Bathe deeply in that ocean of sound
Vibrating with in you, now as always,
Permeating the space of your heart.
The ear that is tuned by rapt listening
Learns to hear the song of creation.
First like a hand bell,
Then subtler, like a flute,
Subtler still as a stringed instrument,
Eventually as the buzz of a bee.
Entering this current of sound,
The Listening One
Forgets the external world, bcomes
Absorbed into internal sound,
Then absorbed in vastness,
Like the song of the stars as they shine.
Yukti Verse 15 – The Radiance Sutras (Lorin Roche)
This is one of the verses I have used at the beginning of the yoga class this term. The Radance Sutras are a volume of verses set out in a conversation – a seeker asking a knower the way to find peace. It is a compendium filled with practices to integrate into everyday life – just thoughts really to help weave stillness and meditative qualities into the fabric of your life.
If you have enjoyed the readings why not get your own copy? Creating your own personal yoga practice is often considered only to be rolling the mat out and physically exercising… it can be laying in Shavasana and doing a breathing practice, reading a verse from a book – or, in the case of these sutras, you could take just one verse and recite it or do the suggested practice for a week or two. Variety is the spice of life and you can make your personal practice of yoga whatever you want!