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Two Levels of Closing the Ears and Focusing on Inner Sounds Within During Meditation:
"For a practitioner who is established in the center of the ‘third eye’,
it is not necessary to close the ears to practice Sound Yoga [Inner Sound Meditation]. But for the practitioner not established in the third eye and still in the realm of darkness, it is necessary to close the ears when practicing Sound Meditation. This helps one to escape outer sound distractions.” (Swami Vyasanand)
"Closing the ears when we hear the Divine Sound within ourselves is the best approach. There is no harm in it. We can include this along with other practices. This practice of Inner Sound can go on in the night, because there is no noise at that time and environment is peaceful……When the Inner Divine Sound merges into the Imperishable Supreme Lord, there is the absolute State of Soundlessness (the Ultimate Reality)." (Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj)
You may ask, what does it mean to “close the ears”? There is a technique initiates learn to do just that, in order to focus on Inner Sound. But there is also another level of meaning to this. Some clarification is given in the book, Harmony of All Religions, by Swami Santsevi Ji, who states that closing the ears is primarily an internal reality that occurs after one’s awareness has gone within automatically focusing one on the Inner Sound: “When you focus your gaze within the ajna chakra [third eye] then automatically your physical ears will close and the inner ears will open.”
Not Everyone Has Identical Inner Experiences During Meditation — Each is Somewhere Along the Way, and Traveling at Their Own Pace: “Not all practitioners experience the identical spectacles. There can be variations of experience depending on the individual’s samskaras (past lives deeds).”
Divine Light in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Thou hast shaped that clay on the Wheel
and passed it through Thy test,
that it may find its way
into Thy lot;
and when cracks appear in it,
Thou mendest them.
Yea, over mere dust
hast Thou wafted Thy Holy Spirit,
and hast so molded that clay
that it can have converse with angels
and be in communion
with Beings Celestial.
From the Fount of His Knowledge has my Light shot forth;
upon His wonders has my Eye gazed.
Mere flesh hast Thou lit
with a Light everlasting,
that there be no reversion to darkness,
and a Light hast Thou revealed
that it never can be turned back.
Your Holy Spirit
illuminates the dark places of the heart
of your servant,
with Light like the sun.
I look to the covenants made by men,
Only your Truth shines,
and those who love it are wise
and walk in the Glow
of Your Light.
From darkness You raise hearts.
Let Light shine on your servant.
Your Light is everlasting.
You set your Word
in this ear of dust
and write truths on my heart.
You end my wandering
to bring me into concordance with You
that I may stand, unshaken,
in the Glow of Perfect Light
where no darkness is
where unsearchable peace is
For me, a creature of dust.
(From the Essene Psalm-Scroll of the Dead Sea Scrolls, “The Dead Sea Scriptures,” Anchor Books)
The Kingdom of God — the Seed of True Humanity — Exists Within You — Gospel of Mary Magdalene:
“‘Peace be with you!’ he said. ‘Acquire my peace within yourselves. Be on your guard so that no one misleads you by saying, ‘Look over here!’ or ‘Look over there!’ For the Seed of True Humanity exists within you. Follow it! Those who search for it will find it.”
Some commentary on this saying of Yeshua quoted in the Gospel of Mary Magdalene. A footnote of the same translation adds:
“The disciples must search within themselves, to find the Seed of True Humanity that is within each person. They must guard against those who try to lead them astray by requiring that a person conform to what is outside.” (The Complete Gospels, Robert J. Miller)
Regarding “the Seed of True Humanity”, another translation renders that as “Son of Man” or “Son of Adam”, “the Son of Man is within you”. The Eastern term is “atman”, the true Self or Spirit of Life within.
