The Primordial Sound Meditation technique is based on the ancient Vedic traditions from India. However, this knowledge was recently revived and updated by Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon so that it could be easily and effectively practiced in the world today. If you were to look through the ancient texts, you would not find any reference to a technique such as Primordial Sound Meditation because this name was recently given to the process by Dr. Chopra and Dr. Simon, who felt this was the most appropriate explanation for what the technique was. However, the actual technique and the mantras used in the technique go back many thousands of years and have been tried and tested for their effectiveness and for the benefits that they can bring to mankind.
There has been a great deal of documented research on the effects of meditation, showing that it can have a wide range of benefits in all areas of people’s lives. A recent study combining Primordial Sound Meditation and other simple lifestyle changes showed a significant improvement in the quality of people’s lives.
What is the difference between Primordial Sound Meditation and Transcendental Meditation? Primordial Sound Meditation and TM and other mantra meditations have a very similar goal: to take our awareness to a very quiet level where we eventually slip beyond thought into pure silence—pure awareness. The mantras used in Primordial Sound Meditation and the method by which we select them are different from any other form of meditation, including TM. Also, the method of instruction of Primordial Sound Meditation is different from the instruction in Transcendental Meditation.
How long will it take before you start to notice some benefits from the meditation? From the first time you start to meditate, the benefits will start to grow. If you continue to meditate on a regular basis, the benefits will come at whatever speed, at whatever rate is easiest for your body to accumulate them. However, we all start at our own level, so some people progress at one speed and some people progress at another speed. If you ask how long it will take to get to the top of the New York Empire State Building, it depends on what floor you get onto the elevator. Some people get on the 10th floor and some people get on the 25th floor. So it is with meditation. We all evolve and grow at the rate, which is most comfortable and appropriate. Sometimes we notice the benefits immediately. Sometimes it is weeks or months before we really notice the changes. Sometimes it is other people who notice the changes in ourselves before we notice them. As long as you are meditating correctly on a regular basis, the benefits accrue.