“What is wonderful about music is that it helps man to concentrate or meditate independently of thought. Therefore music seems to be the bridge over the gulf between the form and the formless. If there is anything intelligent, effective, and at the same time formless, it is music. Poetry suggests form, line and color suggest form, but music suggests no form.

“Music also produces that resonance which vibrates through the whole being…

“… Music touches our innermost being, and in that way produces new life, a life that gives exaltation to the whole being, raising it to that perfection in which lies the fulfillment of man’s life.”  — Hazrat Inayat Khan, The Mysticism of Sound and Music

Hazrat Inayat Khan’s Chisti lineage of Sufism is worth getting to know more about, if you’re interested in sound. Zikr (dhzikr) is amazing chanting of God’s names and sacred phrases in group. In this way, one enters that beautiful gateway of the Divine.

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