Lesson 9 - Chanting & Silence

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Fractals or Mandelbrot set

Sound, Music and Pictures

All is a manifestation of vibration
All relates via resonance

In the morphogenetic- (form-shaping) fields-model, growing organisms are shaped by fields which are both within and around them, fields which contain, as it were, the form of the organism


[…] How do plants grow from seeds? How do embryos develop from fertilized eggs? This is a problem for biologists; it’s not really a problem for embryos and trees, which just do it! However, biologists find it difficult to find a causal explanation for form.
[…] How did structures appear that weren’t there before?
[…]. In the model of morphogenetic (form-shaping) fields, growing organisms are shaped by fields which are both within and around them, fields which contain, as it were, the form of the organism. […].

Edited from Rupert Sheldrake article on the internet: http://www.sheldrake.org/


 

Morphic Resonance and the Collective Unconscious
A NEW CONCEPT OF MEMORY

If this hypothesis is correct, it is not necessary to assume that memories are stored inside the brain
[…] The key concept of morphic resonance is that similar things influence similar things across both space and time. The amount of influence depends on the degree of similarity. Most organisms are more similar to themselves in the past than they are to any other organism. […]. This self-resonance with past states of the same organism in the realm of form helps to stabilize the morphogenetic fields, to stabilize the form of the organism, even though the chemical constituents in the cells are turning over and changing. Habitual patterns of behaviour are also tuned into by the self-resonance process. […]. If this hypothesis is correct, it is not necessary to assume that memories are stored inside the brain.

Rupert Sheldrake

Sufi Master Hazrat Inayat Khan:

Man is not only formed of vibrations, but he lives and moves in them; they surround him as the fish is surrounded by water, and he contains them within him as the tank contains the water. His different moods, inclinations, affairs, successes and failures, and all conditions of life depend upon a certain activity of vibration, whether these be thoughts, emotions, or feelings

Sufi Master Hazrat Inayat Khan 1983 p. 5,

Om!
This syllable is the whole world.
Its further explanation is: The past, the present, the future “ everything is just the word Om.
And whatever else that transcends threefold time “ that too, is just the word Om.

Mandukya Upanisad,

The root of creation is the word
Is vibration,
And the description of the root-sound
or basis-vibration, is
The sound of many waters?
Amen, Amin or Om.

This sound is vibrating everywhere!


The law of resonance provides an effective way to come back in tune with the omnipresent Divine Om or Amen. Since Om or Amen is everywhere, it is also within us, if we then chant these mantras, we become more open to the omnipresent divine Om or Amen, making it more likely that it take over? our vibrations “ meaning that we are in higher consciousness.

 

A mantra is like a candle in a dark room

A mantra is Divinity. Man believe that it is a representation or name of Divinity only. In its essence it is the Divinity.
In the Bible (John 1:1 - 3) it is said: In the beginning was the word, and the Word was God [¦] All things were made by Him [the word or Aum] and without him was not any thing made that was made?
As such it contains transformative divine power, or Shakti? which manifests through sound. A mantra generates creative force, and brings one in tune with the Divine by the principle of sympathetic vibrations [what we have called the law of resonance].
The mantra is like a candle in a dark room. It is like an immunising injection for the karmic diseases. One™s energies which are generally dissipated trough sense distractions are gathered and conserved. Ones desires gradually loose their force as a result. Equanimity and self-control are the result.

  1. Govindan: Babaji and the 18 Siddha Kriya Yoga Tradition

Om Namah Shivaya
I surrender to my higher Self

This is the mahamantra, the great original mantra, given by the Lord to humanity. Everyone should repeat it. It can be given to everyone and everything can be achieved through it.
The power of Om Namah Shivaya is infinite.
This Mantra is more powerful than the atomic bomb.

Shri Babaji (1970 - 1984)

Chant the name of the Lord always

By chanting the mantra, its vibrations spread all around you. You will then meditate for yourself and others. By holy chants alone, I will lead and win wars in this world. Whatever happens, all the devotees of God will be saved by divine will?.

