Deliverance is not for me in renunciation. I feel the embrace of freedom in a thousand bonds of delight.
In Indian music, it is not possible to build anything other than the raga basis. We can run away from its fetters, but not from its main outline.
Most people believe the mind to be a mirror, more or less accurately reflecting the world outside them, not realizing on the contrary that the mind is itself the principal element of creation.
The man whose acquaintance with the world does not lead him deeper than science leads him, will never understand what it is that the man with the spiritual vision finds in these natural phenomena.
When you came you cried and everybody smiled with joy; when you go smile and let the world cry for you.
When Death comes and whispers to me, Your days are ended, let me say to him, I have lived in love and not in mere time. He will ask, Will your songs remain? I shall say, I know not, but this I know, that often when I sang I found my eternity.