Shabd guru – to cut the ego / special sound that is a teacher
Phonemes = smallest unit of speech that distinguishes one word from another. Shabd Guru uses this atomic level of language.
Two systems of grammer ~ one normal, the other ‘nirukta’ ~ beyond the forms. When a sounds innate vibration corresponds to or in some way reproduces what it refers to, it is a sacred language. The more you more away from the primary languages the less the connection of the word to the object (look at roots of words – Re, Ra, Sa) Basic word units were put together according to the energy, emotion and awareness they create. ‘Fundamental vibrations that resonate with universal energies within us.
Ordinary language – highly ineffective / doesn’t correspond to anything .
Affirmation – temporary fix. (1st assuming we know what we need / difficult to maintain motivation if desire is not resonating in body and mind at cellular level)
Mantras – cleanse subconscious.
Shabd – Siri Guru Granth Sahib awakens spiritual intelligence through vibration at cellular level this resonance creates ease / bliss (sahaj)
Neutral content ~ to disassociate from personal (not indoctrinating – trying to put something on you rather to clear / to awaken) Primary info / spiritual DNA. Perfect weave of rhythm, sound, tone, focus and meaning. The raaga conveys the feeling and the poetry and word convey the meaning. When a shabd is sung in the prescribed raag it gives the words an emotional charge and thereby creates a true understanding of the way the gurus intended the message to be conveyed. Different shabds relate to different common themes. There are 34 different raags which convey the whole range of human emotion.
Know how not just know what. ‘It gives procedural knowledge that is in your cells and subconscious, not just representational knowledge in your ideas. Informs our formative tendencies / to structure our structuring. The order behind the order.
2 voices ~ 1 the ego , 1 the soul . Often speaking to others and ourselves from the ego mind. We need to establish a relationship between the mind (selfish and impatient side) and the soul. (honest and sincere side) ~ Acknowledge both and get them to work together rather than against each other .
Choice = line up with core intelligence through pain or through pleasure of Shabd .
Teachings are compassionate. Time is brutal. Use the time don’t lose the time.
Really hearing and feeling the sound fully comes when the mind is fearless, neutral, open and awake .
Read ‘a few thoughts on the use of working …1st paragraph .
And ‘the self sensory system’ ~ recording of own voice eg ; with ‘The Self – Sensory System’ ,+ hearing your real /developing voice when chanting . Opening up the listening space + use of tapes.
Mantra to end Saturday ~ ‘Pavan’ ~ explain connection with breathe
~ aim = anahat ~ ‘unstruck’ (the sound of one hand clapping) = re-establish unity of self that has been fragmented / shattered by the ego , to become zero / shunyia . Listen rather than say = silent mind but full of universal oneness.
Spoke yesterday of language and sacred languages and their potential impact on our emotional and spiritual life. This morning we will focus on how that effect combines with the effects on our physiology.
The ancient yogis considered that there were 2 caves; the bij (seed) gupha = cave for bringing in new life; male & female sexual organs for procreation and gian gupha = cave of wisdom; tongue & mouth used as a merger with the divine where the tongue represents the penis and the mouth the vagina
The hypothalamus is connected to the pituitary which is the master endocrine gland and plays a key role in regulating hunger, drinking, sleep, moods, emotional behaviour & sexuality. So Shabd Guru stimulates the hypothalamus to change the chemistry of the brain so that it becomes a more highly receptive instrument. It also helps the mental, emotional and physical bodies to integrate more gracefully and harmoniously. In fact there are;
4 areas affected by sound and breathe combination via neuro-endocrine link .
~ ‘the autonomic nerves , sympathetic and parasympathetic, that control states of excitement, relaxation and high performance
~ the senses and c.n.s. through the neuro-chemical ocean of the body that connects all the cells
~ endocrine system that produces hormones and controls our moods and the feeling of vitality and energy
~ the immune system’