La Méditation Omnique
(En voie de traduction)
THE OMNIC SOUND TECHNIQUE
It is strongly suggested that one should first practice the meditation technique given on page 129 of the American Gita Society’s “The Bhagavad-Gita” for at least three months and see the progress before going into this advanced technique.
Before one can purify one’s nature by mantra, one has to reach a level whereby one’s system of consciousness becomes sensitive to any mantra. This means that one’s mundane desires must be first fulfilled, or satisfied by detachment. One must become Saattvika first. This is just like cleaning the jewellery first before gold-plating it.
This technique has been mentioned in Gita 8. 12-13 by Lord Krishna:
“When one leaves the physical body by controlling all the senses; focusing the mind on God, and the bioimpulses (Pranas) in the cerebrum; engaged in yogic practice; meditating on Me and uttering OM ¾ the sacred monosyllable sound power of Spirit ¾ one attains the Supreme Abode.” (8.12-13)
Here we provide the details – based on years of research and study of yogic scriptures as well as practical experience – for the benefit of sincere seekers. The place of meditation should be light-free (a closet), odour-free (no incense), and sound-free (no music) for best results. Mornings and evenings (before sun-rise and after sunset), as well as half an hour after mid-day and mid-night are the best times for meditation. Assume a comfortable posture as given in verse 6.13-14, and close your eyes:
One should sit by holding the waist, spine, chest, neck, and head erect, motionless and steady; fix the eyes and the mind steadily on the front of the nose, without looking around; make your mind serene and fearless, practice celibacy; have the mind under control, think of Me, and have Me as the supreme goal. (See also 4.29, 5.27, 8.10, and 8.12) (6.13-14)
Take few deep inhalation and exhalations. Sincerely ask your guru’s/Ishta Deva’s, or Lord Shiva’s/Ganesha’s blessings for success in meditation before starting.
Step (1): Inhale slowly and deeply through nose.
Step (2): Hold the breath for a second only.
Step (3): Open the lips by making a round opening and chant a strong, soft, audible, continuous, humming sound of OM (as O…o..o..o…o..M..mm..…m) with complete sincerity while slowly exhaling through the mouth. Let the mind and eyes be focused at an imaginary origin of the Omnic sound situated at the pituitary gland inside the brain four inches deep from the mid-brows. The mid-brown is also known as the Shiva centre, Christ centre, or the sixth Chakra. The place near the pituitary gland is called the soul centre, or the seventh Chakra.
The secret is not in making the sound, but making your mind submerge into the fullness of the sound by entering into the core of the sound and trying to become one with it. The sound you are using here is not an arbitrary or ordinary sound, but a symbol of the Reality the fullness of the universe, and the sound of cosmic vibration.
(You may simplify this technique – by omitting the underlined part – to suit you if it becomes difficult to handle to handle in the beginning).
At the end of exhalation, repeat the process 5 to 11 times starting at step (1). After this continue the process, but produce the Omnic vibrations mentally or silently for 10 to 15 minutes. The intensity or loudness of the actual or mental chanting as well as the speed should be increased if “mind” tends to wander faster and vice versa.
Practice twice a day for one or more months, and then increase the time of mental chanting to 25 or more minutes.
You may also try the mental chanting part using
your personal mantra, use any one of the mantras: