water, fire and air tatwas keep on colliding with each other and producing
different sounds which appear and disappear, the intensity of which
is directly proportionate to the force of collision. According to the
laws of Nature, these sound keep on emanating and disappearing. In the
gross body also, these sounds can similarly be produced. The audibility
of Nada depends upon the maturity of meditation process as it is a part
of meditation yoga.
Nada is of two types :-
2) The one created by the being
1) Natural Nada
It is listened in the thousand petalled lotus by the yogins where the
vedic couplets and Mantras are sung and the sounds of the seed alphabets
keep on originating from time to time. In the external form these are
audible in the flow of water, in the movement of air, and in the kindling
2) Nada produced by the Being (By aspirant)
1. Sounds produced during various practices.
2. Sounds originating in ignorance i. e. during worldly behaviour.
3. Sounds produced by the throat.
The following practices should be performed to realise the Nada :-
1. Sit in the Lotus posture or the posture of adepts in a lonely quiet
place. If one has not the practice of these postures, one can sit in
easy posture facing East. The neck should be kept straight. On closing
the orifices of the ears, one will hear the sound. If one is not able
to discern it, the mouth cavity should be closed and pressure should
be applied with closed jaws on teeth and the sound will then become
2. Close the orifices of the ear with the help of fingers or thumbs
or cotton or any delicate mould, so that the air inside may not go out
and air outside may not enter in. The sound will be clearly discerned.
The breathing should be normal but noise-less.
3. Sit in an easy posture, keeping neck straight and drink nectar with
the tongue. Apply pressure on Shushamna Nadi, the Nada will be heard.
4. Sit in an easy posture, drink Nectar, apply pressure on the navel
and establish the prana in the Agnya chakra and flex chin so that it
touches chest. Close the ear orifices and perform Kumbhak, gradually
apply pressure on the closed eyes one will clearly hear the 'Anhad Nada'.
This is a complete process. First of all Jhankar will be heard, then
the sound of 'Tan-Tan' or 'Shim-Shim' then one hears the sound of 'Aarti',
where in the sound of drum, trumpet, flute, Mridangum, Counch, Bell-sounds
and sound of veena etc. can be heard. These sounds have no limits, hence
are called 'Anahad'. After this the chirping sound of birds as on dawn
is heard, and then the subtle sound of Aum. It is heard at the most
subtle state of meditation and manifests clearly after the sound of
veena is heard. There are other sounds also apart from AUM-these are
the seed sounds, mantras sounds and sounds of vedic couplets, Master's
specch and the sound of other spheres of existence.
These natural divine sound are heard in the right ear only for the subtle
body rests on the right side of Agnya Chakra. It moves from here to
listen to these divine sounds and obtains divine bliss. The yogins can
spend years in this state of bliss. When this divine Nada results in
the merger of subtle body, then this practice bestows the bliss of Samadhi
and unites the soul with the Almighty.
The genesis of Anhad Nada is natural both in Universe and in body. The
practices are helpful only in hearing them. The apana of the body is
not considered useful in Yoga and is passed out and the Udana and Prana
are made to collide. The prana generating out of this collision moves
through-out the body and activates many sounds. These sounds are naturally
produced by the collision of prana at various places. It proceeds towards
AUM from various places in the body and through the Sushumna, nadi,
pierces the Aum and disappears in the Sun and Moon points of the Brahmanda.
This is how the Nada travels. The Sun, therefore is the point of origin
and merger for Nada and it is the radiant Brahmpoint.
5. The process of realizing the 'Seven Notes' of Music-first carry out
the practices of clarifying of sound of Aum., activate the subtle body
and enter Aum and then one will realise the universal, uniform divine
light and at one spot one will find the shape of a leaf on which the
subtle body is lying and sucking its own thumb. As soon as the vision
of Sadhaka strikes the eyes of the subtle body, shining rays like electricity
develop and establish relationship between the eyes of Sadhaka and the
subtle body. In the state by listening with deep meditation, the sounds
of the seven notes (Sang, Rang, Gang, Mang, Pang, Dhang, Nang) can be
heard and seen coiling all round the subtle body. It means that in great
annihilation, these sounds protect the subtle body and help in its dissolution
into the formless God.
6. The sound of the Seed Alphabets.
Relax the body completely, keep the body straight and sit in an easy
posture facing north. Listen to the sound of Aum for 3 minutes and repeat
it 3 times and then listen to the sound of seed Alphabets in an orderly
way. Keep on drinking nectar. If you want to discern the sound of 'Aarti'
from the sound of counch, the Saadhaka listens to the mix sound and
catches the sound of counch, It is by this process that from the sound
of Aum, the sound of all the seed alphabets can be appreciated individually.
Some times it appears in the following order. Ang, Aang, Eang, Uang,
Ang, Ah and Shang. These seven sounds also appear some-times as Shang.,
Landg, Hang, Kang, Ang or Kang, Lang, Rang-Vang. This 'Kalarava' sound
indicates the attainment of Shiva Sphere.
7. The Realisation of 'So-ham' sound.
Throw out the apana air from the body completely. Sit in Lotus posture
or Veera-Asana facing North. Breathe in and out seven times with full
force and finally fill the breath in the body with one jerk, contract
the abdominal wall, so that it touches the vertebral column. Now flex
the head so that the chin is at a distance of 4 fingers from the chest
Drink nectar, meditate at the center of the eye-brow. Do not allow the
air to get out of the ear, so keep the ears closed with fingers.
When the light dawns, it is yellow in colour, then becomes red, later,
on blue and finally it is converted into white. Similarly first we hear
the cochroach's sound, chirping of birds, followed by the sounds of
snakes, then tin-tin, toon-toon and then the sound of 'Aarti'. When
the Dham-Dham sound merges with the thunder of clouds, the sound of
'So-ham' is clearly heard. It is an automatic sound here. The Sadhaka
derives benefits by performing jap of 'So-ham' along with this sound.
When the sound becomes clear, the fingers can be taken away from ears
and the breathing should be normal/regular and noise-less, Enjoy, this
practice the Sushumna nadi can be pierced and the sound of Shiva can
Shantih Aum Shantih Aum Shantih
Yogi Raj The Master Bharatari Hari.