MAHÁMUŃI – GREAT AVADHÚTA
“FOR EACH AND EVERY ACTION, THERE IS A SUPPORTING SOUND IN THE UNIVERSE.”[corrected from different source]
SHRII SHRII SHRII ÁNANDAMÚRTI
AUGUST 28, 1979, TAIPEI, TAIWAN – EVENING GENERAL DARSHAN
You know, what is a saying?
It is a collection of words; and
what is a word?
A collection of syllables.
And what is syllable?
A collection of letters.
And what is a letter?
A particular wavelength or acoustic expression.
Everything comes out from the Supreme Entity, so many waves of light, sound, so many waves of tactual variations …Shh! Hot! … Tshh! Very cold! These are all tactual variations having different wavelengths. Similarly, the acoustic wave, which means the expression of sound, also comes out from the very source, the very nucleus, from the very controlling point of the universe, whom we say is Parama Puruśa.
Sounds are innumerable in number.
Say the English letter ‘a’.
In English language this sound ‘a’ has got 22 types of pronunciations.
A-N-T, ant .
Elephant, not elephent.
Here, A-N-T is not ‘ant’ but ent’.
The same a-n-t will be pronounced ‘ont’ in French, “Elephont.”
Same vowel or same consonant may have so many sounds.
Even in the case of pictorial expression of sound, a particular figure may be pronounced in a particular way in Mandarin, a particular way in Sinhalese, in a particular way in Cantonese, in a particular way in North Japan, in a particular way in South Japan.
So many expressions, innumerable expressions of human vocality.
‘Acoustic’ means pertaining to what?
The Latin term concerning sound is called acoustic and concerning ear, auricular; concerning eye, ocular; concerning seeing, optical. All these are Latin words.
These so many expressions are all sacred.
All sounds are sacred, no sound can be bad because all come from that Entity.
All human expressions are certainly sacred; all languages are certainly sacred.
That is why we have reverence to all languages of the world.
All have got the same dignity.
Now if we try to bring those so many expressions (it is beyond human capacity, but we may try) and as a result of human endeavor, those expressions have been brought within the range of 50 main sounds. Those 50 main sounds are controlled by 50 main glands and sub-glands of the human body.
In the morning span, I was saying something regarding pancreas. There are ten sub-glands; each and every subgland has got a particular sound.
Amongst those 50, ten are controlled by the pancreas. These are the sounds controlled by the pancreas.
Each and every sound has got something to do with the physical world, with the mental world. They control ten propensities of human mind: shyness, fear, etc.
Suppose, all those sounds are expressed at a time, then what will happen?
Suppose you went to a market, somebody will say, “What’s the rate of potato?”, somebody will say, “What’s the rate of brinjal?”, “What’s the rate of wheat, like this; and the customer will say, “I want this much” and the shopkeeper says, “No, no, no, I won’t give more than that”. Like this, so many sounds.
But if you go, say, about 100 yards from the market, what will be the sound?
Something like “hawawawawa”, like this.
All the sounds together will create a peculiar collective sound, is it not a fact?
Will you hear “potato” or “beans” or “cauliflower” from a distance? No, you hear the collective sound, “hawawawawa”, like this. Is it not a fact? Aah.
Similarly, all those sounds, innumerable sounds, brought under the broad category of 50, will create a collective sound in the universe. That collective sound is Auma. A-U-Ma.
Now here are these three sounds, Auma-A, U, Ma.
They represent the creation, the retention, and the destruction.
The first sound ‘a’ represents creation, second sound ‘u’ represents retention, the third sound ‘ma’ represents destruction.
So all those innumerable sounds; all those 50 sounds are represented by these supreme sounds – A,U, and Ma-and collectively A-U-MA becomes Auma.
For each and every action there is a supporting sound in this universe.
That supporting sound is called the acoustic root of that action.
You are moving. The sound cutcutcutcut” is created.
That sound “cutcutcut” is the acoustic root in the action of moving.
You are laughing. The sound “hahahaha” is created. The sound “hahaha” is the acoustic root of the action of laughing.
Each and every action has got its acoustic root.
The portion of the tree that remains under the earth is root; the acoustic root, that is, the sound which may be treated as the rudimental portion of that action.
The Latin adjective of “root” is rudimental.
For each and every action of this world there is an acoustic root.
You see, Tantra . The root ‘Tan’ means to expand, and ‘tra’ means liberator. The science that liberates you from all bondages; physical, mental and spiritual is Tantra .
Tan means expansion and tra means liberator. The science that expands your mind and spirit and thus liberates you is Tantra.
The metamorphosed form of Tantra , about 7000 years ago became Taota.
The Sanskrit Dhyána, became C’han (Chinese), C’han became Chen (Korean), Chen became Zen (Japanese).
It is a very interesting science, it is known as the acoustic science.
Now, Tantra became Taota.
Taota after further distortion, further metamorphosis, became Taoa; in modern language Tao (Chinese). Taoism, don’t you know?
Its root is Tantra .
Does it relish you! Do you like what I’m saying?
But you’ll have to pay for it! (everybody laughs).
All expressions of the universe, the acoustic root is Aum -A-U-Ma.
It includes all the spheres of work also.
It is the collective sound of all work in the universe.
The earth moves around the sun, certainly a sound is created.
It may or may not be audible to you, you may or may not hear it, but certainly a sound is created.
The moon moves around the sun, certainly waves are created and certainly due to those waves, sounds are also created. It may or may not be audible to you.
Everywhere there is sound. If you move stealthily, as the cat moves while catching a mouse, even in that case there is sound. Everywhere there is wave ; everywhere there is light also. That light may or may not be visible to you.
In the night you cannot see, but owls can see, moles can see. Moles, you know?
