For the Sufi, purification and enlightenment came through the heart. The heart was described as the most virtuous organ and the symbolic center of man’s existence and the feeling of love felt through the heart was accepted as the key of being aware of the existence of the Creator. This was an educational approach to music. Sufi music was used as a means of training for ideal perfection, which also meant becoming harmonious with oneself. Man, being accepted as the symbol of the universal creation, was described and evaluated as a micro-cosmos. It was believed that all the characteristics of the universe were awarded to man by the Creator. Therefore, the ultimate aim of music was to attain freedom of the self (nefs), so as to reach his/her soul to the divine origin.


Cantar nutre el cerebro infantil. La voz, el primer instrumento musical

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parece como si los adultos necesitaramos siempre argumentos sobre la utilidad de las cosas para dar valor a lo que en sí mismo es valioso. Pero dado que estamos inmersos en un mundo tan rápido y que va descartando lo que desde siempre ha nutrido el rico mundo infantil (los juegos, los cuentos,las canciones …), merece la pena conocer qué dice la ciencia sobre los efectos de cantar en los niños pequeños.

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