Hi! a few weeks ago I told Vasko to give me the title for my next arrangement. He said "Satisfaction". I then asked him to describe the mood he wanted for it. He said "soulful". Then I asked how long, he said "7 minutes".
So I went home and looked for songs by Sri Chinmoy with the word "satisfaction"...and some musical ideas started coming right away. I found this song...
"At the end of the day alone I stand
On the road looking for You.
Lord, the other day you told me
That You would grant me shelter at a later date.
You left me with a smile.
You did not ignore me.
Lord, wherever I go I beg only for one thing:
Then I had a strong feeling that I should include the song "Charan Pheligo", maybe because the meaning of the song implies a great satisfaction, and more....
"I am walking along the road of ecstasy.
My life has grown into
The delight of Cosmic Dance.
I have transformed
Even the meaningless dust of earth
Into the heights of God-Glory.
Behold! Heaven's Beauty and Light
Are no match for my achievements
Sweetly here on earth.
My eternity's companion
Is my Lord's Existence-Delight."
Then, another song came to mind....someone gave a lovely prasad with the score for a beautiful song by Sri Chinmoy"
"Madal, Chinmoy, Sri Chinmoy, Guru
Is his children's eternal Friend true."
And I felt it related to Charan Pheligo, because I feel like a speck of dust that the Master, with his infinite Forgiveness, Compassion and Love has transformed into something more meaningful and beautiful than it was before....
Being that Charan Pheligo is such a special song, I decided to play it first, by itself, so the arrangement runs for 9 minutes, not 7.
And then, to top it all, I was inspired to sing the songs! And, as the arrangement develops, all 3 melodies happen at the same time!
So here is the download link. I hope you enjoy it! I would love to perform this live at one of our group meditations, but it is a bit long. We shall see.....
When you click on the link, please choose "regular download". It is free....
with gratitude, Kamalakanta
- Thank you, Kamalakanta, for this musical gift!
I closed my eyes and just listened to the audio without reading the lyrics of the songs first; I could feel the refreshing sweetness of Guru´s Compassion and a kind of melodious lullaby I would like hearing singing with children.
- Thanks to you, Suchana....
I wish to perform this live sometime next year (probably August)....at the moment I am looking for people that can learn the songs and be willing to work with me....
I can tell you in all sincerity that Guru's music is keeping me alive. I feel closer to Him when I p[lay or sing his music, and I hope to share this feeling with humanity at large.
with gratitude, Kamalakanta
- It is my feeling that many of your sisters and brothers love performing with you, Kamalakanta! It recalls me the times we used to practise at Goose Park with Porto Rican disciples -it was so sweet and devotional!
It is so true that Guru´s music keeps us alive and closer to Him. It sometimes happens to me that a particular song comes to my rescue -Ashar Mita Trishar Pita, for example- when I am not thinking of it.
And it is the same from other Guru´s songs which I learned quickly without even remember their meanings. They are also alive!
Thank you for your inspiring musical projects,