Saturday, January 23, 2016

Speech, the blessings of God

Speech, the blessings of God.

Vedas are the most ancient literature of mankind. The word Veda come from root vid, means to know. And whatever you know, you express through the speech. Rigveda says, fire is the principle in the manifest of the speech of an individual. Without fire, none can speak. Matsya, the first creature made sound, became the first avatara in Hinduism. Therefore, the Fire, the messenger of God in each individual has a great role to play in the success of the individual. Speech and communication made the Humans special compared to the other creatures of the earth. 

Look back, 2% Brahmins remained above all through their knowledge and speech. In democracy, the representatives win elections through their speech. The spiritual leaders, who have skill of communication, are more effective. Those actors and actresses who have better voice and better skills for delivery of dialogues are successful  in the cinema and drama.

The success of Lord Krishna, Lord Buddha, Mahatma Gandhi was in their communication and speech. Vajpayee and Namo became PM of India through their communication skills and speeches. Kejarival maintain his success of odd and even acts through speeches and communication. Rahul Gandhi is struggling because his speech doesn't attract people. Tall and average look Amitabh Bachchan become legendary hero through his voice and delivery of dialogues. In public life speech of an individuals is very very important in their success.

How could one judge the strength and ability of another individual? It is possible only when he/she speaks. Speech is the expression of thoughts of the individual. However, when the writer is different than the speaker, the audience may be misguided. We see that in politics and in cinema! Some people speak through their acts. 

Do you know, there are four levels of speech: Vaikheri, Madhyama, Pashyanti, Para.

Vaikhari is the speech of the physical tongue, which is heard through the external senses. It comes from the throat.

The second level of speech is Madhyama is mental speech or thoughts, the power of knowledge and wisdom. It is verbalised but not audible. It is in middle between the formation of a thought and its expression in words.

The third level of speech Pashyanti is where it is a state of visual imagery. Here sound leaves its audible nature and manifests as feeling. 'Pashyanti’ means ‘that which can be seen’. In this stage, sound possesses attributes like colour, form, etc. Iccha Shakti- the Power of Will is Pashyanti. 

The fourth and highest level of speech is Para, the transcendent sound, which is beyond the perception of the senses. It is the sound of one’s soul, a state of soundless sound. It flows directly from the Cosmic Creator, Ambika Shakti - the Universal Mother. It exists within all of us. All mantras, infinite syllables, words, and sentences exist within Para in the form of vibration in a potential form. 

Check your speech. If it comes from the throat, the vishuddha chakra, it is 'vaikhari'. If it comes from the heart, the anahat chakra, it is 'madhyama'. If it comes from the naval, the manipur chakra it is 'pachyanti' and when it comes from the whole body, the manifestation of the brahma, the sahastrar chakra, it is 'para'. The unification of thoughts and their expression in speech make the individual unique, the guide of the masses.

Therefore, be careful when you speak. Your speech can make or destroy fortunes. Shashtras say,

सत्यम् ब्रूयात् प्रियम् ब्रूयात् न ब्रूयात् सत्यमप्रियम् l
प्रियम् नानृतं ब्रूयात् एष धर्मः सनातनः l

satyam bruyat priyam bruyat na bruyat satyam apriyam
priyam ca nanrutam bruyat esha dharmah sanatanah

Speak truth in such a way that it should be pleasing to others. Never speak truth, which is unpleasant to others. Never speak untruth, which might be pleasant. This is the path of eternal morality, sanatana dharma.

"Satyam Vada, Dharmam Chara"

23 January 2016


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