“Music and Mothering”
Throughout the ages music has been associated with mothering. The first sounds the baby hears are those of his mother – her breathing, her pulse and of course her voice transmitted to him through his watery environment. He is in a sea of pulsation, all generated by the mother.
In the outer world when he is on her belly and at her breast, he still hears her pulsations and especially her voice. Read More »
“The Drum and the Mother”
The basic problem of all existence, the root cause of all human suffering, is alienation from the mother. She was the whole world to us – the source of all love, and the cause of all distress. Reconciliation with her, the grateful reunion, is the task of life. This is the way, the only way, to love and enlightenment. Read More »
“‘You’re the Only Star’: Music, Illness, and Motherhood”
When I was six I was admitted to hospital extremely ill, not thought to live.
I vividly recall my mother waving good-bye to me through the glass screen. (I must have been in an isolation unit.)
Then she hurriedly turned away to hide her tears, but I knew. And then she was gone. Read More »
“Knowing Our Mother’s Soul”
It is imperative, I believe, for us to see, to Know, our mother’s Soul, her Godliness, her Buddha-Nature. Only then can we Know our own – and so, at last, be relieved of our anguish.
This does not mean that our mothers need to change but only our inner image of her. Read More »