IS THERE ANY SADHANA FOR THE VISUALIZATION OF AUM?
MEANING OF AUM VISUALIZATION ;-
1-Aum, Aumkar, Pranava are words often used in spiritual field. In Yoga AUM has been considered to be the significator of God. The first foot step of Yoga is the AUM visualization.
2-Different practices performed by the body only indicate towards AUM. One may follow any path, but one will encounter AUM in one way or the other. This singular fact is enough for us to acknowledge its divinity. 3-Few reasons are being given here for its all pervasiveness : 3- i) Sit in an easy posture facing east or North, keeping the neck and body straight. The breathing should be natural. Keep two pots with narrow mouth but big bodies on the ears, so as to cover them and not allow external sound to go into the ear. The sound which is heard now is of AUM. 3-i) On a high hill top hear the sound of the flowing water or hear the sound of the air blowing. It is like Ka, La, Ra, Va or sanya, Sanya or sham, sham, sham, sham or vee, vee, vee, this is the AUM's sound in nature. 3-iii) Sit in an easy posture and breath in and out 21 times forcefully. Then breathe in forcefully and close the aural orifice by fingers or thumbs. The sound which you hear now belongs to AUM. 4-These processes prove the omniscience of AUM in the body. Outside the body and in nature pervading them uniformly. THE UNIVERSAL FORM OF AUM ;-
It is Iuminous figure made of three half moons, on hearing by ears it is Anhada Nada, Mixed sounds, Aunkar sound, or the generator of seed sounds, Anything manifest and unmanifest is AUM. Anything known, unknown and worth knowing is AUM. THE ANATOMY OF AUM It must be understood in two forms : i) Light form ii) Sound form LIGHT FORM;-
06 FACTS;- i) The individual prana when collides with the Brahma prana the shape assumed by the light is of AUM. ii) At the meeting place of sun and moon in Antaha Karna the AUM appears. iii) The light of Brahma (A) and Vishnu (AU) and Mahesh (M) meet to produce AUM. iv) At the beginning of the creation by nature and when electricity appeared in the sky it was of the form of AUM. v) The light generated by Kundalini in the darkness of the gross body of the Sadhaka is AUM. vi) The combined light of the 50-52 alphabets of the garland of letters is AUM.
The alphabet is listed as containing different numbers of letters in various texts. It is listed as containing 43 letters in the Shiva sutras. 63 or 64 in the Paniniya Siksa. 47 in the Rik Pratisakhya, 52 in the Taittiriya Pratisakhya, 65 in the Vajasaneyi Pratisakhya, and 57 in the Rik Tantra. SOUND FORM;-
03 FACTS;- 1-It is a proved fact that light and sound are generated by Tankore, hence sounds produced in the body, nature and Brahmanda are the sounds of AUM. It is a mixed sound. 2-Its further analysis leads to the development of individual sounds of 50-52 letters which are included in the sound of AUM. In the order of merger (Laya) all other sounds are excluded and only AUM sound is heard.
3-The nada of Aum manifests from the form of AUM. The sound and form of AUM appear simultaneously. This is a fact. Therefore the nada of AUM is the end stage of all mixed Nadas. It is heard after the jeeva sounds and arti sound cease to be heard. There should be no confusion about it. WHAT ARE THE STAGES OF AUM ?- It is visualized in infant state, young and old states. The infant state i.e. the developing one, the youthful state is the developed one and the old state is fully developed form in to which the yogi himself transcends and permeates.
03 STATES ;- INFANT STATE;-
Half moon opens upwards is visible some times, some where or can appear together at many places in the infant stage. YOUNG STATE;-
It is of two half moons opening either upwards or oblique and flickering sometimes visible, sometimes not visible, like light of fire fly. The two moons are united at the central place which in infant state they are separate and appear united. OLD STATE;-