The lengthy raga by Pandit Pran Nath, recorded at Big Apple Recording Studios in New York City on August 21, 1976 is a real challenge to the Western mind, especially in the Internet age, where there seems to be distractions waiting on every step and the attention spans are gradually more fragmented and shortened. I wasn’t an exception from this – during the course of the 1 hour raga, I’ve done several different things on my computer, which is almost like a profanation of the musical genius of Pran Nath (and which makes me feel bad and disrespectful to that great musician). It’s an exercise in patience and an amazing meditational piece, a glimpse of a different world with no distractions and clear, pure minds free of unnecessary trash. Listen, get immersed and try to keep the amount of distractions to a minimum, and you will be rewarded. Maybe even with a life-changing experience, if you listen closely enough. Highly recommended.

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