In this precious recording, Sri Chinmoy plays the piano in an extemporaneus but powerful meditative experience. It is interesting to notice that he meditates for a moment before playing. He then proceeds to touch the piano keys with such concern and finally starts a powerful piece, conductive to meditation. The recording continues with one minute of silent meditation. During this time we see a rapid movement in Sri Chinmoy’s eyes, as the soul reaches different planes of consciousness.
Question: As a pianist, sometimes I am so caught up with technique that I lose the soul or forget what I am trying to say.
Sri Chinmoy: If you can meditate for three or four minutes before you play, your mind will be inundated with light. Then your mind will be clear and confusion will not dare to enter into it. At that time, you do not have to think of the technique; it will come automatically. Everything comes from light — even technique. The light will pull the technique. (…)
– Sri Chinmoy, Sri Chinmoy answers, part 10, Agni Press, 1999
– Camera and edit by Mridanga Spencer
– Page Created by Patanga Cordeiro
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