when one hears music, how should one truly hear it?
this -if one can be completely silent, you see, silent
and attentive, simply as though one were an instrument
which has to record it -one does not move, and is
only something that is listening- if one can be absolutely
silent, absolutely still and like that, then the thing
enters. And it is only later, some time later , that
you can become aware of the effect, either of what
it meant or the impression it had on you.
But the best way of listening is this.
It is to be like a still mirror and very concentrated,
very silent. In fact, we see people who truly love
music. ..I have seen musicians listening to music,
musicians, composers or players who truly love music,
I have seen them listening to music... they sit completely
still, you know, they are like that, they do not move
at all. Everything, everything is like that. And if
one can stop thinking, then it is very good, then
one profits fully. ...It is one of the methods of
inner opening and one of the most powerful.
(Vol.6, pp. 381-82)