||Music And Sahaja Yoga
Editor : Ritana Books, 81 Defence Colony Flyover Market, New Delhi 110024
ISBN 81-8525000 20, 171 pages
Author: Mr. Arun Apte
"Indian music is considered sublime and has a very vast and rich tradition. Whilst
music is bliss, Sahaj music is divine bliss.
This book is useful for the student and lover of Indian music who is familiar
with the English language.
In the music section, the theory of Music, its historical survey, various styles,
Naad, Shruti, Swar, Ragas, Rules of Ragas, Music and Ras, Taal-Matra are explained
in a very humourous and anecdotal style.
The second part explains beautifully the connection between Music and Sahaja
Yoga. Why is Music important for Meditation? How are Ragas recognized?
It is of particular interest to those aspiring to be Sahaja Yogis and all Sahaja
Yogis as the book uncovers important connections between Music and Sahaja Yoga.
Explanation of SWAR and how it came to earth from heaven - how music can create
the feeling of heaven on earth - how ones mind can be made peaceful, pure, free
from illness, stress, pressures and tensions of daily life - through Music is
explained in detail.
Important recent research findings on Music and Medication, particularly the
curative aspects of Sahaja Yoga and Music are included."
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- Music - A Divine Bliss
- Historical Survey of Indian Music
- Naad, Shruti and Swar
- Saptak or Octave
- The Advancement of Thata Method
- Raga, Aroha, Avaroha, Varna, Alankar,
Vadi, Samvadi Anuvadi, Vivadi, Moorchhana, the Raga Bhed, the Jati of
- Definitions of Musical Terms related
to the Compositions
- Notation System
- Raga and Time, Raga and Seasons
- Music and Ras
- Comparative Study of Methods
- Voice Training and Culture
- Composition Styles of Classical Music
- Guru-Shishya Parampara (Master and
- Musical instruments used as accompaniment
in Classical Vocal music
- Taal - Matra - Laya - Vivarana
- List of 75 Ragas with Thatha, Aroha-Avaroha,
Vadi-Samvadi and Time
- Adi Shakti
- A Journey of Sahaja Sangeet
- Baba Mama
- Nirmal Sangeet Sarita
- Music and Meditation
- How to recognize Ragas
- Shadaj to Nishad - Mooladhara to Sahasrara
- Three Maha Mantras
- Mantras in Sahaja Yoga
- Vadi-Samvadi Method for Chakra Shuddhi
- Music and Medication
- Raga and Medication
About The Author
Arun Apte was born in a family of musicians on 25th November, 1951 at a place called
Ahmadnagar, in Maharashtra, Western India.
His father, Shridhar Anant Apte was a doctor and a very good Pakhawaj player,
Tabla player and also a music researcher. He was also a well-known singer
in Dhrupad style. His mother, Mangala Apte, was a Gwalior Gharana singer,
a disciple of Pandit D.V. Paluskar.
Arun's wife Surekha, who hails from Goa, is a gifted musician with a melodious voice.
Arun learnt music for 10 years from his guru Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki, who is
regarded a Rishi in Indian music.
The true meaning of Indian music was experienced by Arun after coming into
Sahaja Yoga. He could relate to the Joy of Music with the Joy of the spirit.
His highly evolved Music elevates the listener and helps him in connecting
with the higher Divine Being.
Arun is currently involved with the Grace of Mataji Nirmala Devi in researching
the curative aspects of Sahaja Yoga and Music.
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