(J)am Session Captured

Music is the language of soul- it can heal broken hearts, nourish impoverished minds and satisfy deprived spirits. Music holds no boundary. Emanating from the heart, it’s a call to the almighty. Watching a musical session at Sarvatma Sevashram (Noida), I realised ways through which it connects us to our higher selves, to the creator and back to its creation.  In the presence of Baba, this process was actually as simple as it sounded.

“Om Namo Narayanaya…” that evening, it all began with impromptu melody on harmonium, followed by the vibration of tabla, which slowly graduated to synchronised renditions in the praise of various Masters time immemorial.

“Ik onkaar , sat naam, kartaa purakh, nirbhao, nirvair, akaal moorat, ajoonee, saibhn, gur parsaad, Jap, aad sach, jugaadi sach, hai bhee sach, naanak hosee bhee sach.”

“There is but one Truth”, all hearts melted as a young melodious voice touched our souls.

“Meri maili gudariya dho de, Ganj-e-Shakar ke laal…Baba Farid ke laal.

Tan kar kapra, mann kar sabun daag dilon ke dho de dho de piya

Meri maili gudariya dho de, Ganj-e-Shakar ke laal…Baba Farid ke laal.”

While the tempo increased…everyone present started singing along cheerfully. What began from scratch outgrew itself soon in front of my eyes. It was an outburst of emotions as some cried and few laughed with sheer joy. Few stood still greatly awed and absorbed. What a sama it was!

This entire session impacted me to such a great degree that I completely lost track of time and space for few hours. What brought me to reality was a deep sense of peace within. Only if we could sustain that peace forever the world would be so beautiful.

‘I’ went to the Master empty-handed… he taught me ‘I’ was not.


Photo Credits @givefoodinitiative, All Rights Reserved

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