The Indian Classical Ragas system
is the oldest living musical tradition in the world. Its great subtlety
and depth are recognized by musicians and audiences the world over. The
root of this musical system is founded in the principles of the teachings
known as the Great Conscious Awakening. The Liberation and Awakening of
Transcendent Consciousness through the transformation of fear and ignorance
is the aim underlying these teachings. Over the millennia, many individuals
have been initiated into the Classical Raga traditions and some have eventually
realized the spiritual aim imbedded within the disciplines and methodologies.
Yet even as certain aspects of the potentiality within the music have worked
to liberate consciousness at an individual level, there has been another
dimension that has not had the possibility of being unfolded until very
Just as the conscious impulses that
generated this sublime musical system are seemingly being inundated and
nearly overwhelmed by the counter impulses of unconscious mechanicality,
a new window of opportunity has opened up for releasing those potentials
within the music and sound intended for awakening not only individuals,
but entire masses of beings. The means for doing this have not been available
until now. There are very few living masters who have been able to cultivate,
imbibe and integrate into themselves the essence of the complete series
of ragas. Through such cultivation they have reached spiritual enlightenment.
Yet the potential for such realization is inherent in everyone. Even for
non-musicians, the music can be equally liberating and awakening.
But until the advent of digital
recording technology, there has not been a practical means to transmit
to very large numbers of humanity, the entire cycle of ragas
in the classical musical system. Of course, there is a certain price to
pay for such a transmission. In order to transmit authenticity, there has
to be authenticity in the recording of the music. And if
one were going to record within the context of the spiritual intent behind
the music, then the same artists would need to be present for the entire
series of recordings (one full year) in which this and nothing else would
be the focus of their attention. The appropriate space and time for each
raga would need to be meticulously adhered to. In a sense, the focus of
attention and the execution of intention would have to remain undisturbed,
hermetically sealed until the work was completed. And then the entire series
could be released to the whole of humanity. It is hoped that there are
those who are willing and able to embark upon such a truly noble journey.
Thanks For Being.