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  • “It’s like driving your car. If you drive too fast on the highway, you will topple, so you better maintain your speed. Life is similar to that, and that’s the way you have to control your head.”
  • “The idea of music is to liberate the listener and lead him to a frame where he feels he is elevated”
  • “I basically love classical music. I love a lot of musicians playing together and the whole culture of that, whether it’s Indian or it’s Western.”
  • “The more I compose, the more I know that I don’t know it all. I think it’s a good way to start. If you think you know it all, the work becomes a repetition of what you’ve already done. I try to make sure that I don’t repeat my music.”
  • “I think music, in my opinion, is not about motivation in the way it’s – it’s not a running base. It’s art. And my whole philosophy of music is different. It’s almost like cooking and serving to people, seeing them smile and enjoying the food, really.”
  • “If there is no criticism, you become lazy. But it should be constructive, and it should be the truth. If it’s biased and there’s no truth in it, then I don’t care about it. If it’s true, it helps me grow.”
  • “When you do something with a lot of honesty, appetite and commitment, the input reflects in the output.”
  • “The institution of marriage works better when there’s a spiritual connection. If you’re marrying just for the sake of the woman, then you may lose interest in each other very soon. When we marry in the interest of the Holy Spirit with the intention of serving God and humanity, then it gives a much larger perspective..”
  • “Your inner voice is the voice of divinity. To hear it, we need to be in solitude, even in crowded places.”
  • “Each one of us has our own evolution of life, and each one of us goes through different tests which are unique and challenging. But certain things are common. And we do learn things from each other’s experience. On a spiritual journey, we all have the same destination.”
  • “I believe that whatever comes at a particular time is a blessing from God.”
  • “For me, there is no day or night for music. I often work through the night – without phone calls disturbing me.”
  • “So long as you do it truthfully, music is not to be judged.”
  • “I was a common man, and I will always remain a common man. No amount of stardom will ever consume my soul. Money comes, money goes. Fame comes, fame”
  • “I am the kind of person who does not like to carry baggage. In fact, I don’t go back and listen to my own music. I believe in closing chapters and moving forward. That’s what gives me peace.”
  • “I feel blessed and humbled that people have loved my music. Nothing would be possible without their acceptance.”
  • “Success comes to those who dedicate everything to their passion in life. To be successful, it is also very important to be humble and never let fame or money travel to your head.”
  • “Every time I sit for a song, I feel I am finished. It’s like a beggar sitting waiting for God to fill your bowl with the right thought. In every song, I ask help from Him. Everybody around is so good, so to create music that will connect with so many people is not humanly possible without inspiration.”
  • “Wisdom comes from within. Knowledge is acquired and can sometimes put a screen on your wisdom.”
  • “I have too many responsibilities and principles. There’s no time for ‘guilty’ pleasures.”
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