The Vedic Epiphany: Key to the Mystery of Creation
Goddess Saraswati "Essence of Self" Plays the music of creation.
The vedic epiphany reveals that the world is the self-sacrifice of the creator...God becomes the world...An omnipresent intelligence expresses its creative potency through the creation. In the Vedic revelation, God does not create the world…God becomes the world.
Western religion and science offer a deist paradigm. In deist philosophies, God lies outside creation. The Vedic worldview is profoundly different; here the world is the self-sacrifice of the creator. The world is God. All creation is sacred. To know thy self, is to know God.
The World is Music:
The vedas reveal that the world is sung into being. An unfathomable intelligence, conceives of a goddess...who sings the world into creation. Creation is vibrating as an expression of ultimate intelligence, ultimate wisdom, ultimate love... in a universal harmony of praise.
The Goddess Saraswati is the personification of this mystery, the embodiment of divine creative intelligence. Her vehicle is the swan...the highest flying bird, which symbolizes the breath of life. The Great Mystery of life, is carried on the breath.
Saraswati’s celestial instrument is the vina, which symbolizes creation. Thus we have Ultimate Intelligence, carried on the breath of life, playing the music of creation.
For millennium musical instruments were often fashioned of the guts and hides of animals. For these guts and hides, resonated most profoundly with the mystery of music and the winds that carried these sounds to the heart and mind.
There is no musical instrument more perfect than the human body. Indeed the human body... like all of nature... is a musical instrument. The ancients understood this.
The latin word for breath is spiritus. It is Spiritus that plays the instrument of nature. As we breathe the tissue of our bodies are stretched by the act of breathing in a cycle of atunement to nature and the cosmos. On cellular and molecular levels the tissues stretches to modulate it’s musical pitch. As we breath there is a lengthening of the tissue to the keynote of resonance that, cross culturally and trans-historically, the ancients called the Air element. Thus through the keynote Air, life force stepped down from the subtle universal elements into embodiment. Then in quantum fashion the inhalation ballooned the tissue into the radiant keynote of the creative potency of the solar Fire element. Next in the cycle of breath is a still-point, where inner and outer forces came into balance at the Earth element. Then the tissue contracts into resonance with the lunar keynote of the Water element. Nature is a fabric of ultrasonic resonance, attuned to the keynotes of: Earth, solidity; Water, the resonating fluid medium for life force; Fire, the functioning of creative intelligence; Air the feedback process which is the essence of intelligence; and Ether which modulates sacred space between the subtle universal elements of the cosmos and the material elements of nature.
All of nature is vibrating in a life giving state of praise attuned to the voice of the Goddess Saraswati singing the holy word... singing the music of creation. Saraswati means essence of Self. This understanding is a key to understanding the great mystery of life force energy.
In Polarity Therapy we work with the body and nature through this ancient epiphany of the world as music. Our approach to energy healing is defined by a constant intention to address the Soul...the animating intelligence in the body... holistically, through hands-on bodywork, healing diet, vitalizing movement and liberating insight into the unity and sacredness of all life.
Conscious Sound Vibration
In the ancient wisdom of the Sanatana Dharma, the medium of creation is conscious sound vibration. According to the Vedas, the universe is sung into being. The Logos or the Divine Word becomes all the worlds. The power of Parabrahman the Supreme Being is Sabda-Brahman the Divine as the primal sound energy.
Sanskrit, which means "perfected, well-made, polished," is an artificial language, "...patiently refined sound by sound, bearing in all its details the imprint of conscious work, constructed on the very principles of thought, of creation, in a fashion very similar to mathematics but more flexible and wide ranging in its applications."1
The Sanskrit language "is scientifically formed and co-ordinates with universal basic principles that build and unfold all manifested things. Its very alphabet is a mantra . . . revealing the song that was sounded in space when the world sprang into being. The Sanskrit language is constructed in harmonious relation with the very truths of existence . . . "2
Mantra, which means "mind instrument," is psychoactive. Mantra is the scientific use of sound to manifest states of consciousness. The rules of Sanskrit parallel the rules of manifestation.
