Sound is ‘Nada Brahma’ or God, the cause of entire creation. Every motion that springs forth from Life Absolute is a vibration.
Within one vibration are created many vibrations, as motion causes motion, so life eventually loses its initial silence.
The grade of these vibrations accounts for various planes of existence. Though these planes are imagined to differ from one another, in reality they do not.
We are not only formed of vibrations, we live, move and thrive in them; we are surrounded by them as a fish is surrounded by water.
Our different moods, inclinations, actions and all conditions of life depend upon certain vibrations, whether these be thoughts, emotions or feelings.
The vibrations of thought and feeling create the necessary means for their manifestation on the surface.
A certain degree of thought power (sankalpa) is needed to bring about a certain result, as so much dynamite is required to blast a single rock, and an infinitely greater quantity is necessary to make a tunnel through a mountain.
Nada vibrations work through the chord of sympathy exist-ing between man and his surroundings and reveal past, present and future conditions; this explains why plants and animals can perceive subtle vibrations and know of coming events while we remain ignorant of them.
A paper published in Nature magazine in April 1998 seeks to prove that music literally expands the mind. An area of the brain used to analyse the pitch of a musical note seems to be enlarged by about 25 per cent in musicians, compared with non-musicians.
Music trains us to be harmonious. All suffering, pain and trouble is due to lack of har-mony. There is a need to revive the ancient practice of using music for spiritual attainment and healing.
Music today is largely entertainment oriented. Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swami who heads the Avadhuta Datta Peetham, Mysore, says music is crucial for spiritual attainment and healing.
Vibrations are of two kinds, fine and gross, differing in degrees. The soul perceives vibrations of feelings; the mind conceives vibrations of thoughts; the eyes see vibrations appearing through physical objects.
Vibration is the activity of consciousness, the cause of creation. Each vibration differs only in its tone and rhythm due to greater or lesser degree of force behind it.
On the plane of Nada (sound), vibration causes diversity of tone. The vibrations become audible when they are massed together.
Nada gives to the consciousness (atman) evidence of its existence, although it is part of consciousness itself, which has turned itself into Nada. It is as if the knower becomes known to itself.
In other words, the consciousness bears witness to its own voice. That is why it is said that music is the expression of the soul.
Nada can produce an agreeable or disagreeable effect upon our minds and bodies. Vibrations turn into atoms and atoms generate what we call life.
It is for this reason realised people say: “In each atom, there is the indweller God; tell me where He is not”.
Saints spread peace not only where they sit, but even in their neighbourhood, town and even country. What accounts for their role in generating peace is the power of vibrations they send out from their soul.
Times of India