Friday, February 15, 2008

The Art of Music

The Art of Music

"Music is regarded as a praiseworthy science at the Threshold of the Almighty, so that thou mayest chant verses at gatherings and congregations in a most wondrous melody....By virtue of this, consider how much the art of music is admired and praised. Try, if thou canst, to use spiritual melodies, songs, and tunes, and to bring the earthly music into harmony with the celestial melody. Then thou wilt notice what a great influence music hath and what heavenly joy and life it conferreth. Strike up such a melody and tune as to cause the nightingales of divine mysteries to be filled with joy and ecstasy."
'Abdu'l-Baha, in Baha'i Writings on Music, p. 4

"The art of music must be brought to the highest stage of development, for this is one of the most wonderful arts and in this glorious age of the Lord of Unity it is highly essential to gain its mastery."
'Abdu'l-Baha, in Baha'i Writings on Music, pp. 5-6

"Music is an important means to the education and development of humanity, but the only true way is through the Teachings of God. Music is like this glass, which is preferably pure and polished. It is precisely like this pure chalice before us, and the Teachings of God, the utterances of God, are like the water. When the glass or chalice is absolutely pure and clear, and the water is perfectly fresh and limpid, then it will confer Life...."
'Abdu'l-Baha, in Baha'i Writings on Music, p. 8


Anonymous said...

I can't imagine live without music.

Baha'i Family - اسرة بهائية said...

Yes, Music is a gift from God to mankind.