Question: Antonio Stradivari lived more than 90 years and made more than 1,100 stringed instruments. 650 Stradivarius violins made more than 250 years are still considered to be among the finest instruments.
The latest technology cannot even come close to the sound of a Stradivarius violin. The International Association of Violin Makers has tried many times to reveal the secret of the master, and they have come to nothing. There are all sorts of logical explanations: the wood was different, the times are different, all sorts of things.
Tell me, please, what is the secret of such masters like Antonio Stradivari?
Answer: We must first understand what happens in our ear, why exactly, and what can cause such a reaction from its strings.
Question: Meaning, how can these sounds enter us like that? Is there a secret in this?
Answer: There is a secret. But I think even Stradivari himself did not know about it—he just worked this way. And the secret lies in a special combination of sounds that affect the heart. Here we need to think about how the heart responds first, and then the ear hears. That is the most important thing, and no one knows it. Stradivari did not know these internal mechanics either.
Question: So he was more like the executor of some will?
Answer: His hands and he in general were moved by an inner instinct.
Question: It didn’t happen without the Creator, right?
Answer: No, of course not.
Question: So an ordinary person is chosen, and later we talk a lot about them. But in fact, the person is chosen and a secret is carried out through him. This secret is suitable for anything and not only the violin or the cello?
Answer: Yes, anything, not only musical instruments. The sound should not pass into the ear but into the heart, and only then it comes out through the ear.
Question: Does it come out of the ear?
Question: So I don’t hear with my ears?
Answer: No, with the heart.
Question: Does a word have such a quality as the sound, as you say now?
Answer: Of course. This is exactly how a word is pronounced.
Question: Is it necessary to find a word that penetrates into the heart and only then is heard?
Question: Are there such words at all?
Question: How do we find such words in our science? We are studying a science that is not curiosity, not knowledge. How can we find such words that will penetrate the heart?
Answer: It is very simple. I asked my teacher, Rabash, about this. He said: “Have you heard what is said in the Shema prayer? Shema, Michael.” I was surprised: “Why “Michael” if it is a Shema, Israel prayer?
Because Israel is a common name. But in fact, you can substitute any name there.
Question: Is this an appeal to the heart: “Shema, Michael”?
Question: Is the Shema prayer considered one of the highest prayers?
Answer: Of course.
Question: Have we now reached the point where prayer is first heard by the heart?
Answer: Yes. And only then is it heard by the ear or heard at all.
Comment: You keep saying that the prayer of an ordinary person is higher than the prayers composed by sages, the Kabbalists.
My Response: Yes, because he feels it. He has an inner resonance of his heart with the upper word. Therefore, this is the highest appeal to the Creator.
Question: Meaning, when a person pronounces an appeal with feelings, he hears it first from above?
Question: Is this appeal not born in him?
Answer: No, of course not.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 12/1/22