Rest in your own Silence and naturally absorb the sound during this video. Contemplate the following words if helpful:
After a storm of activity, after a storm of difficulty, what is left our innate Peace. This Peace doesn’t take anything to get it or need anything to find it. When any wave of experience subsides, It is automatically here.
Noticing this, there is much less to figure out. For almost everything we do is to try to get this Peace or flee from disturbance. Now there is no longer need to chase after it, but simply being is more than sufficient.
When we are being as we always are all the time, it is easy to see that a storm of activity can’t disturb it and a storm of difficulty can’t destroy it. It continues to be, it continues to radiate, it continues to pulsate.
This is the pulsation of the heart of silence. Like a heartbeat, unprompted by any external happening, it continues its perfect sound of unwavering beingness.
Our true heart does not need anything, but everything relies utterly and completely on this Heart that is you. This Heart that gives all. This Heart that is all.
Rest and sit in Silence during this video to recognize and remain as your own Being. Contemplate the following words, if helpful:
For every new beginning, a waterfall of Grace flows. Unrelenting and forceful it demands and bestows Freedom. Any obstacle, limitation or difficulty in its path is insignificant. It falls away as though it were never there. It never existed at all for this waterfall. This waterfall continuously flows with never-ending unstoppable power. The power brings complete and total refreshment. A new life, a new strength. Its beauty is intense and magnificent to behold and feel. This water flows onward, leaving nothing untouched by It and none are left that missed Its perfect sound. Hearing Its sound, become It. Flowing onward and onward in impeccable Peace. Stillness without a hint of stagnation, It remains as It is.
The images and video are of Arunachala in Tiruvannamalai, India. Have a wonderful year!
Prasant shares raga Hamsanandi on the saxophone here for easy resting into our nature and natural abidance as Truth.
To best utilize the video, completely relax and rest. Notice and rest in the Silence. As the sound arises, notice and feel the sound, letting it completely fill the entire field of awareness. During each silence in the music, you may notice you are slipping into deeper and deeper Silence and peace. That Silence, just simple awareness, free of any condition, thought or idea is our nature and is the Source of all. Simply continue to rest as This that you have discovered effortlessly to be the essence and the completeness of what you are. Please continue to sit for the last minute after the music as stopped and rest in Silence completely during that time.
Enjoy your day and/or remainder of the existence, enjoying this Being that we always have been! 🙂
The image at the end is Arunachala at Tiruvannamalai, India.
In this video, Prasant discusses the truth of Sound being not different from Silence. Simply by noticing Prasant’s music and voice in the video, it is easy to see that first there is a background of silence, then the sound arises. Finally, the sound again dissolves into the silence.
The Source of every sound is the Silence from which it came.
The field of the entire manifestation is happening in a similar way. Sound is an infinitely subtle vibration that manifests from silence and it is quite commonly known that all that exists is nothing but varying intensities of sound vibrations.
If we feel and awaken this insight by beginning with the realm of sound and music, we can easily recognize the Reality, the Silence that is the ultimate Source of all that is, and rest in That as what we have always been. This allows for permanent freedom in Being.
For us to experience this, Prasant also goes into the example of the ocean and waves as a way to intuitively grasp this understanding. There is also an opening and closing of raga Mohanam on the saxophone to facilitate returning and resting in our own Silence and Peace.
The last section focuses only on sound with Arunachala as a visual.