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Book Title: The Music of Life|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 551 KB
v The author of the book: Hazrat Inayat Khan
Edition: Omega Publications (NY)
Date of issue: January 1st 1993
ISBN 13: 9780930872380
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Read full description of the books The Music of Life:In this work Hazrat Inayat Khan explores the theme of music as life. Music is not limited to one aspect of life; according to the author, it is life – a universal pervasive force that is the key to understanding the world around us and our role in it. The author talks about the sound of the abstract, which is referred to in the Vedas as anahad or unlimited sound. The same concept is known to Sufis as saut-e sarmad, which refers to intoxication. Experiencing this sound is uplifting and frees the soul from its earthly ties. Those who hear this abstract sound and meditate on it are said to be carefree, released from negative aspects of life such as sorrow and disease. To assist the auditory experience, yogis blow a sing (horn) or shankha (shell). These instruments produce something akin to saut-e sarmad and facilitate a spiritual awakening. Sacred sound leads listeners towards their inner life, as developed by ten aspects through ten tubes of the body. The most sacred of all sounds is hu, the beginning and the end, which is also the true name of God.
“The Music of Life” not only discusses sacred music, it explains how all music is sacred when used in its truest form, embracing all five of its aspects: popular (physical), technical (intellectual), artistic (sensual), appealing (emotional), and uplifting (spiritual). Music is more than harmonious sound; it is everywhere and in everything. All of nature is music, which was the earliest form of expression. It predates human language and is still evident in the languages of the world, where pitch, tone, and rhythm indicate meaning. Music is the source of creation and depicts the Beloved. Music is not merely a tool of religion, it is a universal religion, the food of the soul, and the source of spiritual perfection.
Read information about the authorHazrat Inayat Khan (Urdu: عنایت خان ) (July 5, 1882 – February 5, 1927) was an exemplar of Universal Sufism and founder of the "Sufi Order in the West" in 1914 (London). Later, in 1923, the Sufi Order of the London period was dissolved into a new organization formed under Swiss law and called the "International Sufi Movement". He initially came to the West as a representative of classical Indian music, having received the title Tansen from the Nizam of Hyderabad but soon turned to the introduction and transmission of Sufi thought and practice. His universal message of divine unity (Tawhid) focused on the themes of love, harmony and beauty. He taught that blind adherence to any book rendered any religion void of spirit.
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