How Music can give Spiritual Enlightenment
While awakening or spiritual enlightenment can happen through various techniques (such as yoga, meditation or spiritual gurus), music — especially Indian Classical (Carnatic or Hindustani) music — is a powerful method for evoking spiritual awakening. Music makes it much easier to divert your attention inward, a key requirement for energy awakening. And music has resonance with the energy centers, thus it can naturally energize them more readily than other techniques.
Classical music — especially Indian Classical music — evolved out of the sounds and tunes that were identified through vibrations of the energy centers; hence, Classical music is the organically ideal method for awakening the energy centers. Classical Indian musical tunes, melodies or Ragas are composed of notes arranged in some logical fashion to create a pleasing effect on the listener. A musician who has already received spiritual awakening already has a live energy system — energy centers filled with vibrations. Music is a powerful carrier or medium for these vibrations to flow, and the musical notes rendered by spiritually awakened musicians can create resonance within the listener's energy centers, thereby awakening the listeners' inner energy and providing the ultimate pleasurable experience of vibrations and spiritual enjoyment, as well as complete tranquility and inner peace.
Notes are the atoms of any style or form of music. On the spiritual side, the energy centers in our body (chakras) can be made to vibrate or resonate at specific frequencies that match the frequency of each of the musical notes. Several thousands of years ago, ancient sages learned original sounds from birds and beasts in nature. With further scholarly studies, they established the basic notes in music known as "Swaras." They established a particular order in the notes with specific intervals. Thus were born the seven basic notes: Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni, which corresponds to Do Re Me Fa Sol La Ti in the Western style of music.
Each note corresponds to a specific frequency of sound. In fact, the notes themselves were discovered or determined by ancient sages on the basis of energy vibrations within the inner subtle energy system and cosmic energy. Each note corresponds to the frequency at which a specific principal energy center in our body can resonate. Therefore, when a musician presents a melody or raga or tune, the energy centers can be made to vibrate, once the Kundalini energy has been awakened. The energy itself is first awakened through a combination of the vibrations transmitted by the enlightened artist and a strong desire in the listener.
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