Sound in Meditation
An experience that came at the end of meditation was this feeling of hearing a bell ring, and noticing when it began and when it ended. This is a Buddhist practice that I was shown. The point could have been the impermanence of everything being shown. The paradox of this was that it also showed me the opposite, which is the eternalness. I was hearing the bell ring at the moment of creation, and then ripple out and fade away until it could not be heard. I feel vibration in the body with the sound. I imagine that there is a sine wave that ripples outward from the bell and the bell sound continues beyond what we can here. When does it ever end? And then taking that to all sounds that have begun...do they end? Or does the sine wave continue to ripple out and effect and resonate with everything? There is an end to what we hear but there are frequencies we don't hear and are they there when we don't perceive them? I sense the sound does not have an end. The sound of OM is the sound of the universe creating, the beginning of creation. That is a rippling sine wave bending and shaping into a combined stream of sine waves, which could be the beginning of all sounds ever made. And what if all sounds ever made are still sounding rippling out, but we just cannot hear them with our human hearing abilities?
Synchronicity made me run across this about temple bells so I have to share! THE SCIENCE BEHIND TEMPLE BELLS "Most of the old temples have large bell at the entrance of the temple and you need to ring it before you enter temple. A Temple bell have a scientific phenomena; it is not just your ordinary metal. It is made of various metals including cadmium, lead, copper, zinc, nickel, chromium and manganese. The proportion atwhich each one of them mixed is real science behind a bell. Each of these bells is made to produce such a distinct sound that it can create unity of your left andright brain. The moment you ring that bell, bell produces sharp but lastingsound which lasts for minimum of seven seconds in echo mode good enough totouch your seven healing centres or chakras in your body. The moment bell sound happens your brain is emptied of all thoughts. Invariably you will enter state of Tran’s state where you are very receptive. This Trans state is the one with awareness. You are so occupied in mind that only way to awaken you is with a Shock! Bell works as Anti-dote to your mind. Before you enter temple – to awake you and prepare you for taste of awareness is the real reason behind temple bell."
I love tools that help us get into other states of consciousness. I love thinking/feeling about the unified mind as the two hemispheres become one and thus I see in oneness. I wrote a blog on oneness mind recently called The Heart is in the Driver's Seat. I love that the solutions and tools are ancient and right in plain sight being rediscovered. I love tapping into the emptiness, the expansive state of being connected to all that is.
Thanks for hearing.......
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