The Hidden Sound of Existence

Sadhguru speaks about the nature of sound and form within existence. As a bell will produce a sound when struck, so too does every form has a sound attached to it. Sadhguru elaborates on this ancient science and how it can be used for one’s wellbeing.



Sadhguru: Every… every form has a hidden sound within itself. When I say a hidden sound, the surface sound of an object will come out when you strike it. If you strike a gong, the sound that you hear, the sound that many of you hate because it rings at 04:45 in the morning, that is the surface sound of that object. There will be a hidden sound to the object. If one knows the hidden sound of an object or a form, rather, once you know the hidden sound of a certain form you find you also know the form, you find a certain access and a certain intimacy to that form. It is based on this that in this culture we named children like this. Feeling the fundamental reverb of a child, accordingly a name was given, so that by uttering the name, above all the child constantly hearing the name, will not become a closed life, will become an open possibility because constantly every time his name is uttered something touches him very deep down inside, not just a way of calling a person but a way of opening a person just by uttering the name.

The naming of a child, today has become the whim of the parents according to the fashion of the times; but till recently the naming of a child was not in the hands of the parents, always it was somebody else who knows little better who decided what the child should be called; because you’re naming a person for social and practical reasons but that’s not all because existence is just a complex amalgamation of reverberations. In this complex process of various types of vibrations, you also are one. If you just become just one more, you are like a grain of sand, nothing. In the vastness of this cosmic space, this little body is nothing. But if this hidden sound finds expression then this is like a key to everything. This not only opens me but it also opens the other, whatever I touch with this sound because this is my sacred key.

So every child when he’s born the parents were given the freedom to give them some pet name for their emotional satisfaction but his real name was given by somebody else who was supposed to know better than the parents, not always but… that’s due to lack of education, that’s due to discontinuance of culture, that is due to inefficient transmission from generation to generation; otherwise this is done by someone who knows what is the fundamental reverberation of this little child. So they wait for a certain period of time, they observe the child, they make other astrological calculations and arrive that this is the hidden sound of this child and that is what we should bring out because it is only in blossoming that, it is only in allowing that to flower and find expression this child will find full expression to his life; otherwise a seed that never sprouted, on the surface many things happened, that’s not it.

And this is how even the deities are named. The other day someone told me… you know, I sent word for them and they were not available anywhere. I said, ‘Where were you?’ This person said, ‘Sadhguru, I was at DLT.’ I said, ‘What, DLT? Where were you?’ ‘No, I was at Dhyanalinga Temple.’ ‘Oh, DLT.’ So you go to DLT,it’s one thing. ‘I was in Dhyanalinga,’ that’s a different thing. The deities are named like this. If you utter the sound Bhairavi, tears should come to you. If you say Dhyanalinga, stillness should come to you. If you say Sadhguru, a wave of ecstasy should pass through you. If you utter the sound with the necessary involvement, because sounds are not just nonsensical garbage, sound is reverberation; if the reverberation is right, it gives you the needed access.

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18 thoughts on “The Hidden Sound of Existence

  1. It would seem all of this is about "resetting" your conditioned responses towards all stimuli, so that whenever you experience something, it is completely unbiased, carries no projection, and is completely "new".

  2. what is the guru up to again, if the sound is what is important then why play the distracting music! Just gong and gong again all the way to the madhouse!

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