I’ve covered this topic before, but I thought it worth exploring from another angle.
First up is consciousness. The Divine qualities of alertness, liveliness, and intelligence interplay to develop conscious awareness. With attention flowing within itself, consciousness becomes globally self-aware.That self-awareness creates a distinction between observer and observed (a & b). This leads to the subtle quality of space. Like when you look in the mirror, there is a space between you and your reflection. The process of experience (c) creates the quality of time.
In the first iteration, space itself becomes manifest and our universe arises within that space. Space itself vibrates and sound arises.
We know this original sound as the pranava, AUM. All manifest form arises from that one sound.
Clusters of points of awareness (devata) interact with sound, producing a subtle geometry or structure. Fields form around that structure, which then solidifies as the forms we experience with the senses.
The key point here is that all form originates in that one sound, AUM. I’ve talked about how it differentiates into something like the Sanskrit alphabet and on into very complex sounds.
Even our own body has a seed sound or “true name” that evokes it. However, this isn’t a sound we can verbalize. Our voice box is not designed for that.
This reflects on the science of mantra. When we learn to meditate and are given a mantra, it’s not just about the superficial sound of it. There are layers of sound within even a short bija (seed) mantra.
This is a key differentiation. A sound like a car horn has only a physical layer. But those key sounds of creation express on all the manifest layers. Those are activated with the right practice.
To some extent, the layers within a mantra unfold with practice. However, I recently met someone with the skill to activate the Shakti in your mantra, then use frequencies to activate those layers.
I’ll be posting an article on this shortly but I wanted to explore the background. There is an amazing amount of data even in a single letter. Letter combinations tweak that expression, multiplying the permutations of data.
If we come back to the start of the article, sound exemplifies the liveliness in consciousness which expresses the infinite intelligence of being. Thus, there is a vastness of possibility within the simplest source sound. It is the seed of everything we experience.