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Blessings

Om Sadgurave Namah!

Meditation on Bindu & Nada occupies the highest pedestal in Santmat, for this meditation is
the only means to scale the dizziest of heights that a spiritual seeker can ever aspire for.
Several editions of my book “Bindu Nada Dhyan” have been published. Some Satsang lovers
translated and got the book published in Bengali also. Very recently it has also been
translated into Marathi language.
Now Prof. Pravesh Kumar Singh has translated it into English. I thank him heartily for the
noble task and pray to my most adorable Guru Maharaj for his progress.
Jai Guru!

Achyutanand

Ram Navami
12th April 2011

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Way to Meditate on the Inner Light

Meditation on the infinitesimal point within is done in the inner sky or void. This process
is also known as Meditation in the Void or “Shūnya Dhy n” (‘shūnya’ meaning void or
empty). Hints of this can be found in the Sixth Chapter of Shrimad Bhagvad Gita, for
example:

“Lay a neat seat/mat in a sacred and secluded place.
That should neither be too high nor too low.
Sit on it firmly and practice yoga with a steady mind.
Sit still holding the trunk, neck and head erect in a
straight line.
And stare steadily in the front of the nose without looking
in any other direction.”

Lord Shri Krishna here hints at looking in the front of the nose abandoning looking in any
other direction. This cue needs to be understood well. It is not possible to abandon
looking in any direction while one’s eyes are open.

Upon closing the eyes one sees dark void or expanse ahead. Whosoever can still one’s gaze

in this dark void, as directed by the Guru, accomplishes single-pointedness. This is why

meditation in void (shūnya-dhy na) is also called Meditation on the Absolute Point (bindu-

dhy na). Shri Krishna, in the 14th Chapter of the 11th Canto of the Bh gvat, has elaborated

this topic even more clearly to Uddhava (his devotee as well as cousin):-

“Sit on a level seat with your body held erect in an easy,
unstrained way.
Keep your palms one above the other and gaze in front of
your nose.”

Further,

“Pulling out his senses, guided by the mind, off their
objects,

A wise person should focus his attention solely on all parts
of my body.

Further, he should shrink the mind scattered in all
directions and focus it in one place.

And then not paying any attention to other parts of my
persona he should concentrate on my smiling face only.”

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Thus far it is meditating on the gross form. Subsequent to this, Lord Shri Krishna instructs

Uddhav to practice meditation on the subtle form, i.e. bindu dhy n, as is obvious from the

following:

“After having successfully fixed his attention at my face,
he should then shift attention from there also and focus
instead in the void (inner sky) that lies ahead.”

To focus one’s attention in the inner sky or void means focussing or stilling one’s gaze at a

point in the sky, or in other words, to practice bindu dhy n. Bindu dhy n, if performed

perfectly, automatically precludes all gross forms and all directions. Hinting at this very

bindu dhy n, the legendary Sant Tulsi Sahab of Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, India states:

“All the secrets of God-Realisation are hidden inside the
point (‘til’) located in your pupils (‘putli’).
However, to unravel those secrets look beyond the dark
curtain.”

The current of consciousness itself or the ability of the eye to see is the pupil (‘putli’) alluded

to by Tulsi Sahab. Where these currents of consciousness meet each other, an effulgent point

(‘til’) arises. Those practisers, who, by practising meditation alertly, transcend the inner

darkness, get to see that dazzling point. A direct and spontaneous outcome of having seen this

effulgent point is that they come to know of whatever is happening in different parts of the

universe; all that is required for this is to watch against straying from the goal and stare

alertly within. Tulsi Sahab says in clear words:-
“Events of all the fourteen planes (six layers/ planes of the
body (the microcosm or the ‘pind’) and the seven planes or
levels of the macro-cosm (brahm nda)) would be surely revealed
unto you.
(But for that to happen) don’t lose your focus and keep
looking intently at the target (as instructed by the Guru).”

Sant Kabir Sahab also concurs,

“A star, that is the radiant visible form or symbol of the
All-pervading and the Invisible God, is sighted between the
black and white points (tils)
A bird (or refulgent point) dazzles in the mid of the eyes; and
there is a door (opening or passage) in that point.
Whoever trains and stills his sight at that opening,
ultimately swims across the Ocean of existence.”

That is, the practiser of bindu dhy n on freezing his sight at first sees a dark point, which

subsequently turns into (or leads to sighting of) a white point and finally into a dazzling

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Reference to meditation on the divine light & sound is found even in Vedas:

“May the seeker of Divine knowledge learn its secret from a
True Guru, practise (meditation thus learnt) and perceive the
divine light and sound within; may such seeker pray to God for
getting such an accomplished Guru from whom this secret could
be learnt!”

- Yajurveda (Chapter 11,
ManDal 3)

Therefore, realising its importance in God-Realisation, Santmat pronounces the
n d nusandh na or surat shabda yoga or the Yoga of Inner Divine Sound as the superlative
category of devotion.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Name : Swami Achyutanand
Date of Birth : February 2, 1928
Place of Birth : Kushaha Village, Purnea, Bihar, India
Father : Mr. Jhakasu Singh
Mother : Mrs. Haho Devi
Initiation : 1947 by Maharshi Mehi Paramhans
Initiation
(into Yoga of Sound) : 1960 by Maharshi MehiParamhans
Editor, Manager
& Publisher : Shanti Sandesh, Monthly published from

Maharshi Mehi Ashram, Kuppaghat,
Bhagalpur, India till 1993

Current editor : Adhy tma Prak sh, Spiritual Quarterly
Published from Maharshi Santsevi
Dhyan Yogashram, Kolkata, India

Other Books by the Author:
1. Santmate Kī B tein
2. Navadh Bhakti
3. Bandaun Guru Pad Kanj
4. Satsang Bhajan valī
5. Sūkti Sudh S gar
6. Maharshi Mehi Ke Ashīrvachan
7. Maharshi Mehi Gīt

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