Shiva’s Hologram: The Maheshwara Sutra
by Padma Aon Prakasha (www.o-books.com)
Discover the timeless wisdom of Sanskrit and how it can help you through sound healing to boost your health, mindfulness, well-being, and inner peace. Uncover the profound influence of Sanskrit on mindfulness and meditation, which has helped millions of people for thousands of years, and use it to positively shape your life.
The Maheshwara Sutra is the key teaching on sound consciousness in the Vedic tradition, given by Shiva over 2200 years ago after his iconic dance of destruction and re-creation. It is the very beginning of Sanskrit, and is the clearest exposition of the world being created by sound vibration ever recorded.
In the Maheshwara Sutra, Shiva re-creates the world through sound, playing 42 sounds from his drum to bring the universe back into existence! Each sound weaves the matrix of life, dynamically creating the universe and human being in 42 sound vibrations. Each sound unfolds the universal creative process, from the quantum field and Big Bang to the mind, pranas, sexuality, chakras and all the elements of creation.
The Maheshwara Sutra is Shiva’s holographic Creation of Everything, the original yoga of sound, the origins of Sanskrit and its science of consciousness. Its 42 Sound Keys create 42 vibrational shifts within you, which can align you into the quantum blueprint of creation.
Many scientists and spiritual leaders have called for a marriage of science and spirituality to solve the predicaments humanity finds itself in. The most scientific viewpoints taken by spiritual traditions the world over are found in Buddhist and Vedic culture, both of which use the holographic language of Sanskrit to access the quantum and invisible worlds.
Throughout history, we have expressed and tried to understand these worlds through sound, linguistics, metaphysics, religion, music, geometry, sexuality, quantum physics and neuroscience. In India, all these fields of inquiry are underpinned by Sanskrit as the basis of India’s spiritual teachings, yoga, astrology, health and healing. It is the oldest intact language in the world, with the most literature ascribed to it, and contains many roots of the Indo-European language family, meaning that many words in English, Latin and Greek can be traced back to Sanskrit.
The Maheshwara Sutra is the foundation of Sanskrit, one of the Vedangas or “limbs” of the Vedas, the supporting sciences behind the Vedas which explain the Vedas. All Sanskrit derives from this Sutra in its most precise form. Creation is Sound, and the Maheshwara Sutra gives us an entry point into the science of sound or “siksa”. As a vibratory language, Sanskrit is a powerful, precise and practical means of activating the body-mind-spirit connection. It is not just a language as we think language to be. Sanskrit is a conduit between thought and the soul, between physics and metaphysics, between the subtle and material worlds, between nature and its creator.
Sanskrit is an experiential, fluid and felt language, bringing one into the direct experience of what is being communicated. Research has shown that the phonetics of Sanskrit have roots in the acupuncture energy points of the body, and chanting Sanskrit stimulates these points, raising one’s frequency and energy levels. This leads to an expansion of one’s consciousness, enhanced brain functioning and energy levels, improved health, memory, cognitive functions and reduction of stress.
As a holographic language Sanskrit is formed out of mantras, which through the power of our voices we can emulate, replicating the Sounds of Creation for ourselves. The most important quality of Sanskrit is its effect on our state of consciousness, acting as a “tuning rod” for us to enter expanded states of awareness, mindfulness, peace and well-being. Speaking and listening to Sanskrit changes our consciousness, with every letter, syllable and word being an evocation of the fabric of creation. For example, as Buddha sat under the Bodhi tree on the dawn of his enlightenment, he saw the Tree of Life stretch from Heaven to Earth, woven together by the glowing golden letters of the Sanskrit Alphabet.
When you immerse in the vibrations of Sanskrit, you are taken into the underlying structure of the matrix of creation; the effect can be like being “bombarded by thousands of prayers”. The purity and harmonic resonance of Sanskrit show up as coherent waves on a sound spectrometer, and as exquisite, mathematically defined shapes as recorded in the science of Cymatics. This means that the sound has a profound effect on our physiology and mind, as experienced by the hundreds of millions of people who use Sanskrit every day in order to enter expanded states of consciousness.
Even “people who are deaf have an exhilarating experience when they are exposed to Sanskrit chanting.” Even though they cannot hear it, they are experiencing the vibrations beyond audio and mental representations. Similarly, animals respond to Sanskrit chanting much more so than other languages. Try it and see what happens with your cat, for example.
Sanskrit sounds point to fluid, multidimensional qualities of consciousness rather than objects. Objects are the effect of qualities of consciousness. In other words, there is no separation between what a word sounds like, and what it means. This is yoga – when sound and meaning are the same. Thus, if you correctly sound a Sanskrit word, you will be taken into its pure consciousness at the same time.
Sanskrit gives a name to all things by the sound it actually makes. It names all things according to how they sound. If we know these sonic patterns, we can spend time in the vibrations that hold solutions to our problems.
Sanskrit is a multidimensional language with up to seven different layers of meaning for each word. These meanings are interpreted according to the consciousness of each individual, i.e. one will understand each sound from the level of their own consciousness. It often takes a paragraph in English to accurately explain a single Sanskrit word! Thus, Sanskrit is a “travelling tool” into multi-dimensional states of consciousness.
Mantra is the use of sound to manifest different states of consciousness. Specific mantras or “instruments to transcend the mind”, are ever present, resounding around us and within us all the time – we just do not notice them, or are not still enough to hear them. All patterned sounds are mantras, and certain ever-present mantras can assist us to travel into the world of universal patterns and quantum geometry, the invisible designs underlying the world.
Certain mantras can lead the mind into this living light and ultimately silence, from where all sounds arise from, and dissolve into. We too can tune into these mantras all around and within us, and when we do, we enter the world of the Seer, poet and composer of the symphony of life, for the web of life itself is composed of these threads of sound.
Sanskrit is a sonorous and beautiful sounding language. It is a language of direct experience guiding us inwards, as hundreds of millions of people can attest to daily in their wellness and mindfulness practices. By sounding Sanskrit words properly, we tap into the language of our true nature, facilitating a shift in our attention and self-awareness.
Sanskrit could help the Future of Technology. NASA recognizes Sanskrit as a computer-friendly language with potential applications in advanced technologies like artificial intelligence and quantum computing. Its unique qualities made NASA deem it to be the “only unambiguous spoken language on the planet.” Indeed, NASA has a department to research Sanskrit manuscripts because they believe Sanskrit to be the best computer friendly language (Forbes magazine, July 1987) because it is highly regularised. Eventually, whole algorithms could be based on Sanskrit when there is advanced technology to implement this through quantum computing.
Learning Sanskrit improves brain functioning and memory, as has been proved by Dr James Hartzell in his pioneering neuroscience studies. In practising Sanskrit, students start getting better marks in other subjects. St James Junior School in London has made Sanskrit compulsory, and this example has been followed by some schools in Ireland.
Sounding Sanskrit enhances brain functioning and memory and inspires positive mental and emotional shifts in other areas of life. Sanskrit is more than just a language; it’s the alphabet of creation itself. It invites us to explore the harmonious interplay of sound vibrations, our consciousness, and the universe. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned practitioner, as you connect with this timeless language of mantra and sound healing you can embark on a journey of self-discovery and connection to something greater than yourself, uplifting your spirit and illuminating your path into a more conscious, vibrant life.
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