A Gift of Insight from Sound

I recently had a small encounter with destiny so small that I could have ignored it entirely. A man came to visit me who had devoted his entire life to spirituality. He told me about his many visits to India and his devotion to its ways. He wore amulets of the kind you can buy at temples and holy sites; he knew many sacred chants, or Bhajans; he had been blessed by many holy men in his travels, Some had given him mantras as a gift. A mantra can as short as a syllable or as long as a sentence, but it’s basically sound. In what way can a sound be a gift?

To someone steeped in Indian tradition, the gift isn’t the mantra itself but the effect meant to bring, such as wealth or a good marriage. There are thousands of mantras and thousands of possible results they bring.

When I asked him what he did for a living, the man waved his hand and said, “Oh, a little healing, a little psychic stuff. You know mind-reading. I don’t pay much attention to it.” His careless attitude intrigued me, and I asked if be could show me an example. He shrugged. “Think of somebody and write a question you want to ask them.”

The only person on my mind that day was my wife who had been visiting family in New Delhi. I reminded myself that I should call to ask her when she was planning to return–we hadn’t set a fixed date since some of the family members were elderly, and my wife’s stay depended on how well they were doing. I wrote this down and looked at my visitor. He closed his eyes and began to chant a long mantra. After a minute he said, “Tuesday. You’re thinking about your wife, and you want to know when she is coming home.” He had got it right, and after he left and I was able to phone my wife, he got the day of her return right, too. I congratulated him, he smiled and waved his hand with the same careless gesture and said “It’s nothing. I barely pay attention to it.”

Adapted from , by Deepak Chopra (Three River Press, 2004).

101 comments

Patricia H.
Patricia H.4 years ago

thanks for sharing

Beth M.
Beth M.4 years ago

..for those who r content not to grasp?..x

Ano Nymous
L B4 years ago

I find it amazing, what the mind is capable of - be it mind-reading or seeing the future. A very interesting article!

Zee Kallah
.4 years ago

There is a current of light and sound that flows from the throne of God. It brings healing and love and wisdom to those who will receive it. The music is that which inspired Beethoven, yes, and many of the musical artists. It keeps me renewed and my health is at the best! I am grateful.

I listen to the music. You, too, can hear it, I'm sure, if you listen. I allow the golden love energy to flow it's music from the 10th to the 9th to the 8th chakras, all through my body, all through my chakras. The golden love energy of God renews, heals, blesses.

God is music, light, sound, eternally creating anew. Let us receive God energy that we may share the love and thus flowing to others return sacredness to Creator. Through divine connection, we bless All That Is.

J.L. A.
JL A.4 years ago

wonderous to ponder

Lis Johnson
Liz J.4 years ago

wonderful...thank you

Carmen S.
Carmen S.4 years ago

very interesting, wonderful that he shares his gifts so freely, thanks for sharing this

Gaby D.
Gaby D.4 years ago

Beautifully tuned in Deepak, it IS not only possible it happens ALL the TIME!

Cynthia Blais
cynthia AWAY b.4 years ago

thanks for sharing

heather g.
heather g.4 years ago

What a memorable meeting - thank you for sharing.
Humility is very attractive in this environment where people seem so loud and insensitive.