Worship The Lord With Joy
Worshiping is an act of relating oneself with God. All worships in so far as they are ardent, reach the God centre in oneself. Ardent worship is a hearty worship. It is not mechanical. Ardent worship is a worship that reverberates in the heart chamber. Such reverberating worship reaches the Divine and the Divine responds showering his grace. It is downpour of Presence. The Presence comes from God in man to man in God. The God in man is the eighth state of awareness. And man in God is the seventh state of awareness. Man may fall even from the seventh as per the quality of his desires. When man in God prays ardently, the God in man responds. The God in man is called Christ, Krishna, Christ principle and Krishna consciousness. In the Eastern Scriptures that existed even far before Krishna and Christ as persons, this Christ principle, Krishna principle or Krishna consciousness is described as Ishwara. Ishwara is today called in some groups in English as Master. When you think of Master, you are thinking of the Master consciousness in you. You are linking to the Master consciousness in you or Krishna consciousness or Christ consciousness in you. The reference is not to a person. The reference is to the principle, which presents itself in all beings. When we say Master, it is the Master consciousness functioning through Master CVV. When we say Krishna, the reference is not to Krishna the person, but to Krishna the Master principle, Ishwara. When we say Christ, we are again referring to the Christ principle, which is the Master principle or Ishwara principle. When this principle works through a person, that person is also recognised as God on Earth. All Masters, Yogis, Saints are but vehicles of the one Ishwara principle. It exists in the God centre in man. Prayers are addressed to the God in the God centre. When they are ardent and reverberating, the link is established between the God centre and man centre. Meditations are also meant to be relating to the God centre in oneself, in the aspirant. Meditations and prayers cannot be mechanical routine practices. If that be, they don’t build the bridge between God in man and man in God.
Conscious Worship and Utterance
Mechanical worships are monotonous. All monastic worships are reduced to monotony. When the quality of heart is missing the worship loses its cordiality. The thread of cordiality connects the worshiper to the Divine. Therefore worships have to be conscious worships. The worshipers need to listen consciously to all that is being uttered forth through the throat. Conscious worship is conscious utterance. To enable conscious utterance the students are advised to focus the mind upon the pit of the throat, where silence transforms into sound. Association with the rhythm of the sounds is possible only when mind is focussed at the pit of the throat. When rhythmic sounds are uttered forth in worship, man’s awareness which is generally in mind gets focused upon the sound. Sound relates to the fifth ether, Akasha, and the fifth centre, Visuddhi. Continuous association of mind with the rhythmic utterances at the throat enables man’s awareness to be in the fifth ether or Akasha. He thus gets lifted up from being in the solar plexus with mundane thoughts. The mundane awareness is lifted up into the light of the sound. This is the purpose of our worship. The key is: uttering and consciously listening at the pit of the throat. By this the lift-up happens.
In all ancient schools of wisdom working with sound is given great emphasis. When sounds are uttered forth and listened to, the related light and colours manifest. The utterer gets engaged with the sound and light show within himself. Within a few years of regular and rhythmic utterance and listening one is bound to experience the light of sound, if he follows the key. When the key is lost, worships become monastic and monotonous. A Master of Wisdom mostly says, “Many worshipers are victims of monastic and monotonic worship.” When the key is not applied and worship becomes monotonous, the worshiper loses energies instead of gaining energies. Therefore he needs to
- utter and consciously listen
- utter rhythmically
- utter in regular periodicities
In the Ashrams of sound utterance is conscious, rhythmic and regular. Uttering and listening of sound is done from 1 ½ to 3 hours during the dawn and dusk hours. After preparing body and mind, the dawn and dusk hours are dedicated for utterance. This would enable effective purification of the student’s personality. Sound cleanses all. The throat centre is called Visuddhi. Suddhi means ‘purity’. Visuddhi means ‘extremely pure’. A throat that utters fourth sounds can be used as a key to purify one’s thoughts, emotions and movements. The sound is the key. Throat is the centre to purify the three aspects of personality. Consequently the students are taken to the portals of initiation. A student would do well to know the value of the throat, the value of the utterances, and the responsibility of uttering forth, not only the worship hymns but also the daily speeches. Throat is the birth place of immortality. Throat is also the place of death. At the time of death it is the mucus in the throat that arrests respiration causing death.
Throat relates to Gemini and Gemini is a mutable sign. It has duality. Speeches can thus be used for goodwill or for evil. They can be used either for elevation or fall.
Speech is a unique faculty bestowed on humanity. Every privilege carries its related responsibility. Misuse affects, proper use elevates.
For more deatials refer to the author’s books on ‘Mantrams – Their Significance and Practice’, ‘Sound – The Key and its Application’, ‘Saraswathi – The Word’.
The Sound Key
In the current age humanity is proposed to be initiated through the throat centre. Initiation of humanity is proposed by the Hierarchy through the means of sound. The ruler of sound is Jupiter. Master Jupiter, whose other name is Master CVV, therefore annually initiates the humanity of the planet in the month of Gemini on 29th May with the sound key CVV. This information has much value in it for those who seek the path of sound, which is the path of the current times. The Easterns mostly work with the sound key, which brings light and enables them to walk into such light. Since sound manifests light, working with sound is considered more effective. Om, Gayatri, Vedic hymns, 1000 names of the Cosmic Person, and the host of other formulae of sound are made use of. These sounds are also linked to the metrical key, which makes it more effective. That apart, there are mantrams and seed sounds for advanced students of sound.
This knowledge of sound disappeared in the West concurrent to the disappearance of Atlantis. The disappearance of Atlantis is attributed to abuse of the sound key. After Atlantis a chosen few constituting the seed of the Aryans started working with sound. The sounds once again are spreading from East to West in the Aryan race. These sounds are neither Eastern nor Western. All used them in the remote past. Aquarian Age is once again transmitting the sounds globally.
Sanat Kumara instructs to work with sound. Sound enables transformation of body tissues. It generates fire that transforms the body cells. The body is like a tree that bears flowers. Through appropriate utterance of sound and through ardent worship the etheric centres of the body can be transformed into etheric lotuses. The etheric centres function like whirlpools of energy. The movement of energy in a whirlpool is circular. The sounds enable a change in the movement of energies from being circular to be unfolding. Unfoldment of energies from within releases man from the conditioning nature of the gross physical body. The unfoldments gradually lead to building the etheric body (golden body) and causal body (diamond body).
Multiple are the benefits of working with sound, and worship is but an ardent way of working with sound. The modern thinker sees not the science behind and feels that it relates to the past and that it is not necessary to work with sound. He attempts to work with light through the means of mind, but sound generates light with much less effort, if appropriately used. The science of sound is the future for the scientist and also for the occult scientist.
… to be continued