Music--a mystery

Gilana's picture

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What makes music so universally spiritual? Why do we immediately accept it into our hearts, let it effect us without obstruction, when there are so few other things that do that?

joy's picture

The secret behind music

The power of music is due to the fact that it vibrates parts of our body and in this way influences our mental and emotional condition - as in Vipassana for example - emotions and feelings are merely certain patterns of body sensations. Simple as that.

Goenka is making use of this fact in his morning chants to influence the body sensations of the students. Others use certain tunes to invoke trances.

joy | Sat, 04/17/2010 - 20:09