Adventures in Advaita Vedanta, the philosophy and science of spirit. We are one you and I; are you curious why?..


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Opening the Closed

Hari OM

Sounds-day is for listening/viewing a variety of devotional items from and for all ages and traditions.

The purpose of sacred music of all types is to raise not just the hearts of the congregation, but to focus the mind on the Higher, bringing us nearer to OurSelves. How many of us have found our eyes drawn upwards, even, when listening to such music; or closed our eyes and sunk into the vibration of the sound?  It is for this reason that it is said music can soothe even the most savage of hearts. Certainly all traditional and ancient chants work on this aspect of our being.  

Not all such music is 'old' though. There are modern pieces which have the same intent and yield the spiritual result.  Here is one from Peteris Vasks, a contemperory composer from Latvia. Here all the traditions of liturgy are honoured. It is a canonical item which, it is felt, is ideal to herald in a new year.


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