Ksana

Photo of Benjamin Thigpen

Photo:

Yohan Lopez

Ksana

Music Conservatory of Montreal

Written by

Benjamin Thigpen

for

Tu-Yo

interpreted by

Jean-François Laporte and Benjamin Thigpen

as part of:

Totem Electric #4

0:10:00

"ksana" is the Sanskrit word designating the smallest interval of time. It is the 90th part of a thought. When a man snaps his fingers, 63 ksanas have gone by – and within each passing ksana there are 900 instances of arising and ceasing.


To see a World in a Grain of Sand

And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

– William Blake