SounDs and MUSIC IN THE BODY OF MAN AND BEYOND
By Professor Dr. Tan Man-Ho
(An excerpt from the original work,
Real World Views, Book 8,
by Professor Dr. Tan Man-Ho entitled "To
Know, To Understand, To Be; The 'I's and 'It's of Man; Commentaries,
Thoughts and Aphorisms on the Social Life of Man", April
1997 - September 1997 Discourses, Chapter 1, Section A: "Sounds and
Music in the Body of Man and Beyond" , pp. 8~13)
SOUNDS AND MUSIC
IN THE BODY OF MAN AND BEYOND
Every kind of human activity is
always associated with a definite qualitative form of
All this is transitory and will change as soon as the posture of
human activity changes.
Music is to itself a library of
the mantra body of man, and nourishes his astral body and language, the
library of the symbols and nourishes his divine body.
Higher music and higher language nourish both.
The sounds from the human body
could turn out to be toxins for the consumers.
So long as we are unable to control our inner forces, toxins could
easily gather and emanate outwards.
One becomes psychologically healthy when one consumes
medicinal sounds emanated by
Man acquires all kinds of
emotional factors by listening to various kinds of music and songs.
The feeding of harmonious sound has become a habitual second nature.
Recently, my great appetite for music becomes unquenchable.
It has become a cause of my
I call it ‘the-flow-of-dollars-along-the-kingdom-of-world-music’.
If you are to
attach to music, you must
attach to it consciously, and not
Listening to music and songs is no lost provided you also produce them on a
Here in our school, music is used to dissolve unwanted emotions and
rebuild positive emotions for creating a healthy astral body.
(music for feeling) can be used to remove mechanicalness and formatory
pattern of other centers; it can be used to break-up mechanical physical
movements and mechanical instinctive-sex processes.
Breathe-in and feel the inner part of the head.
Classical music may be
in the head and pop music,
Music alters the existing
pattern of thinking, feeling and the mind of willing listeners.
It could affect the rate
filling-in-of-oxygen into the blood due to its possible influence on the
rate of breathing.
responsible for some strange psyche states occurring in a person.
Use music to bring the three
is: What is the music that can centralize your inner forces?
Different people need different types of music to do this.
And the same music might not have the same effect from time to time.
Your attitude to classical
music should be the same as your attitude to classical books, just as your
attitude to popular music is your attitude to popular books.
Contemporary popular music and
songs can only provide an “artificial”
and “mechanical” resting “skin”
of the soul.
involve many more things, which demand a display of many intricate emotions.
Whosoever remains in one particular emotion will only find himself
swept off by the next emotion-wave.
He is no emotion static man and his attachment to one particular form
of emotion is always temporary although the emotion pattern remains the
In attachment to a
particular form of emotion and to a particular music or song (as its
expression), one holds to them and even compels others to follow forth,
holding the wheel of emotion backwards.
Only he who can produce a
flow-of-the-astral-music of a new type has
He who imitates
Only he who can produce a
flow-of-divine-thought of a new type has
been, otherwise, he is
He who imitates has not, has to catch-up.
In order to produce and preserve a
flow-of-the-astral-music one must
be able to record them down in a comprehendible form.
But for music, a direct teaching and production is essential.
That means, unless one is a good musician, one will surely decipher
the musical manuscript in his own way and in accordance with his own of
Just like that of
any writing, one can only understand, this divine body in one’s own way and
at one’s own level.
movement of any music and observe
how it changes your astral (emotion) states.
Record this changed state and try to observe whether it always evokes
such a state in you when you listen to it each time.
Find out how it reacts in the bodies of other man.
He who sees perpetual motion of
himself will understand the nature of a perpetual music and its arrested
ordinary arrested music and
mechanical music, and how the
later forms (arrested forms) always give way to the former, just like
arrested logical thinking always gives way to dialectics and the
Music associated with
socialized romanticism is in antithesis to music associated with
long as economic factors of production have assumed the
socialized form, so long will
So long as there is individual, so long there will be
That too will not perish but can be modified to “not-to-forget-its-other-socialized-form-of-romanticism”.
This is a problem of romantic arts of the sentimental type
(especially of love) and its usefulness when
Without arming our astral body
with classical music properly channeled to the
school, we will fall prey to
sentimental and romantic music that is a danger for behind it there may be a
One must consume a
pretty large amount of music before one can see it in its totality.
Work music consciously listened
is useful for removing certain poisonous and wrongly crystallized emotional
hydrogen in the centers.
music can crystallized these harmful substances as well.
Music must correspond to
thought just as
emotion must correspond to the
type is for different forms of thought.
The emotional center and the intellectual center will not function
harmoniously if music and thought of contradictory nature are forced
For a music that intends to
law of inaudibility,
it must contain at least two separate musical octaves, preferably
qualitatively different (using different musical instruments).
One must be less audible than the other.
One of the octaves must function as the background whiles the other
at the forefront.
It must not be
One rhythm must
hide behind the other.
should be transformation of the mantra from one musical octave into another
from time to time, by bringing the musical octave from the background to the
fore (through loudness) and vice-versa to sensitized audibility difference
making the intended octave audible (visible) and the unintended one
inaudible (invisible) and vice-versa.
The invisible must be
visible is the
God or vice-versa.
It is also possible to have a triple and quarter movement for
demonstrating the law of inaudibility.
If you are to produce a good
piece of music with combination of excellent sounds , you must intentionally
tune the sound bodies to produce the body of music and to record it into
some stable materials such as records, cassette tapes, CDs and manuscripts
so that they could benefit the future generation.
These quality music are the objective
music and when played is capable of evoking the same emotion in the audience
irrespective of the time factor.
For the physical body you must
intentionally and consciously produce definite physical postures or
movements that can also be photographed and recorded in films, videos, video
The eastern music is as subtle as the western music and is no lower than it.
It is the cultural forms that vary.
The sounds and music that is
outside is also the sounds and music that is inside.
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