It is usually said and often quoted that ‘music is life’; but remember, life itself is a bundle of so many varieties of music! Just have a look around, and you will see and comprehend the involvement of music with each and everything associated with life! In fact, you will be really astonished to see the vast ocean of music which is flowing abundantly around you! Look inside your heart and ponder for a moment. Listen carefully!
Can’t you hear and feel the soft music that is vibrating inside of your inner heart? That is the force with which we live, and that is ‘life’s music’! Even the way we breathe has got ‘music’ in it and that ‘music is our life! Search for it and you will certainly find a tint of music in the way we talk, we laugh and in the way we cry!
How this fantastic nature behaves itself is full of music. Please think of this wide universe for a moment, in the usual way as an enormous ball which is good for our assumption. Then, try to picture out the giant ball which is revolving around its imaginary axis! What else is this, other than the intoxicating and enchanting music! The giant lively ball revolving around its own axis and at the same time orbiting the mighty sun!
There also, what else you can see other than the everlasting and rhythmic music! Think of the moon, which revolves around the earth; there is also the all-conquering majestic beauty of music. The innumerable stars, the ‘milky way,’ the floating butterflies, the blossoming of a flower, all these give us the enchanting thrill of the eternal music!
The whole of nature is having a touch of music, and the total environment is fully dipped in music! If you watch closely, you will see that even the changing weather has a rhythm that can be attributed to music! The great German philosopher ‘Friedrich Nietzsche’, who lived in the 19th century, had once observed that.
Without music, life would be a mistake!” What a nice way to express the greatness of music! The entire world will be bare ground without the presence of music! Think of the cute, little one just coming out of its mother’s womb making that delightful sound, with which you will get a heavenly feeling. What else is this, other than the vibration of the eternal music!
Why some of the music troupes become the ’emotion’ of the general population throughout the world sometimes! We have seen that at times that it is breaking the barriers of nationality, religion or language! It is simply because of the magical or enchanting spirit generated by the ‘music’ they create! Here in India, there are so many immortal stories about music passed from generation to generation wthat convey music’s beauty and divinity. One among them is the great ‘Tansen’ (who lived during the time of the great Mughal emperor ‘Akbar’), which emphasizes the quality and strength of the music.
It is believed that he was able to create rain with his ‘Megha malhar raga,’ a divine raga of the Indian music tradition! Soliloquy, this is often quoted as an example of the magnitude and depth of music. Music can indeed change your moods! For example the ‘morning raga’ of the traditional Indian music is capable of creating a typical freshness within you in the early hours of the dawning time. Similarly, when you feel dull and moody, you are sure to get back to the ‘lively mood if you can hear some smooth ragas.’ Some people believe that music is capable of curing some mental diseases.
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One thing is sure. Music is divine and has got magical powers. The whole world is twined up in music; you can’t separate music and life! Once more, let me say, and you can underline the words; without music, life will be bare ground without any ‘life’!
I am a graduate of English Literature, and presently I am working as a ‘freelance writer.’ I belong to Kerala, a small state in India, and my place of residence is at Ottapalam. This place forms a big part of the ‘Valluvanad’ area with a rich ancient culture, and the social conditions are really wonderful. Even though all the main religions and their sub-divisions are deep-rooted, social life is really smooth and harmonious.