Echoes of the Eternal CD
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Echoes of the Eternal CD

Chanting by Swami Chetanananda,
  • Total running time: 3 hours, 3-US audio CDs
$19.95

Tenor chanting from the ancient scriptures of India by Swami Chetanananda.

Most of these chants were recorded in the temple of the Ramakrishna Monastery at Trabuco Canyon, California. The domed shrine adds a sweet, sonorous, resonant sound. English translations are selected from the writings of Swamis Yatiswarananda, Nikhilananda, Prabhavananda, and other sources.

 

A three-disk set: Peace, Bliss, Harmony


Echoes of the Eternal: Peace
  • 1. Madhu vata ritayate:May the winds blow sweetly
  • 2. Tejo asi tejo mayi dhehi:O Lord, fill me with energy and strength
  • 3. Namah paryaya chavaryaya cha:O Lord, you are beyond the sea of relative existence
  • 4. Trayambakam yajamahe sugandhim:O Sweet Lord, we worship thee
  • 5. Ma no mahantam:O Rudra, protect us from evil
  • 6. Srinvantu vishve amritasya putrah:Hear, ye children of immortality
  • 7. Tvam eva mata cha pita tvameva:Thou art my mother and father
  • 8. Atma me shudhantam:May my body become pure
  • 9. Brahma metu mam:May Brahman be realized by us
  • 10. Vratena diksham apnoti:Truth is obtained by self-dedication
  • 11. Shraddhayam prane nivishto:I offer myself to the Lord with love
  • 12. Apyayantu mamangani:May the limbs of my body be fit to realize Brahman
  • 13. Vagarthau iva sampriktau:The sound of the word merges into silence
  • 14. Ma dehi aisvaryam:I do not want that wealth which takes the mind away from God
  • 15. Premadam cha me:O Lord, give me love
  • 16. Na dhanam na janam:Mine is no prayer for wealth or retinue
  • 17. Sarvata panipadam:May we behold that all-pervading Brahman
  • 18. Mudha jahihi dhanagama trishnam:O foolish mind, give up the craving for the world
  • 19. Yat jagrato duram:May my mind be of good intent
  • 20. Apanipado javano grahita:Without feet, Brahman moves fast
  • 21. Saha nav avatu:May Brahman protect us
  • 22. Vang me manasi pratishthita:May my speech be one with my mind
  • 23. Dhyayati iva prithivi:The whole cosmos is meditating
  • 24. Ayah sparshe lagnam sapadi:May my dirty mind become pure
  • 25. Gabhire kasare vishati:Offer the lotus of the heart to God
  • 26. Na janami danam:Thou art my only refuge
  • 27. Prayena devamunah svavimuktikama:Lord, make me unselfish
  • 28. Yanme manasa vacha:O Lord, cleanse me of all my impurities
  • 28. Vani gunanukathane:Let my speech glorify God
  • 30. Iyam prithivi sarvesham bhutanam madhu:This earth is the honey of all beings
  • 31. Tvam vaishnavi shaktih:Thou art the great primal energy
  • 32. Tat purushaya vidmahe:We meditate upon the Lord Supreme
  • 33. Ya eko avarno vahudha:May he endow us with good thoughts
  • 34. Tapasa deva devata:Gods attained godhood through austerity
  • 35. Hridaya kamala madhye:Meditate on Brahman in the heart
  • 36 .Dharme matir bhavatu:May we never deviate from righteousness
  • 37. Krisha parinati chetah:May my weak mind be full of devotion
  • 38. Parthaya pratibodhitam bhagavata:Enlightenment comes through the grace of God
  • 39. Na va are patyuh kamaya:The husband is dear for the sake of the Self
  • 40. Sam no mitras:May the Lord be propitious unto us
  • 41. Purnam adah purnam idam:Everything is filled with Brahman

