Dear listeners, we bring you this sublime performance by Vedic Fire, from our group meditation on October 26, 2019. Vedic Fire offers a very meditative interpretation of Sri Chinmoy’s songs – and this performance helps to bring to the fore the inner silence from where Sri Chinmoy’s songs came from.
Vedic Fire, 26 October 2019
Last modified October 28, 2019
Sri Chinmoy composed many Bengali songs, which encompass a devotional attitude. The first song Maner bane phutena kripa talks of the difference between a seeker living in the mind and a seeker entering into the inner heart.
Maner bane phutena kripa
Phute chitta kanane
Taito khunji sethai ami
Prabhur madhur anane
Inside my mind is a forest.
My Lord’s Grace does not blossom there.
It blossoms only inside my heart’s grove.
Therefore, I look inside my heart
For the sweet Face of my Beloved Supreme.
- Song score at Sri Chinmoy Songs.
Peace God’s Beauty in his Oneness-Heart Home
Here are some of Sri Chinmoy’s answers to questions about spirituality and music.
Question: What is the relationship between music and silence?
Sri Chinmoy: Silence is the nest and music is the bird. The bird leaves the nest early in the morning and returns to the nest in the evening. Similarly, in the spiritual world, divine music comes from the inmost soul of Silence.
Ordinary music comes from the vital, from the gross physical consciousness, or from something subtle in our existence. This subtle reality need not be very high or very deep. It may only be an inch deeper than our gross physical.
But when we compare divine music and Silence, we must say that Silence is the all-encompassing nest. All peace, all joy and all confidence are inside that nest and from there the music-bird comes out and flies all over the world. While flying in the firmament, it offers delight to the lovers of music as well as to the Universal Consciousness. The Universal Consciousness is fed constantly by the immortal, divine and supreme Music of the Absolute.