Mahavatar Babaji in Dr Shedema Goodman:
Babaji Meeting with truth?

Examples of mantras often used in chants for spiritual progress:

AUM AMEN AMIIN

KYRIE ELEISON - CHRISTE ELEISON


OM MANI PADME HUNG


OM NAMAH SHIVAYA


 

Chanting-meditating with Gurumayi

Anyone that has participated in a meditation with Gurumayi can experience the power of the mantra “ She sings, the audience responses, she speeds up, she slows down, she gradually increases the energy and focus in the audience “ it keeps going. For many it keeps going almost to a breaking-point, ˜it must stop soon”, “I can’t go on like this”. She makes you continue past the feeling of being able no more and then she STOPS. Stops, silent, deeply attentive, maybe only for 30 seconds, look content, and move on.

What happened?
The mantra penetrated the mind, silence occurred.


 

Silence means that you have put aside the whole furniture of the mind

Silence means that you have put aside the whole furniture of the mind - the thoughts, the desires, the memories, the fantasies, the dreams - all you have pushed aside. You are just looking into existence directly, immediately you are in contact with existence without anything between you and existence.
A tremendous transformation is needed to hear silence and to understand silence.
Silence is the basic requirement for understanding God, the basic requirement to know truth.

Osho: The Wild Geese and the Water

Silence The language of hearts

The Yogi uses the vibration of silence as the language of communication to get his message across to his disciples.
As a matter of fact, silence is the true means of communicating Self Knowledge or inner Realisation. It is a heart to heart talk.
Words obstruct this natural flow of electric aura due to their limitations; so words, speech, and lectures cannot communicate vibration properly.
Take for example the word word?. A word is a series of letters arranged in a particular sequence, having a definite meaning and representing a concept.
But truth cannot be understood through meanings, concepts, intellect or thoughts.
Silence, being free from these limitations, can communicate the vibration of Truth. Silence, then is the best-suited means of communication, but is suitable to advanced seekers only; ordinary people cannot benefit from it. Thus the yogi is constrained by his disciples or visitors to speak and give advice to them.?

Swami Satyeswarananda Giri: Kriya Finding the true path? p.64


 

Silence - the only thing that never dies

The energy of the whole has taken possession of you. You are possessed, you are no more, the whole is.
This moment, as the silence penetrates you, you can understand the significance of it, because it is the same silence that Gautama Budda and others experienced [¦] The taste of the silence is the same.
Time changes, the world goes on changing, but the experience of silence, the joy of it, remains the same. That is the only thing you can rely upon, the only thing that never dies.
It is the only thing that you can call your very being.?

Osho: The transcendental game of Zen?


 

Be still and know that I am God
Psalms 46, 11

Speech needs company, silence needs solitude.
Speech wants to conquer others,
Silence helps conquer oneself.
Speech makes friends or foes, silence befriends all.
Speech demands respect, silence commands it.
Speech is self-expression, silence is self-experience.
Speech can be impressive, silence is ecstatic.
Speech has regrets, silence none.
Speech has limitations silence is boundless.
Speech needs effort, silence a lot more.

Prema Didi (Prof Prema Pandurang)

Here from Anodea Judith: Wheels of Life.


 

Silence A story

A few months ago I was in a bakery in San Diego to get some bread. I looked through the glass window and I saw a tiny little boy sitting on the curb. He looked VERY sad. I just had to go out and sit with him.
I sat there about half an hour without saying a word. I didn™t move close to him, because I just knew in here (indicating intuitive quadrant), that if I came on too fast too soon, he would take off.
After half an hour I said, short and matter of factly, something like, It™s tough?.
He said Uh huh?.
After another fifteen minutes I said something like, That bad??
He said yes?, I™m running away from home?
After another five minutes I said again, THAT BAD??
 

And without a single word he lifted his T-shirt up, and his whole chest - I dropped my jaw - his whole chest was covered with burns from a hot iron. Front and back.
All this was symbolic, nonverbal language. I can sit for forty-five minutes you see, like a dog catcher, and I really care and sit with them and give them the space they need to share with me.

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: Death is of Vital importance p. 19