Siddha Yogis’ Experiences of Nada, the Divine Inner Sounds

Updated: Nov 21 Updated: Nov 20
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Last night between the sleeping and waking state, I entered a space in which I experienced how vibration emerges from the soundless sound and how everything else manifests from these vibrations. I am not able to capture the depth of this understanding in the waking state, but I am using the experience to more consistently and consciously shift my focus to the one Self in everyone and everything. I know that this experience is a direct result of Guru's grace, which is so generously and lovingly flowing to us from the Siddha Yoga path website. I am also eternally grateful for our sangham and all the shares that inspire and enrich my sadhana.

a Siddha Yogi from Connecticut, USA

The share, "The Sound That Leads to Stillness," is for me a real-life, perfect example of how my practices have gone. Reaching that sweet meditation moment every once in a while makes any waiting to get there worthwhile.

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

Yesterday I was meditating in my room, and I started to hear a high-pitched sound. At first, I thought my ears were just ringing. Then I remembered the shares about nada I had read on the website, and I started to focus on this sound.
As I listened intently, my mind became still, and I found myself in a soft, sweet place. Then I heard the sound of wind chimes, and I thought, "I never knew there were wind chimes outside my window." The sound went away quickly, but as I kept meditating, the chimes returned, sounding even more beautiful than before. It was the most beautiful music.
When I came out of meditation, I leaned out of my window and looked around for the wind chimes, and, just as I thought, there were none. The sounds were coming from inside me.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

I am recuperating nicely from surgery. This morning, after reading the beautiful shares on the website, I focused my attention on the soothing divine nada within, an ongoing humming, as if I were in a beehive.
Throughout the meditation, I was blessed to feel healing energy tingling in every cell of my body.

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

Many years ago, I was meditating in a very quiet spot in the mountains in Switzerland. While I was meditating, I heard a strong sound like a roaring jet. Then my awareness expanded until I was high above the earth. From there, underneath me I could see areas of ice, snow, and sunlight. In the distance, I saw enchanting green meadows.

When I came out of meditation, I asked my friend if he, too, had heard the very strong sound of a jet, but he hadn't. I understood then that the sound was coming from inside me and that it was a divine sound. And I knew that I had had an experience of the Guru's grace.

Thank you, Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from Milan, Italy

As I read the share, I became very happy remembering the blessings of nada, which re-entered my meditation just two nights ago. I was preparing for my evening Siddha Yoga practice, and as I sat on my asana I began to hear a sweet, soft, gentle sound. It was a hum and a warm vibration. I then remembered hearing the divine nada whenever I was in the Samadhi Shrine at Gurudev Siddha Peeth.

The soft nada I was hearing now connected me to my heart and the love I have for Baba and Gurumayi. Listening to the divine nada made it easy to let go of my thoughts and rest in a lovely stillness. That night I heard it for hours, and even my dreams were magical and filled with it. I woke up feeling blessed and thankful for the great Siddha Yoga path and for Gurumayi, who opens the door of the heart again and again.

a Siddha Yogi from Coates, United Kingdom

I am so grateful to have read this Siddha Yogi's experience of nada. Until I read what the Siddha Yogi shared, I thought that I had never heard the soundless sound.

When I read about the buzzing that was more like a vibration, I realized that I was at that very moment experiencing a fine vibration through my entire being—subtle, but unmistakable. I immediately sat for meditation and continued to focus on this vibration. As I meditated, I felt as if I was one with the vibration, which reminded me of a hive of bees! I know now that I have experienced the soundless sound and that what I need to do now is continue to pay more attention to it.

I am overflowing with gratitude for the Guru's grace, for the experiences and sadhana of other Siddha Yogis, and for my own dedication to engaging with the Siddha Yoga path website.

a Siddha Yogi from Alaska, USA

On the night when I first heard the nada of AUM, I didn’t know what the sound was, and hence I initially ignored it. The second night came, and I heard the same nada in pure silence. I then thought to enjoy it, and I kept listening the whole night.

