Spiritual Exercise: Listening for the Sacred Sounds

love-song-to-god_rita-maupinBy Harold Klemp

When you go to bed, listen in a gentle, calm way to the night sounds. Sometimes you’ll hear the night birds, the hum of air conditioning, the traffic outside, a helicopter flying overhead, or the soft rumble of voices. Just lie in bed and listen. You hear these different sounds so often that you unconsciously erase them from your mind. Put some attention on them now.

While you listen to these physical sounds, sing HU, and then listen for the sacred sounds of ECK. They come in many forms, sometimes as the ringing or tinkling of bells or the sound of musical instruments.

Try to identify as many different physical sounds as you can. Go to sleep with these sounds in your consciousness, all the while knowing they are part of the HU, the universal Sound which embodies all others.

Listen carefully, because in these sounds you will find the secret name of God.

Excerpted from The Spiritual Exercises of ECK, where more than 130 spiritual exercises like this can be found. Learn more about spiritual exercises.

5 Responses to Spiritual Exercise: Listening for the Sacred Sounds

  1. M says:

    I hear the sound of the cricket. They really sing HU .
    Mahanta always with us .
    May the blessing be.

  2. Nnenna says:

    The different sounds are inter woven with the HU at different levels of awareness. It’s amazing listening to specific sounds of the universe’s of God, all co working with the Sugmad. The spiritual exercise is unique in that it creates awareness to Soul to pay attention to these specifics that are often neglected but which forms part of the whole.

    Greetings with love to Wah Z.

  3. okpotu Gabriel says:

    It a wonderful experience to learn in the feet of the Mahanta. Thank you Wah Z.

  4. Bi Veronica Ngwa says:

    It´s so amazing the different sounds of God´s voice.
    Thank you Mahanta for this awareness.

  5. Kirk Williams says:

    As I read this I am enlightened and I remember to drink in the ECK, every moment.
    May the blessings be!

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