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Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda.
This album is a collection of songs recorded from the 2013 tours. See/download bonus items for album graphics.
"I turn to this music whenever I want to remember the presence of Grace. I feel the weight of life melt away. What is left is Truth shining through every note. The listener is draw into an irresistible dance with the Divine. The whole album is a sublime journey of sweet soulful mantras inviting the listener to touch the sacred. Whether teaching, relaxing with a loved one or on a long place ride, this album makes the perfect companion." Kia Miller (Radiant Yoga~Kundalini and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher)
"Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda’s heartfelt devotion lifts this album to a high that studio recordings rarely capture. Don’t miss it!" Light of Consciousness~Journal for Spiritual Awakening
Jaya Lakshmi: vocals, guitar, harmonium, shakers and kartals.
Ananda Yogiji: vocals, classical guitar, bansuri flute, harmonium, and shakers.
Simrit Kaur: Vocals on tracks 2, 3, 5, and 8.
Deepak Ramapriyan: Violin and vocals on track 10.
Ankush Vimawala: Tablas on all tracks except tracks 2 and 3.
Al Torre: Lead guitar on track 4.
Jason Bailey: Hammer Dulcimer on track 4.
Vyola Myst: Viola on on track 4.
Richard Cole: Bass on on track 4.
Luna Marcus: Vocals on tracks 1,6,9,and 11.
Joe Fajen: Tabla on tracks 2 and 3.
Chuck White: Additional sitar on tracks 2 and 3. Additional Mohan Veena on track 6.
Additional synth pads, shakers and kartals added by Jaya Lakshmi.
Special thanks to all the musicians who joined us at these wonderful concerts and for allowing us to use this material. Special thanks to those who contributed to our Indiegogo campaign to make this album possible: Luna and Larry's Coconut Bliss, Barbara and Stephan Cameron and Blue Lotus Chai, Tara Alder, Eric Kelly, Patricia Ceci, and Stephanie Saba. Thank you to our parents for the love and support they have given us to get to this point. Thank you also to our dear friends, promoters, venues and festivals who have supported these events. Thank you to all the beautiful friends who have housed us and fed us along the way. Thank you Jason Bailey for your continual support with recording, mixing and mastering support. Thank you to God and Guru for this incredibly blessed life and for making all this possible.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ananda Yogiji and Jaya Lakshmi. Album graphics by Viandara.
Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda are Oregon based musical artists in the genre of mantra music. They offer kirtan, healing mantra
music and Kirtronica (kirtan and electronica fusion). In just over 6 years together, they have released 11 albums independently and on Sounds True and Spirit Voyage. They tour nationally and internationally holding their own events and retreats....more
Complete Mantra: Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo, Guru Dev Namo, Guru Deva
Meaning: I call on Infinite Creative Consciousness. I call on Divine Wisdom.
Track Name: Ang Sung Wahe Guru
Lyrics: Make your love like the sun and shine down on everyone.
Mantra meaning: Ang Sung Wahe Guru~The realization that there is no piece or part of ourselves, no action, and no life that is not already the living vibration of the Infinite. It is all God. We are one.
Track Name: Wahe Guru
Mantra meaning: Wahe Guru- Great Beyond description is the experience of God's Wisdom. Wahe Jio- Great Beyond Description is the experience of God Blessing the Soul.
Track Name: Altar of Love (Sat Nam ji Wahe Guru ji)
All that I am, I offer at the altar of love. In sweet surrender.
Mantra meaning: Sat Nam Sat Nam Sat nam ji Wahe Guru Wahe Guru Wahe Guru ji ~ Sat (Truth) Nam (nature, name, identity) ji (soul) Wahe Guru (Ecstacy of oneness or great Guru)
True is my identity, Great is the Guru, the divine teacher who brings us from darkness to light. Oh soul, reside in the true nature of all things. Oh soul, reside in the ecstasy of cosmic consciousness.
Track Name: Mul Mantra
Ek ong kaar, sat naam, karataa purakh, nirbho, nirvair
Akaal moorat, ajoonee, saibhang, gur prasaad. Jap!
Aad such, jugaad such, Hai bhee such, Naanak hosee bhee such.
One Creator. Truth is His name. Doer of everything. Fearless, Revengeless, Undying, Unborn, Self illumined, The Guru's gift, Meditate! True in the beginning. True through all the ages. True even now. Oh Nanak it is forever true.
Track Name: Guru Ram Das
Complete Mantra: Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru
Translation:Guru - teacher or guide that brings one from the darkness to the light. Wahe - exclamation of ecstacy like ''WOW!''
Ram Das - literally translates as "God's Servant", but also refers to Guru Ram Das, the Fourth Guru of the Sikhs.
Track Name: Ra Ma Da Sa
Complete Mantra: Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung
Ra - Sun
Ma - Moon
Daa - Earth
Saa - Impersonal Infinity
Saa Say - Totality of Infinity
So - Personal sense of merger and identity
Hung - The infinite, vibrating and real.
This mantra taps into the energies of the sun, moon, earth, and the Infinite Spirit to bring deep healing. It can be chanted to heal the self or to send healing energy to anyone you wish.
Track Name: Aud Guray Nameh
Lyrics: To the one who meditates on Him there comes a perfect peace, and all pain and sorrows depart. Meditate on Him, who contains this universe, whose Holy Name is the whisper on the lips of the entire creation.
Aad Guray Nameh, Jugaad Guray Nameh, Sat Guray Nameh, Siri Guru Dayvay Nameh
Translation: I bow to the primal Guru. I bow to the truth that has existed throughout the ages. I bow to True Wisdom. I bow to the Great Divine Wisdom.
Track Name: Sat Siri
Complete Mantra: Sat siree siree akaal, siree akaal mahaa akaal,
Mahaa akaal, sat naam, akaal moorat, wahay guroo
Translation: The True Great, Great Deathless, Great Deathless beyond Death, Beyond Death, Truth is His name, Deathless form of God, Experience of the Divine
Track Name: Bow to You
Lyrics: You're the Creator. You're the Sustainer. You're the Destroyer of all. You're my lover. You're my partner. You're my teacher of all.
You're the earth from which all things grow. You're the water, the eternal flow. You're the fire that glows on and on. You're the air I breath in for this song.
You're the sweetness that embraces me. You're the all pervading truth and beauty. You're the infinite love, bestower of grace. You're the compassion, the healing space.
Mantras: See mantra Ong Namo track one and Aad Guray Namay from track 8. Namo Nama: Two forms of 'I bow".
Track Name: By Your Grace (Guru Ram Das)
Lyrics: My mind is open, my heart is open, to your love.
By Your grace, I am free, By Your grace, I can see all divine.
For mantra see track 6.
Track Name: Long Time Sun
May the long time sun shine upon you
All love surround you
And the pure light within you
Guide your way on.