When I read this doha,
I began to listen to the unstruck sound playing within me, and I understood that it is by the grace of my Guru, Gurumayi, that I am hearing this sound. This made me want to deepen this experience and become absorbed in this divine sound. The rest of the day at work, I focused on this sound. The day of meetings was ecstatic as well as productive.
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I find that when I truly meditate on the mantra, I am able to slip into a narrow yet expansive space within the depths of my being. Even though I do not feel musically inclined, I can experience this space within me as a vibrating string of scintillating light.
Over the years, I have become aware of how I can sometimes take for granted the act of meditating, forgetting to acknowledge and invoke the power of grace. But when I return my awareness to the living grace of Gurumayi, which she has instilled in my very own being, everything changes. Then the vitality of this experience of slipping inside the string of light, inside the breath, inside the syllables so
becomes accessible to me; it becomes my steadfast experience.
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Dadu Dayal’s doha
invites me to observe and listen carefully to my breathing. The friction of the air as it enters and leaves my body generates a vibration that I experience as sound. In this way, it feels as if God is treating my body as if it were a musical instrument. And God’s music, So’ham
, is the means he has chosen to reveal his constant presence in me.