Tejinder Narang relates a story that exemplifies the “sublime intimacy of spirituality and science.”
Mystic Mirdad entered the stable and spoke kindly to a sick cow. A disciple asked him how could a cow understand what he said. Mirdad replied, what matters is the “vibrations of words”, not the words. The cow soon responded in good health. Any name, or “naam”, say, Gopal — a word, or shabd— when spoken and heard becomes an audio frequency identifying Gopal in the consciousness.
Likewise, the process of seeing is conversion of light frequency into cognitive energy in the consciousness. Only consciousness in vibration can decipher frequencies. Sanctified “vibrations of words” can be resonations, called “Shabd Dhun” in the Indian spiritual thought. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were made by Him,” says the Holy Bible.
Without the Word, everything ceases to exist. The “Word” is an expanse of infinite vibrational energy. The five elements of nature —air, fire, earth, water and ether — are energies generated by oscillations of atomic or subatomic particles. All beings are a mixture of these elements and represent a compounded form of vibrational energy. Heartbeat is the most prominent rhythmic pulsation in the body. Light, sound, thought, changing season, planets, etc, denote vibrational diversity. Vibrations, thus, seamless connect life and non-life.