Who here can speak of the Inner Sound?

B-friend's picture

Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
Image of Kabir.jpg

In many holy scriptures and in many texts and words of past teachers, there has been mention of what is known as the Inner Sound.

In the Bible it is written, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God".

In Bhagavad Gita Krishna says to Arjuna, "O son of Kunti, I am the the taste of water, the light of the sun and the moon, the syllable OM in the vedic mantras; I'M THE SOUND IN ETHER AND ABILITY IN MAN."

In Buddhism; The fully enlightened disciple, Manjushri, of Shakyamuni Buddha stated, "All the Brothers in this Great Assembly, and you too, Ananda, should reverse your outward perception of hearing and listen inwardly for the perfectly unified and intrinsic sound of your own Mind-Essence, for as soon as you have attained perfect accommodation you will have attained Supreme Enlightenment. This is the only way to Nirvana, and it has been followed by all the Tathagatas of the past."

Lao Tzu in the Tao Te Ching wrote, "The Great Instrument is uncompleted. The Great Tone has inaudible sound." He also described the Tao, or Way, as "unimpeded harmony" and "the source of all things."

The entire religion of Sikhism is devoted to this "Word". As well, there are many many schools and teachers that have branched off from Sikhism that are entirely devoted to the meditative principles of the Inner Light and Sound.

In the words of the great mystic and poet Kabir:

Within yourself music plays without pause,
Vibrating strings are not the cause.
This music comes from the Word, says Kabir.
It pervades subtly for all to hear.
This sound divine makes the seeker free,
Then in Maya's grasp he shall no more be.

The Word is more than a simple word so plain,
Through power of the Word no bondage will remain.
The Word is soothing, melting all desires,
It douses the flames of earthly fires.

But all the words provide only pain,
No peace or truth can they help you attain.
The value of the Word no treasure comes near,
Only the true disciple knows this truth, says Kabir.

Rubies and sapphires can easily be sought,
But the name of the Lord can not be bought.
For this suffering world you find me crying,
For the pathetic world you find me sighing.

But the one who knows the Word will be the only
one who will cry with me.
The Word is so powerful,
It can inspire even the kings to renounce and retire.

One who has stopped and thought carefully to see
The meaning of the Word, very fortunate is he.

Pitch darkness persists without the Word,
Where can you go if you haven't heard.
Until one finds the Word's door,
He is aimlessly wandering forever more.

Over the world doubt has control,
One having mastered it is a rare soul.
There is a way out of doubt's rut,
Learning the Word is the only path.

The Master has built a beautiful mansion,
Especially designed for spiritual expansion.
For a glimpse of the beloved in this castle so high,
A ray of His light the Lord did supply.

The dark mysteries of night go away,
When the sun rises to start the day.
Just as when light enters your heart,
Then doubt and delusion all depart.


inner sound

the person who has self realization can speak on inner sound.

NIDHI PARKASH | Sat, 09/05/2009 - 03:09
mbnarayana's picture

The sound Aum is a part of

The sound Aum is a part of our breath.When we inhale we hear the sound SO and when we exhale we hear HUM.In deep meditation we can hear only omkara leaving Sakara and Hakara.Only guru can tell you the frequency of the sound aum.When the kundalini reaches sahasrara and reaches back anahatha,sadhakas heart is filled with the pure selfless love .He can listen the sound aum resonating within himself

mbnarayana | Sat, 09/05/2009 - 09:00

aum explained well

Hello dear brother mbnarayana,
Aum sound has been accurately explained by you.this word is attached to each mantra at the beginning.all the three aspects of this sacred word has been explained as per vedas by maharshi dayananda in 'SATYAARTH PRAKAASH' and in other commentaries written by him.prominently this word is used in the sects of vaishnav, shaakt and shaiv. this world is used in other religions also.in tantra also it has the very special place.

NIDHI PARKASH | Sat, 09/05/2009 - 17:24
kain's picture

Inner Sound - No No you dont need Samadhi to hear the Holy Ghost

If there is Samadhi you don't exist and theres no listener.

