When a Sadguru renders the majestic words of seers and sages through the mystical medium of music, they not only stir the strings of the heart but also suffuse it with the essence of divine knowledge. It is this experience that has been brought alive in this first-ever Gujarati album by Anandmurti Gurumaa, Gurunaa Vachano, presenting a unique collection of profound bhajans. Backed with exhilarating yet soothing music, it exquisitely weaves together the different facets of the spiritual journey. It extols boundless grace of the master, glory of enlightening wisdom, tenacity of the seeker, prayerfulness to the Lord, as these are indispensible for the inner flowering. It aptly begins with Bhramargufamaa Niranjan Jyoti, a perfect representation of the yogic tradition whereby the bio-electric currents ida and pingala are balanced so that sushumna can be awakened. It talks about awakening of the chakras and occurrence of ajapa-japa (uninterrupted resonance of the mantra) in the breath. Intriguingly expressing profound experiences, it points at That which exists beyond the comprehension of mind but is experienced by the meditator within the deeper realms of cosmic consciousness. Yet a lot remains unsaid, which seeks further exploration on the part of the seeker. Then comes the inspiring Aevi Tu Shakti, every word of which is filled with intense longing-ness. It is a heartfelt prayer seeking the grace of Lord, the blessings to be able to tread the spiritual path with great zeal and enthusiasm. With its captivating music comes Gurunaa Vachano, honouring the timeless truth expressed by the master. Extolling the master’s teachings, it prays for the quintessential wisdom to become part of seeker’s life. It emphasises the significance of cleansing the mind sullied by worldly matters with surrender, devotion and love. Thus it calls out to be pure so that the higher truth can be absorbed. Lovingly celebrating master’s grace, Guruji Maara Kaanmaa is about the untold deeper truths revealed by the master. It conveys how, without the association and grace of a master, it is difficult for an aspirant to go into deeper meditative states and experience Samadhi. The touching words of this bhajan are like floral offerings in the lotus feet of the master. The culminating track Ulat Chale So Paave is a mystical composition in which the deep spiritual practices have been expressed in coded language. Symbolising body as a temple of nine doors and head akin to an upside-down well filled with nectar, it encapsulates deep philosophy of tantric yoga.
It stirs the strings of heart with its intoxicating spell of divine nectar. Such is this resounding track featuring the mesmerising music of Ney, the Sufi’s flute, symbolising love, devotion, emptiness. It is an ecstatic invocation to the divine, a compelling invitation to explore the mysteries of the heart, a call to empty the mind of all worldly debris and be consumed by pure love & deep longing. It takes one to the space within where lies the ultimate treasure beyond description. For music encompasses that which cannot be defined or confined in words and envelops the listener in its entrancing spell. Listen to it relinquishing your mundane engagements, integrate your mind and move into the depths of inner stillness with this heart-melting rendition. Experience what it means to be empty, hollow like a Ney, to let the divine music flow through you…
An eminent poet and mystic, Baba Bulleh Shah is the quintessential Sufi, drenching, drowning and losing himself in divine fervour, intense love and passion for the Lord. Once an erudite intellectual, a scholar who only knew dry words, but not their true essence, it was the life-transforming encounter with his master, Hazrat Inayat Shah Qadri which made the wellspring of divine love erupt in Bulleh Shah’s heart. And it was only then that the inner flowering, the blossoming of divine joy happened, culminating in the heartfelt, intoxicating expression of rapturous poetry and divine dance. In this remarkable collection of profound discourses on Baba Bulleh Shah’s life, poetry and teachings, revered master Anandmurti Gurumaa brings alive the intense devotion, purity of heart and depth of reverence that Bulleh Shah embodied towards his adored master. Every anecdote and incident reveals the ecstasy and longing for inner communion and is immensely inspirational to all those who seek to know themselves at a deeper level. This unique DVD set is a compilation of the profound discourses on Baba Bulleh Shah given by beloved master Anandmurti Gurumaa during the meditation retreat in Rishikesh in 2001.
Sufi is all about Love. Sufi & Sufism have often been associated with religious fervour, whereas they are far from that, for how can fragrance be confined or the infinite be captured. But the fact of the matter is that one cannot have a true understanding of these until one encounters a Sufi. This unique DVD set offers a treasure of love and wisdom from the heart of a Sufi for all lovers of God. It is a revelation of an esoteric path never openly shared before, as well as an invitation to cultivate the divine qualities that make one Sufi - egoless-ness, purity, humility, surrender...It is verily the compassion of the revered master Anandmurti Gurumaa who has showered upon us these precious pearls of wisdom, explicating them lucidly, so as to inspire the yearning for divine communion. It kindles the passion to seek earnestly and pray from the depths of the heart for grace, benediction and love. Well, all this comes at the price of ego, for it is the annihilation of ego that paves the way for inherent divinity to manifest its grandeur. Come, tread the journey of divine love, ecstasy and bliss… This DVD set is a compilation of profound, mesmerising and insightful talks delivered during special retreats on 'Sufi' by Anandmurti Gurumaa held in 2004 & 2005.
