- A little birdie told me that there have been strange sightings at World Harmony Mix (ShoutCast radio). Many birds of the heart have been spotted, and evenMessage 1 of 30 , Mar 6 11:26 PMView SourceA little birdie told me that there have been strange sightings at World Harmony Mix (ShoutCast radio). Many "birds of the heart" have been spotted, and even the rare "Sukh Pakhi" (Bird of Joy) has been seen. Usually one has to get up very early in the morning to catch even a glimpse of this bird, but I'm told that it makes appearances at all hours of the day and night on World Harmony Mix radio. I do not know if the "Sukh Pakhi" is a Bengali bird or Russian bird, since at times it sings in both Bengali and Russian. ;-)
I believe World Harmony Mix is currently being restreamed by Radio Sri Chinmoy here:
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, suchana27 <no_reply@...> wrote:
> Dear A.M.,
> I like this little game! While I was travelling by bus this morning,
> the following song came to my mind:
> "I am flying and flying and flying
> On my new God-obedience-wings
> In Infinity's sky."
> One of my favourites is in Bengali but I don't know its entire
> meaning, except that 'pakhi' means 'bird':
> "Sukh Pakhi Sukh Pakhi Kotha Tumi Thako
> Daya Kare Keno More Mane Nahi Rakho"
> (in Song-Flowers, Part 4)
> The following song is in:
> "My aspiration-bird
> Flies from the limitation-sky
> To the realisation-sun beyond."
> "Hiya pakhi egiye chalo
> Dekhona ar pichhe
> Bishwa jaha dite pare
> Ta je tuchchha michhe"
> "O bird of my heart,
> Fly on, fly on.
> Look not behind.
> Whatever the world gives
> Is meaningless, useless
> And utterly false."
> To be found at:
> And my last search for today is:
> "Ke uthila more daki
> Hriday gahane thaki
> Oje mor pran pakhi
> Se jage aj ekaki
> Puta analas ankhi"
> Which means:
> "Who is awakening my heart today
> Ah, it is my soul-bird.
> My soul-bird looks around with its all-loving
> And all-illumining vision
> Where purity reigns supreme."
> (in http://www.srichinmoysongs.com/songs/?sid=361032206)
> By the way, 'The Swallow Song' is very beautiful in spite of its
> Have a nice flying time!
> [Thanks, Suchana. Have a nice chirping time! I can see it won't be
> easy enforcing the "one to a customer" rule. :-) -Assistant
> --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, srichinmoyinspiration
> <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > This is a little game I like to call "Dueling Banshees" (not to be
> > confused with "Dueling Banjos" or - as our Chinese friends would say
> > - "Dueling Banhus"*).
> > Depending on how many rocks get thrown at me and whether anybody
> > else plays along, I *may* post the lyrics to a few folksongs about
> > birds. Then it's up to other people to answer with a poem or song by
> > Sri Chinmoy containing bird imagery. One to a customer, and nothing
> > from My Flute, because that's just too easy. :-)
> > This juxtaposition of sacred and secular lyrics is not my original
> > conception. It's at least as old as the late medieval period, when
> > motets were composed in which one voice might be singing the praises
> > of the Virgin, while another might be singing of courtly love. (Hey,
> > we've all had days like that...)
> > Such counterpoint can create ironic distance, as when two
> > Shakespeare characters with completely different outlooks prattle on
> > to each other, and only the audience sees they are talking at
> > purposes.
> > Note that I've given this an OT subject line because some of the
> > secular lyrics may not be 100% spiritual; but I think you'll find
> > nothing too verstunkene.
> > Okay, here goes... Since Suchana wrote about swallows in message
> > #10642, I'm sharing a folksong about swallows.
> > The Swallow Song
> > by Richard Farina
> > Come wander quietly and listen to the wind,
> > Come near and listen to the sky;
> > Come walking high above the rolling of the sea
> > And watch the swallows as they fly.
> > There is no sorrow like the murmur of their wings,
> > There is no choir like their song;
> > There is no power like the freedom of their flight,
> > While the swallows roam alone.
> > Do you hear the calling of a hundred thousand boys?
> > Hear the trembling in the stone?
> > Do you hear the angry bells ringing in the night?
> > Do you hear the swallows when they've flown?
> > And will the breezes blow the petals from your hand?
> > And will some loving ease your pain?
> > And will this silence drive confusion from your soul?
> > And will the swallows come again?
> > * * *
> > *The erhu is a popular Chinese fiddle having two strings. There is
> > another Chinese fiddle with only one string; and since it has half
> > as many strings as the erhu ("two-string"), it is called a banhu
> > ("half-string"). Welcome to A.M.'s house of useless knowledge!
> > Assistant Moderator
- My newly adopted rescue cat and I were previously partial to the cardinals, bluejays and other birds of a less colorful variety that are sighted at the birdMessage 2 of 30 , Mar 8 8:31 PMView SourceMy newly adopted rescue cat and I were previously partial to the cardinals, bluejays and other birds of a less colorful variety that are sighted at the bird feeder on my deck in view from inside the house. However, I must say that both of us have enjoyed this musical mix with the theme of birds. Especially anything with a classical hue resonates with the kitty Pixie, who in somewhat typical fashion favors soothing classical music. Thanks for the selection which provides extended listening and variety within the genre "Sri Chinmoy".
- The Sukh Pakhi is freshly hatched as I just moved into a new, quiet nest after all the infighting in the old one. Perhaps some birds have been outgrown andMessage 3 of 30 , Mar 10 1:26 AMView SourceThe Sukh Pakhi is freshly hatched as I just moved into a new, quiet nest after all the infighting in the old one. Perhaps some birds have been outgrown and needed more space. ;-)
Now I am sitting in the middle of all the colorful feathers that have to be sorted, but proudly I can say that one third of my belognings are books by Sri Chinmoy.
Something like World Harmony Mix I have been wishing for. I hope a simple "Thank you" will make it. The Gandharva Loka orchestra performance of Andhar Guhai Parbona is causing me goose bumps. I would have loved to join this performance, but one cannot have everything. I am content.
The "Dueling Banshees" was a nice game we played in 2005.
- I did not practice any special meditation techniques, but I was listening to this music for hours while I was at work. It made me feel happier, more relaxedMessage 4 of 30 , Mar 11 6:27 PMView Source"I did not practice any special meditation techniques, but I was listening to this music for hours while I was at work. It made me feel happier, more relaxed and patient with the customers", a young seeker told me before yesterday.
Me too, I am so happy to listen to some of my favourite songs on
Many thanks, dear Michael, for the World Harmony Mix news!!!!