Music is a synthesis of various yogas or paths to God-realisation. Besides, it enjoys the unique privilege of defying one of the fundamental spiritual doctrines, ie that which is pleasant is not good and that which is good is not necessarily pleasant. It is in music that you find the sole exception to this rule. It is both pleasant and good - Preya and Sreya, in the terminology of the Kathopanishad.
The meaning is: Radha is the individual seeker who wishes to reach a higher state of consciousness. Krishna the Supreme Soul, the Infinite Being, is represented by the Guru, or the Master. He is the link which binds the individual soul with the higher consciousness. Radha sees that without Krishna life is devoid of meaning. Even so, until the seeker meets the Guru, life is dreary, everything is empty. It is only when the seeker meets the Guru, life has a meaning, and a goal which is Self Realisation.
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Swami Nada Brahmananda - 93rd birthday (1988)
'Kamala Devi. Before beginning to walk, she began doing alternate nostril breathing and kapalabhati. As soon as she could walk, she began doing yoga exercises. She began to play flute (bansoori) and violin at a young age.
To understand this Sama Veda science, one has to practice it with single-minded devotion. Many hours of clapping tala, and singing ragas, over a period of years is required. Considerable physical discipline and mental control is required, along with control of the breath. Kamala Devi also practises control of diet (mitahara), and has been a complete sattvic vegetarian from birth.
Kamala Devi has a Bachelor Degree in Built Environment and Interior Design. She has chosen to devote her time and energy in developing Nada Yoga, the Yoga of Sound, and the study of Ayur Veda.
True Nada Yoga creates a higher state of mind in the practitioner. A state only understood through direct experience. It becomes part and parcel of that being's mind. This state of mind cannot be comprehended by the ordinary worldly minded person, whose mind is continually distracted by worldly desires and anxieties. Nada Yoga, like all of the other traditional forms of yoga, is for the purpose of looking after the mind, through physical and mental discipline.