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1.
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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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