Question: Can music change a person’s consciousness?1

Sri Chinmoy: Music can change the consciousness provided it is the music that comes from the heart and enters into the heart. The music that touches the very depth of our heart can elevate our consciousness. God Himself is the Supreme Musician, and we are His children. Anything that our Beloved Lord Supreme does, if we can do it also, soulfully, according to our very limited capacity, it helps us to elevate our consciousness considerably. So soulful music is one of the instruments to help us raise our consciousness high, higher, highest, to the Absolute.


  1. The following questions were asked at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan on 24 October 1979.

Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-6, No. 1, January 1980.First published by Vishma Press in 1980.

This is the 9136th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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