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Take a musical journey to discover the universal nature of personality.

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released April 8, 2014

Dedicated to Śrīla Prabhupāda, whose commentaries on Śrī Īśopaniṣad were the inspiration for every song.

The Artists:
Radha Mohan (Sound Engineer/Final Production on all songs; Flute on Invocation and Mantra 16)
Malini Dasi (Vocals on Mantra 4)
Dr T (Lyrics and vocals on Mantra 7)  
Gaura Klein (Lyrics and vocals on Mantra 9)
Emma Rose: (Vocals on Mantras 8, 15, and 18)
Marcos Munoz (Flute on Mantra 16) 
Rasikananda (CD Design)
Tom Morris (Vishnu Artwork)   
Dub FX (Various samples)

All songs written and produced by Mike Jones (Mikey Jay)

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Track Name: Complete (Invocation)
oḿ pūrṇam adaḥ pūrṇam idaḿ
pūrṇāt pūrṇam udacyate
pūrṇasya pūrṇam ādāya
pūrṇam evāvaśiṣyate

Everything comes from one perfect source
A unique force who keeps everything on course
The central point from which all gets its meaning
all the things we see, experience,
including what we're dreaming
the universe
and that beyond the hearse
the words we converse,
for better or for worse
things don't make sense
when we've built a fence
through ourselves and the complete
so we remain asleep
but we have full facility
and the ability
to truly see, who we be
all forms of incompleteness
due to incomplete knowledge
of the Complete whole
so it burdens our soul
until we see the goal of life
to get free from the strife
cut with the wisdom knife
this temporary mirage-like pleasure
and only endeavor
for the real treasure

oḿ pūrṇam adaḥ pūrṇam idaḿ
pūrṇāt pūrṇam udacyate
pūrṇasya pūrṇam ādāya
pūrṇam evāvaśiṣyate

The most Supreme is perfect and complete
He's fully replete, there's enough to eat
for every single person, food will never deplete
if we don't let things worsen,
'cause of conceit
that "He with the most things wins"
but a huge imbalance means poverty stings
someone else, due to selfish forces
when distributing the world's resources
the worlds not lacking
but we seem to be slacking
If we understand the Whole
we'll understand the role
of each and every soul
not trying to fill the hole
in the heart
but while we remain apart
from acting in our natural position
we'll always feel like something's missing
fish out of water
cause we know we ought to
be swimming in love
we're ALL sons and daughters

oḿ pūrṇam adaḥ pūrṇam idaḿ
pūrṇāt pūrṇam udacyate
pūrṇasya pūrṇam ādāya
pūrṇam evāvaśiṣyate

So much potency you wouldn't believe
fully renounced but He'll never leave
waiting for the day when we've
realized that we will never achieve
until to we turn to Him
whether we're king
or a poor man in the street
no shoes on our feet
we'll never feel satisfied if we're full of pride
illusory energy helps Him hide
But He's ever existing, always uplifting
causeless mercy is what He is gifting
Complete in knowledge and full of bliss
sac-cid-ānanda, not a person dismissed
because of race or creed
but we feel incomplete because of hate and greed
so we need to be freed
of this bodily conception, that's causing contention
taking our hearts to another dimension

oḿ pūrṇam adaḥ pūrṇam idaḿ
pūrṇāt pūrṇam udacyate
pūrṇasya pūrṇam ādāya
pūrṇam evāvaśiṣyate
Track Name: Most High (Mantra 1)
Inside and outside of our conception
is everything owned by the one giving direction
we're energetic parts
of the source of all energy
The creator of art
science and synergy
earth, water, fire, air,
ether, and the mind,
intelligence, false ego and all that we can find
gifts given for our living while we're in this atmosphere
but we're driven to not giving respect coz of greed and fear
explicit exploitation
elicits confrontation
it happens through the ages
coz we ignore the sages
false sense of ownership
leads to an iron grip
suffering from attachment
to what we've only lent
renting an apartment
that soon we'll have to leave
paying with the karma
we're destined to receive
but we're born fully naked
and we die with nothing
avoid time wasted
just strive for loving

īśāvāsyam idam sarvaḿ
yat kiñca jagatyāḿ jagat
tena tyaktena bhuñjīthā
mā gṛdhaḥ kasya svid dhanam

polluted water sources
from detrimental forces
desertification
of a fertile nation
disturbing the natural system
provided to maintain
making us more distant
inconsistent and insane
our sensory ability incomplete
what to speak of our tendency to cheat
ourselves and others, so illusion covers
maya smothers, reality colors
the plans of mice and men are laid
but the good thing when mistakes are made
they can be rectified when we abide
by wisdom in all areas of life
like
social, political,
global, analytical
international or even interplanetary
they'll be right once we are sanitary
in our minds and our hearts
that's where it starts

īśāvāsyam idam sarvaḿ
yat kiñca jagatyāḿ jagat
tena tyaktena bhuñjīthā
mā gṛdhaḥ kasya svid dhanam

responsibility comes with human life
we have the ability to reduce strife
offer everything up to the one most high
then distribute the mercy far and wide

