Brahma is the Sanskrit word means cosmos and nada means sound. So Brahmanada is the cosmic sound, the primal vibration, the divine, ever present creative sound. It is the very core of spiritual practice. The ultimate reality is all-pervading pure consciousness designated by the word Brahma.
Brahma has two aspects: transcendent and immanent. The universe of beings and things is the dynamic manifestation of Brahma. This manifestation begins with sound vibrations.Brahmanada is the transcendent and immanent aspects of Brahma. It is the uninterrupted sound of universe. Only the purified and concentrated mind can hear this subtle sound within.
Sound has four aspects: gross, subtle, casual and primordial. What we hear is the gross form of the sound. In its subtle form, sound is an impulse of electrical energy; in its casual form it is a thought wave; in its primordial form it is the cosmic vibration the Brahmanada.
The masters of Brahmanada have provided a systematic progression of techniques which gradually accustoms the aspirant to new perceptive sensations which at the same time lead him to the path of self-realization.
Brahmanada is so subtle that it is beyond vibration and it is of infinite wavelength. It is music without strings played within the body. It pervades inside and outside and leads you away from illusion.
SIMPLE TECHNIQUE OF BRAHMANADA
- Sit in comfortable cross-legged posture with the spine erect and eyes closed.
- Focus your awareness at Mooladhar chakra [is situated at the base of spinal cord].
- Now witness the natural breath as it flows in and out of the body.
- You may experience the breath moving straight up and down the spine.
- Now when you inhale visualize the Cosmic- Pranic energy in silver white colour is moving down to the spine to the Mooladhar chakra.
- Now as you exhale chant the word OM.The ‘O ‘sound of OM will be explosive and sudden. The ‘M ‘sound will be long and drawn out. Visualize the Pranic- Energy surging out from Mooladhar Chakra and hitting up the Sahastrara [the crown chakra in the head].
- Practise a maximum of 10 full rounds of breaths.
This is a powerful yet simple method of revealing your innermost subtlest sound.