Gems — 03 March 2013

Reputed violinist Daniel Hope sees a link between science and music and is inspired by the movements of the planets.

A few days ago he performed a selection of music by various composers from a new album at the World Museum in Liverpool which has the only planetarium in the UK where people can visit for free.

Osho refers to celestial music and the importance of celebration and rejoicing again and again:

Our real life is in and our unreal life is being lived outside our being. The extroversion is superficial; introversion can only lead you into your depths. And there the song is heard for the first time. There is heard the music, the celestial music of which life consists.

We are made of the same celestial music as the stars. We are made of the same harmony, the same accord, as the whole universe. We are part of this infinite cosmos, miniature parts, but even a single drop of water contains all the oceans because it contains the secret of the oceans. And each single individual contains the secret of God.

And to know it is to become a song, to know it is to become a dance, to know it is to become a celebration.

My sannyas is nothing but entering into the world of celebration. It is not renunciation, it is rejoicing. Rejoice, rejoice that life is! Rejoice in the stars and the sun and the moon and the rains and the wind. Rejoice in trees and animals and birds and people. Rejoice in your own being. If rejoicing becomes your whole life I call it religious.

A religious person is blissful moment-to-moment and his bliss goes on growing, deepening. This deepening bliss brings you closer and closer to God. One day when there is only bliss and you are not — not even to say that “I am blissful,” but simply bliss is – you have arrived home. That is the point where one becomes a Buddha, a Christ.

Osho, The Rainbow Bridge, Ch 14