īśāvāsyam idam sarvaḿ
yat kiñca jagatyāḿ jagat
tena tyaktena bhuñjīthā
mā gṛdhaḥ kasya svid dhanam
Track Name: Live Forever (Mantra 2)
One may aspire to never retire
when you don't desire to over acquire
seek to go higher and try to revive
keep the fire of love alive
won't be bound to the law of karma
the spiritual sound becomes your armor
so much drama in the world today
but everything comes and goes away
in a flash
dust to dust ash to ash,
whats the value of paper cash
lots of zeros without the one
who should be the centre of our conception
altruism, socialism
communism, capitalism
all these isms just become prisons
when we don't see them with proper vision

kurvann eveha karmāṇi
jijīviṣec chataṁ samāḥ
evaṁ tvayi nānyatheto 'sti
na karma lipyate nare

We all want to live forever
But we put in so much endeavor
to change the weather
when there's cloudy days
but if we fly above the sky
then we see the sun blaze
feel the rays shining bright
burn away the dark dark night
an opportunity to really be free
from the greatest danger
of being a stranger
to the self
every action has reaction
dissatisfaction comes with every distraction
we develop attraction for the temporary
but to strive for inaction is unnecessary
just have to see things in their proper place
act for God
not the rat race
just have to see things in their proper place
act for God
not the rat race

kurvann eveha karmāṇi
jijīviṣec chataṁ samāḥ
evaṁ tvayi nānyatheto 'sti
na karma lipyate nare

Our civilization became expert in creation
but these things just don't have any duration
even a great spaceship has to come back down
and every King and Queen has to pass on their crown
We might advance to enhance our situation
(but) no amount of finance gives a chance at liberation
from birth, old age, disease and death,
so it's worth it to engage every single breath
singing:

Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa
Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare
Hare Rāma Hare Rāma
Rāma Rāma Hare Hare
Track Name: Soul Killer (Mantra 3)
asuryā nāma te lokā
andhena tamasāvṛtāḥ
tāṁs te pretyābhigacchanti
ye ke cātma hano janāḥ

angels and demons
fighting and scheming
in our very own heart
is where the military art
is required
before real guns are fired
for the wrong cause
take some time to think…
pause
a civilization that is Soul-killing
results from a nation
that is blood spilling
from man and animal
ignoring the scream
then we wonder why
we're locked into the machine
work to satisfy the stomach
doesn't the gratify the self
forced to work hard
but the wealth is spent on fixing the health
of the shell
and it feels like hell
until we break free from this spell
of illusion
that pervades everywhere
a world in despair
no hope to repair
but if we cultivate
love for the great
then we'll all be relieved
from dire straits

asuryā nāma te lokā
andhena tamasāvṛtāḥ
tāṁs te pretyābhigacchanti
ye ke cātma hano janāḥ

A duty to do
but we don't seem to care
until karma comes around
and then we say "it's not fair"
this body we're in is very rare
an opportunity to stop and stare
deep into our being
hear the wise who are seeing
where we've got to go
a solid boat but no need to row
when the wind blows
and the teacher shows
the right course
full force toward the source
but when we neglect
our intellect
let the Earth be wrecked
due to lack of respect
we forget more and more who we are
less importance on the self,
more importance on the car
but don't kill your own soul
coz you feel that you're lacking
you're already whole
just need to get back in
line with the track to the one then you've begun
to be illuminated like the path of the sun

asuryā nāma te lokā
andhena tamasāvṛtāḥ
tāṁs te pretyābhigacchanti
ye ke cātma hano janāḥ
Track Name: All Excellence (Mantra 4) ft. Malini dasi
Though fixed in His abode
He's the fastest on the Road
swifter than the mind
yet still the most kind
even the most powerful can't approach
what to speak of those deserving reproach
In one place
yet at the same time
controls air and the rain
always in His prime
surpassing all in excellence
lighter than the lightest
a power immense
brighter than the brightest
you can think and think
get your thoughts into ink
but still we won't link
or take a drink
from the nectar of knowledge of the Absolute
only through love can you start to compute
listen
to the sound of the flute
track that sound back to the source,
yeah the root
listen
to the sound of the flute
track that sound back to the source,
yeah the root

anejad ekaḿ manaso javīyo
nainad devā āpnuvan pūrvam arṣat
tad dhāvato 'nyān atyeti tiṣṭhat
tasminn apo mātariśvā dadhāti

Although in one place
He can still show His face
in every part of His masterful art
arranging life's lessons
that become our teachers
through His variegated personal features
always dancing in the moonlight
But like a fire, burning bright
can distribute His heat and light
all over the universe,
He has full sight
of things that were
and things to come
although He's many,
He's also One
has innumerable energies
good things come in threes
the same is said for His potencies
the world we see around is all external
His blissful nature is always internal
and we ourselves are sitting in between
free to choose reality or stay in a dream

anejad ekaḿ manaso javīyo
nainad devā āpnuvan pūrvam arṣat
tad dhāvato 'nyān atyeti tiṣṭhat
tasminn apo mātariśvā dadhāti

