Meeting with the women in the afternoon of Thursday, September 19th, (1940) Baba heard some portions of music books read aloud, and commented:
There are one hundred and thirty-two tunes in music. The singing, by an expert musician or maestro, is wonderful. But they are very rare. There was a blind singer in Delhi, who is now dead, whose performance was quite superb.
God is Infinite Naad. Kabir calls it Anhad Naad or Infinite Voice. In each subtle and mental plane, there are seven tunes. Thus, there are forty-three tunes, forty-two in the six planes, and one of God’s Tune. Even the best and most exquisite true voice of the gross plane is only the seventh shadow of that voice which is God’s, and which Christ, Zarathustra and Kabir have called the “Word of God.” The voice of the best singer, which makes the rain fall, lights play and people weep, is only the seventh shadow of that voice which is God’s.
If the tune of the sixth shadow is heard, it will make one completely forget the universe. This happens on the first plane. If the pilgrim keeps listening to that note, which is continuous on the first plane, he cannot go on. On the second plane, when the pilgrim hears the fifth shadow of that Eternal Voice, he neither eats nor sleeps. The second plane is far more powerful than the first. It is called naad, which means tune.
Do not take the examples cited literally. How can it be explained? The Hindus call the Word of God “Om.” If you close your mouth, you cannot say anything, but you can utter, “Ommm … mmm … mmm” – the seventh shadow of the Voice of God.
God is Infinite Voice, Infinite Light and Infinite Love. On the first plane, they hear with the subtle ear; on the fifth and sixth planes, with the mental ear; and on the seventh plane, they become the Voice itself.
How can you grasp it? Impossible. How can you understand God as Voice and your becoming that Voice?
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 7, p. 2611.