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Lebanon: Maharishi Gandharva Veda concert in Beirut thrills the atmosphere with peace and harmony
by Global Good News staff writer

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23 November 2008

On 18 November 2008, a beautiful concert of Maharishi Gandharva Veda music was held in Beirut, Lebanon. Three renowned Maharishi Gandharva Veda musicians—Surajit Das (sitar); Rudrajit Bhattacharya (vocal); and Paul Subrata (tablas)—gave the concert at Monnot Theater in Beirut.

The musicians were invited by Dr Omar Hamza and Dr Suzan Hamza, the National Directors of the
Global Country of World Peace in Lebanon, which offers the programmes of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, including the Transcendental Meditation Programme.

The concert was held under the patronage of the Lebanese Minister of Culture, Mr Tammam Salam, who attended along with other dignitaries including the wife of the Prime Minister of Lebanon. The concert was organized by the Global Mother Divine Organization of Lebanon, headed by Dr Suzan Hamza, with the help of the National Office of Religion and Culture of the Global Country of World Peace.

At the opening of the concert, Dr Hamza welcomed the guests and gave a short introduction about Maharishi Gandharva Veda music. She said, 'Thousands of years ago in India, great Rishis or sages cognized within their own consciousness the subtle rhythms and enlightening melodies of the Veda, which is pure knowledge at the basis of Nature. As a part of the Veda, Gandharva Veda is the tradition of musical performance that replicates the vibrations of Natural Law at different times of day and night.'

Dr Hamza went on to explain that 'Maharishi has revived this eternal music of Nature and inspired the most renowned musicians of India to bless the world with Maharishi Gandharva Veda music. By playing or listening to this music you join in creating greater peace, harmony, and joy for yourself, your dear ones and the world.'

Dr Salim Haddad, National Director of the Office of Religion and Culture for the Global Country of World Peace, commented on the success of the concert, saying that those who came late could not find a place to sit, and none of the audience members left before the concert was finished—'they remained in silence for two complete hours, ending the concert with long minutes of clapping.'

Dr Haddad added, 'This music is to enliven the infinite field of silence on the gross level of relativity. . . . the music was extremely marvellous in making everyone experience the level of his inner silence.'

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