Sunday, December 25, 2011

2011 12 25 Anthony de Mello Tribute 2

On October 26, 2011 I posted a tribute to Tony, the first ten parts of the Awareness series. You may view that here: 2011 10 26 Anthony de Mello Tribute

Today I close the year with the final five parts of the series. I watched these just a couple of evenings ago, on Christmas Eve, 2011!  The first segment, especially, is very powerful. It seems like both an invitation and a challenge to Awareness, Awakening, Enlightenment. This seems most appropriate as we enter 2012. Are you ready? :-)

These seven videos play for approximately 60 minutes.

Anthony DeMello

Until his sudden death on June 2, 1987, Fr. Tony de Mello was the director of the Sadhana Institute of Pastoral Counseling near Poona, India. Author of five best selling books, renowned worldwide for his workshops, retreats, and prayer courses, he aimed simply to teach people
how to pray, how to wake up and live.

Most people, he maintained, are asleep. They need to wake up, open up their eyes, see what is real, both inside and outside of themselves. The greatest human gift is to be aware, to be in touch with oneself, one's body, mind, feelings, thoughts, sensations.

1 - Gayatri mantra, Devi the Goddess by Shanti Mayi 6:15

2 - Anthony de Mello - Awareness pt.56a Land Of Love 8:11

3 - Anthony de Mello - Awareness pt.56b Land Of Love 8:11

4 - Anthony de Mello - Awareness pt.56c Land Of Love 8:11

5 - Anthony de Mello - Awareness pt.56d Land Of Love 8:11

6 - Anthony de Mello - Awareness pt.56e Land Of Love 9:57

7 - tryambakam mantra HD (must watch !!!!!)  9:32

Anthony de Mello's Awareness series - all 56 parts! - may be viewed online.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2011 12 20 Virtual Kirtan

Happy Winter Solstice (December 21st) !

Today's 61 minute playlist of seven songs includes selections by Western kirtan artists Shanti Mayi (who I am absolutely delighted to have found on YouTube!), Wah!, Deva Premal and Miten, Vicka Rimach, Jaya Lakshmi, and Prema Hara.


1 - Gayatri mantra, Devi the Goddess by Shanti Mayi 6:15

2 - Wah! devi - Om Jaya Ganapataye Namaha 9:55

3 - Chidananda by Deva Premal & Miten 7:53

4 - Sri Krishna Caitanya Prabhu by Vicka Rimach 8:33

5 - Jaya Lakshmi - Om Purnam 6:00
(This is one of my favorite bhajans. I just Love this song!)

6 - Prema Hara 2 [Radhe Radhe Jay Sri Radhe] 14:55

7 - Om Asatoma Sadgamaya 7:25

(If you noticed that all the songs in this playlist are sung by, or at least start out sung by, women, you are Most Observant! :-)

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2011 12 13 Satsang Jiddu Krishnamurti

Today's Satsang is approximately 70 minutes long and has one main component, a talk given by Jiddu Krishnamurti: "7th Public Talk, Saanen, Switzerland, 22nd July, 1979"

In Total Silence the Mind Comes Upon the Eternal

[Some of the topics addressed in this talk]
Why is there constant strife and seeking?
Are we seeking superficial sensory experience or something timeless that thought has not touched at all?
Can thought with its limitation enquire deeply? Is observation the instrument of thought?
When one observes does the thing being observed undergo change?
Can the mind having understood desire know its value is relative and be free to observe?
Is there a way of living without any control? Is not the controller the movement of thought?
When there is no conflict whatsoever what takes place in the mind?

1 - Gayatri Mantra ( 3 Times )  1:51

2 - Jiddu Krishnamurti: In Total Silence The Mind Comes Upon The Eternal  1:08

3 - Om Asatoma Sat Gamaya 1:51

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

2011 12 06 Virtual Kirtan

A virtual kirtan with traditional Indian artists Jagit Singh, Shankar Mahadevan, Udit Narayan, Shri Vinod Aggarwal, Mahendra Kapoor, Anuradha Paudwal, and Shri Ashwinkumar Pathak.

Nine videos play for 60 minutes:

1 - Gayatri Mantra - Jagjit Singh 5:33

2 - Om gan ganapataye namaha (ganesha mantra) by Shankar Mahadevan 7:45

3 - Rudra Rudra Maha Rudra - Lord Shiva - Hindi Bhajan by Udit Narayan & Vinod Rathod 7:12

4 - "Radhe Radhe Radhe Govind Radhe" by Shri Vinod Aggarwal 6:41

5 - Ma Vaishno Devi bhajan by Mahendra Kapoor 6:53


7 - Sunderkand - 12( Hanuman Chalisa & aarti ) Sung by Guruji Shri Ashwinkumar Pathak of Jai Shree Ram 6:30

8 - Mara ghat ma birajta Shrinathji 10:01

9 - Mantra "asato ma sad gamaya" (Ravi Shankar & George Harrison) 2:18

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