Inner Sound -No you dont need Samadhi to hear the Holy Ghost

It's beautiful - it makes you cry from home sickness and Joy.

The Mantra doesn't matter much - it's the giver
who does matter and the power he is able to put in it.
I specially avoided the word 'LOVE' -
Love is a complete un-knowned phenomenon
in this creation as low as here
Even the saint will give you a little bit so you can live.

If the giver is a Saint - One with God - he will give you that holyness in spe
with His Mantra which after practice will slowly change in tha Holy Vibration.

From Quantity comes Quality just like in life
training a musical instrument f. i.

How to know if the giver is Holy -
we can't - we can just ask God
under whatever name to make us love Him -
and knock at that door repeately
And don't leave that door - and be a VEGGY - Do not kill
or kill anymore if you did
because you will fail.

Whatever your religion or taste - God is no member
but he knows You and your tricks
And He Loves You
And he just looks what is your real wish and desire
because he wants to give you just that -
So, develop the right wish
The wish for Him
and for the NON- Duality guys/gurls My advise : If He gives it to You
you will find out that you always were Him
But don't do the Angel Lucifer mistake : To think you'r Him
early. - Be the humblest of the humble - really -
if not, . . you will fall from the mountain

Another judgement of Gurus and ' Qurus ' which
I consider the frauds going for fame sex money cars and power : after veggy test and just take a detective to check that out - don't we do that toward a spouse ? -
so be sure for your Souls sake
that the Guru is veggy

another thing is that the concentration asked from you
must be ABOVE the eyes
The way Up starts at the Crown Chakra
and under the eyes you only find creation and its attributes
and many deities , . . . NOT THE ALMIGHTY CREATOR.

Like : f i who can imaging finding God in the Rectum Chakra Hâ Hâ
So, stay UP !!!

A third test of the godly Guru is :

That you cannot help falling in love so profoundly
as with a girl or a boy and you are helpless
but here : Watch out for Hypnosis by Voicings Movements
or post hypnotic commends, . . . and if money is required
and if publicity making for that same reason is required
Who cannot know that you are reallyin love or hypnotized ???

Last thing : No Jiva EVER can approach
the Almighty with the Idea
"I did it"
So better somebody else does it for you.
FIND A SAINT, FIND GOD IN A SAINT, He will put you there . . .


kain | Mon, 09/07/2009 - 22:56
banana's picture

Who can hear the sound of silence?

It's the sound of one hand clapping.

banana | Mon, 09/07/2009 - 23:07
kain's picture

one hand claps ?

Yes, BUT with a big No nO nO . . .

The great thing is that it start with two hands THERE

If your Master is a Saint,
You don't been thrown just like that into the sea
Sometimes these clichées are so wrong !!
That they block God from the Jiva

I'm today with the web so annoyed sometimes/often
of the ancient 'spiritual' clichées - and the semi-truethes
Specially the circular reasoning from the non duality guys
because nobody protesting, saying you are a fool . . .

I would say : Did you have your latest vacation on the sun Sir
How was that ?
- And the sun is a one atom of a snowflock compaired wit the Almighty

Circulair Reasoning Exemple:
I don't like tomatos and that's pleasing me
because if I would like them I would Eat them,
And that I cannot stand, . . because I do not like them at all !

a simple one THIS ONE :
Jesus is God
How you know ?
It's in the book !
Who figures in the book ?

This stuff is in 98% of non-duality 'teachers' like MooJiJI
on youtube and video.google.com
together with very good knowledge of all the old cliches
from the zen and fairy tales book

like raneesh did and ended in jail


kain | Tue, 09/08/2009 - 09:27
kain's picture

yes Kabir is my Guy, Nanak too It's in their poems

I got ba mantra from a holy man
50 years ago
I'm still shivering up to tears
while hearing this holy vibration inside
of me
I'm the most blessed guy in the whole world

kain | Tue, 09/08/2009 - 09:34