Showing posts with label Paramahansa Yogananda. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paramahansa Yogananda. Show all posts

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Where to Find OM

Those who commune with OM usually have it together.
Those who don't are as the proverbial leaf on the tree, blowing 
to and fro in the wind.

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In my last blog post, I spoke of Aum, also known as OM. In a word, it’s the initial vibration that started creation. In other words, it is either God or it’s an instrument of God. The following comes from the glossary at the back of a book I have long cherished, as books written by mere men go. It is authored by Paramahansa Yogananda, a westernized Yogi from India, and the title of the book is ‘Whispers from Eternity.’

“[Aum is] The basis of all sounds; universal symbol-word for God. Aum of the Vedas became the sacred word Hum of the Tibetans; Amin of the Muslims; and Amen of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Jews, and Christians. Amen in Hebrew means sure, faithful. Aum is the all-pervading sound emanating from the Holy Ghost (Invisible Cosmic Vibration; God in His aspect of Creator); the “Word” of the Bible; the voice of creation, testifying to the Divine Presence in every atom. Aum may be heard through practice of Self-Realization Fellowship methods of meditation. ‘These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God.’ --Revelation 3:14. ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God….. All things were made by him [the Word or Aum]; and without him was not any thing made that was made.’ --John 1:1, 3”

Men Dressed in White Robes
I was 21 when I was introduced to Aum, also known as OM. It was during a midday’s summer reverie that I found myself face to face with men dressed in white robes with exotic animals out and about. I remember being concerned about these animals as they were free to roam among us. I was told not to fear, that they wouldn’t bother me.

During that time I was told and shown where OM resides, which is in the back of the mind. For me, I find it toward the sides at the very back of the top of my skull. I was amazed at

Jesus is our Savior 
the time because this buzzing sound has been with me all of my life.  I remember hearing it as a kid, but not having any specific information on it, not knowing what it was, I put it out of my conscious mind, until 1971.

There were other things I’m certain we talked about, but I cannot recall exactly what they were. Suffice it for now to accept the most important knowledge of where OM  resides, where to look for it, and how to call on it.

Calling on the Power of OM
Calling on OM, for me, involves the total blanking of the mind--clearing the deck so to speak--of all human words. The only thing that remains when you do this is “understanding.” In another blog post I’ll be glad to expound on the art of “Directed Blanking,” as I chose to call it when I began experimenting and using this technique of thought. For now, it’s important to focus on that buzzing sound at the back of your head to the sides. Focus on it and nothing else.  

Expect it to get louder, little by little, louder, more pronounced, more distinguishable in it’s vibratory characteristics. No need to hum, no need to sing, no need to play music, just blank your mind in total silence. Concentrate with pure intent, no words, just thought. Use a set of sound deadening earphones, or a set of sound deadening ear muffs, as are used in manufacturing to deaden the ambient sounds.

This is a practice I’ve been doing since 1971, on and off. OM  became so loud to me that as a salesman in a retail store I had to ask people to repeat themselves because it was so loud. Since then, I’ve come to control my perception of OM so I’m able to better control the volume.

Final Thoughts
In my next blog post, I’ll go into the art of blanking  your mind as well as why it’s important to perceive and commune with OM on a daily basis.  For now, look for it, that small buzzing sound, and practice blanking your mind, clearing it of all human words.  Also, here’s a video that goes into the art of understanding one's true nature. For those who are concerned about where this is going, please understand that Paramahansa became a Christian. He was able to join the benefits of his native metaphysical understandings with that of Christianity. The combination is astounding when practiced as a single point of understanding.

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