This performance took place during our year-end Christmas retreat in Montenegro. Over 90 students of Sri Chinmoy from former Yugoslavia took part in this performance, which combined three of Sri Chinmoy’s short mantric songs in a choral arrangement accompanied by harmonium, piano and percussion.
Some notes by Kamaneeya, who played harmonium:
Students of Sri Chinmoy from the former Yugoslav Republics performed a very soulful and powerful arrangement of three beautiful short songs of Sri Chinmoy, in Becici, Montenegro. Although Yugoslavia as a country doesn’t exist anymore, the soul of the country was very much present in this thrilling and touching performance. Sri Chinmoy said that music can transcend all barriers, and this music piece is a beautiful example how soulful and spiritual music has power to unite and create feeling of oneness and understanding.
Here is the wonderful quote of Sri Chinmoy about significance of music in creating world peace:
“Music will play a most important role in bringing about world oneness, for music embodies the Universal Heart, the Oneness-Heart. Music transcends the barriers of nations, nationalities and religions. Music embodies universal Light and universal Truth, and music also embodies the oneness-reality which we see in universal Love, universal Light, universal Awareness and universal Wakefulness. Universal Wakefulness we see inside all music. Music has to play a most important role in bringing about world oneness, for music is the connecting link between the One and the many and between the many and the One.”
Flame-Waves part 10, Agni Press, 1978
We hope this soulful arrangement will bring you joy and faith in the power of the heart and the future of our world.
Sri Chinmoy always encouraged his students from countries that were previously part of a larger whole, such as the former Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and Yogoslavia to do things together, and maintain an inner feeling of oneness and friendship.