Michael Laitman, On Quora: “Why does music heal our pain?“
Music acts on our sense of hearing, which is the most sensual of the five senses.
When there is a properly-tuned harmony, it affects us almost instantaneously. A few beats is all it takes to draw us in.
Likewise, music has the ability to raise our moods, to calm and to heal us.
Nonetheless, it is still a merely an earthly means for doing so, and we should not be deceived that it is anything more than that.
Much of how music affects us has to do with how we have been raised. We have to understand the music we listen to. For instance, indigenous cultures typically will not understand classical music, and those raised strictly on classical music will not understand contemporary music.
However, despite the different kinds of music, it remains a very powerful accompaniment to humanity’s history. According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, music is at the level of Bina, which is the sense of hearing.
Based on the TV program, “News with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman,” on January 18, 2021. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.