Music as Meditation
the central thing which goes on flowing, holding everything together. Notes come and go and disappear but the central core flows on. Become aware of it. Basically, originally, music was used for meditation; in particular, Indian music developed as a method for meditation, Indian dancing developed as a method of meditation. For the doer it. was a deep meditation, and for the audience also it. was a deep meditation. A dancer or a musician can be a technician. If there is no meditation in it, he is a technician. He can be a great technician. He can be a great technician, but then the soul is not there - only the body. The soul comes only when lhe musician is a deep meditator. And music is just the outward
thing. While playing on his sitar, one is not only playng on his sitar: he is also playing on his inside. The sitar goes on outwardly and his intense awareness moves inside. The music flows outwardly, but he is aware, constantly alert of the innermost core of it. And that gives samadhi! That becomes ecstasy! That becomes the highest peak!