The Live Experience​-​Kundalini Mantras and Devotional Songs

by Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda

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Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda.

These songs were recorded from their 2016 west coast spring tour. It is a compilation of the best songs from 5 different shows and correlates with a live DVD/BluRay release of these performances. Sonically stunning, the recordings capture the ecstatic energy that this group consistently delivers. It also features the spacious opening for sweet devotion that pours through these two. And absolute must have for those lovers of chant, heart songs and healing connection with the divine.

"What a gift these live albums are.. with the musical engineering supporting the energy and spirit! These selections evoke strong memories of group celebration and are truly life-affirming. I am listening to these at the end of a 7 day retreat filled with very hard spiritual work. So much appreciated. Namaste..." Marc Worthington (Fan)

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released April 26, 2017

-Jaya Lakshmi on vocals, guitar, harmonium, and keyboard.
-Ananda Yogiji on vocals, guitar, harmonium, and bansuri flute.
-Will Marsh on sitar and guitar
-Ankush Vimawala on tabla
-Richard Cole on bass

Special Thanks:
Thank you so much to all the people who came out to these shows and made it such a magical experience. A huge thanks to the band and Amy Dennison for your support and dedication. Thank you to our tour sponsors over the years, Coconut Bliss, Jem Organics, Medicinal Foods, Blue Lotus Chai and Organic India. It's been so delicious having your support. Thank you to all the promoters and hosts for our events. Couldn't do it without you! Thank you to Akalsahai and Bright Star Live Events who continue to support our events. Thank you dear family members who continue to support us through our journeys. We love you! Thank you Deva, Devi and Guru for the incredible opportunity to share the holy names and vibrations. We offer our pranams...

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ananda Yogiji
Audio engineering support by Brad Senstock
Album graphics by Maggie Taurick

Copyright: 2017 Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda
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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 4 years together, they have released 6 albums independently and on Sounds True and Spirit Voyage. They tour nationally and internationally holding their own events and retreats. ... more

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Track Name: Ang Sung Wahe Guru/Love Like the Sun-Live in Santa Barbara, CA 2016
Poem by Hafiz:
Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that, it lights up the entire sky.

English lyrics by Ananda Yogiji:
So make your love like the sun and shine down on everyone.

Mantra: Ang Sung Wahe Guru

Translation:
The dynamic, loving energy of the Infinite Source of All is dancing within my every cell, and is present in my every limb. My individual consciousness merges with the Universal Consciousness. The Infinite Being, God, is with me and vibrates in every molecule and cell of my being.

More Information
• As Gurucharan Singh, director of training at the Kundalini Research Institute, writes, “This mantra expresses a universal truth. Repeating it creates a thought, which gradually guides the psyche to adjust itself. It reconnects every fragmented projection of the psyche, each separated part of the body, and synchronizes the finite sense of self to the Infinite Oneness. This act of rejoining the separated parts is the quintessential act of healing. Under attack, under war, under the pressures of fear, this meditation keeps us together, conscious, and ready to act. It brings the inner peacefulness that comes only from the touch and scope of spirit.”
Track Name: Mul Mantra-Live in Santa Barbara, CA 2016
Mantra: Ek ong kar, sat nam, karataa purakh, nirbho, nirvair.
Akaal moorat, ajoonee, saibhang, gur prasaad. Jap!
Aad such, jugaad such, Hai bhee such, Naanak hosee bhee such.

Translation:
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.

More Information:
The Mul Mantra translates as the root mantra from which a spiritual foundation is built. The Siri Guru Granth Sahib is based upon the concepts of the Mul Mantra. When speaking about the chanting of this mantra, Yogi Bhajan says, “The Mul Mantra is a fate killer. It removes the fate and changes the destiny to complete prosperity.”
Track Name: Altar of Love/Sat Nam Ji/Three Little Birds-Live in Sebastopol, CA 2016
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.