The highest personality
the source of both you and me
and every kind of potency
He uses them creatively
creating art that you've never seen
dreams become reality
realities a dream
even if you try and glean
takes the power of love
to realize the scene
of eternal nectar
an unlimited vector
up and down
left and right
like fire distributes heat and light
every energy relies on His might
Don't think you're God,
but your certainly His art
so no need to fear a rod
if we really play our part
utilize initiative to seek the truth
proof is in the pudding
and the pudding is the proof
so take a taste by going inside
and decide not to waste
this short short life

anejad ekaḿ manaso javīyo
nainad devā āpnuvan pūrvam arṣat
tad dhāvato 'nyān atyeti tiṣṭhat
tasminn apo mātariśvā dadhāti
Track Name: Inconceivable (Mantra 5)
The source of all energies
is one and the same
the energies convert
and even change
according to His will
material becomes spiritual
such a vast power
inconceivable
He's never formless
though He's certainly the light
that's His bodily effulgence
like the sun shining bright
But form is there
if we care to seek beyond
swim in a blissful ocean
not paddle in the pond
so many signals given in in the world around
in every smell, sight, taste, touch and sound
but we neglect to inspect scrutinizingly
when we reject our friend
it's no surprise to see
He remains far away
but is also very near
The further we stray
the less this is clear
He says stay focused
no need to fear
His loving embrace
will wipe away that tear

tad ejati tan naijati
tad dūre tad v antike
tad antar asya sarvasya
tad u sarvasyāsya bāhyataḥ

Inconceivable to the mind
so on the search for truth
we'll surely find
If the Lord is everything that exists
then His personal aspect cannot be dismissed
and clearly it's the higher conception
relationships are what makes our lives fun
Oneness
among the diverse energies
the personal touch
is the only thing that can please
His own sweet will
He can do what He likes
and accept the worship
from a variety of psyches
accepts our service
however he pleases
converts energy
and then He seizes
our hearts and soul
until the ultimate goal
Not mortal
His body is a portal
to the world where love reigns supreme
every step a dance
word a song
nope, not a dream

tad ejati tan naijati
tad dūre tad v antike
tad antar asya sarvasya
tad u sarvasyāsya bāhyataḥ

He walks and He does not walk
He listens when we decide to talk
these contradictions are there to show
how really very little it is we know
within everything but He's also outside
the Supreme King but He doesn't have pride
so far away but He's near as well
when He doesn't stay
that's the meaning of hell

tad ejati tan naijati
tad dūre tad v antike
tad antar asya sarvasya
tad u sarvasyāsya bāhyataḥ
Track Name: Hate No More (Mantra 6)
Seeing the Lord in every thing around
hearing His presence in the essence of sound
That's a high level of realization
But that should be our aspiration
Going further and further so we never forget
that love is supreme
our object is set
but yet we find
that love can be blind
when material energy
still dominates the mind
they say their way is the only way
different devotion they consider to stray
from what is real and what is not
yet the example they show is to fight a lot
we can't see who is higher along
the path of God
we're missing the song
sweetly sung because we've only just begun
but in the due course of time
we'll reach the next rung

yas tu sarvāṇi bhūtāny
ātmany evānupaśyati
sarva-bhūteṣu cātmānaṁ
tato na vijugupsate

At a certain point
love will anoint
our eyes
then we'll be wise
adore the Lord
make friends with his friends
give love to the innocent
ignore whoever contends
that the Beloved doesn't exist
or He's nothing more
than a flickering mist
the personal dismissed
but they insist
on deriding the name
but their very life force
comes from the same
so best to maintain
a degree of distance
from an envious nature
because all of a sudden
you'll find that they hate ya
too
but you
should be busy helping those
who need help the most
awakening their very self
giving the love
the highest wealth
universal brotherhood and sisterhood
for the greater good
no more fighting
just continuously righting
the wrongs made when we were in illusion
the lover and beloved's desires in fusion

yas tu sarvāṇi bhūtāny
ātmany evānupaśyati
sarva-bhūteṣu cātmānaṁ
tato na vijugupsate

The highest realization
is to see all of creation
in relation to the Lord
and to be in elation
when everyone they see
is related to you and me
from the wise man to the dog
the princess to the frog
Beyond all borders
above all lists
no atheists
agnostics
or even theists
all part and parcel of the same Supreme
knowing these material shells
they're but dreams
But at their essence everyone is the same
playing different roles in this material game
some more ignorant than others
but still they're our sisters
still they're our brothers
So a desire to help all will manifest
one who reaches this stage is considered the best
can't be imitated
must be learned from one who's there
who understands the Supersoul
dwells everywhere

yas tu sarvāṇi bhūtāny
ātmany evānupaśyati
sarva-bhūteṣu cātmānaṁ
tato na vijugupsate

We learn from the wise
the ones that come before
on the shoulders of giants
so we're lifted from the floor
hearing from a higher source
so we can set our course
mind and senses in full force
take control of the horse
with the message passed down
carefully through time
showing us the ladder
so we can start to climb
have to be careful
in case there's distortion
can slow us right down
the wise give this caution
but if we're sincere
then have no fear
we'll be guided by that person
known as the overseer
He's the real judge
and He's the real jury
so have no fear
of the fury
of those who stick to level one
as we learned there's still some higher rung
so if you've only just begun
remember, there's still a higher rung

Seeing everything
in relation to Him
both the living
and the non-moving
everything we see
is related to He
No more hating or negating
any person or thing
Track Name: Spiritual Sparks (Mantra 7) ft. Darkta T
Unity in all diverse interests
by placing at the centre
the one who is best
Seeing every being a spiritual spark
from the flying eagle to the deep sea shark
all in quality
one with the Lord
a true knower of things
peace is assured
no illusion or anxiety
for he sees things how they really be
all in the family of the Supreme Being
no clash of interest for those that are seeing
the same spiritual spark
in the whale and the shark
peacock and the lark
everything in Noah's ark
different bodies but less aware
but the human body
gets a chance to repair
learn the art of the heart
and prepare for surrender
to the love that's in us all
every race, age and gender

yasmin sarvāṇi bhūtāny
ātmaivābhūd vijānataḥ
tatra ko mohaḥ kaḥ śoka
ekatvam anupaśyataḥ

{Dr T}
...

