In this recording, Mandu, plays Sri Chinmoy’s songs on the harp, creating a peaceful and ethereal sound. Mandu, who has been a student of Sri Chinmoy for many years also offers some insight into his musical and spiritual journey since he first heard Sri Chinmoy’s music at a Peace Concert.
Peace on Earth (Mandu Harp Solo)
Last modified April 19, 2020
Dear listeners, it is with great joy that we bring you this collection of celestial music. Sri Chinmoy’s songs have found a worthy interpreter in Mandu. His poetic harp-playing embodies all human emotions, encased in a realm of beauty. His music glows in a way that is easier to feel than to describe.
His music reminds me of an answer that Sri Chinmoy gave to a question about music:
Question: Why do we like music?
Sri Chinmoy: We like music because it teaches us how to love, whom to love and why to love. How do we love? We love by self-giving. Whom do we love? We love him who aspires and claims God as his very own. Why do we love? We love because the divine lover in us has no existence of his own without feeling his oneness-reality with his Beloved Supreme.
Let us not try to understand music with our mind. Let us not even try to feel it with our heart. Let us simply and spontaneously allow the music-bird to fly in our heart-sky. While flying it will unconditionally reveal to us what it has and what it is. What it has is Immortality’s message and what it is is Eternity’s passage.
Sri Chinmoy, God the Supreme Musician, Sri Chinmoy Lighthouse, 1974