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Of all their artificial busyness believing itself to be able to grasp, teach and present the secret science of music superficially from outside, he can only comment:
“Just like thousands get married out of love,
and this love reveals itself not even once in these thousands,
although they all pursue the craft of love,
so thousands carry on with music,
but do not find its revelation.”
And the low mental-emotional performance at the universities and schools, right down to the kindergartens, give drastic evidence of incapability of this.
And regarding the people who know nothing about it nor take it to their hearts, he confesses:
“I must despise a world
that has no idea
how music is a greater revelation
than all wisdom and philosophy.”
The great poet Shakespeare becomes more vitriolic - becomes more precise - by stating:
“The man who has no music in himself
nor is not moved with the concord of sweet sounds
is fit for treason, stratagems and spoils:
the motions of his spirit are dull as night
and his affections dark as Erebus.
Let no such man be trusted.”
And in ancient China where music was taught and learned as a cosmic science as it was in other parts of the world at the time of the highly civilized cultures many millennia ago, Confucius who, like Beethoven, was first and foremost a composer and a practicing musician, stated more retrospectively:
“Therefore the wise creates a music,
which corresponds to cosmic harmony,
and an upbringing and education,
which is appropriate
to the cosmic dignity of man.”
„Therefore the wise speaks
about the universal ethical order.“
“Fostering of natural music -
this is the training of inner harmony.”
“The virtue of perfect man
lies in his knowledge of the depth of the soul
and in the mystery
of the change of all things in his consciousness.
He knows the common primordial ground
of the unmoved and the moved;
he unites both from the state of unity/universality.
That is the perfect man.
He knows the way of cosmic cognition
and leads a life in universal creative power.
Rites of enlightenment and harmonious music
are his adornment.
cosmic habits in life and universal music:
in them the virtue of perfect man is seen.
Knowledge of the mental primordial ground of all changes:
in here his freedom is seen.”
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