Monday, September 04, 2017

RHYTHMS

The Indian scriptures speak of the manifest universe as Sabda Brahma - a vibratory system. Mother Mira described the universe as a system of vibrations arranged in a circle, the whole representing all the wavelengths, from the grossest to the subtlest - the grossest and the subtlest being closest to each other.

Dorothy Hodgson (Dutta), Mirra Alfassa, Paul Richard & Japanese friends in Tokyo c.a 1918
See page for author [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons 
That the brain functions on the background of of rhythms is too well known to require emphasis.

A whole range of behavioural variations can arise against the background of disturbance in one or the other of the basic rhythms of the brain.

One interested in modifying his behaviour internally or externally over a wide range might find it rewarding to experiment and experience with practice of Japa, transcendental meditation or exposure to different kinds of music.

That the human fetus, even a few weeks old, has a functioning auditory system shows that exposure of the mother to good music be much more helpful in laying the foundations for a healthy personality in the child, much more than all other cacophonous ante natal care.
For image : By Jacoplane (well, his parents anyway) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1276885
It is surprising that we hardly use a fraction of the knowledge available to us from modern studies, let alone deploring our neglect of Scriptural injunctions.

Rhythm is the basis of life and health.

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2 comments:

Hiral Amodia said...

I liked this post. You rightly said "Rhythm is the basis of life and health.#

Gita Madhu said...

Thanks, Hiralji. However, it is not I who said but the author, my late father, Prof N C Surya