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God the Supreme Musician (1976)
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Table of Contents
God the Supreme Musician
Vital music and spiritual music
Silence and music
Part II: General questions and answers
Question: Why do we like music?
Question: What is the sound that music creates?
Question: What is the relationship between music and silence?
Question: What does God's Music sound like?
Question: Is the Supreme just singing one eternal song?
Question: I've heard that there are different tones or notes for each Heaven. Could you please describe them?
Question: When I play music, I feel a tingling around my third eye.
Question: In what way does music affect our consciousness?
Question: Can we use music to help us in our spiritual life?
Question: What does 'soulful' mean in relation to music?
Question: How do we know if music is spiritual and if the musician is aspiring?
Question: What is the best way to become one with soulful music?
Question: What can we do to sing most soulfully?
Question: Do our souls sing when we sing most soulfully?
Question: How is it possible to make music a soulful offering to the Supreme?
Question: When I sing, it sounds so horrible that it takes away my inspiration.
Question: Is it also a form of singing to hear the song in your mind?
Question: I can't sing. I sing in a monotone, and I can't learn an instrument.
Question: What is the relationship between music and meditation?
Question: Can spiritual music be played during meditation?
Question: Can some kinds of music cause us to feel upset and change our spiritual condition?
Question: Is it possible to be both a musician and a Yogi?
Question: Guru, I'm a musician and I'm also trying to follow the spiritual life. Sometimes, however, I find it very difficult to reconcile these two parts of myself, and I feel I shouldn't try to move too quickly in this area.
Question: How can I bring spirituality into my music?
Question: What is sound to the musician?
Question: Is it better to play music from memory rather than to read it off a sheet of music?
Question: Is learning a musical instrument important in our spiritual life?
Question: How can a person manifest the highest, most joyful music in his soul while playing a musical instrument?
Question: What is the spiritual essence of Beethoven's sound-creation-manifestation?
Question: Is dancing to soulful music a form of meditation?
Part III: Questions and answers about Sri Chinmoy's music
Question: Could you please tell us the spiritual significance of your chanting?
Question: What do you feel when you play music?
Question: What should our attitude be when singing your songs?
Question: Is it a good idea to listen to tapes of the disciples singing spiritual songs?
Question: Sometimes after a meditation at the Centre, when you ask us to sing the Invocation, my aspiration goes away and I get very tired.
Question: Guru, how can your disciples serve and manifest your soulful music?
Question: When you make a poem into a song, does the melody come as spontaneously as when you paint?
Question: Do your disciples who are musicians get some special benefit from your own music?
Question: When you sing in front of us, what are you accomplishing?
Question: As disciples, should we play only soulful music when we play an instrument?
Part IV: Talks and conversations with disciples
Remark at Carnegie Hall
Singing the Invocation
A talk to musician disciples
Fragments from a conversation with Devadip
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