Question: So many people in this country do not care for music or poetry or dance anymore. They do not see value in it. Do you think it will change?Sri Chinmoy: It is only a matter of time. The eagerness and self-giving of the musicians, poets and artists will eventually conquer the public’s restlessness or unwillingness. If the performer has readiness, willingness and eagerness, then he is bound to win over the heart of the audience. Right now the audience is like a naughty child, but if the mother is extremely kind-hearted and has infinite patience, eventually the mother is going to win. The mother’s compassionate tears or her smile will eventually conquer the heart of the child.
Sri Chinmoy, Sri Chinmoy answers, part 10, Agni Press, 1999