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Re: Comments on Vivekacudamani/sound

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  • satkartar7
    ... if the thumbs are pushed to much the throbing of the veins is mistaken for the inner sound; which are NOT the heartbeat
    Message 1 of 5 , Aug 30, 2003
      > This esoteric wisdom from Sri Swami Sivananda just arrived and seems
      > to fit. Enjoy!
      > Organs deteriorate if you do not use them properly - just as hands
      > and legs are atrophied by disuse and are developed by muscular
      > exercise, etc. There is intimate connection between sight and memory,
      > and between hearing and memory.
      > He who has acute sight, keen perception, good powers of observation
      > and hearing - he will have a good memory. In the internal astral body
      > there are counterparts of these. They are called astral senses. A
      > yogi hears through astral ears and sees through astral eyes. Thus he
      > can hear sounds from distant lands, he can see objects in distant
      > localities. This is called clairvoyance and clairaudience.
      > Generally people are very careless. They have no wish to learn higher
      > things and have a fund of knowledge. Keep a watch very close to the
      > ear; hear the sound attentively. On the second day put the watch a
      > little further away. Listen to the tick-tick sound. Every day
      > increase the distance, training yourself to hear the sound. Then plug
      > one ear with the index finger of your hand. Train the ears
      > alternately.
      > Here is another exercise. Close both ears through yonimudra; try to
      > hear the anahata sounds that emanate from the heart lotus.

      if the thumbs are pushed to much the
      throbing of the veins is mistaken for
      the inner sound; which are NOT the

      > You will
      > hear ten varieties of sounds, such as: flute, mridanga, veena, conch,
      > bells, thunder, humming of a bee, drum, etc. Allow the organ of
      > hearing (ear) to shift from one sound to another and carefully
      > differentiate the various sounds. Eventually fix the ear on one
      > sound. Try the gross sounds first and then go to the subtle sounds.
      > There is another exercise. Fix the ears on the pranava dhvani (Om
      > sound) that emanates from a river, ocean or the wind. It will be
      > heard like 'bhum' or a long 'Om'. Train your ears to hear this sound.
      > Do this exercise at 4 a.m. or at 9 p.m. when the noise of the town
      > has died down.
      > Keep your ears keen. Differentiate the sounds of various kinds of
      > birds, beasts, children, factories, motor cars, aeroplanes, cycles,
      > shrieks, yells, snores, sobbing, crying, laughing, mocking, joking,
      > etc.
      > The mind may be there, the instrument may be perfect, but if the mind
      > is not functioning perfectly, you cannot see or hear properly.
      > Perception is possible only when the mind is linked with the external
      > instrument (ear, eye, etc.).
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