In Sanskrit, "the word is not just a sound arbitrarily connected with an object or event, but is essentially a voice, a force producing an effect directly on the substance of being. It possesses to the utmost the power of any true and genuine poetry or music, to create a resonance in the subtle substance of being and to bring about in the listener a fine attunement to the experience of the seer, poet or composer."3
"The essence of a mantra is to concentrate and vitalize will power."4 We can consciously use the psychically potent sound syllables of mantra to influence the human system. Tantric Guru Harish Johari writes: "According to all spiritual sciences, first God created sound, and from these sound frequencies came the phenomenal world. Our total existence is constituted by this sound, which becomes mantra when organized by a desire to communicate, manifest, invoke or materialize, excite or energize manifested or unmanifested energy."5
All energy is the life-breath of a living universe
The British jurist, Tantric scholar and yogi Sir John Woodroffe explains: "The essence of all this is . . . to concentrate and vitalize thought and will power . . . Mantra, in short is a power (Sakti); power in the form of Sound. The root man means to think. Like the Greek word Logos, mantra means thought and word combined as an expression of creative will."6
Woodroffe explains the dynamics of the continuity of thought and sound in the Tantric model. Thought and sound manifest in four states with sound at one end and thought at the other. Para is the highest state. Here sound is transcendental. It has no particular wavelength and is above name and form. It is the unchanging primeval stratum of all language. It is prime energy or shakti. In its undifferentiated stage it corresponds to Shabdabrahma, the divine vibration that unites all. The second stage is pasyanti or visible sound. It is the telepathic state in which one can almost see the form of the thought. It is the universal level on which all thought takes place. An Indian, a German and an Eskimo can look at a flower and experience the same thought on a nonverbal level. The third is madhyama in which the speaker selects his words through a prism of mental conceptions. The fourth state is Vaikhari, the spoken word, the most concrete state of thought. This is thought translated into the coded state called language. Here the thought implies both name and form.7
Seal parallels Woodroffe's analysis in his discussion of the model of sound offered in the Mimamsakas paradigm, defining Sphota or "significant sound" as "transcendental" or "intelligible" sound representing the Platonic ideas or logoi, which are eternal, ubiquitous, and noumenal.8
Woodroffe goes to great length to emphasize that the bija are the archetypal seeds, the actual mechanisms in the One Mind that underlie manifestation. "It is true and certain that supreme Kulakundalini Herself, who is the fifty letters, from A to Ksa, has given birth to this entire universe, consisting of moving and nonmoving things . . . in the eternal body of the Devi. Mantras also, in the form of letters, are eternal Brahman, full of energy, and aspects of herself. Mantras which are seeds, out of which grow the fruit of the universe are eternally present in Her body. For this reason they are called Bijamantras (seed-mantras)."9
Each chakra is the center of an archetypal seed or bija. Bija Mantras are said to be more powerful than other mantras. They parallel the tattwas or essential forces, which are the archetypal principles in consciousness, the seeds of manifestation.
Based on Dr Randolph Stone's Chart #3
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Dr. Stone always urged us to work with subtle energy principles emphasizing that the without is an emanation from within. He emphasized that the real cause of disease was imbalances in the tattwas, the inner essences of subtle energy. In toning we use the mantric principles of concentration and visualization outlined above to materialize our healing intention. Sound is the motor activity of Ether. We can consciously use sound which resonates with the etheric body to influence the subtle energy fields of the client. It is at the throat chakra that intention steps down into the etheric body for coordinated expression in the physical body. It is at the throat that thought and intention are expressed into physicality. Our healing intention resonates with the Manomayakosa, "the sheath built of mind," to influence the client's healing.
