Naada refers to the internal conscious energy which manifests as sound and speech. The Vedic literature describes four stages in the process of human speech. As the term Yoga indicates a union. The process of manifestation of audible sound particularly in human beings brings in the union of generation and reception of sound. It is well known that sound is of importance in all religious and spiritual paths). In this workshop presentation on the fourfold development till manifested sound will be discussed. Also the importance and relevance of sound to seekers through speech, literature, music and spirituality will be presented. Discussions will include the role of Sanskrit in recitation of shlokas and mantras.
Dr. M.G. Prasad is a spiritual disciple of yogi-seer Sriranga Sadguru, founder of Ashtanga Yoga Vijnana Mandiram, Mysore, India. Dr. Prasad has written several books on Hinduism.
Dr. M.G. Prasad has presented lectures on Hinduism at universities, temples and inter-faith conferences. He regularly conducts classes on Vedic scriptures. He has been an instructor at several camps on Hinduism. He was chairperson of the education committee of the Hindu Temple and Cultural Society, Bridgewater, New Jersey. He is currently on the Advisory council of the Hindu Temple Society of North America in Queens, New York. Also he is member of the advisory board for the office of the dean of religious life at Princeton University. Dr. Prasad is a professor of mechanical engineering with specialization in acoustics and vibration at Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey.