The Pathless Way to Truth and Spiritual New Age Music
Where do you draw the line when following the ideas and beliefs of another person? We can all agree that there are benefits to learning from those who came before us. We could probably also agree though, that there’s a point where following is detrimental. But what is that point, and is it different for every person? The great thinker J. Krishnamurti had insightful discussions about truth and following which we’ll see in an excerpt, and we’ll discuss how spiritual New Age music can help you focus on what works for you.
I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. That is my point of view, and I adhere to that absolutely and unconditionally. Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or to coerce people along any particular path. If you first understand that, then you will see how impossible it is to organize a belief. A belief is purely an individual matter, and you cannot and must not organize it. If you do, it becomes dead, crystallized; it becomes a creed, a sect, a religion, to be imposed on others. This is what everyone throughout the world is attempting to do. Truth is narrowed down and made a plaything for those who are weak, for those who are only momentarily discontented. Truth cannot be brought down, rather the individual must make the effort to ascend to it. You cannot bring the mountain-top to the valley. If you would attain to the mountain-top you must pass through the valley, climb the steeps, unafraid of the dangerous precipices.
The above words are an excerpt from the great thinker and spiritual guide J. Krishnamurti.
Krishnamurti’s usage of the word “path” is interesting here. By its definition a path is a road that has already been travelled, or that has been built for others to follow. A path is a fantastic thing in our physical world when we must go from our house to a river or to a store. But in our world of the self, a pre-determined path is built from definitions and categories that are concoctions of our thinking — of our mind. It is a road to nowhere. Instead, says Krishnaurti, we must traverse the land ourselves, and reach our goal in our own way. It is a journey that is not easy. It is a journey that takes effort, and focus.
One type of music that can help a person focus is spiritual New Age music which combines relaxing music with depth and a personal connection. The result is not only a calm space, but it can also be a place for a person to relax and connect with their own self.