Always a person
that doesn't change
the impersonal aspect
is a limited range
but going even further
we'll start to see
the Lord's a personal
entity
like you and me
full of bliss
knowledge and life
free to dismiss any ounce of strife
once we're cognizant
we'll fully surrender
put our lives in the mail
and return to sender
no more resistance
toward spiritual existence
we'll transcend time
space and distance
no more distress
material dress
inability to express
the birth and death mess
such a realization is very rare
but if we start moving now
we'll soon get there
The Lord derives pleasure
from our affection
so let love be the guide
bliss the direction

yasmin sarvāṇi bhūtāny
ātmaivābhūd vijānataḥ
tatra ko mohaḥ kaḥ śoka
ekatvam anupaśyataḥ

The complete conception of the Absolute
is the personal connection and we're the proof
every living being
lives in Him
and He lives in
every being

The complete conception of the Absolute
His personal connection and we're the proof
every living being
lives in Him
and He lives in
every being

yasmin sarvāṇi bhūtāny
ātmaivābhūd vijānataḥ
tatra ko mohaḥ kaḥ śoka
ekatvam anupaśyataḥ
Track Name: The Greatest (Mantra 8) ft. Emma Rose
A person who sees
sees the greatest of all
smallest of the small
tallest of the tall
unembodied
and without veins
omniscient
of all that He maintains
beyond reproach
and fully pure
no contamination
an amazing allure
every part of His body
is also complete
He can taste with His eyes
and can see with His feet
sounds far out
but have no doubt
if we're talking about supreme
then nothing is a dream
everything is possible in the infinite
though it might put our minds into a rut
How can it be? Things I can't see?
But there's forces that are greater
than you and me
so desire to aspire for the higher taste
in this human form of life there's no time to waste

sa paryagāc chukram akāyam avraṇam
asnāviram śuddham apāpa-viddham
kavir manīṣī paribhūḥ svayambhūr
yāthātathyato 'rthān vyadadhāc chāśvatībhyaḥ samābhyaḥ

As we approach,
so He reciprocates
the meaning of that
is we put up the gates
between ourselves and Him
the truth can sting
but He's so kind
He will always help bring
us back to our senses
so we can reduce the fences
pure
not contaminated
highly underrated
but the Lord is always full in everything He does
never a restriction
all that will be, is and was

Everything we need
is being supplied
but when our need turns to greed
then He chooses to hide
but everything is given
since the start of time
so if we ask for a ladder
we'll be able to climb
Acts are always good
no question of being wrong
He always likes to play
and when He speaks it is a song
dances with His lovers
wrestles with His friends
the most pure in His dealings
and His story never ends

sa paryagāc chukram akāyam avraṇam
asnāviram śuddham apāpa-viddham
kavir manīṣī paribhūḥ svayambhūr
yāthātathyato 'rthān vyadadhāc chāśvatībhyaḥ samābhyaḥ

Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa
Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare
Hare Rāma Hare Rāma
Rāma Rāma Hare Hare
Track Name: Ignorance (Mantra 9) ft. Gaura Klein
Our material disease
is we only want to please
ourselves
so we cannot see
the forest for the trees
this is the darkest region
when we aren't even reaching
for the source of the sun
the moon, the stars
but we're teaching
that love is just
combination of the brain
but however much discussed
can't explain away the pain
experientially found
deep in our hearts
until we hear the sound
of the spiritual art

andhaḿ tamaḥ praviśanti
ye 'vidyām upāsate
tato bhūya iva te tamo
ya u vidyāyām ratāḥ

{Gaura Klein}

I've got ignorance
up in my mind
ignorance
going down my spine
ignorance surrounding me
I'm ignorant
like all the time
but sometimes I wonder just who is the boss
if I find Him, will I pay the cost
my bliss is tied up so tight to my thoughts
if I think too much then I'll surely be lost
tell me who I need to be
so I can see what I need to see
so I can clear my mind and find them answers that are escaping me
self-made gods keep us blind
work all day too pressed for time
to think about thinking about them thoughts that take us
to that truth that we need to find

andhaḿ tamaḥ praviśanti
ye 'vidyām upāsate
tato bhūya iva te tamo
ya u vidyāyām ratāḥ

We practice avoidance of all the evidence
that this place is a temporary residence
where some are made to slave
and some are presidents
but a permanent solution
should take precedence
our civilization keeps on increasing
we're buying and fighting and it's never ceasing
so we're crying and crying
and we're locked with a leasing
empty promises that are always teasing
due to our neglect
of cultivating spiritual intellect
most important aspect of our existence
but we feel the pain when we have resistance
don't follow a path that is oh so dangerous
find people that love, you'll find it's contagious
then free, from death's cruel hands
and as the love increases, the heart expands

andhaḿ tamaḥ praviśanti
ye 'vidyām upāsate
tato bhūya iva te tamo
ya u vidyāyām ratāḥ
Track Name: Knowledge (Mantra 10)
Everyone's complaining
about the problems
but they remain in confusion
not caring about the real knowledge
that offers the perfect eternal solution
these days there's no respect for the wise
every man for himself when the goal is to rise
in the material sense of the word
but headaches are caused
the world becomes absurd
lethal weapons to wipe out others
material knowledge but illusion covers
students not shown
life's real purpose
not taught to serve life
but taught to serve dust
tiny tiny creatures
try to dominate the world
but in due course of time
death will unfurl
its merciless attack
on the would be kings
frustrating old age and disease stings

