A child loves lively music, because the rapidity of the notes gives the mind no chance to wander. A man who likes common music dislikes classical music because it is more complicated and requires a greater degree of concentration to follow it.
– Swami Vivekananda
Pure attributes and knowledge come over hand in hand when one is focused. One of the most popular spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda is an appropriate example.
We often read about his quotes, preaching, visit to Chicago, his Knowledge in Vedanta, sciences, etc. But did we know that he was a great musician too? probably not.
Obviously, when the mind is pure and concentrated, it’s ready to get delve deep into wherever directed vigorously.
As a Bengali Sapoot, that too in Kolkata, Swami Ji not only inherited the musical background from his parents but also conceptualized in his life by taking talim from the then Gurus in Vocal and Pakhawaj.
His mother Bhuvaneshwari Devi taught him the lighter genre like ‘Krishna leela’. Swamiji was an accomplished Dhrupada singer who practiced raga Ahir Bhairava Dhrupada composition early morning and performed in the lots of concerts in Kolkata.
In addition, he authored a few books known as “Sangeet-Kalpataru”, Sachitra Vishwa Sangeet” “Music-Highest form of worship”, may be one self-published “Swami Vivekananda in the beam of musical light”
A good read – Vedanta In Song
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