Nada
A Sanskrit term used in Hindu musical theory to denote subtle
aspects of musical sound. There are two kinds of nada anahata
is the mystical essence of sound; ahata is the conscious realization
of musical sound by human beings. Anahata is heard
by yogis in meditation and is related to different chakras (psychic
centers) in the human body. Nada upasana is the yoga of
music, which brings God-realization through pure forms of
music and meditation. (See also Swami Nadabrahmananda
Saraswati; vibrations; Alfred Wolfsohn)
Sources
Rogo, D. Scott. Nada A Study of Some Unusual ‘‘Other World’’
Experiences. 2 vols. New Hyde Park, N.Y. University Books,
1970, 1972.
Sivananda, Swami. Music as Yoga. Rishikesh, India, 1956.

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