Listen to Shrimad Bhagavad Gita as Your own story and not just of Arjuna. Apply it to your life and analyse yourself. Ask yourself, are you free from fear, anger, attachments? Thus says Sadgurudev Anandmurti Gurumaa introducing one and all to the the divine Song of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, the ultimate source of supreme wisdom. Encompassing eighteen chapters viz. Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Gyana Yoga, Vigyana Yoga, Sankhya Yoga, to mention a few, it unveils the illusionary nature of this world and illumines the path to liberation. Each chapter is a form of Yoga - a unified outlook of various aspects of life. The conversation that happened thousands of years ago between Lord Krishna and Arjuna, on the battlefield of Kurukshetra war, has been lucidly and profoundly explained by Anandmurti Gurumaa for today's seeker to understand and imbibe this eternal wisdom of self-realisation. The facts are the same, only the period and aspirant is different. This is a set of 36 DVDs chronicling the expositions of all the chapters of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita by Anandmurti Gurumaa showered in Gita Gyana Yagya - it is distinctive as a realised being has unraveled this esoteric treatise for the aspirants of truth. It not only clearly specifies the fundamental goal of one's life but also describes the various ways through which one can attain moksha. It has the power to liberate the aspirant who lives this wisdom with steady faith and devotion. So, watch, listen, practice - live the message of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita.
Divine song of Sri Krishna, Shrimad Bhagavad Gita encapsulates the essential principles of life so as to live in harmony and wisdom. It has been beautifully and comprehensively explained by revered master Anandmurti Gurumaa. This specific set features the expositions of chapter 10 till chapter 18 of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita.
The tenth chapter has already been initiated in the beginning of the ninth chapter which emphasised upon immense love for the Lord and Guru. Beautifully describing the glories and vastness of the Lord, here the revered master explains the stages of enlightenment and reveals that it is the all-pervasiveness of Krishna which inspires the determination, longing, seeking, austerities and all that a seeker does to be one with the Lord. Moving on to the eleventh chapter, it is about darshan of universal form of Krishna - in fact an entirely new understanding of what exactly is meant by darshan of the Lord of the Universe, Krishna. It exquisitely unravels how it was the vividness of the words of Krishna which created the form perceived by Arjuna and not the mortal form.
Further, the twelfth chapter brings to light the two aspects of devotion i.e. nirguna or saguna. It establishes the fact that until and unless you know Krishna in his real formless form, you cannot get established in Krishna. You can play with the gross form of Krishna but the attainment of Krishna will happen only with gyana, gyana of his formless form, and the same applies for the Guru. It also includes the elaboration of various paths of yogas viz. Gyana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Hatha Yoga. It ends with the illuminating unveiling of the ephemeral and illusionary nature of this world so as to disillusion the seeker. Delineating the wisdom of Kshetra and Kshetragya, chapter thirteen describes in detail their distinction and how they are complementary to each other. It also includes the explanation of inter-relation between elements besides the attributes of nature and offers answers to the inquisitiveness of a seeker to know: Who is the creator of this world, who is running the nature, who has created me and so on. In the course of explanation, Sadgurudev Anandmurti Gurumaa has emphatically explained the importance of Sewa and how it helps the seeker to grow spiritually by purifying the mind.
Fourteenth chapter is the revelation of the supreme wisdom by Lord Krishna. The Lord declared that the one who understands this gyana and becomes established in it will attain the transcendental nature and will never take birth again. It includes the explanation about the modes of material nature i.e. the gunas and the results of the actions done in different modes along with the answer to the query of Arjuna - What are the signs through which we can recognise the one who is transcendental to these three modes?
Fifteenth chapter demystifies the purpose of Vedic wisdom with the help of an analogy of a tree which has its roots in the sky and branches on the ground and Vedas are its leaves. Sadgurudev Anandmurti Gurumaa has mystically explained how the branches are going upwards and downwards, creating and covering this whole world. And it is only with the weapons of vairagya and viveka that the roots of this tree can be cut i.e. one can be freed from the delusion of this samsara. This is possible only with devotion and surrender to the omniscient and omnipresent Lord.
Sixteenth chapter describes in detail the divine and demoniac nature, and how the divine qualities are conducive to liberation whereas the demoniac qualities lead to bondage. Following this up is the seventeenth chapter wherein Arjuna enquires from Krishna about what happens to those who do not follow the principles laid down in the scriptures but do worship a certain deity. Explaining the answer as given by the Lord, the revered master has lucidly explicated the fruits of the actions arising out of the dominance of a guna in the person. It ends with the in-depth description about the purpose of performing charity, penance or sacrifice in accordance with the scriptures.
Last chapter, the eighteenth chapter is the essence of all the chapters. Now at this time Arjuna enquires from Krishna that he wants to understand the essential purpose of tyaga and sannyasa. While explaining this, Sadgurudev Anandmurti Gurumaa has given a detailed exposition on what Lord Krishna replied. Including the judgement of the Lord as to who is a tyagi and who is a sannyasi, this chapter also emphasises on the performance of one's duties. Further it describes the threefold fruits of the action by the one not living a renounced life, the causes of actions, the three gunas and their dominance on the performance of the actions. This chapter declares as to whom this wisdom should never be revealed and explained, and what are the blessings bestowed upon the one who listens to this gyana with faith and is engaged in worship of the Lord with devotion. In the end, this chapter offers an in-depth understanding into how Arjuna was freed from his doubts and was inspired to do his duty, to fight against evil and to uphold the truth.
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