November

Shankha Nada

Shanka - the sacred conch
Updated: Nov 22 Updated: Nov 20
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Thank you for this exquisite material on the shankha. I find it so helpful to see its form, hear its pure sound, and learn about its meaning and spiritual significance. Throughout this month, Siddha Yogis’ shares about nada on the website have encouraged me to listen more carefully for sounds that arise from within. As I have done this, I have often become immersed in nada. And now, after having listened to the continuous recording of the shankha for several minutes, I can still hear it reverberating within me.

I am so grateful for all the ways Gurumayi has given us to engage with her Message for 2014. At first, the words the soundless sound seemed so subtle and mysterious to me. Yet now, as I approach the end of the year, the soundless sound has become tangible and real for me. I experience it not only audibly, but also as vibrating energy moving through every part of my body, sometimes roaring within me, engulfing me in waves of ecstasy.

Thank you, Gurumayi. Sadhana feels as fresh and new for me now as it did years ago, when I first began.

a Siddha Yogi from Wisconsin, USA

Ever since we began this year's study of Gurumayi’s Message, I have felt a bit left out, since I could not identify having ever heard the soundless sound in all the years of my sadhana. Then one night, I laid my head down upon my pillow while listening to a CD of Om Namah Shivaya, and I heard a loud sound. I was surprised by this because I could not identify where it came from and because it was such an unusual sound. I fell asleep wondering if this was my introduction to nada, the soundless sound.

This evening, I was thrilled to see the beautiful conch, and even more thrilled to know I could hear it played over and over. After the third repetition, it suddenly struck me that this was that sound I had heard as I was drifting off to sleep.

I understood, yet again, that Gurumayi is always providing us with the means to include ourselves in the study of her teachings.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

Beautiful shankha! I have never seen one like it. When I closed my eyes and concentrated on its sound, I felt that the sound was coming from my navel.

a Siddha Yogi from Allahabad, India