will attain the Turya Pad or a state of equipoise within a fortnight. First the murmuring sounds resembling those of the waves of the ocean, the fall of rain and the running rivulets and the Bheri will be heard intermingled with the sounds of bell and conch,..."

-- Nad Bind Upanishad