11908Re: april celebrations
- Apr 17, 2005Dear Piyasi,
Thousand thanks for your function report. It is unforgettable! :)
Something really great happened in the inner world for Guru´s music
came to us so spontaneously and eagerly yesterday and today!
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, piyasi29
> I just returned from the April Celebrations with Sri Chinmoy, which
> this year mark the 41st Anniversary of his coming to the West in
> April 1964 to offer his spiritual message to the world.
> For me, this was defenitely one of the best, if not the best
> experience of April Celebrations. There were many stunning
> highlights, but I would just like to share the opening of the World
> Harmony Run yesterday.
> At our Friday evening function, I felt we were witnessing a real
> miracle. Sri Chinmoy spontaneously composed a new, seemingly
> 2-line song for the World harmony Run ceremony and had onestudent
> repeat it. Then a group of additional singers joined in, followedby
> a larger crowd of singers, of various standards. They just keptsong
> repeating the song over and over, but as each minute passed, the
> was growing and growing, glowing and glowing. Sri Chinmoy thenrushing
> suggested adding instruments and one by one, people were seen
> away only to return with all kinds of instruments, big and small,felt
> delicate and powerful, to manifest the inner beauty of the new
> creation. Before long, the song had taken on a life of its own,
> bursting with new life energy, vibrancy, enthusiasm, and power. and
> the entire assembly at the function was captivated. All kinds of
> drums, tablas, synthesizers, sitars, violins, cellos, guitars,
> flutes, shakers, not to mention clapping and whistling instruments!
> The song was amazing enough that evening, but when the group
> performed the song at the opening ceremony of the Run today, you
> it vibrating every fibre in your body. Everyone, including theUnited
> Nations diplomats present, were clearly very moved by theexperience.
> Run, run, run, run, run, run,
> World Harmony Run!
> We are the oneness and fulness
> Of tomorrow's sun!
> I have to also mention the kind presence and contribution of
> Roberta Flack, who sang the song 'Imagine' at the ceremony. I haveno
> heard it sung so many times by so many people over the years, but
> rendition could come near that of our dearest Addwitya. She sangwith
> so much sincerity from the very depths of her heart to our heatsand
> many in the audience, including myself, were moved to tears.
> And through all this, although enjoying the whole scene, you could
> see Sri Chinmoy, smiling ever so sweetly, in perfect poise.
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