From the song by Simon and Garfunkel:
...the words of the prophets
...are whispered in the
sounds of silence.
In Sound Yoga or Sound Meditation
Techniques, one hears a variety of
sounds (as so eloquently discerned
and written of by Swami Sivananda
- in an earlier post).
But hearing the sound(s) is not the
end result or aim or this meditation
technique. It is a means of going,
or being taken, deeper within to
the silence. And while the experience
of the sounds may be calming and
even effulgent (and for those who
practice meditation as a relaxation
or stress management technique
this may be the end result and
aim - and that's fine), for the
spiritual aspirant - the one who
seeks perfect peace of mind, who
responds to an intuitive stirring
to Know experientially, there is more.
In the inner silence, where the
external world "disappears" from
consciousness, and the typically
constant inner chatter is stilled...
the words of the prophets may
be heard. Though they are neither
words as we know them with the
rational mind, nor are they
heard as we think of hearing.
This is the wisdom whisper from
the mystic heart. "The words of
the prophets", in this context,
are about Awakening, Realization,
Enlightenment, Christ Consciousness,
Buddhahood, Samadhi, Satori...
whatever words are used and
recognized as synonymous by the
various mystic traditions. And
the wisdom whisper, once heard,
brings this most sublime gift
of God's grace to waking
consciousness, and it becomes
the undercurrent of life.
It is joy beyond description.