2020 pandemic taught us that the human mind is the most at risk when its movement and space are delimited.
But the positive thing COVID-19 taught us is to look inward rather than finding happiness outside. You must have got ample time for your creativity.
But all creativity that is visual or related to taste buds has a limited time.
Bad psychological patterns can be seen in abundance due to work from home and lockdowns. Is psychological medication an answer? Or sitting next to television sets after you get up from your laptop! Asking for solace from overloaded emotional blackmail or violence at TV channels or box music?
Embrace Hindustani Classical
Hindustani Classical music has relevance and holistic value when it comes to affecting human life. From childhood lullabies to old age cronies, women have songs for all occasions and customs in India. Because they know its relevance as to how it affects the deepest recesses of the human brain. Precisely, Indian Classical Music is the soul of human life and provides peace to it. It gives vibration, vitality, and fullness to life. It needs no elaboration on how it is present in the heart in form of beats, the flow of a river, the chirping of birds, movement of stars and constellation, and the whole Universe in form of Nature.
Hindustani or Indian Classical Music finds its way in the revelations of life.
when we look back to our ancient Granthas and Vedas we come to know that music was used scientifically for the goodness of the human body and brain. Written and Chanted in the form of mantras very musically and rhythmically, which synchronized the human body with Mother Nature.
In the exegesis of Vedas, we find that SamVeda had the compilation of different Vedic Mantras in proper rhythmic metre and usually chanted in three accents or notes namely Uddat, Anuddat and Swarit. These three became the basis of the whole octave that we see now in Classical music. These mantras were chanted including all the five elements which constitute the Universe and the human body itself that is Fire, Earth, Air, Sky and water. These five elements of the universe are the core sustainers of our life. And these mantras were chanted to invoke specific powers which could be activated to support different areas of our life such as; healing, protection, abundance, self-empowerment, health, to win any external or internal dilemma or risk etc. The mantras were chanted and in a proper rhyme which means Rhythm added. Hence, we cannot deny the importance of music for healthy life and its necessity to make life conscious of its existence.
Hindustani or commonly termed Indian classical music is sober and warm, sweet and tingling, soothing and Diagnostic. It has its therapeutic value. Undoubtedly music has a deep impact on the human brain which is so sensitive. Thanks to the Pandemic, which brought the whole world to the platform of Online Classes. Any type of music including classical vocal or Sitar.
To train ourselves to adopt classical music as a part of the daily routine, it is a must to teach our children how to begin the process at the very start of their education. Adults can better understand its therapeutic aspect, so it is never too late.
Adhere to the music teachers who know how to deal with individuals with their particular musical needs.
“By making it compulsory to learn music (understand “good” music), he is encouraging people’s soul to be good and just. It follows that musicians have a role to play in educating people and must be constantly watchful in their role as “guide”. Learning music is not a goal in itself, however, but a means of attaining goodness, and it should be combined with gymnastics” (Francemusique.fr, 2017)
पाद्मे च कार्त्तिकमाहात्म्ये श्रीभगवदुक्तौ (प.पु. ६.९२.२१,२३) —
In the Kārtika-māhātmya of the Padma, Purāṇa Bhagavān said:
नाहं वसामि वैकुण्ठे योगिनां हृदये न च।
मद्भक्ता यत्र गायन्ति तत्र तिष्ठामि नारद॥ (Das, 2019)
Which translates to:
“I reside neither in Vaikuṇṭha nor in the hearts of the yogīs.
O Nārada, I am present wherever My devotees sing [my pastimes]”