What more can I say then laughing and laughing seeing Arpan sitting
under a lamp glowing and glowing.
Yes, Arpan, thank you again for the report.
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com
> Function Highlights - Wednesday, March 30, 2005
> After more than a day of cold rain and wind, springtime warmth and
> sunshine made a glorious appearance in New York today. It was truly
> a brilliant day of sun and sky with the feeling that we are finally
> getting out of the wintry cold that has been lingering here all
> But tonight it did get quite chilly again as we made our way to the
> Aspiration-Ground, taking shelter in the heated tent or
> Cottage.' It was quite comfortable inside as we started out
> listening to Ramamoorthy play his keyboard and sing three of Sri
> Chinmoy's devotional songs very soulfully. That performance I am
> sure will be on radiosrichinmoy.org very soon thanks to
> who also is Ramamoorthy's music teacher.
> Kodanda's instrumental group then performed three songs. One of
> was the race prayer song from last Saturday. The words are:
> "Hope, hope, my hope,
> Do not desert me.
> Continue to nurture
> My life-tree."
> After Kodanda's group performance, Sri Chinmoy started singing some
> new songs in English and asked us to play along as everyone sang
> them while we all learned them. They were quite simple and catchy,
> so everyone could participate quite easily and joyfully. I am sure
> this will also be on radiosrichinmoy.org. The three songs were
> "Without name and fame,
> The mind does not want to
> Lead the world."
> "God's Heart asks my heart-tears
> To follow Him."
> "God's Eye follows
> My gratitude-heart."
> Satyajit's performance group then did a brilliant performance
> incorporating bells and temple bowls of all sizes and musical note
> ranges with a recital of poems by Sri Chinmoy revolving around the
> theme of bells and devotion. One of the 21 poems recited was:
> "When my heart's
> Devotion-bell rings,
> God dances
> With unbounded joy."
> Then the song `Phukai Amara Jibana Samare' was sung and played on
> many instruments along with its English version. Again, if
> Kamalakanta can keep up with all these performances, we may be
> enough to hear this unique performance also quite soon on
> radiosrichinmoy.org. Thank you, Kamalakanta.
> Aparajita then performed a song called `Janma Dibash, Guru Parash,'
> which I believe was one of several birthday songs that Sri Chinmoy
> has composed over the years. Sri Chinmoy then played a recording of
> a song he wrote for Aparajita as well. It was truly a wonderful
> interchange of kindness, affection and gratitude between teacher
> student, spiritual father and spiritual son. At the end, Sri
> said that he was offering this song to Aparajita from the very
> of his compassion, love, joy, affection and pride.
> After a very deep and powerful 5-minute meditation which followed
> the offering of blessed food, we again felt how a simple program of
> music and silence can turn a dark and chilly night into an evening
> of glowing warmth. I came home immediately to write about this
> function before I lose the glow or the warmth. I am sure that by
> sharing it, the true inner wealth which is derived from these
> immortal functions will never be lost.
> [*Form of complimentary close used widely in Chernobyl. -Assistant