My Sadhana

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Sādhana is a discipline undertaken in the pursuit of a goal. Abhyāsa is repeated practice performed with observation and reflection. Kriyā, or action, also implies perfect execution with study and investigation. Therefore, sādhanā, abhyāsa, and kriyā all mean one and the same thing. A sādhaka, or practitioner, is one who skillfully applies…mind and intelligence in practice towards a spiritual goal.

B. K. Iyengar – Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Through the exploration and practice of eastern traditional art and culture, combined with my training and development as a contemporary and post-modern musician, I aim to cultivate a holistic creative consciousness that naturally synthesizes and harmonically weaves all influences together into an integral expression that supports each tradition in which it is rooted, while integrally expressing who I am. I have experienced that the artistic and spiritual journeys can follow the same path, that of transcendence, and I aspire to discover this universal truth in my life and music.

Inspired by my time living in India, I aim to infuse my music with the sacred and spiritual vibrations first revealed to the ancient mystic “seers”.  This musical consciousness, passed onto me from my Gurus, Shantanu Bhattacharyya, Abir Singh Khangura and Sudip Chatterjee, is a powerful instrument of spiritual elevation.  By dedication and devotion to these ancient spiritual teachings and my Guru’s talim (training), in my riyaz (practice) I aspire to create music that is a meaningful cross-cultural synthesis as well as integrally expressesing who I am.

I also believe in the elevation of all thoughts and actions into a wider and more luminous plane of consciousness where the individual-self merges with the universal-self.  The intuitive and creative expression of my relationship with the universal-self is what I aim to discover express that through my music.

Since the dawn of humanity it has been known that music is the universal language that is both transformative and healing. It is through this ancient science that Indian Raga music has evolved and I am dedicated to sharing this spiritually holistic music with people from all cultures, offering an enriching and elevating experience.  I am culturing a deep understanding of Eastern philosophy and music, and aim to unify the fabrics of both Eastern and Western music and culture in a harmonious and innovative musical expression.  Through my traditional and contemporary music, I hope to leave a lasting impression on the listener, engaging and challenging them towards inner fulfillment.
As a new era of globalizing multiculturalism dawns, I feel I am part of a new evolution of cross-cultural artists who define themselves by searching for global harmony and truth, in turn giving a deeper significance to the converging of global cultures. As the fragmented modern world desperately searches for meaning and identity, the path of cross-cultural artistic discipline and universal spiritual fulfilment may be humanity’s best attempt to harmoniously synthesize the fabric of a new world culture.

“Spirituality is in essence an awakening to the inner reality of our being, to a spirit, self, soul which is other than our mind, life and body, and inner aspiration to know, to feel, to be that, to enter into contact with the greater Reality beyond and pervading the universe which inhabits also our own being, to be in communion with It and union with It, and a turning, a conversion, a transformation of our whole being, as a result of aspiration, the contact, the union, a growth or waking into a new becoming or new being, a new self, a new nature.”
Sri Aurobindo

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