26. A Celestial Sound
Sri Swami Satchidananda, an Indian religious teacher and spiritual master, gave the opening speech after Richie Havens performed his act kicking off the Woodstock music festival. He addressed almost half a million people with a very poignant and empowering message.
“My Beloved Brothers and Sisters we can just feel the vibes. Music is a celestial sound, and it is the sound that controls the whole universe, not atomic vibrations. Sound energy, sound power, is much, much greater than any other power in this world. And, one thing I would very much wish you all to remember is that with sound, we can make—and at the same time, break,” he bellowed into the mic.