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Naad is Essential
Posted on March 09, 2018

January 28, 2018

I got information from a Shiva deity that naad listening and maneuvering is essential in the quest to reach the chit akash sky of consciousness, the spiritual environment. There was some idea about sky of consciousness access being just a matter of focusing between the eyebrows. That is part but not all of it.

The reason for this is the fact that the core-self is surrounded spherically by an enthusiasm energy. This fact was delineated by Krishna to Arjuna:

अर्जुन उवाच

अथ केन प्रयुक्तोऽयं

पापं चरति पूरुषः ।

अनिच्छन्नपि वार्ष्णेय

बलादिव नियोजितः ॥३.३६॥

 

arjuna uvāca

atha kena prayukto'yaṁ

pāpaṁ carati pūruṣaḥ

anicchannapi vārṣṇeya

balādiva niyojitaḥ (3.36)

arjuna — Arjuna; uvāca — said; atha — then; kena — by what?; prayukto = prayukta — forced; 'ya = ayam — this; pāpa — evil; carati — commits; pūrua — a person; anicchannapi = anicchan — unwilling + napi (api) — even; vārṣṇeya — family man of the Vṛṣṇis; balād = balāt — from force; iva — as if; niyojita — compelled

Arjuna said: Then explain, O family man of the Vṛṣṇis, by what is a person forced to commit an evil unwillingly, just as if he were compelled to do so? (Bhagavad Gita 3.36)

श्रीभगवानुवाच

काम एष क्रोध एष

रजोगुणसमुद्भवः।

महाशनो महापाप्मा

विद्ध्येनमिह वैरिणम् ॥३.३७॥

 

śrībhagavānuvāca

kāma eṣa krodha eṣa

rajoguṇasamudbhavaḥ

mahāśano mahāpāpmā

viddhyenamiha vairiṇam (3.37)

śri bhagavān — the Blessed Lord; uvāca — said; kāma — craving; ea — this; krodha — anger; ea — this; rajoguasamudbhava = rajo (raja) — passion + gua — emotion + samudbhava — source; mahāśano (mahāśana) = mahā — great + aśana — consuming power; mahāpāpmā = mahā — much + pāpmā — damage; viddhyenam = viddhi — recognize + enam — this; iha — in this case; vairiam — enemy

The Blessed Lord said: This force is craving. This power is anger. The passionate emotion is the source. It has a great consuming power and does much damage. Recognize it as the enemy in this case. (Bhagavad Gita 3.37)

धूमेनाव्रियते वह्निर्

यथादर्शो मलेन च ।

यथोल्बेनावृतो गर्भस्

तथा तेनेदमावृतम् ॥३.३८॥

 

dhūmenāvriyate vahnir

yathādarśo malena ca

yatholbenāvṛto garbhas

tathā tenedamāvṛtam (3.38)

dhūmenāvriyate = dhūmena — by smoke + āvriyate — is obscured; vahnir = vahni — the sacrificial fire; yathā — similarly; 'darśo = ādarśa — mirror; malena — with dust; ca — and; yatholbenāvto = yatholbenāvta = yatho (yatha) — similarly + ulbena — by skin + āvta — is covered; garbha — embryo; tathā — so; tenedam = tena — by this + idam — this; āvtam — is blocked

As the sacrificial fire is obscured by smoke, and similarly as a mirror is shrouded by dust or as an embryo is covered by skin, so a man's insight is blocked by the passionate energy. (Bhagavad Gita 3.38)

आवृतं ज्ञानमेतेन

ज्ञानिनो नित्यवैरिणा ।

कामरूपेण कौन्तेय

दुष्पूरेणानलेन च ॥३.३९॥

 

āvṛtaṁ jñānametena

jñānino nityavairiṇā

kāmarūpeṇa kaunteya

duṣpūreṇānalena ca (3.39)

āvtam — is adjusted; jñānam — discernment; etena — by this; jñānino = jñānina — educated people; nityavairiṇā = nitya — eternal + vairiṇā — by the enemy; kāmarūpea = kāma — yearning for various things + rūpea — by the sense or form of; kaunteya — son of Kuntī; dupūreṇānalena = duspūrea — is hard to satisfy + analena — by fire; ca — and

The discernment of educated people is adjusted by their eternal enemy which is the sense of yearning for various things. O son of Kuntī, the lusty power, is as hard to satisfy as it is to keep a fire burning. (Bhagavad Gita 3.39)

इन्द्रियाणि मनो बुद्धिर्

अस्याधिष्ठानमुच्यते ।

एतैर्विमोहयत्येष

ज्ञानमावृत्य देहिनम् ॥३.४०॥

 

indriyāṇi mano buddhir

asyādhiṣṭhānamucyate

etairvimohayatyeṣa

jñānamāvṛtya dehinam (3.40)

indriyāṇi — the senses; mano = mana — the mind; buddhir = buddhi — the intelligence; asyādhiṣṭhānam = asya — if this + adhiṣṭhānam — warehouse; ucyate — it is authoritatively stated; etair = etai — with these; vimohayatyea = vimohayaty (vimohayati) — confuses + ea — this; jñānam — insight; āvtya — is shrouded; dehinam — embodied soul

It is authoritatively stated that the senses, the mind and the intelligence are the combined warehouse of the passionate enemy. By these faculties, the lusty power confuses the embodied soul, shrouding his insight. (Bhagavad Gita 3.40)

 

An ascetic must study these verses to understand what opposes the quest for self-realization and transfer to the spiritual sky. Here it is the core-self against its adjuncts, which are postured to deprive it of the right to gain freedom from their dominance.

The Shiva deity who contacted me did so in my subtle head during a session of meditation. He informed that without naad contact it would not be possible to reach the sky of consciousness deliberately. Of course once in a while someone might get the experience of making momentary contact with the sky of consciousness but that is not the accomplishment. It is a teaser where the ascetic gets a taste for the attainment. The tip of a teaspoon of ice cream is not a bucket of it. The momentary involuntary contact with the sky of consciousness which may last for two or three seconds is not the attainment. It is only a reminder that such a place exist.

There is only one adjunct which the core self must keep close to it, while it is in the material world. That is the sense of identity which surrounds the core. This adjunct, the sense of identity, has the fault of being attached to the intellect. It is highly reliant on the intellect. This connection between these two adjuncts must be broken, so that the sense of identity adheres to the interest of the core and does not follow the intellect when that adjuncts attempts to undermine the core.

Since the sense of identity has reliance, it must be propped by something. Its default assistor is the intellect but since the intellect is traitorous towards the core, the core has the task of finding another reliance for the sense of identity. This other support is the naad sound resonance.

If the core is successful at changing the reliance of the sense of identity over to the naad sound resonance where the sense of identity no longer considers the intellect to be its default support, the ascetic can advance in practice by moving itself and the sense of identity with the naad resonance to the frontal part of the subtle head between the eyebrows.

In that condition the core self should wait patiently for access to the chit akash sky of consciousness. This will require several hours of meditation for a time. Eventually the surrounding enthusiasm energy will clear away, the core will be in contact with the spiritual sky.