For the mystic-soul there is no need to construct complicated organisations, institutions or outward temples made of wood and stone, as the human body itself is already a temple of the Spirit. I’m sure this “within you” message of the Gnostic or mystical gospels is one of the reasons why they were not politically useful to some in antiquity, and thus they were banned. The saying above reflects a theme found in the teachings of countless mystics and Masters, that the focus is “within”, not elsewhere in the outer world of the five senses. Thus contemplative meditation for mystics serves as a kind of “portal” or “doorway” to the Divine. In the poetry of the Indian mystic Dadu it says:
“God is within the Self; He is close to the worshipper. But leaving Him aside, men serve external constructions, lamenteth Dadu. This is the mosque, this is the temple, so has the Master shown. The service and salutation are performed within. With happiness and bliss within, there is happiness and bliss in all places. Without happiness and bliss within, none was seen happy. The treasure is nowhere to be found, that treasure is within everyone. There are two hearts inside, one obscure and the other lustrous. Within the obscure heart nothing is visible, but within the lustrous, the Supreme Being is revealed. I found the true home within the house itself. Entering the state of blissful meditation, dwell within. Thus hath the Master discovered and taught. For the sake of that home, I wandered everywhere, but the Lord has been revealed within my very Self. The doors of the palace have been thrown open, the Everlasting Abode has been shown. All fears, doubts and delusions have disappeared. That state of bliss has it entered, where the Self, transcending the body, ascends.” (Sant Dadu Dayal, Criterion Publications, New Delhi)
Pictured above are a couple of pages from the book, Spiritual Gems, a collection of letters by Huzur Baba Sawan Singh.
Perhaps it is not entirely the fault of modern man that he does not understand his own inner universe. He has achieved much, and if such concepts escape his own consciousness it is because he has no flaming falcon of the spirit on his fist to soar beyond the confining reaches of the intellect. Men have journeyed to the physical moon, but they know nothing of the regions of the blissful music within themselves…
Third Eye: “Between the eyebrows is the door to heaven.”
Jesus saw some little ones nursing. He said to his disciples, “These little ones who are nursing resemble is those who enter the Kingdom [the Divine Realm].” They said to him, “So shall we enter the Kingdom by being little ones?” Jesus said to them, "When you (plur.) make the two one and make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside and the above like the below, and that you might make the male and the female be one and the same, so that the male might not be male nor the female be female, when you make eyes in place of an eye and a hand in place of a hand and a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image — then you will enter [the Kingdom]." (Yeshua, Saying 22, Gospel of Thomas, Bentley Layton translation)
Freedom of Soul and Religions: The Way Out Is IN: http://SantMatRadhasoami.Blogspot.com/2014/05/freedom-of-soul-and-religions-sant-mat.html
“When you have controlled your mind a little and begun to catch the spiritual Sound internally, you will notice a ray of Light in the dark chamber just above the eyes. A little further practice will take you to a sky, light pale in color, studied with white stars or a blue or cloudy sky. You pierce through this screen, reach the Tenth Gate of this body and the main entrance. Inside, you will see an Unseen realm [invisible to material eyes but is visible via the Third Eye].”
“You will further notice a blue screen. Pierce through this screen and behold a Lotus with many lights and a candle Flame in the midst. This is the Eternal Candle.
“The sight of this Spiritual Lotus Flower with many reflections of the blazing, wickless Flame, the continuous but light shower of rain without clouds, lightning and thunder, the continuous ringing of bells and shells with music without instruments will bewilder you. This sight will give you a thrill of joy you could never have experienced in this world. A visit to this Heaven will give you some real knowledge about this world which you would not otherwise believe. The noble Spiritual Master must now show the secret passages that lead to the next Heaven…”
Inner Seeing During Meditation — Beyond the Darkness there is Light: “Gaze within and behold what lies beyond this dark curtain. The secret of the fourteen realms will, for certain, be disclosed to you. Do not let your attention slip, see that you are ever vigilant.” (Sant Tulsi Sahib)
Shri Swami Bhagirath Baba on Meditation Practice
The practitioner, if he or she sits for meditation, always must keep his/her head, neck and spinal cord (back) completely straight. The respiration process will naturally become slowed if one sits straight, and thus it is a helping factor in meditation and Jap [simran]…
Sants/yogis have fixed times of meditation. Those times are: 1) in the pre-dawn, i.e. three hours before sunrise, 2) after taking a bath during the day [mid day], and 3) during the evening (after the sun sets). Meditation done in these three time is called Trayakaal Sandhyaa (thrice-daily meditation). A practitioner must sit for meditation in these three times, and also should do Maanas Jap ([simran] repeating the Guru-instructed mantra), or Maanas Dhyaan (involving mind in visualizing Guru’s form inside), while doing worldly work.
