Question: What is the spiritual significance of music, which is something that every culture on earth has and cherishes?Sri Chinmoy: There is an outer existence and an inner existence. Music touches immediately the inner existence, the existence that aspires to become happy and, at the same time, tries to share its happiness with the rest of the world. Music touches the depths of our being and brings to the fore what it discovers there. The melody and the harmony of music are not only giving joy to mankind but are also helping mankind to reach the highest state of consciousness, which is filled with peace, love, joy and fulfilment.
Sri Chinmoy, Sri Chinmoy answers, part 6, Agni Press, 1995