This CD has been 36 years in the making, so I’m really glad to have sent it out for duplication! It includes all the chants that we do every morning in the Ashram – Om Guru Mere Guru, Shri Krishna, Universal Prayer and Jaya Jaya Arati, along with the full text of Shri Guru Gita, preceded by the
I made this recording for two reasons – one is to honor the rhythms of the Sanskrit language. I’ve done my best, though I’m sure it’s not perfect, to capture the intoxicating rhythms of the correct pronunciation. In addition, the pacing is what I was taught as a musician under my Guru, Swami Muktananda – which makes each verse chantable in one breath (or if you want a breath in the middle, you have time for that).
Lastly, I varied the melody that Baba gave us slightly, to make it easier for new chanters to pronounce. I recognize there is quite a learning c
urve when you want to begin chanting this amazing text, so the slight variations on the classical melody should help you with it. Of course, you also have the 400 audio recordings I’ve done for you – two per verse (or half-verse, on the long ones), so that you can work your way through this mind-altering, life-changing avenue to grace.
I hope you’ll all be as excited as I am about having this new resource to support your practices. Perhaps you’ll simply enjoy playing it in the background!
with love, Swami Nirmalananda