Inspiration from Savitri (Music and Sound)
- Narad (Richard Eggenberger)
Since my childhood I have been surrounded by song, immersed in harmonies and winged in melody. We all sang as one in praise, in joy and in sorrow. When I left the path of religion and came to Mother my audience with Her lasted about an hour. After She gave me my initiation She also gave me my first adesh, "You must bring down a New Music. When I replied to Mother, "Mother, I don't know anything about combining words and music," Mother replied, "No, no, you must go far above words and bring down the pure music." For more than fifty years I have been listening to music from all parts of the world seeking to catch at least a few moments of the New Music. This search culminated approximately ten years ago in the formation of the first OM Choirs, a result of a inspiration received through the Divine Grace. The OM Choirs, now beginning is many countries throughout the world, aspire as a group soul, a holy body, to become instruments for His song. In the Ashram and in Auroville seekers and devotees come together each week - and the descent comes in great waves through the power of OM. The transcendent music of Savitri has guided me all these years and I have found in it the plenitude of inspiration that informs and inspires the OM Choirs and opens the heart centre, infusing it with light, allowing the mantric lines to transcend the small human personality and begin, or rather continue, the transformation of our nature and the healing of the earth. The music and rhythm of Savitri descends Word of the New Creation, the Life Divine on earth. Immerse yourself in these passages, repeated numerous times in various sections, for here you will find in Sri Aurobindo's eternal words, in poetry that will touch the chords of your soul and, in the silence that follows a passage, take you to realms of beauty and truth inconceivable before the writing of Savitri. Each of these books offer an entry into Savitri through a key word (and ultimately the complete sentence) to inspire everyone, those with varying personalities, sensitivities and inner openings of the mind, others predisposed to the search for the Divine through knowledge, some who seek Him through bhakti, the heart's aspiration, others who are drawn to Him by beauty and all, in the deepest part of their being, who aspire to be guided by the soul's choice to the transformation of earth and men to a life divine on earth. If even one word or phrase rings in your consciousness, one line reverberates in your inner being, then these books will have meaning for the world and help lead us to the glorious and golden future promised by the Avatars of the New World, Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Included in this volume are Sri Aurobindo's writings on OM and The Mother and Sri Aurobindo on Mantra and on Music.