New video: One Note to Self Realization, Peace and Freedom

In this video Prasant shares an easy technique to Self Realization through the power of fully experiencing just one note of music. Music is an extremely powerful medium that can instantly and irreversibly lead us back into our own natural state, the stateless and free Self. This is the true Peace and Freedom that we have always been searching for.

In the video, Prasant plays a sequence of one sustained note with silence on the saxophone to allow you to experience This.

Simply feel and allow the sound to completely fill the awareness and when the naturally arising enjoyment is reaching its peak, it will naturally lead you to it’s own Source. Where the sound came from is where you came from. Realizing this you will instantly be free. This is instant realization.

Intro music is by Prasant’s trio VidyA from a live performance. There are some videos of this group on this YouTube Channel and albums on his website.

Subscribe to Prasant’s YouTube channel for more videos
Contact Prasant
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prasantmusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/prasantmusic/

Download Prasant’s solo saxophone tracks for effortless meditation, Peace and Self Realization.

Dissolve Suffering Through Sound and Music

In this video, Prasant first explains how it is possible to dissolve suffering through sound and music and a little bit about what suffering is. This is in the context of Realization. Then he goes into a spontaneous guided meditation where he shares a technique to utilize and follow sound to dissolve deeply into your fundamental real nature, the Source and stay there.

Once the Self, the Source is fully realized all that arises after will be seen to be nothing but that same Self, which you have discovered that you are already. Even if a glimpse of the Truth is tasted here, you can continue to soak in that perspective throughout your day to day life by contemplating in the same manner presented here.

Eventually stability in Truth will be evident and easy.


Subscribe for more videos:

Download (free) the meditation music track in this video here to use on your path.

Also, feel free to Contact Prasant.

 

 

Video: How Ramana Maharshi’s Teachings Relate to Music

In this video, Prasant talks about the great Master Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi and how his teachings relate to Music. He talks about why many have difficulty following the instructions of self inquiry and “who am i” and how utilizing music can help you easily transcend these challenges and confusions created by the mind.

Music arises from the depths of Source and easily goes beyond any and all thought forms. It delivers you into your natural home in Silence and Truth. Prasant describes briefly how the sound of music Itself can trigger a spontaneous inquiry into your nature and allow for immediate relief from and transcendence of the mind. This results in the deep rest of the Self.

Quick links to topics covered in the video:

1:23 Music is a direct path to Freedom and Peace. What do I mean by freedom?
2:24 Why people often have difficulty with self inquiry and some clarifications on self inquiry (atma vichara)
4:48 Music can help go deeper and beyond thought forms. How can sound and music be so powerful and helpful on the path of Self Realization?
6:07 Ramana Maharshi’s beautiful analogy comparing the Self to fundamental sruthi note (pitch or key) in Music.
9:00 How to apply Ramana’s teachings music practice by allowing sound and music to trigger an automatic inquiry and experience of the Self.
11:11 Stay with the feeling vs. going after something mentally. Music takes you out of your mind!
12:53 Distractions…see that ALL sounds (and everything else) are the music in the awareness of Truth, not only pleasant music. All sounds are leading you back into Silence.
13:50 Ramana Maharshi, his Grace and Presence and infinite instructions to express the Self.
16:00 Realization through Music helps you to NOT get caught up in piles of thoughts. Self inquiry and football. 🙂

Ramana-Maharshi

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

Subscribe for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/pcarnatic
Contact Prasant here.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prasantmusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/prasantmusic/

Download Prasant’s solo saxophone tracks for effortless meditation, Peace and Self Realization: http://music.prasantmusic.com/album/m

New video: Saxophone raga meditation for immersion in Truth at Arunachala (4K)

Effortlessly dissolve into your natural state with this unedited video of Indian raga Revati on saxophone. Be completely immersed in the Stillness, Silence, Truth and Presence of Arunachala in Thiruvannamalai, India.

Notice all the sounds of the atmosphere and music in complete symphony and harmony together. This same symphony is continuously playing within your own Being. The music within (all thoughts, sensations, perceptions and notions) and the music apparently without (whatever is seen or observed through the senses) are all part of the same grand symphony of perfect manifestation and perfect Silence.

The sound of Music and the sounds of Nature at Arunachala bring forth waves of joy, peace and contentment. Soon it is felt that the deepest core of Silence is the Source and the Truth but not separate from all that arises. Rather, it is vividly present and literally IS all of This! Music, Silence and Nature easily facilitate direct experience of That.

Here all suffering and separations fall away and only the Truth remains.

Enjoy the Peace and Truth you have always had.


This year, Prasant will be sharing more about Truth and music through this website and YouTube channel. To keep updated, please subscribe for more videos.

Contact Prasant at https://prasantmusic.com/contact/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prasantmusic

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/prasantmusic/

Download Prasant’s solo saxophone tracks for effortless meditation, Peace and Self Realization: http://music.prasantmusic.com/album/m…

Video: You can realize Truth through Music

Happy new year!  This year I will be sharing more about Self Realization, Enlightenment, etc. through music. I will explore in detail the possibilities and methods for becoming free with the help of music. It is possible!

