Vak Shuddhi means cleansing the sounds that you utter. To become conscious of the sounds, the science of sounds, and the impact that this has on us, and how to come to this – it is a phenomenal thing. It is not going to come in a lifetime, to understand. This is ‘Nada Yoga’. It takes a whole lot of thing…. so fo that, to do ‘nada yoga’, you have a chant. If you keep it going, whenever. I never consciously think about this, but if I sit, stand – shambho, shiva simply happens to me. Not because I intend to utter it, it just …my breath just takes that form. It is not happening just because I sit in a program, or I’m doing something important, or not important – you can just bring it into your life like that.
A lot of people have decided to use filthy words… in their conversations. These days particularly I’m seeing the youth in United States trying to form a whole sentence with just one word! I see a whole lot of people in India also have picked these things up. When they utter these words, people keep saying – shit, shit. I keep reminding – please don’t do it here, please don’t do it here. So, this is one way of bringing the right kind of reverberation in the system.
Why this is important is – if you simply become silent within yourself, there is no better way. It is the ultimate way. If you can just simply become still within yourself, that is the best way. If that is not happening, the next best, and the next best is like this – you can say Shiva. It is the closest thing to stillness.Otherwise, just one word doesn’t do for you – you can have a little more elaborate – you need a sing-song, you can do Brahmananda Swaroopa…. something, or whatever mantra you picked amongst the five-six that are there. Whatever you resonate with, you just do that.
If you bring the right intention into every single sound that you utter, these sounds will reverberate in a certain way within you
Above all to bring the right intention that you utter. If you bring the right intention into every single sound that you utter, these sounds will reverberate in a certain way within you. This foundation of the right kind of reverberation is necessary if you want to use this human system as a higher possibility. Otherwise, it will only drag behind you all the time. If you want this to be a bigger possibility, this must have a foundation of the right kind of reverberation. And Vak Shuddhi, or cleansing the sounds that you utter is an important part of that. But, if you can become utterly still, nothing like it.