On Monday, October 27, after lunch I went to my room to take some rest. As soon as I entered the room, I heard the sound of the swaramandala
, a harp in Indian classical music. I paid attention to it and tried to focus on where it was coming from, but couldn’t find its source.
Its sound was so ethereal and soul-soothing that I just decided to keep listening to it wherever it was emanating from. I closed my eyes and rested on the bed and gradually fell asleep. I woke up about 30 minutes later, and the first thing my ears heard was the same sound of the swaramandala
. I kept resting with my eyes closed and then open, listening to this most melodious sound.
Later in the evening, I went to the Siddha Yoga path website, and the very first thing I read was Baba’s teaching on nada
. I was so pleasantly surprised. Right there, I closed my eyes and remembered the beautiful sound I had heard the whole afternoon. I thanked Baba for guiding me to the right knowledge and for revealing to me the essence of his teaching.
Thane West, India
As I sat for meditation this morning, I recalled the teaching from Baba that is posted on the homepage. I focused on the sound of my breathing for a while, and then I brought my awareness to the crown of my head and listened for the inner music of So’ham
. Although I did not hear the nada
, I did feel strong pulsations of energy there. And the very act of listening added a new dimension to my practice of meditation. My mind became very focused and still, and I sat for a long time in a state of blissful peace.
Thank you so much for posting Baba’s teaching this day following the Intensive. I intend to keep practicing it and look forward to seeing what will happen.
In 2013, after hearing Gurumayi’s Message: Mantra Japa
, I began to coordinate my in-breath and out-breath with the mantra So’ham
in meditation. I experienced that each breath was radiating tiny particles of scintillating light, all vibrating with the primordial sound of AUM
.It seemed to me that my whole being consisted of these tiny shimmering particles of light, vibrating in unison.
Last February, when I arrived for the Pilgrimage to the Heart
Retreat in Gurudev Siddha Peeth, I felt Baba’s grace descend upon me, and I experienced the ongoing inner nada
expanding out, encompassing the sacred grounds of the Ashram. As I walked along the garden paths, the divine nada
seemed to permeate all the trees and plants, and I could see sparkling particles dancing in the air. Time stopped, perception of separation disappeared, and all that existed was the bliss of nada
Thank you, Baba!
New York, USA