Have you ever had an experience that is so deep that it gives you goosebumps? Send shivers down your spine? Make parts of your brain tingle?\nThese I believe, are the moments when the soul connects to something larger than itself and trembles at the jolt of that connection.\nThe Nirvana moment.It happens to me, sometimes through my own conscious attainment but most often it happens when I am a passive voyeur of someone else\u2019s journey into the depths of their own soul-universe.\nIt happened last night.\nAt least 2-3 times \u2013 as I watched the singers and the music maestros of classical Indian music reach heights of their of their own personal effort.\nThey weren\u2019t performing for an audience \u2013 though we were all certainly very present \u2013 they played for themselves.\nWhile their hands / voices performed, their faces and eyes told the story of the excruciating strain of getting the notes just right. The concentration or dhyaan was so intense\u00a0 that it transported even me \u2013 a music-ignoramus \u2013 to another world; I cannot imagine how they managed to hold themselves in this world during those moments! In the final performance the jugalbandi between the Sitar player and the tabla player felt liek it was one spirit playing through the two sets of hands!\nSublime Excruciating Intense Nirvana moments.\nTotally transported me over the bridge across the universe!\nThe show curated by Shubha Mudgal and performed by Kaushiki Chakravorty, Murad Ali, Akram Khan, Purbayan Chatterjee, Satyajit Talwalkar, Ajay Joglekar, Yogesh Samsi and others.\n\nGrateful.\nPranaam to all these supreme souls!\n***\nHere is a song by Shubha Mudgal \u2026 from a Bollywood film \u2026 not as raw or intense as classical Indian music but one that has given me many evenings of pure joy.\n\njm\nDec 2016\n\nSave\nThe post The Bridge to God \u2013 Shubha Mudgal appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.