After that, I continued to hear nada. Sometimes it would arise as a very loud voice. Sometimes I would hear chanting, and I would picture many people sitting and chanting as I’ve experienced in Gurudev Siddha Peeth.

It has been years now, and listening to nada has become a regular practice that I wait to enjoy each night. Listening to AUM and several inner sounds takes me to deep silence and encourages me to walk consciously on the path. Listening to nada is so sweet.

a Siddha Yogi from Bhopal, India

Often while out in the deep snow here in the forests of Wisconsin, when I become very still, I hear a sound that I can best describe as glistening or shimmering. It’s as if I’m hearing the sounds millions of tiny snowflakes make as they settle onto the branches or the blanket of snow that covers the ground. This gives me such a sense of peace.
This is also the sound of the nada I often hear as I settle into meditation or when I become still and focused at any time during the day. I feel myself surrounded and even caressed by an infinite number of glistening particles of light. The effect this has on me is very calming, centering, and assuring. I feel I am in the presence of grace.

a Siddha Yogi from Wisconsin, USA

When I first began practicing Siddha Yoga, I began to hear a frequent sound of a bell in my ears. I would imagine myself ringing the bell outside of the Bhagavan Nityananda Temple. And I would pause to savor the beautiful inner ringing.
Some thirty years later, I hear what I now understand to be nada at all times. When I want to quiet the mind, I listen to it. I focus on it. 
Since hearing Gurumayi’s message for 2014, a soft bell sometimes chimes and grows louder during meditation. My awareness automatically shifts to Bade Baba’s murti. Devotion wells up inside. I sense that I am roaming in the Heart, and I am in awe. Gratitude pervades my being.

a Siddha Yogi from Georgia, USA

Shortly after I met Baba Muktananda in 1975, I was driving home after an evening satsang. As I was driving, I started to hear a choir. I pulled my car to the side of the road, and there was a melodious choir chanting Sri Ram Jay Ram. There was no music on in the car, and I realized that the sound of the choir was coming from within me. 
That weekend I took a Shaktipat Intensive with Baba. When I went for his darshan, I asked Baba for a name. He gave me the name Sri Ram. I immediately felt sure that Baba knew me on the deepest level and would guide me from within and without. 
Thank you so much, Baba, for your love and grace.

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

Thank you for this share. I took note of the sentence that said, “I learned to focus on the sound because when I did, there were no thoughts, only the vibration.”

This morning, I was wakened by the loud sound of a conch. I didn't open my eyes because I knew it was the inner sound. I stayed in bed for about ten minutes, listening to the beautiful sound. It was a little hard to keep my mind focused. I had to keep reminding myself to concentrate on the sound, rather than wandering away into unnecessary thoughts. I knew the sound would subside, and I wanted to see if I could trace it back to its source.

After about ten minutes, I got up to get ready for meditation, still listening to the inner sound. By the time I sat for meditation, the sound was not so audible, but I kept listening intensely.

I am learning how important it is for me to continue to practice releasing unnecessary thoughts and bringing my focus back to the inner sounds when they arise.

Thank you, Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from Chertsey, United Kingdom

For many years during my sadhana I would hear nada: bells, chimes, and the humming of bees. Then almost two years ago, after receiving Gurumayi’s Message for 2013: Mantra Japa, I was graced with a very precious treasure.
I had gone to a hospital to visit a relative, and as I walked through the halls, I softly chanted Om Namah Shivaya with the intention of blessing all the patients. After visiting my loved one, as I was leaving the building, I again softly chanted the mantra. Before going outside, I stopped by the gift shop, so I stopped chanting. Then, to my great surprise, Om Namah Shivaya continued to sound within. At first, I could hardly believe it. But, as I walked out to my car, it continued. For several weeks later, every time I paused in silence, I could hear the inner chanting, and I bathed in its bliss.
Thank you, Gurumayi!

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA