Gravitational waves discovered last year and announced last week are converted into sound waves giving the astronomers the ear into the cosmos. Characteristic sounds of gravitational waves are called “chirping.”
In Hebrew the word for bird is tzipor – “chirping.” King Solomon was said to have understood the language of birds. Listening to and understanding the chirping of birds has been a long tradition among prophets of Israel. Tradition has it that Baal Shem Tov listened to and understood the chirping of birds.
Rabbi Chaim Vital, the principal disciple of the Ari-zal, writes in Ruach HaKodesh, “Every animal, beast, bird, and creeping-crawly is empowered by a spirit. These spirits are keepers of great mystery. Therefore, through a chirp of a bird, for example, or the sound of any animal, one can also discover great mystery concealed therein.”
Today, physicists discover mysteries of the universe by listening to the chirpings of the Cosmos.
I love this article. Another proof that the entire cosmos is made of Sound!
Not exactly, the entire Cosmos is made of Energy(es) and Dark or Black Matter,
It is interesting that karmic religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism – know the sound, as they claim, of primordial Universe. This sound is very familiar to many people, it is OM (or AUM).
Assuming, that Abraham gave some jewels of secret knowledge to his children with Keturah, who brought them to the East, one may wonder why did not Abraham give that knowledge to Isaac? Or did he?
Judaism does not know that, but Hinduism knows “the sound” of primordial Universe, “the sound” of Microwave Background Radiation – it is OM (AUM).
As a rabbinical student, I find the focus of this website enlightening – I guess that’s what Kabbalah has at its core. Please keep me on your list of subscribers.