Sound arising from our nature instantly liberates us from all thoughts, concepts, confusion and suffering. These thoughts and feelings arise and give the appearance of unhappiness. They simply are not you. This sound appears to begin from in front of you, but instantly becomes you, your simple nature, Beingness and Awareness.
Allowing that to take over your experience, everything that seems to trouble you dissolves. Rest in your own nature, free of suffering, discontent and trouble.
In this video, Prasant likens the effortless nature of being who you are, Truth/Silence/Beingness Itself, to the fact that it takes no effort to be the child of your parents on a fundamental level. Simply by being born and existing, you automatically are the child of whoever your parents happen to be. It takes no effort and there is no need to regain the status of being this as no matter what could happen you would always remain the child of your parents by your very existence. Even if they passed away, or you ran away from home, or whatever it may be… The DNA, and all the blueprints of your parents and ancestors, perhaps, exist in you and created the body. They permeate every inch of your body. On the basic physical level, this could not be removed, even if you tried.
Similarly, the Self, the Truth of what you are, is the basic foundation of our existence that cannot be lost or regained. Our very nature always has the Infinite as its Source and Reality as its nature. It is effortless to be the Self, because you are and have always been the Self. Like a runaway child, you may have denied your identity with This. Later, you recognize it is your nature, always. How easy, how joyful! You can celebrate, because nothing could ever take this away. Even being in the so called mind, cannot take you away. If you change your name and runaway, you would still be the child of your parents. If you think you are the mind and identify with your thoughts and run into many problems and frustrations, you still are the Self. You are the Self right now. This is absolutely true. This is your birthright and you simply recognizing this is returning Home and is freedom.
Absorbing this and understanding this within is contemplation and dissolving of confusion. Recognizing this truth as infallible and indestructible in your experience is awakening. Returning to your abode in Freedom and living freely with this imperturbable Knowingness is Unbroken Realization.
In this video, Prasant delves into the “what’s the point?” question that arises for many of us at some point in our lives. Or for some of us, it is a regular question. For example: What is the point of all of this? Why all this? After going through so many experiences, it all amounts to nothing, so what’s the point? Everything is happening automatically and nothing is “done” by us so what’s the point? So on and so forth. It comes up for those serious about enlightenment and realization and those who are not. Even those who have had awakening or enlightenment experiences can struggle with this.
By going into what “what’s the point” is actually looking for, we uncover the fact that it is the mind that asks such a question to both resist the arising experience and also grasp for some concept, idea, or phenomenon to explain what is happening or motivate itself to continue its own separate existence. The “point” is just that, a tiny point on a vast, open ocean of experience. In trying to find the point, it is easy to miss the Infinite. When the Infinite is realized, then any point is also That.
In the video, Prasant goes into a little more detail to understand this complaint of the mind and arms us with the insight to transcend it at any given time. The result is freedom.
In this video, Prasant goes into detail about not only how music is an instant meditation, but also what the nature of meditation really is. The fact is you are already meditating right now. Your nature itself is meditation. This, right now, is meditation.
Many of us may feel that they are brought into the unfolding ever present NOW while listening to music but the experience fades later on. Prasant shares here that the important insight to take away from every natural experience of music is that the space, freedom and joy you experience with music is always here with or without music. That stays with you when you are away from music. You were there before anything appeared and remain afterwards.
In fact, the experience of Life itself is much like a never ending great symphony of music. Enjoy it by just being yourself…whatever you already are without having to do or change anything to be IT.
In this video, Prasant invites us to consider and contemplate the Reality that every note of music arising is, in fact, divine in nature regardless of the way it seems to sound. Its nature is Truth, Presence, nothingness, divinity. Is this true for you?
Is the aversion to certain styles of music, artists or sound textures preventing you from fully enjoying this Reality? Prasant gives the example of Kenny G, a popular but highly criticized saxophonist. You could bring up any music type, person, place or thing that you have an aversion to and contemplate the same thing: Is not the inherent nature of this thing actually Divine Truth? The answer is yes, IT absolutely IS!
If this is not your experience, why not? It is due to the mind, which is just a bundle of thoughts, concepts and ideas about what you are experiencing and what you think your experience is. These thoughts, of course, cannot be the Reality.
This can be applied to any area or phenomena of Life. Music and its nuances are an easy entry point. By realizing the Truth in the Music sphere, automatically that Truth will permeate the rest of your experience as well and facilitate the necessary freeing up of mental content in ALL areas of your life. If every note of music is divine, is not every arising in your life also the same?
Contemplate this and return to your home in Peace, Silence, Freedom, Self Realization, Enlightenment. Whatever you want to call It…
In this video, Prasant shares an effective method to dissolve the attachment to the body by noticing it dissolve in music and sound. Ramana Maharshi pointed seekers to the Self by reminding them that “you are not the body.” Identification with the body creates suffering for people (or in some cases even the opposing thought “I am not the body”).
In general, we can become frustrated with the body in some way and this blocks the natural seeing of who we are. In order to easily do away with the mental gymnastics that can arise around this, we go into the beauty and power of music and sound to fill our awareness while noticing our arising sensations and then instantly take us to the source of that, which is This ever present Silence. This is a fresh way to be free, here and now.
In this video, Prasant demystifies the powerful technique of self inquiry for Self Realization including common misunderstandings and shares how it can be used in a unique way by musicians and music lovers. This can extend to visual artists, dancers etc…just about everyone actually! When you attempt self inquiry while you are active doing something you love, like listening to or practicing music, it can be easier to experience the results of tasting or resting in your Self. This experience makes a lasting impression that can then be recalled during a difficult time when it may be much harder to practice self inquiry successfully. Be happy always… you are the Self.
In this video, Prasant invites you to consider what music is really here for and what it can ultimately offer. What is it’s greatest gift (Self Realization / Enlightenment) and how can we see that and make use of it? What are you currently getting out of music? Do we see the supreme ultimate value of it?
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.
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.