Nescience leading to nationalism
a prison of the mind increasing chauvinism
but the reality is we sit on a rock
floating through space and time tic tocks
innumerable planets populating space
like dust particles
but we glorify our race
our species, our country
our companies and friends
new life begins
but another one ends

anyad evāhur vidyayā-
nyad āhur avidyayā
iti śuśruma dhīrāṇāḿ
ye nas tad vicacakṣire

No one likes to hear about death
but we all have to breathe our last breath
sounds pretty grim but that's the reality
in a world of duality
there's always mortality
span of human life decreasing
allure of the senses cruelly teasing
we can plan and plan to make things different
but only by love can we really be lifted

To serve humanity is a noble thing
but what can helping the temporary body bring?
if the soul has not been fed
then temporary meals can't help when we're dead
to educate the brain has no real gain
if the knowledge doesn't help us
attain a higher plane
it all dissipates in the due course
so a better service?
endorse the source
of course
full love and energy is not so easy
but every step towards Him
He'll take three
to you and me
so put simply
hear and discuss
His activity
this is not imaginary
not necessary
to live in a monastery
unified diversity
not fragmentary
just needs love and sincerity

Following the wisdom route
we can taste the ripened wisdom fruit
sweetened by the beak of the bird
who repeats the facts of what was heard
shelter of a spiritual guide
free from ego, envy, pride
hear the message
that remains unchanged
fear dissipates
fate rearranged

anyad evāhur vidyayā-
nyad āhur avidyayā
iti śuśruma dhīrāṇāḿ
ye nas tad vicacakṣire

No one likes to hear about death
but we all have to breathe our last breath
sounds pretty grim but that's the reality
in a world of duality
there's always mortality
span of human life decreasing
allure of the senses cruelly teasing
we can plan and plan to make things different
but only by love can we really be lifted
Track Name: Immortality (Mantra 11)
vidyāḿ cāvidyāḿ ca yas
tad vedobhayaḿ saha
avidyayā mṛtyuḿ tīrtvā
vidyayāmṛtam aśnute

Economy
is to maintain body
in healthy condition
not to get lost in our senses
and forget our real mission
of discovering
who we are
we can already see
it doesn't get us very far
when we're interested in gold
and exploiting for ourselves
try to be immortal
but we can't outrun our healths
We collect lots of riches
lots of toys with lots of switches
try to conquer death
but the tech has many glitches
but death is just like
taking off our clothes
taking a new body
and taking different roles
this doesn't effect the self-realized souls
but it pains those attached to temporary goals
the miseries here remind us we're incompatible
with temporary things that aren't so factual
degrade in the due course of time
but the soul is a never ending story in rhyme

vidyāḿ cāvidyāḿ ca yas
tad vedobhayaḿ saha
avidyayā mṛtyuḿ tīrtvā
vidyayāmṛtam aśnute

Need to remove
our disease of materialism
aggravating this disease
just strengthens the prison
of the mind
and we find our fevers increase
ignorance leads to suffering
knowledge leads to peace
knowledge of love and our conscious selves
knowledge of the Supreme
improving our healths
our current senses
are reflections of the eternal
but those senses are light
these senses are nocturnal
accepting the temporary as all in all
forgetting our friend
ignoring the call
need to be reminded
of the fact we are blinded
and that time
just cannot be rewinded
got to learn our lessons
no more second guessing
getting to the essence
not temporary impressions
lead a healthy life
keep a sound mind
take the time to seek
you will surely find
something beyond your wildest dreams
what it all really means
things are not what it seems

vidyāḿ cāvidyāḿ ca yas
tad vedobhayaḿ saha
avidyayā mṛtyuḿ tīrtvā
vidyayāmṛtam aśnute

Vidya
will rid ya of the pain
that's knowledge
with an actual gain
utilize the self
to find the highest wealth
inquiry into absolute truth
it starts with faith
but it ends with proof
realized
by persons broad minded
attained knowledge and detachment
no longer blinded
Absolute truth in three different stages
the light
the Supersoul
the supreme person
of all ages
central purpose
of all spiritual principles
is to attain loving service
to the supreme principal
the teacher
the father and the friend
we learn the art of love
in the beginning and the end
and during
all enduring
thats what is curing
until the truth is naturally alluring
getting ever attracted to the wonderful form
even fresh rainclouds no longer bring a storm

