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How Music Creates Consciousness - Say YES to Life, Ep.1

Keshava Betts
May 25, 2021

"Music is so much more than entertainment. It doesn't merely reflect a state of consciousness: It also generates it." - Swami Kriyananda

Experience the transformative power of music to change and create consciousness through one of Swami Kriyananda's songs every week. Discover the uplifting power of melody, rhythm, and poetry, as we take each song to heart and absorb its deeper message. Join me in this series to learn how to use music not just as light entertainment but as a tool to awaken right-attitude, and live a happier and more fulfilled life.

Song: Song of the Nightingale

Lyrics

Nightingale! Nightingale!
Sing of joy through the night.
Teach my heart
To impart
Everywhere your delight.
Sing of moonrays on the rain,
Sing that love’s not in vain:
Every grief, every wrong
Has its ending in song.

Nightingale! Nightingale!
Sing of joy through the night.
Teach all men
How to spin
Clouds of gloom into light.
Without silence, what is song?
Without night, where is dawn?
Were it not for men’s woes,
Who would smile at a rose?

Nightingale! Nightingale!
Sing of joy through the night.
Let each tone,
Silence-grown,
Earth and heaven unite.
Morning laughter, evening tears,
Snow and blossoms—all fade!
Joy must sing in the night
To face change unafraid.

 

Introduction by Swami Kriyananda:

“If you would hear the nightingale
Thrilling the air with liquid melodies,
Be not afraid to listen to the night."

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