Mystic Mantra: Sound of self

Most meditators use sound of Aum, as some Tibetan yogis used their mool mantra

For thousands of years, scientists have been trying to solve the mysteries of life, which the Yogis of the East have comprehended through meditation. Scientists have been foolishly employing methods that are not useful to discover the inner realm of consciousness. No scientific tool can fathom the depths of our inner selves.

Yogis have worked hard on their bodies, minds, hearts and souls. They have employed various methods of pranayam, mantra and tantra to attain inner harmony, culminating in super-consciousness. Most of the meditators use the sound of Aum, as some Tibetan yogis used their mool mantra — Om Mani Padme Hum. The powerful chants of mantras, if done correctly, such as Aum, can create certain vibrations which help restore inner health, enhance the energy and expand consciousness. This has always been a mystery to the scientific minds of the Western world.

Many may have tried to understand this, but such experiments cannot be performed in scientific laboratories. For such an experiment, the human body itself is a laboratory. The science of the inner being is totally opposite to the science of the outer being.

Scientists have perhaps realised this and are now trying to bridge the gulf between the inner and the outer selves. There has to be a connecting device. What physicists call energy and electricity, the mystics call Naad, the sound within. This whole cosmos responds to that sound.

Recently there was news that some scientists have used sound to “talk” to an artificial atom, demonstrating a curious phenomenon in quantum physics that sees sound waves take on the role of light. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have succeeded in making acoustic waves couple to an artificial atom.

Osho explains that the sound is the basic element of existence. Just as physicists say that electricity is the basic element, yogis say that sound is the basic element. They agree with each other in a subtle way. Physicists say that sound is nothing but a modification of electricity and yogis say that electricity is nothing but a modification of sound. Then both are true. Sound and electricity are two forms of one phenomenon... For the yogi, electricity is not relevant. He is working in the inner lab of being. Yogis call it prana — the inner bio-energy or bio-electricity. Through sound that can be changed immediately.

Swami Chaitanya Keerti, editor of Osho World, is the author of Osho Fragrance

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