In this interview published on Westchester Newsline in the 1970s, Sri Chinmoy talks about the topic of music. Sri Chinmoy answers questions about music as the universal language, the relationship between prayer, meditation and music; Sri Chinmoy also talks about the inspiration for his own achievements in the musical world, and what do formally trained musicians such as Leonard Bernstein might see in his music.
“Inside the universal heart, we see countless human beings … music has a free access to the universal heart that it transcends time and clime.”
– Sri Chinmoy, (extract from interview)
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