Everyone is a daughter and a son
but inside this sad material condition
we suffer on our life journey
the Supreme says, "Just turn to me"
intelligent entities walk that way
takes away the pain
stops us going insane
learning the process of nescience
along with truth makes real sense

vidyāḿ cāvidyāḿ ca yas
tad vedobhayaḿ saha
avidyayā mṛtyuḿ tīrtvā
vidyayāmṛtam aśnute
Track Name: Absolute Personality (Mantra 12)
The Absolute personality
is eternally free
Sambhuti is He
who is independent absolutely
not dependent on anyone
for His life force
He makes the map
gives directions
and sets the course
He is the source of all powers
not really pantheistic
for He preexisted the demigods
great sages and the mystics
sounds far out
but have no doubt
His presence in the universe
is seen throughout
need to realize that
everything emanates
from the lowest of the low
to the greatest of the greats
even though one is endowed
with a great power
it's hard to understand the absolute
with limited brain power
have to follow the path of love in action
a fulfilling interaction
can't be found in an abstraction
free from fleeting distraction
that leads to dissatisfaction
based completely on the law of loving attraction

andhaḿ tamaḥ praviśanti
ye 'sambhūtim upāsate
tato bhūya iva te tamo
ya u sambhūtyām ratāḥ

A strong desire to aspire
for intense sense gratification
makes us worship money
and the gods
to switch our situation
the results of this temptation
a temporary creation
that lowers our vibration
in the ultimate calculation
but if we make an exploration
of the best destination
then we find a state of mind
in extreme exaltation
so what you waiting for
don't be satisfied with hovering
make your jet plane soar
to the spiritual plane
where there's eternal bliss
and eternal life
eternal knowledge
that's what exists
if we deny existence
before we explore
no doubt there'll be resistance
as our method is flawed
but if we sincerely
observe our own tendency
then we see
that love is the key
to who we be
not dry philosophy
or mental speculation
but exchange of emotions
is the highest aspiration

andhaḿ tamaḥ praviśanti
ye 'sambhūtim upāsate
tato bhūya iva te tamo
ya u sambhūtyām ratāḥ

Vast and unlimited spiritual sky
Goloka Vrindavan is the most high
Kṛṣṇa dwells there with his eternal friends
and still permeates the universe
although He transcends
situated in one place like the sun
but emanating light on everyone

andhaḿ tamaḥ praviśanti
ye 'sambhūtim upāsate
tato bhūya iva te tamo
ya u sambhūtyām ratāḥ
Track Name: Spiritual Science (Mantra 13)
The Lord creates even the greats
like Brahma
Śiva
actually He emanates
because the spirit soul is perpetual
but Kṛṣṇa is incomparable
the all attractive
no matter how you see Him
so many Names
and He's always within
delights every living being
directly or not
because it's all His energy
even when we forgot
those attracted by the glaring light
have covered sight
they don't have full height
addicted to semantics
and mental antics
juggling words
and grammatical tricks
but the source is not anonymous
nor a dead stone
but has full consciousness
even greater than our own
fully conscious of the past
present and the future
can't be calculated by any computer

anyad evāhuh sambhavād
anyad āhur asambhavāt
iti śuśruma dhīrāṇāḿ
ye nas tad vicacakṣire

If I want to learn chemistry
I go to the chemistry teacher
not the math nor the english
to learn proper procedure
he passes his experience
scientifically to me
I do the experiment
so my own eyes can see
spiritual science requires the same
not blind compliance
coz it's a subtle game
it's a shame
truth gets twisted for fame
but faith in the name
and we will obtain
the proper teacher
in the due course of time
have no fear
stay sincere and continue to climb
don't be diverted
by those who have skirted
around the sound
that the perfect exerted
there's many who pretend
so take shelter in your friend
trust that He will send
what you need to transcend
The supreme spiritual science
passed down through the ages
a living breathing movement
not restricted to ancient pages

anyad evāhuh sambhavād
anyad āhur asambhavāt
iti śuśruma dhīrāṇāḿ
ye nas tad vicacakṣire

Worshipping the supreme
a good result is obtained
this is a fact that
the wise have explained
not all paths lead to the same result
worshipping the temporary
makes life difficult
the key to wisdom
passed carefully through the ages
is hearing its appearance
from the mouth of sages
undisturbed by life's constant changes
surrendered to whatever providence arranges
no doubt our destination
is dependent on desire
seeds will sprout to creation
so intend to rise up higher
what will transpire
depends on yourself
so make your aim
transcendental wealth
the Lord's inner direction
will clean all contamination
so develop affection
sing and dance in congregation
no matter of your nation
gender, age or occupation
embrace the transformation
verified by conscious observation

anyad evāhuh sambhavād
anyad āhur asambhavāt
iti śuśruma dhīrāṇāḿ
ye nas tad vicacakṣire

The invincible principle to understand
is make friends with the Lord
accept His helping hand
this isn't His demand
but only His request
He gives the opportunity
we have to do the rest
so give the beat beneath your chest
and be blessed by the best

water the leaves
all the trees become dry
but water the root
the tree pierces through the sky
starts to supply
by showering fruit
so more seeds are sown
to ornament the root
Track Name: Wisdom (Mantra 14)
Material energy is lifeless and inferior
eternality is conscious and superior
nature can be only be overcome
by knowledge of God
and the temporary system
we need the wisdom of the transcendental
that when put into practice becomes experiential
to ignore the wise is only detrimental
when we're sentimental
or speculating with the mental
we remain averse
that is our curse
converse and converse
about the universe
but before the hearse
makes our body disperse
its better to immerse in the loving
diversity
supremely
the personality
and all His energy
the complete form
which is beautiful and warm
adorned with all decoration
bliss and wisdom
full variation

sambhūtiṁ ca vināśaṁ ca
yas tad vedobhayaṁ saha
vināśena mṛtyuṁ tīrtvā
sambhūtyāmṛtam aśnute