Rat-like creatures of this size … mole… to make a mountain of a mole hill. Mole, they can see in the night. Owl can see in the night, bat can see in the night. Bat, neither bird nor animal, it is mammal.
It lays no eggs, it is mammal.
It can see in the night, so there is light.
Aum is the collection of all sounds and within the scope of AUMa come all the activities of the world.
For each and every work there is sound and Aum is the collection of all sounds.
So within the scope of AUMa comes all the work of the world.
AUMa represents mundane expression of ‘ Parama Puruśa; Aum represents worldly expression of Parama Puruśa.
In each and every human being, there is Sleeping Divinity, divinity in latent form, divinity in dormant form.
When that Sleeping Divinity will be roused, will be out of sleep; will be in a wakeful stage, then what will happen?
A man will acquire immense power.
The Sleeping Divinity in the human body lies in the lowermost portion of your backbone. That lowermost bone is called Kula in Saḿskrta.
That Sleeping Divinity is called kuńd́alinii.
Kuńd́alinii means ‘ in coiled form’.
It is sleeping, and when it will be aroused, be elevated by dint of your Sádhaná, by dint of your Dhyána, Chan, Chen, Zen, it will go upwards.
When it will come here, that is, touch the controlling point of the pineal gland, one will become one with Parama Puruśa.
One will become Parama Puruśa.
Now the spot where this Kula, the Sleeping divinity, is, in each and every human being, Divinity is in sleeping form.
When by Tantra and Yoga it is roused and brought upwards-bring upwards is a special force called Diipani raising it, elevating it, it becomes finally one with Parama. Puruśa, when it comes here (crown of the head).
The seat where the Kula is, the kulakuńd́alinii has existence.
Wherever there is any action or there is any existence, there is acoustic root.
There is sound for it. Because of your presence, air, light, everything, every expressions flow is barred, flow is checked. You are standing here. Air comes, because of your existence, it will refract or reflect; so your existence also has got certain sound.
The existence of the seat of that Kula, from where that Kula kun’d'alinii (Coiled Serpentine) sleeps, has also got acoustic root, and there is a certain Psychic place slotted for it.
The psychic spot is called in old Saḿskrta “Mańi-padma” or “Mahá-mańi-padma” or “Muńi-padma” or “Mahá-muńi-padma”.
Mahámuńi is the name of Lord Buddha.
Mahámuńi means great sage.
So after using Aum, I remember the Parama Puruśa ; and Mańi-padma in the seat of that Coiled Serpentine, that Sleeping Divinity in the human body, I remember that entity also.
There are so many sounds, each and everything has got some sound. Suppose you want to learn; a particular vibration is created, “I want to learn, I want to learn”. A vibration is created.
The meaning of the vibration is “I want to learn.” Vibration of this desire is a mental flow. “I want to do something”, I want to eat jackfruit. I want to eat…. what? … passion fruit. (laughter)
There are several different flows.
“I want to eat mango” and “I want to eat pineapple” are not the same flow.
In case of mango there is a picture of mango in your mind. In case of pineapple there is another picture in your mind, a picture of pineapple with small thorns, in mango there is no thorn . You prepare different pictures in your mind, so waves will also be different.
When you want to fight against so many weaknesses, human mind has got so many weaknesses- Doctor says: You see, you are suffering from liver disease, you must not take oil. You must not take butter” … (pause, Bábá makes licking gesture with His finger) Human weakness. It is human weakness.
There are so many human weaknesses.
“Bábá says I should fast on Ekadashii day, so I am fasting on Ekadashii and secretly taking chocolate”. Bábá knows this but Bábá won’t say anything.
Simply, when you come before Bábá during P.C.*, then in personal contact Bábá will say, “Oh my little boy, can you explain before me what’s the actual taste of chocolate?”
And if he has got intellect he will understand. Do you follow everything! (Laughter, One margii, in particular, becomes red-faced)
According to mental desire, there are acoustic roots, there are sounds. Each and every man has got certain weaknesses; one is always moving after name, one is always
(*P.C.-personal contact is the individual meeting of Guru and disciple)
moving after fame, or after money, so many weaknesses.
One wants to fight against internal and external, enemies.
You have got enemies in your mind, you have got enemies outside your mind.
There are so many depraving forces, they are all your enemies.
When you want to fight against the mind, a particular flow is created in your mind, a particular flow.
The acoustic root of that flow is Hum..(Bábá makes a fighting gesture)
Hum sound is created. Hum sound is the acoustic root of fight.
When you are to raise your Sleeping Divinity, elevate the Sleeping Divinity from the lowermost bone, of your body, the Mani-padma, you will also fight against so many adversities and pass through the entire backbone of your body.
After so many fights, you could elevate the Sleeping Divinity in your body to the status, or the stance, of Parama Puruśa .
Parama Puruśa touches the human body through this point (crown of the head). It is Called Brahmarandhra.
Brahma means Parama Puruśa and Randhra means cord.
The cord through which Parama Puruśa touches the body.
It is the pineal gland controlling all 50. 50 x 2 x 10 = 1000 propensities of human mind are controlled by this pineal gland.
By the pituitary gland only, the conscious, subconscious and unconscious portions of your mind are controlled.
Just to raise the Coiled Serpentine, your Sleeping Divinity, you have to fight against so many fetters, so many fetters of animality.
So there is a fight.
This should be represented by the sound Hum.
So the old Mahayaniis (northern Buddhists) used this incantation AUḾ MAŃIPADME HUM
Now, it is clear.
I think, perhaps the monks do not know, they should know the inner meaning of what they say.
I think it is very interesting and very pleasing, although a bit terse.
TAIPEI, TAIWAN EVENING GENERAL DARSHAN AUGUST 28,1979