an inspiring song
- I guess that I now fall under the category of those who are reading, but not necessarily posting as I have not posted in a while:)
I love reading all of the posts, like people's amazing accomplishments (way to go Vasanti!!), and I especially like when people share their new favorite poem, or some new gem that they've come across.
This summer I was reminded of a sweet song that for me has tremendous power.
It is Chalar Pathe Chali.
The translation for this song is:
I walk along the road
Ignoring and trampling all obstructions.
I speak not.
I just walk along Eternity's road.
Sri Chinmoy (unofficial)
Judging by the words one might think that it would be one of the slower melodies set in a minor key.
But Guru is full of surprises, and this song is no exception, as it has a sweet, light and lilting melody.
I think it is the very quality of the melody that makes it so powerful.
When I sing it and think about some of my obstacles, I feel like a giantess out picking flowers and just trampling down anything in my way without even thinking, as if it were nothing more than a piece of paper lying on the ground.
It's so joyful and carefree sounding.
I've posted a link to the song, but unfortunately there is no score yet on the page.
Perhaps Kamalakanta has a link to a recording on Sri Chinmoy Radio.
And if he does, happy listening, and happy trampling!