Sound creates Fractals creates Mandalas creates form… who closer to God than our SONAR OM friends of the sea … FULL POST
Yogis, after years of meditating, see fractals forming from practicing Ommm “Ajapa” yoga – when the Universe responds with Ethereal sounds, just like Dolphins download from the “mother” ship. See if this kindle screen shot below turns on your inner SONAR (feeling pictures sent and received by Dolphins) :
Go to the source of what is inspiring this disciple right now – and read Autobiography of A Yogi (free from Amazon) which will take you on the most romantic dance into how to enliven your senses beyond the body, by creating auditory receiving channels not in your spine but in the causal body outside of your spinal chakras (per this typist’s reading of Autobiography of A Yogi, and many other references at aypsite.org, and in assorted Vedic inspired literature. So, this is not an idea or unreferenced cool blog meandering: this is DolphinOlogy, a total dream 😉
Meanwhile, Paramahansa Yogananda uses science and religion’s common hidden meaning to share his journey, and share the gift of Kriya Kundalini Yoga, for all to hear the sounds of the Universe from an Ocean of heart-filled OMs. Again, not a metaphor. Here the book is FREE ON AMAZON and here is the Technique book, now published for the first time without initiation from the Self-Realization Fellowship which may not be near your Starbucks- FOR ALL TO BENEFIT. Yes, this is what Lahiri Mahasaya, Great Avatar to whom this typist Pranaams (bows in respect)… What Lahiri MahaSaya would have wanted. Here is the Master below. Not living in a cave but a railroad employee who was downloaded to from a Himilayan Avatar.
Suggestion, read the book STEVE JOBS read as his last breath before he uttered “Wow, WoW, WOW!” as his last three words. Again, Autobiography of A Yogi, for a heartfelt and inspiring connection with the Master Paramahansa Yogananda.
See the DolphinOlogy book for more fun poetic background, if you like the Dolphin metaphors and research-based grounding. DolphinOlogy introduces Tibetan and Yogic concepts of liberation (what’s that? read the Book for free… ) , … from, well, you get it… Dolphin points of view. Dolphins, split the hemispheres of their brain to naturally lucid dream. One eye open underwater watching, and the other eye in REM. Swami Yogananda conducts an orchestra of authentic experience and reference to reveal: This life is a dream. Perhaps we are actors in the Creators dream. Whatever it is, it is found in self practice, not reading (or blogging, note to self) Diving deep…
Amazing collection of great Sages/Seers commenting on “OM” Mantra:
“[Remembrance of the Pranava] must become so automatic that you cannot breathe without remembering It.”
“Om is the root of all sounds. Every other sound is contained in That, and It is used to take one beyond all sound.”
“OM is the mantra, the expressive sound-symbol of the Brahman Consciousness in its four domains from the Turiya to the external or material plane. The function of a mantra is to create vibrations in the inner consciousness that will prepare it for the realisation of what the mantra symbolises and is supposed indeed to carry within itself. The mantra OM should therefore lead towards the opening of the consciousness to the sight and feeling of the One Consciousness in all material things, in the inner being and in the supraphysical worlds, in the causal plane above now superconscient to us and, finally, the supreme liberated transcendence above all cosmic existence. The last is usually the main preoccupation with those who use the mantra.” Letters on Yoga, Vol. II, p. 745-46
“If you are a serious student of Vedic mantras, you will chant Om because Vedic mantras begin with Om. Om, or the Omkara, is Krishna. Many people are fond of chanting Omkara. That is also nice, because Omkara is Krishna. If we simply remember, ‘This Omkara is Krishna,’ then we become perfect, because the goal is to become Krishna conscious. So you can become Krishna conscious while chanting Om.”
“Om is the highest Name of God, and comprises many other Names of God. It should be borne in mind that Om is the Name of God exclusively–and of no other object material or spiritual–while the others are but descriptive titles and not exactly proper names.”
“This is the Ultimate Word: but can any express its marvellous savor? He who has savored it once, he knows what joy it can give. Kabir says: Knowing it, the ignorant man becomes wise, and the wise man becomes speechless and silent.”
“Constant japa of the Pranava, Omkar, Which is self-revealing, and constant focus on It as the form of Ishvara, and dedicating all actions to It as if you are not the doer yourself; is Kriya Yoga.”
“Following the path of discrimination, let the pure mind be firmly fixed in Om.”
“‘What will you gain’, some sages ask, ‘by merely hearing this sound?’ You hear the roar of the ocean from a distance. By following the roar you can reach the ocean. As long as there is the roar, there must also be the ocean. By following the trail of Om you attain Brahman, of which the Word is the symbol. That Brahman has been described by the Vedas as the ultimate goal.”
“The purport of prescribing meditation on the Pranava is this. The Pranava is Omkara…the advaita-mantra which is the essence of all mantras…. In order to get at this true significance, one should meditate on the Pranava. …The fruition of this process is samadhi which yields release [moksha], which is the state of unsurpassable bliss.”
- Amit Ray
In the book Om Chanting and Meditation:
Om chanting is a creative art, not just mechanical repetition of a word. Om is known as Pranava, which means new, the ever fresh. So, each uttering of Om mantra is always new, unique and fresh. We all are unique…. Therefore, our utterances of Om should be spontaneous and unique.
See also In the beginning was the Word and our Lucid Dream Mantra Chanting Contest.