In the evening just before going to bed, the practitioner should sit in meditation for two to four minutes and then go to sleep. A practitioner can continue Maanas Jap or Maanas Dhyaan or keep his/her vision straight inside with closed eyes laying in bed. This practice protects one from terrible, unpleasant dreams, and on the other hand the practitioner can be benefited with the appearance of sages/sants or Satsang in the dream state. The appearance (seeing) of sants/sages in the dream state is an indication of spiritual-upwardness (progress).”
“On closing the eyes everyone sees the darkness inside, whether he/she belongs to whatsoever creed, caste, country or he/she be young, child, old, male, female, scholar or illiterate. This darkness has not been created by the people or gods. This darkness has been created by the Supreme Sovereign God. There are three layers (coverings) over the Jeeva atmaa (Individual Soul). Those are: darkness, light and sound. Darkness is the shadow of the light. This darkness is the first layer on the Jeeva (individual soul) whom all beings see. One who crosses this layer of darkness through a special kind of meditation sees the inner light within oneself. This inner light is called Aatma-Aalok (Light of the self) or Brahma-Prakash (Divine Light). On achieving it, the Divya- Drishti (Divine Eye, Third Eye) opens completely.”
— For the complete discourse, go to: http://www.Scribd.com/doc/118372093/Shri-Swami-Bhagirath-Baba-A-Spiritual-Discourse
"I penetrated the Eye Center and perceived
the Light within.
Darkness has vanished,
And the sun has burst forth
in full splendor.
“So long as the soul knows not itself,
The brilliance of the sun cannot be seen.
“Says Tuka, ‘I see my true Self and the Lord
Pervade the whole creation as one effulgence.’”
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Seven Things I Believe (and Experience)
*1) God is Real.
*2) God is Love, the Ocean of Love and Compassion.
*3) All of the world scriptures teach about the same manifestation of God as inner mystical Light and Sound.
*4) Our true identity is soul, the Self. Soul is part of God and therefore is, like God, pure love.
*5) During this human existence we have an opportunity to experience God.
*6) As we experience communing with God’s love during meditation – Surat Shabd Yoga, we can rise above body-consciousness and explore Inner Space, the “Kingdom of the Heavens” that are within us. “We travel back from the realm of Darkness to the realm of Light, from the Light to divine Sound, and from the realm of Sound to the Soundless State.” (Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj) The drop merges back into the Ocean of Love.
*7) As we get initiated into the Mysteries of the Spirit by a Living Teacher (Sant Satguru), the purpose of our life is fulfilled. Reuniting with God is our reason to be here: “It was for the sake of the God-conscious beings that our True Lord created this earth, and began this play of death and birth.” (Adi Granth) Kabir said, “For millions of years you have slept. This morning, will you not wake?”
"All beautiful forms and tones of this world are mere reflections of some aspect of that ultimate Love-Music of the Great Creative Word. Within the vast complex of creation, each individual spirit is himself/herself a spark of that Eternal Song of Love."
"There are those who have wandered among the darting comets and the shimmering orbs of sounding fire. The soul-explorer is not alone, for there are those who have traveled the highways of the inner cosmos; far more than one may at first realize."
"...The planes of heaven are about us everywhere. One has only to know this simple truth consciously, and then we will be free." (George Arnsby Jones)
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