Arun Apte (and students). Ganapatipule, Maharashtra, India. December 1998.
the transcription for the first 12 minutes of the talk:
It is very difficult to describe this inner joy. You can only enjoy it. You can only feel it. It’s something so innate, to see that so many of you have learnt this difficult music. And all of you have been enjoying it.
I went to various places in the West, and I felt that, why, even small little children, […]
Concert before Christmas, Ganapatipule (India), 24 December 1995
[The evening before the Christmas Puja a concert is held by Arun Apte and other musicians. After Shri Mataji’s arrival he starts singing but Shri Mataji stops him as Mr. Punjab – maybe some personality or authority – would like to offer Her a garland: “Mister Punjab…”.
Then the concert begins.
During the concert Shri Mataji comments: “Wah”.
At a certain point Shri Mataji interrupts the performance of the Marathi song “Gheyi Chand Makarand” which is being performed to explain its meaning]
[1.05.03] This song is describing a seeker like the beetle which is seeking the honey in the lotus. […]
Dr. Arun Apte, with Nirmal Sangeet Sarita and Babamama, performs a special bhajan written by Saint Namadeva ‘Nirgunache Bheti Aalo Sugunasange’ about another Saint : Gora kumbhar
Starts at 7:21
[Shri Mataji introduces the song that Arunji is going to perform.]
“This song, this song is an introduction very much, because it’s a song it was created in the sixteen century It had been written by a very famous musician – I should say very famous poet, […]