What is the obstacle to discovering Ultimate Truth? There is a beautiful Sufi poem in Hindi: Ek Bastu, Ek Bimb Hai Main Dono Ke Beech Jab Main, Main Se Choot Gaya Sahib Rahyo Samij Translation: Everything is one. All matter is the same. When we look behind all matter, still, existence is one. Because I […]
Pandit Divyang Vakil is maestro of Indian music, composer, and teacher of philosophy and spirituality.
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Your inner form is called Swarupa. Nothingness is the true form of our nature as a human being. Because it is nothingness, nothing is there. It is always in a very peaceful or paramashant state. Vices are all a result of thought. We need a tool that can help us manage the control of our […]
Today, I received unfortunate news about the death of my friend and colleague Sri Ras Bihari Desai, whom I called Rasbhai. When I heard the news, my mind immediately went back to a morning long ago when I received a phone call at 5am. It was Rasbhai on the other end. “Divyangbhai, please listen to […]
Sadhna. The word sadhna comes from the word sadhya, which means to achieve; or to aim or focus. Any intense practice that is done with 100% focus is called sadhna. Sadhna is a long path. To do sadhna requires great patience. Sadhna can be done of any subject, be it music, yoga, archery or any […]
Death is a mystery for human beings. Man always tries his best to understand death. All religions, scriptures and philosophers always struggle to understand death. The failure to understand is the reason we fear death. The man who believes in rebirth has a fear of death and the man who does not believe in rebirth […]
It is always my wish and prayer that my students and all those that I know grow with each passing year. As we begin 2010, I would like to share a small story about speaks of the secret for growth, whether it be in your spiritual life, professional life or personal life.
Mantra is a sound formula. It is a vibratory composition. Commonly people understand stutis and shlokas as mantras, but real mantras do not carry any dictionary words.
A musician needs two types of people in the audience – those who really understand the depth of the music and those who may not understand its full depth, but offer financial support for the musician.
In Indian culture, the concept of indebtedness or obligation plays a strong role. As humans, we are being obliged by God, children have an obligation towards their parents, students are indebted to their teachers.
I always tell my students that music has to be digested. Laya (variations of rhythm) have to become a part of you. The experience that one gets when music becomes apart of your being is incredibly beautiful.