Ram Naam Japa
-- In Search of Acoustic Silence!
the feet of Param Guru and Gurudev
'Ram Naam' -- the Tarak
Mantra remains 'the enabler of crossing' to the 'other shore' from the
noiseful samsara. The beginning of 'life; has always been enveloped with
noise and studded with blasting noise of sound called desire, craving and
remaining dis-satisfied always.
'Ram' the sound at
distancing syllable levels like 'Ram…aum' 'Raa..aa..uum' are a matter of
experimenting with acoustic level of Cosmic dynamics. The acoustic journey
of 'wish of creation', stars with the formation of ears in the mother's
womb and sustains through the breathing of life and echoes in the
pulsation of heart, nerves and macular system and finally the sound
diminishes with 'uncreation' state of death and mortal lifelessness. From
here the journey of acoustic phenomena changes its perspective and
initiates a neo-frequency traverse in the state of 'Non-creation' (Where
there is no wish of creation and nothing ends with 'uncreation' and
everything remains beyond 'the ought and naught').
Thus we see acoustic
vibration at life-level crosses different sectors of vibrations at the
perceivable and experiencing levels. Then life returns to 'uncreation'
state which is simple entering into silence which begins the theory of
life and vibration.
However, 'Uncreation' of
acoustic dynamics is not the fullstop of acoustic theory. Rathers 'uncreation'
is simply a punctuation! From here the celestial whirlpool of
'non-creative' acoustic silence begins and perhaps here remains 'Nirguna'
Ram which is silence beneath silence and pulsation vanishes and another
theory of acoustic called 'Non-creativity' begins with different levels of
perceivable frequency and vibrations.
Viswamitterji Maharajji always stresses upon the theory of
'silence' and advises us to 'shut the shor or noise' of
life and begins a journey towards 'un-creation' state of silence.
He repeats the celestial commandments given by Swamiji
Satyanandji Maharaj that 'Ram' is the sphota of
creation, uncreation and non-creation and the string of sound and
silence is japa of 'Ram Naam'.
Dr. Viswamitterji Maharaj stresses that
Japa and Simran should be such that every part of the body be it muscles,
nerves and brain should be able to utter 'Ram Ram' is very involuntary
fashion. Let we try to understand how it can happen?
While counting beads 'Ram Ram' remians in
our throat and even creates a vibration in our tongues and then lips
quiver and utterance appears. Similarly, sound at inaudible level in the
state of simran and japa starts an inward journey. 'Ram ram'
we utter not as 'demonstrative societal level' but for the self and self
alone. Here Dr. Viswamitterji Maharaj tells us not to show your chanting
to others at social level rather one should show it to Sri Ram Himself and
tell Him that you are taking His name and Showing Him as well.
Now the question comes how do you tell
this to Sri Ram! The answer is simple ---
Swamiji Maharaj told us Sri Ram!
resides in the inner most core of the 'self' which is nothing but
'uncreative' silence where Sri Ram resides and there lies one of the
shore of 'Vaikuntha'.
Now to reach out to Sri Ram one has to
approach to the 'self' within, which means one has to initiate a journey
inward. What is the mode? Well! Japa and Simran or
constant remembrance! Sadhaks when ponder over the theory of Simran
that too constant manner wonders how can one work and do simran
as ordained by Swamiji Maharaj.
Swamiji Maharaj, while explaining our life
and 'Ram Naam' clearly stated that one can do simran while doing
anything, be it walking, talking, doing business or even sleeping! Swamiji
Maharaj always stressed that one should do his/her worldly faithfully and
simran would not distract the worldly doings.
Let we understand the theory of acoustics
from bodily perspective and with the touch of cerebral vibrations! When I
am writing this my heart is throbbing, my bodily neurological pulsation is
on, I could here loud music being played at neighbourhood, I could hear or
feel 'Ram Ram' is echoing in my cerebral hemisphere, I am writing so the
'logical' reasoning is working, the sound of my working pen I can hear and
so on and so forth. If I analyze all these kinds of vibrations are
happening at the sometime and being perceived parallely and my basic
present context of 'trance writing' is also coming to the fore.
From here we understand our body, our mind
our endeavour and the perceptions within and even outside are not
interfering with each other rather everything is happening at one level,
up keeping their own identitites of activities and endeavour. From here we
understand the faculties of brain and our endeavour are something of
multi-channel system and harmony of acoustics are the pivotal hinge. Yet,
it allows all functions to go on simultaneously without criss-crossing any
channel. That is the reason Swamiji Maharaj says 'Keep on doing anything'
but 'Ram Naam' simran should go on in an unending fashion. I know a top
advt. Executive who used to talk with his multi-national client about very
important Media plan worth crores and yet he used to do Ram Naam Japa
parallely without interfering with his mind-boggling materialistic
callings. Here also Swamiji Maharaj is proved right that one can do
anything while 'inward' japa continues.
