25/08/19 at 6:21 pm
Hare Kṛṣṇa Maharaja,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda!
Is it the same one as this?
Śrīla Prabhupāda recommended to not hear the chanting from the lips of a non-devotee, and I always used to discuss how the Holy Name cannot be contaminated, but because they have the wrong mood/rasa, that is what we want to avoid.
Do you think this would apply in terms of music? The flute player might not even be a devotee, any risk there?
Bhaktiratna Sadhu says:
25/08/19 at 6:47 pm
Yes, it is this one dear Ulises. As I wrote above, in my own personal experience, the beauty is that the flute can be played by anyone to give us uddipana, in comparison to all other spoken transcendental sounds which need to be heard from a realized devotee.
I am myself try to hear only from the realized souls. But still I get full revelation of the form and pastimes by hearing this above flute, especially on a speaker in the background, as I am doing my sevas.
It is because the flute sound is actually not produced by the player of the flute but by the flute itself, which is always divine. Besides it may be marketed by someone and played by someone else who may have some faith in the Lord. Thanks for asking. Daso’smi.
26/08/19 at 12:20 am
Hare Kṛṣṇa Maharaj,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Śrī Guru and Gaurāṅga!
Produced by the flute itself? Oh that statement makes this topic extremely complicated. To understand sound vibration is extremely difficult. I did hear slight errors in the recording, as it went slightly out of tune trying to hit some notes, I’m assuming it is more of your own spiritual advancement that triggers these emotions rather than the quality or purity of the sound. As, we hear from the pastimes of the scriptures, just by seeing a peacock, or a boy herding cows, Lord Caitanya would enter states of trance.
So, this bring us to the real topic, as it is not ordinary to hear from devotees about using their spiritual vision. My humble request is to create a post about this topic of spiritual vision, because I have very limited to no experience in that realm. It doesn’t seem to me as there is a way to “activate it” as it just happens by the mercy of the Lord and steady practice of chanting, but I’d love to hear from your own experience. Or was it always there since you recall?