Check out the video. Thanks for watching. 🙂

In this video, Prasant talks about how it is possible to easily realize the Self and become free through Music.

Music can be a direct path to realization. It is more than just something to assist or provide temporary enjoyment or relief in life. Music can be the vehicle to take you back to your original nature and be permanently free.

You can listen to and download Prasant’s music, read articles and get updates on concerts, here at http://prasantmusic.com.

Subscribe to Prasant’s YouTube channel here for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/pcarnatic

True Independence

Here in the U.S., on July 4th, we celebrate Independence Day. We are lucky in many ways.

What is real independence, though? Is independence from another nation’s imperial rule enough? Do all people in this country feel free?

What is real, true freedom? “Financial freedom” is not it, though it is helpful to live. “Success” is not it. Many have achieved success but are not happy or free.

True freedom only comes when you are free from your own mind. It’s really that simple.

When you are free from obsessiveness about anything, be it politics, religion, technology, health, the stock market, or perhaps just “making it,” you are free. When you are free from dissociating, resisting or ignoring those same things, you are free.

When good and bad dissolve into only That which arises always, eternally, you are free.

When it is seen that there is no evil and there never was, you are free.

When all the confusion about different people, cultures, customs, backgrounds, traditions, and everything disappears into a perfect unity that was right under your nose all the time, you are free.

When it is 100% clear without a shadow of a doubt that you are not doing anything, but that everything is already being done for you, as you and through you, you are free.

Rather than only “one nation under God,” when it is seen that the entire manifestation is actually only One Nation completely and fully permeated by God alone with not an atom of differentiation or separation, you are free.

When it is continuously clear that you are already free and always have been, completely independent of what things look like, you have true freedom and independence.

This is our real inheritance as children of Nature. This is your real birthright to claim. This is freedom.

20170522_123648.jpg

 

One Step to the Supreme

How many steps to the Supreme?

Actually, there are no steps. You are the Supreme, the Self, the Infinite, freedom itself.

But if you still do not feel that way, if that is not your experience yet, there is at least one step.

Take it. Resolve to take it. Resolve to be free asap. Don’t wait any longer.

Just be (“Summa Ire”). Keep quiet. That’s all.

Don’t follow around the activities of your so called mind. Don’t even try to not follow.

Just be yourself. Not becoming this or doing that. Just be exactly as you are right now. Really, that is all. It really is.

You are already doing it right now…see? 🙂 You ARE it!

Or…

When a difficult (or pleasant perhaps) situation or series of thoughts or emotions arise, immediately inquire who is experiencing it.

The experiencer is the mind. Rest in the space, awareness, presence, silence that comes forward.

Or…

See that every experience is arising in awareness. There is no experience of any kind (thoughts, emotions, perceptions etc.) or any object (person, place or thing) without your awareness being there first. 

Rest in the awareness. Just simple awareness. Nothing special or sparkly. There is no mind and there never was. Just natural experience, endlessly arising by itself from itself. It simply is.

Or…

If you want to know God, experience God, you see that if it is really God, than nothing can be apart from God, even slightly. 

Everything is God. This is the truth. Everything is God. That means every object prior deemed pure or impure, auspicious or not, intelligent or foolish, the worst offender you can imagine in your view, is quite literally God. 

Finally, it is seen you are God and “Wait, that means I am God?! Oh no, that can’t be” says the mind. Oh yes. So it is. Even that thought just now, was God. So is the screen you are reading. The field is completely leveled. 

Since everything is God, there is no need to refer to it in any way, name or form. That is why it is often referred to as simply That…or maybe This. Or anything you like. This is how an atheist and an ardent devotee of God in any form can realize the same Truth. It is the only Reality. Silence and Peace remain, simply and easily as it always was. All dreamed up divisions dissolve once and for all.

Or…

Seeing that all activities in the universe are done by a power that we could never figure out with the mind (did a human mind design the big bang? No.), surrender completely, let go into, dissolve in that power that does everything anyways, whether we think we are doing something or not.

Right now, not later. Remember…one step.

Digestion happens by itself, breathing and just about everything else. If you think it otherwise, you are in the mind! Just see.

If you trying to figure how to do all the things you want (or dont want) to do, don’t! Like Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi says, it would be like carrying all your luggage on your head while on a train. Put everything down and relax. Total surrender means the mind is out of a job. The mind might say no, but pay him/her no heed. You are not the mind. The mind is not your boss. It was just pretending to be. It was a poor mid level manager anyways. You know, the kind that pretends to do all the work but doesn’t really do anything. It just wants to keep showing up and making your head hurt.

He might still get coffee at the office but he won’t be causing any havoc anymore. All his noisy ramblings have no bearing on what actually ends up happening. All the work still gets done, even better. Seeing and feeling this, there is finally peace.

There are as many ways and nuances to return to freedom as there are people. These examples are direct. It can feel like jumping off a cliff for the mind. But you are definitely safe.

When you realize you have ended up far away from home and you can get back home in one step, wouldn’t you want to?

