of power that are subtly attuned to the unseen harmonies of the matrix
of creation, the world as yet unformed. Vak (speech), or the "word",
incorporates both the sense of voice and word. It has four forms of
expression. The first, para, represents cosmic ideation arising from
absolute divine presence. The second, pasyanti (seeing), is vak as subject,
seeing which creates the object ofmadhyama-vak, the third and subtle
form of speech before it manifests as vaikhari-vak, the gross production
of letters in spoken speech. This implies the possibility of having
speech oriented to a direct living truth which transcends individual
preoccupation with the limited information available through the senses.
Spoken words as such are creative living things of power. They penetrate
to the essence of what they describe, and give birth to meaning which
reflects the profound interrelatedness of life.
The unique organization of the alphabet serves to focus one's attention
on qualities and patterns of articulated sound in a way that occurs
in no other language. By paying continuous attention to the point of
location, degree of resonance, and effort of breath, one's awareness
becomes more and more consumed by the direct experience of articulated
sound. This in itself produces an unprecedented clarity of mind and
revelry in the joy of language, as every combination of sound follows
strict laws which essentially make possible an uninterrupted flow of
the most perfect euphonic blending of letters into words and verse.