Echoes of the Eternal: Bliss
  • 1. Anando Brahmeti vyajanat:Bliss is Brahman
  • 2. Raso vai sah:Bliss is the source of existence
  • 3. Bhadram karnebhih shrinuyama:May we hear with our ears what is auspicious
  • 4. Tava kathamritam tapta jivanam:O Lord, your words are like sweet nectar
  • 5. Sarva dharma pranitaram:O Ramakrishna, you are the embodiment of all religions
  • 6. Tvamadidevah purushah puranah:Thou art the primal God and source of creation
  • 7. Shivena me samtishthasva:O Lord, deign to remain with us
  • 8. Hrim hrim hrim japatushte:O Divine Mother, be propitious unto me
  • 9. Sva karmaphala nirdishtam:May my devotion to thee remain firm
  • 10. Gavam sarvam gajakshiram:The all-pervading God manifests in images
  • 11. Prataruthaya sayahnam:Whatever I do, Mother, is your worship
  • 12. Namo Brahmane namo astu agnaye:My salutation to Brahman
  • 13. Ratnakaro asti sadanam:I offer my mind to you
  • 14. Ko nu nah syat upayah:I want to carry the suffering of others
  • 15. Kurmastaraka charvanam:Give up attachment and drink the nectar of immortality
  • 16. Snehena badhnasi mano:You have bound our hearts by love
  • 17. Tvam svaha tvam svadha:Thou art the destroyer of misery
  • 18. Pavitram charitam yasya:O Mother, make us pure
  • 19. Tam agnivarnam tapasa:O Mother, save us from maya
  • 20. Tvam shrih tvam ishvari:Thou art the goddess of fortune
  • 21. Na tatro suryo bhati:He shines, everything shines after him
  • 22. Na sadrishe tishthati rupam:No one beholds Brahman with the eyes
  • 23. Ya pritih avivekanam:May my love never cease
  • 24. Ramam chintaya chitta varvara:O foolish mind, always think of the Lord
  • 25. Param mrityo anuparehi:O death, go back to your own path
  • 26. Apyatu mrityur amritam:May death depart from us
  • 27. Bhishman drona tata:Krishna, the ferryman of the ocean of maya
  • 28. Sarva upanishado gavo:Drink the nectar of the Gita
  • 29. Damah tejo vardhayati:Self-control increases power
  • 30. Yada yada hi dharmasya:When religion declines, God incarnates
  • 31. Dinamapi rajani sayam:Time is running out, worship God
  • 32. Sarvah taratu durgani:May all be freed from dangers
  • 33. Yaschhandasam rishabho:O Lord, please guard my learning
  • 34. Ayur yajnena kalpatam:May we sacrifice ourselves for others
  • 35. Ajita jitah samamatibhi:God becomes bound by love
  • 36. Aratte goghna uta:Grant bliss and liberation to us
  • 37. Vandau santa asantana (Hindi):I salute the wicked and the holy
  • 38. Nimajya unmajyatam ghore:Holy company is like a ferry boat
  • 39. Advaita samrajya patha:Krishna has stolen my mind
  • 40. Satyena vayu ravati:Truth is the means of liberation
  • 41. Yam brahma varunendra rudra:None can limit God
  • 42. Nindasi yajna vidheh:O God, you were born as Buddha
  • 43. Buddham sharanam gacchami:I take refuge in Buddha
  • 44. Asita girisamam syat:O Lord, your glory is infinite
  • 45. Brahmanandam parama sukhadam:Brahman bestows bliss to all

Echoes of the Eternal: Harmony
  • 1. Asato ma sad gamaya:Lead us from the unreal to the real
  • 2. Dhairyam yasya pita:Absorb the divine qualities as relatives
  • 3. He Ramakrishna madhuram:O Ramakrishna, you are sweet
  • 4. Ya raka sashi shobhana:That is right intelligence which leads to God
  • 5. Yogarato va bhogarato va:He enjoys life whose mind dwells in God
  • 6. Adharam madhuram:O Lord, sweet is your everything
  • 7. Brahma metu mam:Remove the veil of maya
  • 8. Ka tvam shubhe shivakare:O Mother, restore the world’s broken harmony
  • 9. Asare samsare nijabhajana dure:Thou are my savior
  • 10. Janami dharmam na cha me:O Lord, guide me
  • 11. Namo nedishthaya:My salutation to the conqueror of passion
  • 12. Nanya spriha raghupate:Grant me intense devotion
  • 13. Atma tvam girija matih:May all my actions be as worship
  • 14. Shariram surupam sada:You might have beauty, wealth, learning, but if you have no love for God, what does it avail?
  • 15. Tat chakshur deva hitam:May all peace come unto us
  • 16. Mano buddhya ahamkara:I am neither the body nor the senses, I am Existence-Knowledge-Bliss absolute
  • 17. Yam shaiva samupasate shiva:All worship the same God
  • 18. Trayi samkhyam yoga:All paths lead to Thee
  • 19. Rupam rupa vivarjitasya:It is impossible to limit the Infinite
  • 20. Hiranmayena patrena:I am that I am
  • 21. Kadachit kalinditata:O Jagannath, Lord of the universe, please reveal yourself to me
  • 22. Sthapakaya cha dharmasya:O Lord, you descended to establish religion
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