To be ageless and deathless
the research is debated
but it sounds to me
like a check that's post-dated
'cause everywhere we look
we see six stringent laws
things are born and they grow
then they maintain and transform
then deteriorate and finally dies
one who is wise knows nothing survives
when connected to material
time is a serial
killer
so develop the ethereal
we should know perfectly the personality
He goes by many names, Kṛṣṇa, Rama, Sri Hari,
we should also understand all that is temporary
distinguish His external and internal energy
when one knows these
we surpass the external
go deep in to internal
realize the eternal
all the knowledge we need
full of bliss
no more greed
because we'll have all we want
when we're finally freed

sambhūtiṁ ca vināśaṁ ca
yas tad vedobhayaṁ saha
vināśena mṛtyuṁ tīrtvā
sambhūtyāmṛtam aśnute

Transcendental vision
self-recognition
our actual position
make a decision
to take word from the wise
open our eyes
to the boundless skies
where love is the prize
it's not about heaven
and it's not about hell
it doesn't even matter
whether or not we fell
if affection
isn't your direction
then do some reflection
time for introspection
Sri Kṛṣṇa
can only be approached
by unalloyed devotion
He cannot be poached
by the mystics tricks
philosophical tactics
fruitive work
because desire is mixed
you might reach heaven
and you might reach hell
but if you don't reach the spiritual
you're still in a shell
the shakti of bhakti can satisfy
so let the motion of devotion
be your wings and fly

sambhūtiṁ ca vināśaṁ ca
yas tad vedobhayaṁ saha
vināśena mṛtyuṁ tīrtvā
sambhūtyāmṛtam aśnute
Track Name: Dazzling Effulgence (Mantra 15) ft. Emma Rose
Oh my Lord
You sustain all that lives
we really like to take
but forget who gives
we've got our own motives
and so we're held captive
find temporary things
so attractive
then we get protective
to defend is our objective
we forget the collective
'til we change our perspective
Your dazzling effulgence
is creating a disturbance
the absence of your presence
is Mother Earths burden
and I'm certain if that curtain
is lifted from our eyes
then the hurting you'll be curbing
because love will arise
but we know we must desire
and aspire for that prize
you inspire to rise higher
when we inquire from the wise

what we learn is you turn
the entire universe
you stay in one place
but your energies disperse

the source of all lighting
and the Supersoul within
the Brahman
Paramatma
everything that's manifesting
but you're the reservoir
from whom these things come
so let us pierce through the light
so we can reach the sun (son)

of Nanda
and Yasoda
the pinnacle
of all the different systems of yoga

hiraṇmayena pātreṇa
satyasyāpihitaṁ mukham
tat tvaṁ pūṣann apāvṛṇu
satya-dharmāya dṛṣṭaye

Many have said
that they've seen the light
felt an overwhelming bliss
that they couldn't describe
I wouldn't dismiss
those claims of what they see
'cause the aspects of the Absolute
come in three degrees
the light's the brahmajyoti
but water for the soul
is the personality
we need that taste
coz although we're encased
even the most hard-hearted
just craves to be embraced
so faced with that prospect
base the intellect
on reconnecting
with the source of all pleasure
and sing
because love we cannot measure
only realizing
through personal expression
so spiritual progression
that the smart impart
is make Him your obsession
let the sweetness steal your heart

some observe the Lord's
glories from a distance
some serve in person
offering Him assistance
some become friends
they play full of joy
some become His parents
treat Him like a boy
some become His lovers
pretty high notions
based on eternal exchange of emotions

Isn't that what you and I try to seek?
The science of the self
will help us reach that peak
So Lord
please remove that dazzling light
so Your personal form
comes into my sight

hiraṇmayena pātreṇa
satyasyāpihitaṁ mukham
tat tvaṁ pūṣann apāvṛṇu
satya-dharmāya dṛṣṭaye
Track Name: Blissful Form (Mantra 16) ft. Marcos Munoz
The sun and its rays are the same in quality
but in quantity we can't say there's equality
The Sun is one
the rays are countless
we're bound by action
but the Lord is boundless
together we constitute the complete whole
but we should know the root of every soul
A form with such effulgent rays
so much power
never works
only plays
spends his days
in His chosen ways
I'm longing for His gaze
so I pray
Oh my Lord
the original philosopher
you own everything
so I've nothing I can offer
but my heart
so I'll give that to you
but it's kind of dusty
let me shine it so it's like-new
please guide me on this progressive path
nurture your devotee like a mother to her calf

pūṣann ekarṣe yama sūrya prājāpatya
vyūha raśmīn sam ūha tejo
yat te rūpaṁ kalyāṇatamaṁ tat te paṣyāmi
yo 'sāv asau puruṣaḥ so 'ham asmi

Certainly beautiful to see light so dazzling
or realize the Lord pervading everything
but the thing is there's something more
the loving relation we all crave for
an ocean of emotions
but we're sitting on the shore
but I can't ignore
the desire to adore
a person
who I can be conversing with
the reservoir of life who lets everything live
you're the destination
I just need be patient
but sometimes I can't stand the separation
so I get distracted
to cover the pain
my selfish ways
covers me again
bitten by fierce nature material
please help me pierce to the ethereal
but don't let me be
blinded by Your light
may Your blissful form
remain forever in my sight

pūṣann ekarṣe yama sūrya prājāpatya
vyūha raśmīn sam ūha tejo
yat te rūpaṁ kalyāṇatamaṁ tat te paṣyāmi
yo 'sāv asau puruṣaḥ so 'ham asmi

