Achariya Ajay Bauer
Speaks on "Divine Attunement"
Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 11:00am
There are many beautiful ways to describe the process of Self-realization: spiritual path, spiritual journey, ascension, and so forth. As beautiful as these metaphors are, they can be somewhat misleading in that they seem to imply that the goal is somewhere else in time and space. Where are God and the perfection of soul to be found? In some distant time and place? Attunement is one of the most sublime descriptions of spiritual unfoldment, for it implies that the perfection of God and soul exist in the here and now and await our perception through attunement. The radio waves are everywhere but remain unheard unless the radio is tuned to the correct frequency. Likewise, God and his perfection abide here and now in every aspect of our lives. It is up to us to “attune” our heart, consciousness and life to that divine presence.
From the Gurus and Swamis: AUM
"The whole universe moves in cosmic rhythm. God is eternal life or infinite vibration. Soul is life and vibration. When our consciousness is attuned to the cosmic vibration, AUM, within us, soul realizes its identity with God."
—Swami Premananda, “101 Noble Qualities”
"Meditation is the awakening of consciousness throughout life. The mystery of that awakening is linked to attunement to a particular vibration within us, for it is vibration which awakens our soul. Perfect vibration, cosmic intelligence-will-oneness, is linked to wisdom and happiness. That is why the wise consider the science of sound — of vibration, harmony and attunement — to be the most important knowledge of every condition of life. In healing, in teaching, in loving and learning, it is the secret of success in virtually every area. Sound is the means to self-enlightenment, happiness and success."
—Swami Kamalananda, “The Mystic Cross”
"In the wail of viols, in the humming of harps, and in the whisper sobs of my mind I caught echoes of Thee. Then I pulled down the stubborn veils of audible melodies. And, O Singer Infinite, I became aware of Thy voice! O Magic Music of my Soul, at last I heard Thee! Thou hast bestirred me from my age-old slumbers. Humbly I offer at Thine altar the bouquet of all my songs."
—Swami Yogananda, “Whispers From Eternity"
"Spiritual attainment is attuning oneself to a higher pitch."
—Hazrat Inayat Khan, "Awakening"
"The Om is also a call to attention. It arranges the particles of our subtle bodies into alignment. Every particle of energy within us responds to the sound of Om. When our energies are in alignment, we are in the best possible position to benefit from our meditations and prayers."
—Ted Andrews, "Sacred Sounds"
"The sacred tremor, the very place of creation and return, is completely limitless because it's nature is formless. All the relative notions tied to the ego rediscover their peaceful source deeply buried under all the different states. To grasp this fundamental truth is to see absolute freedom everywhere. Thus the activity of the senses itself dwells in this fundamental freedom and pours forth from it. Therefore, the person who rediscovers this sacred tremor of consciousness escapes the dim confusion of limited desire. Liberated in this way from the multiplicity of impulses tied to the ego, he experiences the supreme state."
—Daniel Odier, "Yoga Spandakarika"