Can Music Change a Person’s Consciousness?

Sri Chinmoy: Music can change the consciousness provided it is the music that comes from the heart and enters into the heart. The music that touches the very depth of our heart can elevate our consciousness. God Himself is the Supreme Musician, and we are His children. Anything that our Beloved Lord Supreme does, if we can do it also, soulfully, according to our very limited capacity, it helps us to elevate our consciousness considerably. So soulful music is one of the instruments to help us raise our consciousness high, higher, highest, to the Absolute.

This question is asked at Waseda University, Tokyo in Japan.

Published in AUM – Vol. 6, No. 1, January 1980


Allison Roe, Allison!


Allison Roe, Allison!
O lightning wonder-speed,
O soaring energy-light!
You are your dauntless soul.
In you, a fount of delight.
New York sings Auckland’s Victory-Song.
O champion of champions,
New Zealand’s thunder-gong!

In 1981 Allison Roe of New Zealand wins both the Boston and New York City Marathons. In the NYC Marathon, she sets a new world record of 2:25:29.

Published in Run and Become, Become and Run