The Vibrationless Original

 

By Nayaswami Narayan Romano
August 21, 2018

Nayaswami Jyotish shared during Spiritual Renewal Week that God took part of his vibrationless Spirit and put it into motion. I believe he was quoting Lahiri Mahasaya when he said God took 1% of His stillness and like a tuning fork began to vibrate Himself to create the universe.

Everything in this world is of dual nature. We cannot have creation without duality. As Paramhansa Yogananda said, “the law of relativity is necessary to divide the One into the many.”

Yogananda called this still aspect of God beyond creation the “Vibrationless Original”. The tuning fork of the Vibrationless Original moves in two directions. One takes us farther away from our home in God, while the other vibration (Aum) brings us back home. I’m reminded of one of my favorite lines from a Yogananda chant: “Ever more moving towards Thee, to Thy vast unthrobbing Heart.” Ahhh, the vast unthrobbing heart of the Vibrationless Original! I guess that may not be too warm and fuzzy for everyone.

Yet God is the nearest of the near, the dearest of the dear. How, then, do we listen for that side of the tuning fork that brings us closer to stillness in Spirit? Here are some thoughts:

  1. Meditate on Christ’s words, “Before Abraham was, I am.” You are a child of God and have a spark of the vibrationless “I am” spirit in you.
  2. Talk to God in the second person using the informal pronoun “you.” If you’re from the East Coast you can even say to God, “You’re killing me down here! Will you help me out?!” To which God might respond, “Well, you asked for it! You want out of delusion. The hard ore of your ego needs to be extracted and purified in the fires of wisdom. Are you ready for it?”
  3. Take Sadashiva’s (the great saint of southern India) advice, “Do not do what you want, and then you may do what you like.” The spiritual path is a paradox the whole way! What does that mean? One thought is self-control leads to the greatest happiness and true enjoyment of life.
  4. Speaking of enjoyment, enjoy with the joy of God. Enjoy that part of the tuning fork that reminds you of goodness, beauty, truth floating you on astral streams to the Ultimate Good.
  5. Search satsang out in public now! That is to say keep good company that reminds you of stillness, calmness, and love for God.
  6. Look into the eyes of a saint. Their eyes are the window unto the Vibrationless Original Spirit of God which is Ever Existing, Ever Conscious, Ever New Bliss!

Sri Yukteswar summed up the Vibrationless Original when he said, “The rishis wrote in one sentence profundities that commentating scholars busy themselves over for generations. Endless literary controversy is for sluggard minds. What more liberating thought than ‘God is’—nay, ‘God’?”

Perhaps the only more liberating thought than “God” is “God, God, God!”

Enjoy Yoganandaji’s poem with that title below.

Joy to You!
Nayaswami Narayan

 
 

 
 

From the depths of slumber,
As I ascend the spiral stairways of wakefulness,
I will whisper:
God! God! God!

Thou art the food, and when I break my fast
Of nightly separation from Thee,
I will taste Thee, and mentally say:
God! God! God!

No matter where I go, the spotlight of my mind
Will ever keep turning on Thee;
And in the battle din of activity, my silent war-cry will be:
God! God! God!

When boisterous storms of trials shriek,
And when worries howl at me,
I will drown their noises, loudly chanting:
God! God! God!

When my mind weaves dreams
With threads of memories,
On that magic cloth will I emboss:
God! God! God!

Every night, in time of deepest sleep,
When my peace dreams and calls, Joy! Joy! Joy!
My joy comes singing evermore:
God! God! God!

In waking, eating, working, dreaming, sleeping,
Serving, meditating, chanting, divinely loving,
My soul will constantly um, unheard by any:
God! God! God!