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“If you want to get to know me…”
May 20th, 2010

“…listen to my music.” We had a very deep evening of honoring Swami Kriyananda on his 84th birthday – I wish you all could have been there, for the vibration of the entire evening was very much in keeping with where Swami’s consciousness is right now – deep bliss. I hope you can take a few minutes to listen to these songs that we sang this evening, to feel a little of the spirit of who Swami Kriyananda is.

Blessed the Life
Blessed the Life
God’s Call WithinGod’s Call Within
Thy Will
Thy Will
Home Is a Green Hillhome-is-a-green-hill.mp3

It was a simple, but very deep evening, with a little chanting and these four songs before Jyotish and Devi gave very moving, inspiring talks. The evening ended with a half an hour of meditation, and we left with some Prasad, a sweet morsel offered to Master for his blessing.

Speaking personally, my life would be empty without the gift of Swamiji’s music. It has brought such meaning, purpose, direction, and bliss into my life. I simply don’t know how I could bear to live without it.

Thank you Swamiji, for ALL you have given to us, in every aspect of our lives, and for your continued example of living for God. I’ll end with a quote from God’s Call Within:

Leave to the weak his craven life!
To the coward leave his dreaming!
O my saint, wake up! Reclaim the light.
Seek the truth behind all seeming.

In joyful service, David

 

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6 Responses

  1. Richard Salva says:

    Thank you, David, for sharing the inspiration of Swamiji’s music.

  2. Nancy Cralle says:

    What beautiful music, thank you so much for sharing the celebration and the songs. Love and blessings, Nancy

  3. Paul says:

    Yes, David I wish I could have been there too. (was in spirit).I agree with you, I don’t know what I would do with out Swamiji.
    My computer is filled with his books and reread them every day along with Ananda radio playing in the background, what bliss! “Happy Birthday Swamiji!”
    Oh! Devi is such an awesome speaker,one of my favorites!
    p.s. Swamiji I love your book “Revelations of Christ” it has helped me very much! Just received the “New Path” can’t wait to get started on it.
    I also enjoy the Internet class also on mediation.

  4. Steve Navisky says:

    Thank you David for expressing what I feel is a shared truth that we choir members feel, every time we sing. I feel Swamiji’s music come alive as we learn to begin to understand, more deeply, the fathomless joy it expresses to us and to all who hear it. Last evening was a very deep joy and a higher conscious experience.
    Happy Birthday Swamiji and thanks beyond words.

  5. Brindey (Lee Powers) says:

    Ommmmmmm! Listening to these songs, brought me to tears.
    My, how Master has come to express Himself through, our Swamiji, and all of you!
    Thank you!
    Vijay and I and a couple of other souls had a sweet and powerful satsang in Henderson for Swamijis birthday.
    In Divine Love,
    Brindey

  6. Bhagavati says:

    Wonderful post, David. Where, indeed, would we be without Swamiji, his music, Ananda, our gurubais? Thank you for posting these recordings; the joy and grace of the evening radiates through every note and every voice. Aum guru.

 

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