Therefore the Sufis, especially those of the Chishtia school of the ancient times, have taken music as a source of their meditation, and by so meditating they derive much more benefit than those who meditate without the help of music. The effect that they experience is the unfoldment of the soul, the opening of the intuitive faculties, and their heart, so to speak, opens to all the beauty which is within and without, uplifting them, and that the same time bringing them that perfection for which every soul yearns. –Hazrat Inayat Khan
We had the joy of hearing this man’s wonderful singing in Chapel Hill the other night, everything from Punjabi folk music to Bollywood Indiepop (and the fans were there in legions!). It was one of the most blissful moments of my life.
For more Punjabi folk music, go here: http://folkpunjab.org