Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sivamani's Magic At The Osho International Meditation Resort

Sivamani  Playing

"Oh, What an evening! " That's what everyone was saying after the highly energetic concert . Sivamani, the incredible drum wizard, played at the Osho International Meditation Resort, Pune on January 11th. The drums thundered and whispered,  hummed and sang with the magic touch of  Siva.With the rhythm ensemble of more than a hundred percussion instruments, Siva had the ecstatic audience eat out of his hands.
You should have heard the screams and laughter, the clapping and dancing in the Osho Auditorium to believe it.
Why are drums so popular?

The Cheering Audience

Osho says :  "The drum has a special appeal -- the reason is very deep rooted You will have to understand it.

" When a child is conceived in the womb, the child grows, but he cannot breathe, he has to breathe from the mother. In fact, the mother breathes for him. And for nine months continuously he hears the beating of the mother's heart -- continuously. It is the first meeting with music and rhythm.
For nine months the child goes on hearing the heartbeat of the mother. That is the first drum he encounters, and it becomes very deep-rooted in the being of the child. Every pore of him is filled with it, every fibre of his body vibrates with it, he has no life except the mother's heart. And there is the beating continuously for nine months... you just think about it.

"And then the child is born. The whole body system, the mind system, carries that desire for the beat, for the rhythm of the mother's heart. And mothers know, knowingly or unknowingly, that whenever a child is restless, crying, weeping, uncontrollable, they have just to put his head on their chest, and immediately the child goes to sleep, falls into sleep. When again he hears the beat -- the beat is soporific -- he immediately falls into sleep."
Tao: The Three Treasures, Vol 1

1 comment:

jhanajian said...

Too bad there's not a video of Sivamani's performance at OIMR.