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Sri Ramakrishna "The Mozart of India"

World Renowned Composer Philip Glass on Sri Ramakrishna

WHEN WE THINK of genius, we think of Einstein or Mozart or Rembrandt; we think of scientists or musicians or painters. Mozart is a good example. Mozart seemed to speak the language of music. His father taught him, but at a very early age he was writing in a very sophisticated language. The fact is that in the spiritual world this can happen too, and this is exactly who Ramakrishna was. I could say he was the Mozart of India. You could look at it that way.
You could almost say it was in his DNA, it came into him and through him. There's a continuity of culture that can emerge in a person, and in this case a person who grew up in a small village. I think the appearance of Ramakrishna in any society would have been considered a miracle.