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Anāhata-śabda

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(Skt., ‘not-struck sound’).

Awareness of pure sound beneath audible sounds (as of Brahman underlying appearances).

Anāhata-śabda

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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...-śabda (Skt., ‘not-struck sound’). Awareness of pure sound beneath audible sounds (as of Brahman underlying...

Anāhata-śabda

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(Skt., ‘not-struck sound’).Awareness of pure sound beneath audible sounds (as of Brahman underlying appearances).
nāda

nāda  

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A term, applied particularly by yogic and Tantric traditions, to designate the absolute—the power underlying creation—manifested as audible sound. See also anāhata nāda; Bhartṛhari (1); dhvani.
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A Dictionary of Hinduism

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2009
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... nāda ( anāhata śabda ) (‘ a sound produced other than by beating ’) An ‘unstruck sound’ heard by sants and yogins as the immediate prelude to enlightenment or samādhi , sometimes equated with oṃ . Its manipulation is a common element in haṭha-yoga ...

Śabda

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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... (Skt., ‘sound’). Indian, and especially Hindu, recognition that ‘sound’ has levels of meaning, and is not mere noise: (i) sphoṭa , arising from the eternal, unmoving principle with illuminating power ( śakti ); (ii) nāda , perceptible only to a poet or ṛṣi ; (iii) anāhata, potential (e.g. a thought) but not expressed; (iv) āhata, sound of all kinds, whether humans can hear it or not. Śabda has power in its own right, not just in speech, especially in mantras or in bells and drums: Śiva 's drum ( ḍamaru ) manifests creation. Śabda-brahman is...

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