Dr. Viswamitterji Maharaj is perhaps
indicating towards internalizing 'Ram Naam' to silence the noise at the
periphery. And he stresses that one should do Simran with open mind
as he recently declared 'Dil Khol Ke Jap Kijeeyaga'. 'Dil'
is heart and 'kholke' is with loudness and openness. Here the stress is
doing 'Japa' not as a theological practice or with religious dogma called
ritual of 'Japa' in order to console the self that one is taking Ram Naam.
But Dr Viswamitterji Maharaj means here that Ram Naam Simran should
not be a socio-religious symbol of 'Bead counting' especially before the
Maharajji or other Ram Naam Sadhaks. It is generally seen people to
take out 'rosary mala' especially to show to others that they being a 'sadhak'
and mostly it has become a fashion of carrying those woolen beads/ Here
Maharajji perhaps indicates to go beyond the 'Signs and Symptoms' of being
Ram Naam Sadhak.
Maharajji pronounces that taking 'Ram Naam'
should not be restricted to the 'Ram Durbar' or just before Sri Adhistanji.
As Sri Ram is all pervading and watching you no matter what you are doing
and wherever you are. Swamiji Maharaj is watching you. Now if we analyze
the context of expression of Maharajji when he says 'Dil Kholke Jaap
Karna'. He means don't be miser while chanting His name not to limit
with 'ritualistic time and space' rather one should do the Simran
and japa all the time and that too in a very pronounced manner. Dr.
Viswamitterji Maharaj means that our mind and body be filled with acoustic
pulsation of 'Ram Naam' in such a manner that except 'Ram Naam' nothing
fills our body, mind and the effect or radiance should splash out as an
Now coming back to the context of acoustic
inward journey of 'Ram Naam' by now we are clear that 'Ram Naam' chanting,
remembrance and Japa at mental level ensures an inward acoustic harmony
and which radiates as light be it an internal enlightenment or outward
'glow' of the self. Now when we initiate our inward journey of Ram Naam we
find our body is filled with Ram Naam and every atom sings Ram Ram with
acoustic vibration. Ram Ram when fully smears our body and mind nothing
negatives can emit out. The endeavour be it materialistic and
non-materialistic becomes pious, unharming, sacred yet very promising. In
actuality Ram Naam kindles the eternal jyot and empattern all the sound
inside and outside so this not only allows perspective to grow rather
ensures a linkage of cosmic kind within the dynamics of voluntary and
involuntary utterance of Ram Naam. Thus doing Japa with 'open mind'
and 'open heart' is a mater of th definition of 'Dil Kholke Ram Naam
This journey at acoustic level towards
inside gives many mystic experiences. The hearing or perceiving capacity
increases and one can hear the Ram Dhun from anything around and
even from no where at difference channels.
The sound with silence traverse furthers
and from here one cruises to the innerself of cosmic silence where Sri Ram
resides. The acoustic 'silence' is not audible or can be heard through our
senses. Rather the 'silence' becomes the light perceived through vision
called eyes and then furthers the silence of acoustic which can be seen
through the light of the heart or maan.
Thus we see the acoustics 'Ram Naam'
transcends from 'sound vibrations' to silence of light emission or the
eternal jyots which were seen felt and transmitted by our Gurdev and
Maharaj(s). During Sakshatkar or eternal meeting with Sri Ram one
hears the 'Ram Dhun' sound at the acoustic level and jyot at
the silence of sub-zero acoustic vibrations. This silence zone of 'Ram
Naam' which is eternal light remains the final frontiers on 'Non-creative'
state of cosmology and this state is Vaikuntha where there is no
birth or rebirth but only salvation.
Thus for Ram Naam Sadhak the final
frontiers ins eternal silence of acoustic kind which started with first
creation of 'sound' to the death or the state of 'uncreation'. Swamiji
Maharaj tells us to take 'Ram Naam' always because nobody knows when our
mortal life would end up. And if we can utter 'Ram Naam' at our last
breath then one can jump the acoustic buffer of 'uncreation' or death and
rebirth and can reach out to the acoustic state of eternal non-creation
which is a state of emancipation, that is being within the eternal light
of Vaikuntha a state where Sri Ram resides with his nirguna
or non-creative dynamics. Here silence is the only alphabet of Ram Naam
at unuttered, unvibrated condition of cosmic contours.
Ram Ram Jai Jai Ram.