Metaphysics of Sound

The ancient Indian metaphysics of sound, from which InnerTuning® is derived, teaches that the universe is created from sound. It conveys to us that earth, sun, moon, stars and planets are all born of sound transformed into light. The universe is a luminous whole with degrees of luminosity. In essence light is sound of a particular frequency. The primordial sound is sound without vibration. It is the static matrix from which dynamic movement of expansion and contraction takes place. It is the cause rather than the effect of vibration.

[This ancient Indian metaphysics] has developed the theory of static sound, the primordial causal stress. In developing this theory it says that there is no vacuum in this universe. It is a beginingless and endless continuum and an indivisible unfragmented plenum [fullness]. This plenum is instinct with the most powerful and subtle energy. It is the subtlest element, subtler than solid, liquid or the finest gas. It is subtler, finer and speedier than light and electricity. It pervades the Universe. Not an inch or a fraction of this universe is without it. Being all pervasive, it contains, sustains and coheres every object in the Universe. It is the container without the content, which is itself an element and not a vacuum. It invades, pervades and inheres. It is both expellably immanent and spontaneously transcendent.

According to Indian metaphysics this is the source and origin of sound, and equally its ultimate destination. It is the characteristic of sound that it goes to that very source where it originates. It ends where it begins. Its birth, destiny and death are in the same matrix. To know that matrix is to know all and forever. Its mirage is space. Space is infinite and endless as long as the mind exists. To attempt to explore the ultimate limits of space with a mind is a self-contradiction. Space, like time, is a mental idea and both time and space will continue so long as the mind continues. When the sound crystal of the mind is dissolved, then begins the real conquest of time and space. The metaphysics of sound, technically known in the Indian tradition as the MANTRAM, and the JAPAM, is the use of the technique and the basic principles of sound, to liberate the mind to a total awareness of all times, and all spaces, and the timeless and spaceless status which is the eternal matrix to which all creation returns in dissolution.

Whatever is perceptible by the physical senses and the mind, can in its essence be known only by sound. Whatever is visible, audible or even inaudible, touchable, smellable, and whatever has a form or is formless, can be reached, understood, known, controlled, guided and realized by sound. Even thought is sound. All thoughts and mental processes are sound. Mind is a hard crystal of sound which acts as an echo reflector radiating memorized experiences and feelings, conscious and unconscious, remembered or forgotten. The phenomenal world is a reflection of sound and its many simple and complex combinations. The noumenon is soundlessness which can be reached only through the infinite and intricate barriers of sound. All knowledge of the phenomenal world can be obtained in terms of sound.


JAPASUTRAM - SWAMI PRATYAGATMANANDA SARASWATI