Speaking is a sacred microcosm of the primordial act of creation. In the perspective of the ancients, sound is the medium of creation. Through sound we focus intention into manifestation. Breath is the psychophysical nexus. Breath is the vehicle through which thought and intention are expressed as sound. Breath as the carrier of prana, the intelligent life force, is the link between mind and body. The focused breath resonates with the pranamayakosa, the vital body of the client, to influence the nervous system and vitality. Our lips are Shiva and Shakti. Where Shakti centrifugal and Shiva centripetal radiate, a vortex is sustained. This vortex of life breath is the medium of creation. As we speak, tone, and breathe, centrifugal and centripetal vortices of prana carry our thoughts and intention into form. Our utterance is a microcosm of the sacred word, the primordial act of creation.
A simple method of toning is to focus the tone "Ah" and diamond white light into the energy block as harmoniously as possible. Blend client and practitioner's tones, climbing the inner octaves of vibration (Jacob's Ladder), toward the Unitive Field. You will be amazed at how tension melts, energy blocks dissolve, and pulses balance using these subtle energy techniques.
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Mantras to Balance Tattwas10
We can use golden or diamond white light in the visualization or we can use color breathing. Color is a pure form of vibration. Color breathing and visualization is a way of focusing consciousness and a healing intention toward the client. In the Tantric tradition, the color yellow resonates with the Earth, white with Water, red with Fire, green with Air, violet with Ether. Because the lower chakras are blessed by the cosmic guru Brihaspati (Jupiter), his fire of wisdom predominates in red, orange, and gold, radiating from the first three chakras, which are driven by the evolutionary return currents.
For example, if there is a Water imbalance or if cleansing is needed, we would tone using the bija "vang" or "vam," picturing diamond white light flooding the pelvis. For an Earth imbalance, we would visualize red, yellow, or golden light focused on the colon or knees as we tone "lung "or "lam." For a Fire imbalance or to stimulate vitality, we would tone using the sound "rang" or "ram" and visualize red or golden light flooding the solar plexus. For an Air imbalance, we would tone to "yang" or "yam," focusing on the thoracic cavity and visualizing the color green. For an Ether imbalance, we would focus on the throat with the sound "hang" or "ham," visualizing the color violet.
It is valuable to be mindful that the elements are living beings . . . trenscendent centers of cosmic intelligence. We can reverently invoke (invite) these transcendental beings to bring their blessings to the healing process as devas (lights of cosmic intelligence) and angels or grandmothers and grandfathers. It is powerful to lovingly invite the angel of Earth, Grandmother Water, Father Sky, (Air) to bless the healing process through color toning.
Mantras to Balance TheTattwas10
Aum (pronounced om)
Aum (pronounced om)
Sum (pronounced "soom')
Som (pronounced like "Aum")
Ham (the "a" sound is short like the vowel sound in"the")
Yam ("a" as in "the")
Ram ("a" as in "the")
Vam ("a" as in "the")
Lam ("a" as in "the")
Am (pronounced "um")
Bum (the u pronounced as in "put")
Gum ("u" as in "put")
Shum ("u" as in "put")
Sham (pronounced "shum")
Bija Mantras for Health13
Krishna "The All Attractive One"
the personification of The Great Mystery
Many practitioners work with overtones and are guided to make remarkable sounds. There is no musical instrument more perfect than the human voice, no tool more fascinating than our Creative Intelligence. Experiment and be creative. This work represents a leading edge in the exploration of the power of healing intention.
|| Best for mind. Improves concentration,
thinking, rational powers and speech.
||Promotes general health, beauty,
creativity, and prosperity.
||Promotes strength, calm, rest, and peace.
Good for excess Air and mental disorders.
|HUM (“u”sound as in put)
||Wards off negative influences. Promotes
|| Improves the capacity for work and gives
power and efficacy to action.
||Gives strength, control of emotions, and sexual
|| Promotes peace, detachment, and
contentment. Good for mental problems.
||After toning, promotes cleansing,
purification, energy, joy, and ecstasy. Aid to detoxification.
Toning, color breathing, and visualization may simply be metaphor. Metaphor is a finger pointing to the mystery. Metaphor is very powerful in the healing process. Metaphor goes beyond our simplistic images of the real world. Metaphor invokes healing mechanisms beyond the linear mind. It speaks to the limitless Creative Intelligence of being. Each of us is a study in creativity and mystery, a microcosm of creation. Metaphor empowers the mystery in the healing process. Any model or paradigm of healing ultimately is metaphor. Consciousness is illimitable creative intelligence and will play by any set of rules you generate. The universe will respond to any etiquette that you evolve in an attentive, compassionate, and caring relationship.
1. Le Mee, Hymns From The Rig-Veda, (New York: Knoph, 1975), p. xii.
2. Tyborg, The Language of the Gods, p. 15.
3. Le Mee, ibid., p. xii.
4. Johari, Tools For Tantra, p. 8.
5. Ibid., 36.
6. Avalon, The Serpent Power, p. 99.
7. Woodroffe, The World As Power.
8. Seal, The Positive Sciences of The Ancient Hindus, p. 153.
9. Sir John Woodroffe, Principles of Tantra, (Madras, India: Ganesh, 1970), pp. 172-173.
10. Johari, Tools For Tantra, p. 8.
12. D. Frawley, Ayurvedic Healing, pp. 314-315.
Bibliography in Esoteric Healing
Air Element, Archetypal resonance that underlies all movement in nature.
Bija, Bija are the archetypal seeds, the actual mechanisms in the One Mind, that underlie manifestation.
Bharat, Keepers of the light, The name Indians give to their own heritage, India.
Fire Element, Archetypal resonance underlying directed energy.
Kulakundalini, Goddess personifying the evolutionary force.
Mantra, "Mind instrument," and is psychoactive. Mantra is the scientific use of sound to manifest. states of consciousness. The rules of Sanskrit parallel the rules of manifestation.
Manomaya kosa, The lower or sensory mind pervades the body to collect, organize, and interpret sensory data. This is conditioned mind, which is ruled by habit and language.
Parabrahman, the Divine as Transcendent, Supracosmic Divine.
Sabda-Brahman, The Word, the Divine as primal sound power.
Sanatana Dharma, Sanatana, "Timeless, eternal," "Dharma, in the Indian conception is not merely the good, the right, morality and justice, ethics; it is the whole government of all the relations of man with other beings, with Nature, with God. Dharma is both that which we hold to and that which holds together our inner and outer activities, and in this, its primary sense, it means a fundamental law of our nature which secretly conditions all of our activities . . . Dharma is all that helps us to grow into divine purity, largeness, light, freedom, strength, joy, love, good, unity and beauty."8 The Sanatana Dharma refers to the formulation of natural law which has been venerated as ultimate truth and practiced as a way of life by the peoples of Bharat over the millennia.
Sanskrit, Language of the Gods, perfected language. Ancient scientifically-formed language which co-ordinates with universal basic principles that build and unfold creation.
Shakti, Sakti, Power, energy, strength, the power of consciousness to act. The kinetic aspect of the Ultimate Principle, personified as the consort of the God Shiva.
Shiva, Siva, The fundamental forces in creation are personified in the Hindu trinity of Brahma (Creator +), Vishnu (Sustainer 0) and Shiva (Destroyer -). Shiva personifies the centripetal force in creation, the aspect of consciousness, tamas guna, underlying matter.
Sphota, Manifestor, the seed essence of the subtle essential unmanifest sound, "significant sound," as "transcendental" or "intelligible" sound representing the Platonic ideas or logoi, which are eternal, ubiquitous, and noumenal.
Tattwas, Essences, fundamental forcs that underlie manifestation.
Vedas, The oldest known Indo-European religious and philosophical writings.
Water element, Attractive principle in nature which underlies contraction and form.
Earth element, Archetypal resonance underlying boundaries.
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