When you come back Home you realize you have always been here. You have always been free. You already had everything you ever wanted and everything you need to do has been done for you.

Now, simply enjoy the view.


wp prompt

New Video: Effortless Being: Raga Kaapi. Indian classical saxophone raga meditation for liberation. (4K UHD)

Resting deep in the Source, enjoy this expression of raga Kapi on the saxophone.

Being yourself is effortless. Whatever happens actually happens effortlessly. Does it take effort to hear? Does it take effort to see, feel, smell etc? These all happen automatically. It is the same with activities like walking and digestion, provided the body is without ailments. The arising of the feeling of effort, doing difficult work, sadhana etc, itself arises without effort. Leaving all these as they are, just being itself is the original, ultimate ease.

Enjoying the sound and soon resting in the Silence that you are, it is seen and felt that you are already being and always have been. With that, nothing more is needed. The remainder of the manifestation is already taken care of.

Subscribe to this channel for more videos and visit http://www.prasantmusic.com for other postings, concert dates, CD’s and free recordings.

You can support the artist by downloading an album and offering a contribution at http://music.prasantmusic.com/. The meditation albums are free.

Instant Peace: New raga meditation series

I’m glad to share a new brief raga meditation and inquiry series with you for abidance in and as complete peace and freedom.

Realization of truth and the dissolving of the mind in its Source can happen at any time and it does not have to take long. It is always here and waiting for your recognition of It as yourself.

What is important is to feel and experience this for yourself, beyond words and concepts.

In this series, Instant Peace, you are invited to dissolve into the sound and silence of the music to instantly melt into the Peace that you already are. The videos are only a minute long.

Here are some posts from the series so far. Follow me on Instagram to see these posts as soon as they are made.

 



The Discovery Approach to Music Practice (part 3): Simple meditations

Part 1 of this series is available here and part 2 is available here. Please make sure to read those first if you haven’t yet. To recap, this approach is essentially a “hidden in plain sight” simple way of practicing music slowly, that allows for both enjoyment and results in music practice. In part 1 and 2, we covered what the Discovery Approach is, why we might want to use it and how it might be effective and helpful.

This approach assumes you have something somewhat specific that you want to practice, like a line or piece of music, raga, chord progression etc. as a music student or practitioner. If you want to utilize music to realize your real nature itself (Enlightenment, Self Realization etc), please see Naada Yoga for Total Liberation (multi-post series in progress.) It’s all the same in the end, but the focus is a bit different.

Now let’s dive into some simple meditations or visualizations to help enter or access this natural approach for practicing music.

1. Turn off the lights, turn off the mind, awaken natural attention

Relax. Breathe. Visualize sitting in a classroom or lecture hall or perhaps a large sports stadium at your favorite match. Or maybe a concert with your favorite artist. Choose whatever appeals to you. You are engaged in whatever is taking place and there appears to be quite a bit of activity.

Now, suddenly, all the lights are switched off at once. Notice and watch carefully what happens. Immediately, pure wakeful attention comes forward and distractedness and thoughts fade into the background. If fear arises, simply notice it and allow it to subside as it is not necessary right now.

Rest in silence briefly or as long as you like. Begin to feel the sensations of holding your instrument again or, if you are a vocalist, just notice the body itself and its sensations. Slowly begin your warmup for your practice session. You will notice the intensity of your awareness and attention will be many times more than what it was before this. With practice, dropping into this space will be quicker, easier and deeper.

2. When this step is all there is, you go beyond time and enjoy vivid awareness

Relax. Breathe. Visualize that you are standing alone on top of a very tall tower. It is dark and you cannot see anything. However, you can sense that there are no protective rails or anything to prevent you from falling. From the tower is a walkway leading back down. You begin try to move in that direction but you have no idea which way it is. How will you walk?  First, relax again. Set aside any fear, knowing that there is no external factor that could interrupt you. You would move extremely slowly, feeling with the sensations of your feet touching the floor and perhaps reaching around you to see what is in front of you. Move too quickly and you may fall. Relax. The moment you notice your feet touching the edge, you would naturally pull back and proceed in a different direction, unhurriedly. Simply go as SLOW as needed. This recognition is liberating as you know that with this kind of undisturbed attention and plenty of time, there will be no “fatal” mistakes.

Relaxing into this state of natural focus and vivid awareness, come back to your instrument (or body itself for vocals) and begin playing. This works especially well for working on a piece or phrase line by line. You move through the line the same way you would feel with your feet and senses in this example… Unhurried, going way slower than you normally would, and thus noticing and digesting more than you ever normally would about the music and about what you are doing. Even a few minutes of practice this way is very beneficial.

Just enjoy…

Once you slide into the natural attention through either of these two techniques, simply enjoy the music here and now. Enjoy the sound, the entire experience of playing music. Your awareness is now ALIVE and simply noticing all that happens. Playing is easier and more fun this way. This is the flow and this is the natural way. Mistakes are both less in number and less frustrating. “Mistakes” become a friend that points the way. Simply keep returning to whatever you are doing again and again.

discovery3.jpg