The Nature of the Gong and its Vibrations

"The Gong Is the spiritual Universe
manifested in physical form." 
Singal Rinpoche 

If you go through ancient sacred texts, and modern physics research, they will both tell you that the Universe is made up of vibrations. All matter is vibrating at different frequencies: sound, light, infrared, gas, liquid, solid, plasma—all are in a perpetual state of vibration. You are vibrations, I am vibrations, the chair you sit in is vibrations, the air you breathe, the water you drink—you get the idea. 

The Gong is a portal to these vibrations. The Gong's vibrations can help activate and tune your vibrations, aligning & balancing your Chakras and energy grid. Think of it as a sort of sonic acupuncture. Bathing in the Gong's vibrations tunes the body.

The other aspect is how the vibrations affect the brain. The 4 states of the brain are: Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta. 

  • Beta is the normal, wide awake state. Beta waves range between 13-40 HZ. 
  • Alpha is a more relaxed state where the brainwaves slow down. Alpha waves range between 7-12 HZ.
  • Theta is that deep state of meditation, or floating. Theta waves range between 4-7 HZ.
  • Delta is the state of deep, dreamless sleep. It is also the state of healing. Delta waves range between 0-4 HZ.
The Gong is a vehicle for moving from brain state to state. By playing the Gong it is possible to focus and slow the mind and move into a deeper, slower state of vibration. It is at these deep states, like Theta & Delta, that healing and realignment can occur.

"The Gong is the first and last instrument
for the human mind, there is only one thing
that can supersede and command the human mind,
the sound of the Gong. It is the first sound in the
universe, the sound that created this universe.
It's the basic creative sound. To the mind, the sound
of the gong is like a mother and father that
gave it birth. The mind has no power to resist
a gong that is well played."

Yogi Bhajan



Respect the Gong, as it is an instrument of change and great power.

~ MB

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