Ayu wrote:Right now i have to learn many songs by hard, because i joined a new A Cappella Singing Band. The Songs are kind of comedy based German Popsongs... So it is nothing really spiritually uplifting. It is like a job.
It fills my brain...
I wonder, if this action drags my away from my dharmic path. I would like to integrate this action better than to get disturbed by it.
Joyfully there are just two (from 18) unknown songs left. Maybe it would be less hard, when i'm able to sing them all...
Has anyone here experience with integrating music or a hard work into the path? Thanks.
Ayu wrote:No, i hope i'm not only interested in a simple justification...
My topic is "How to keep the bond between Dharma and my existence? How not to forget it in the things i do?"
That leads to observe the effects of the doing on the mind.
It is interesting.
Yesterday i carried these thoughts into the band rehearsal - my other band plays improvising relaxing hippie-music...
I found out, thinking of Dharma (in my case thinking of Tara) while playing the music uplifts the whole situation.
Maybe this will not lead to Nirvana directly but it is not bad...
Johnny Dangerous wrote:One thing that I have tried to do lately with Music and some other stuff, is to focus on how I interact with other people in these activities. For instance, especially if the people you make music with enjoy your company and the experience is a positive one for them, maybe the more that can be focused on, the more you are "safe" that it stays an activity that is healthy by Dharma standards?
PadmaVonSamba wrote:I have just discovered a website that lets you effortlessly and accurately compose, hear and print out musical scores:
So, given the choice, I will probably be spending a lot more time there and not as much here at DharmaWheel.
There are only so many minutes in a day,
only so many discussions that lead nowhere,
and yet, so many melodies to create!
Namgyal wrote:A old Lama once told me that when you practice and perfect artistic skills externally, you are polishing and perfecting your own inner nature at the same time.
Ayu wrote:In which tradition was this Lama?