James Bean

This Living School of Spirituality called Sant Mat is also known as 'the Way of the Saints', and, 'The Path of the Masters'. The meditation practice of the Sant tradition is Surat Shabd Yoga, meaning: 'Union (Yoga) of the Attention of Soul (Surat) with the Inner Light and Sound of God (Shabd, the Positive Power)'.

"As you calm down, you can experience the Sound of Silence in the mind. You hear it as a kind of high frequency Sound, a ringing Sound that’s always there. It is just normally never noticed. Now when you begin to hear that Sound of Silence, it’s a sign of emptiness -- of silence of the mind. It’s something you can always turn to. As you concentrate on it and turn to it, it can make you quite peaceful and blissful. Meditating on that, you have a way of letting the conditions of the mind cease without suppressing them with another condition. Otherwise you just end up putting one condition over another." (Ajahn Sumedho, The Sound of Silence)

"It is easiest to hear this Sound when it is quiet, particularly at night-time. Once you have identified this Sound, then you place your awareness on it without wavering. Resting your mind in the Sound, you continue to listen, going further and further into the Sound itself." (Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche)

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Am from Maine, vegan, and practice Inner Light and Sound Meditation -- Sant Mat. Am the writer/producer and host of Spiritual Awakening Radio. See links to backstory, collections of podcasts, articles, blogs, and social media below.

In Divine Love, Light and Sound,

James