For Kundalini yogis, the impact of sound and vibration is the teacher or Guru. We are united with the Infinite through the vibration of the sound current or Naad. Kundalini yoga prepares your body and mind and enhances your hearing capacity so that you can recognise and hear the sound current.
I am asked many times when I play the Gong, how did I learn to play? It is a mixture of developing my intuition over the last 15 years, to play intuitively. But I feel that that would not have been enough. The real key was when I learnt and chanted mantra, particularly the Long Ek Ong Kars for 4 years. This enhanced my hearing capacity to allow me to hear the sound current.
Yogi Bhanjan reminds us, that our minds are not under our control and mantra is something that can bring the mind under our control.
Let’s look at the word Mantra. Man, mind and Tra projection. Whatever sets the projection of the mind is called Tra. Tra brings harmony, Tral means harmonious notes and Tra is the projected wave length of harmony.
If I say fire the arrow at a precise longitude and latitude, I am giving you the Tra or projection for that arrow. This is the same with the mind the Tra sets the projection of where the mind wants to get to.
Mantra is a cyclable, a key, a code, a sound which fixes the projection of the mind. It projects through the mind that secret code.
When we understand that on a quantum level everything in the Universe is in a constant state of vibration manifested in either, light, sound and energy, we understand how powerful chanting mantra can be for us. This is not a religious thing or even a mystical thing, it is a practical technology that works.
Start changing what your mind is broadcasting, by chanting instead of thinking in mind loops. Start listening to your mind, emotions and also what you say. Does your projection really reflect you? Or is it , the negative self, the victim self, the judgemental self, the worrier self? And is this what you want to be broadcasting and resonating? If it is not, be the change you want to see.
The purpose of chanting is to have a direct connection with the soul or infinite self that resides beyond your mind. You chant and your mind hears the sound of infinity through your voice, there is no higher meditation you can do. Start chanting Sat nam to yourself. Even this simple phrase of truth or true self will start making a change to your mind and its projection.
This week’s classes:
Mon 8 May 6.15-7.30 Kundalini Yoga@ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Colombo 7
Tues 9 May 6-7pm Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd, Col 5
Thurs 11 May 6-7.30pm Gong Bath@ Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe, Galle.
Fri 12 May 6.30-7.30pm Acro Jam@ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd, Col 5 (FREE)
Sat 13 May 5-7.30am Sadhana@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)
Sun 14 May 5-7.30 am Sadhana @9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)