Just to continue on the thoughts expressed in my previous post, http://risinghawk.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/god-is-sound/
There are questions that could be raised regarding the idea of God being sound, a few of which I hope to be able to expound upon to some degree.
The first is the thought that, why not “God Is Language?” That is a good question. Let’s say that you speak to me of God in French, and I do not speak French – therefore, I get nothing from what you are saying; the “sound” is useless to me. But that is a geographical hindrance, a cultural roadblock. The French language, though I do not speak it, is still SOUND.
If you ascribe to Christian scriptures, you will surely recall the Old Testament story of the Tower of Babel. Essentially, God said that since they all spoke the same language and understood each other, there would be nothing that they could not do. A unity of language was too much power – it made ego-driven man too strong, so He “confused the tongues” to limit their power. Clearly, a mastery of sound, in this case as language,was the highest of powers. God is language, and language is built from sound. Taking it one step farther, sound is VIBRATION. That brings me to another point; non-verbal communication.
How is non-verbal communication “sound?” A heartfelt hug is a good example.
You “feel” it, and it feels wonderful, though no words are spoken. But a feeling is energy, and energy is a vibration, and a vibration is the foundation of sound. You are feeling an “unuttered” sound, an emotional vibration, and this sound/vibration is God.
And then there are sounds that have no definition in any language, and yet produce change, or feelings. Early man used such sounds, and there are many Sanskrit words that have no definition and yet produce physical results in mantra formulas. This is God energy . . . God is sound.
Now we go back another step. God isn’t “sound,” per se, but rather God is a vibration/energy that we have come to recognize as sound, and later developed into many diverse languages.
But, all-in-all, the best definition of God is SOUND.
Can you tell me of any experience that you have had that did not revolve around either an uttered or subtle vibration/sound? People that cannot speak or hear STILL have something going on in their brains, and you can be certain that it is a sound/vibration – an energy.
God is sound, and sound can heal. Be it encouraging words from a friend, a singing bowl of a certain frequency, a song, a mantra, an affirmation – sound expressed verbally, or sound expressed as a vibratory feeling conveyed through a silent, physical act.
I wrote this totally “off the cuff.” Probably not as well-written or formed as it could be. Maybe some grammar issues, too. So be it.
God is sound.
Many Blessings To All…