Infinite knowledge
influence and potency
opulence
strength
energy
with no inebriety
guardian and maintainer
guide
leader and creator
I'm also an expansion of You
but separate are the interests
I try to pursue
imitate
and you kindly create
to facilitate
but love is innate
so these separate goals
never satisfy the soul
let me see who really controls
and let me be controlled
by your affection
our constant connection
will give me direction
let me be with those souls
who are truly disposed
to sing songs composed
about your three-fold pose

pūṣann ekarṣe yama sūrya prājāpatya
vyūha raśmīn sam ūha tejo
yat te rūpaṁ kalyāṇatamaṁ tat te paṣyāmi
yo 'sāv asau puruṣaḥ so 'ham asmi

Only chance I can ever advance
is if He kindly gives
His transcendental glance
then I'll dance
However He chooses
'cause the sound of His flute
always enthuses
Track Name: Please Remember (Mantra 17)
The time will come
when this body is done
material elements all become one
the life air merged with totality of air
I'll feel it's not fair
the place I'll go
I don't know where
don't want to be ripped away
from family and friends
my possessions
but yet it all ends
faced with the flashback
of where I slacked
ignoring the truth
letting ignorance distract
I struggle to put everything in full practice
but I know that doesn't make
these truths become factless
my weaknesses
my faults
but your names a catapult
so I can really vault
over every distraction
and every vice
it's so nice
I want to sing it twice
it's so nice
I want to sing the same song twice


vāyur anilam amṛtam
athedaḿ bhasmāntaḿ śarīram
oḿ krato smara kṛtaḿ smara
krato smara kṛtaḿ smara

Want to remember
all the things I've done for you
not the heinous deeds
that kept you from my view
when it's time for life
to flash before my eyes
let my body turn to ash
and let love arise
must aspire to fuel the fire
with a deeper purer more beneficial desire
need to retire from evolutionary cycle
Coz when the body expires
I'll no longer be Michael
so it's vital I'm not idle
in the search for self
unbridle from the temporary
regain my health
the highest wealth
of spiritual existence
but it seems so distant
requires persistence
so I can't stop
won't stop
even though I may be flawed
I'll keep on moving forward
please help me Lord
this feeling just cannot be ignored
until relationship with you
is fully restored


vāyur anilam amṛtam
athedaḿ bhasmāntaḿ śarīram
oḿ krato smara kṛtaḿ smara
krato smara kṛtaḿ smara


tasmād bhārata sarvātmā
bhagavān īśvaro hariḥ
So much anxiety
how can I be free?

śrotavyaḥ kīrtitavyaś ca
smartavyaś cecchatābhayam
No fear if we just hear
the glories of Svay Bhagavan

constant contact with the personal feature
is the only way that I'll surely meet ya
activities I pray to perform
in every stage of life even if I'm reborn

Hearing and glorifying
the most sweet
remembering and serving
your lotus feet
worshipping and offering my prayers
serving with no concern
for my own cares
becoming Your very best friend
surrendering my life
from beginning to end

now's the chance to enter your dance
all that it requires is your merciful glance

vāyur anilam amṛtam
athedaḿ bhasmāntaḿ śarīram
oḿ krato smara kṛtaḿ smara
krato smara kṛtaḿ smara
Track Name: Lead Me to You (Mantra 18) ft. Emma Rose
I know that I'll exist forever
my identity will stay
although the body severed
taking off the dress
this source of stress
but the soul
is never formless
but where I go next
leaves me quite perplexed
depends on my desire says the sacred text
so I guess it's correct
for me to reflect
so I know what to expect
when the soul ejects
if I want eat flesh
I'll be a tiger or a lion
or maybe swimming with the fishes
with the birds I'll be flying
so many species of life
but each and every one has to experience strife
been wandering
through this world for way too long
I'm starting to see
why we can't all get along
every one desires to be the highest
but with such a selfish attitude
we're naturally biased

Can't become whole but I'm a spirit soul
won't be happy with the light
if I can't perform my role
active love is the goal
so that's what I'll do
don't want to control
I surrender to you

agne naya supathā rāye asmān
viśvāni deva vayunāni vidvān
yuyodhy asmaj juhurāṇam eno
bhūyiṣṭhāṁ te nama-uktiṁ vidhema

I don't care about the knowledge
I don't care about the fruits
the call of your flute
is my only pursuit
Please remember what little I've done
knowing your one without second
second to none
I know you won't forget
although you're never in debt
It ain't over yet
don't want to live with regret
so I'll do the necessary to progress
pray for your mercy anytime I digress
coz I've written every song
but yet I still go wrong
please remember that I tried
because on that day I die
I'm totally in your hands
please help me understand
this is only my request
it isn't a demand
but please take me by the hand
and lead me to your feet
so in that final hour
we will finally meet
and I can do what you'd like me to
serving your friends and family who

just strive with their lives
to always please you
so in my final cry
I pray that's what I'll do

Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa
Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare
Hare Rāma Hare Rāma
Rāma Rāma Hare Hare