Three Little Birds by Bob Marley

I went out this morning. Woke up with the rising sun. Three little birds perched by my door step. Singing sweet songs, a melody that's pure and true singing, this is my message to you. Singing don’t worry about a thing because every little thing is gonna be alright.
Track Name: Rakhay Rakhanhaar-Live in Ashland, OR 2016
Mantra: Rakhay rakhanhaar aap ubaariun
Gur kee pairee paa-eh kaaj savaariun
Hoaa aap dayaal manho na visaariun
Saadh janaa kai sung bhavjal taariun Saakat nindak dusht khin maa-eh bidaariun Tis saahib kee tayk naanak manai maa-eh Jis simrat sukh ho-eh saglay dookh jaa-eh

Translation:

God Himself is looking out for us,
gives us the light, and takes care of our affairs. God is merciful, and never forgets us.
God guides us, giving us good people to help us. God does not allow hurt to come to us.
I take comfort in the thought of God.
When I remember God, I feel peaceful and happy and all my pain departs.

More Information:
• These are the words of Guru Arjan, the Fifth Sikh Guru, and are for complete protection. It is from the evening prayer (Rehiras), which adds energy to one’s being, and helps when you are physically weak or have limited wealth. It is a victory song which allows us to be guided by God’s graceful and merciful hand. It does away with the obstacles to fulfilling one’s destiny.
• Chanting this mantra helps prevent fluctuations of the mind. This mantra is included in the Aquarian Sadhana and is done as a part of the daily practice in the morning meditations for Kundalini Yoga practitioners.
Track Name: Wahe Guru-Live in Encinitas, CA 2016
Mantra-Wahe Guru Wahe Guru Wahe Guru Wahe Jio

Translation:
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

More Information:

• This is a mantra of ecstasy. Wahe Guru is said to not only be the experience of the divine, but also impart the experience of the divine. Jio is said to impart an affectionate relationship to/with the divine. Yogi Bhajan said that this mantra means “clear perception of what is important to preserve,” and that it “links the essence of your purpose to the greater minds and souls in the cosmos.”
Track Name: Sat Siri-Live in Encinitas, CA 2016
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

More Information:
• Yogi Bhajan called this the mantra for the Aquarian Age. When we chant it, we affirm that we are timeless, deathless beings. This is one of the Aquarian Sadhana mantras. It is known for giving victory in all aspects of life.

• It is said that when we are challenged in life, there are three impulses we confront: One is to be alone and withdraw, the second is to deny or fantasize about the future, and the third is to live greedily or in scarcity instead of prosperously. This mantra is to help us overcome these tendencies and give courage and fortitude.
Track Name: Guru Ram Das-Live in Santa Barbara, CA 2016
Mantra: Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru

Translation:
Guru: Teacher or guide that brings one from the darkness to the light Wahe: The indescribable living ecstasy of Infinite Being
Ram Das: literally translates as “God’s Servant,” but also refers to Guru Ram Das, the Fourth Guru of the Sikhs

More Information:

• This mantra projects the mind to the source of knowledge and ecstasy. It was given to Yogi Bhajan by Guru Ram Das in his astral self. Guru Ram Das, the Fourth Guru of the Sikhs, was known for his humility and healing abilities, and this mantra is also known for its healing qualities and for imparting humility to anyone who chants it. It relates directly to healing and the protective energy represented by Guru Ram Das. The mantra also refers to the wisdom that comes to a servant of the Infinite, and reconnects our experience of the finite to the Infinite.
Track Name: Ardas Bhaee-Live in Santa Barbara, CA 2016
Mantra: Ardas Bhaee Amar Das Guru, Amar Das Guru, Ardas Bhaee, Ram Das Guru, Ram Das Guru, Ram Das Guru, Sachee Sahee

Translation:
The prayer has been given to Guru Amar Das. The prayer is manifested by Guru Ram Das. The miracle is complete.

English Lyrics:
You are my life. You are my love. Everlasting peace. Healer of all. Bestower of faith. Bestower of all. I am at your feet, Beloved O Lord. Bring me to thy bliss. Bring me to thy love. The nectar of the naam, rests me in your arms. I am that I am and I am all Yours.

More Information:

• Guru is that which directs one from darkness (gu) to light (ru), from ignorance to the experience of one’s infinite nature. Guru Amar Das is the third of the Sikh Gurus and is the energy of grace and hope when there
is no hope. He lived from 1479 to 1574 and is said to embody generosity and equality.

• Guru Ram Das, his son-in-law, is the fourth of the Sikh Gurus and is the energy of miracles, healings, and blessings. He lived from 1534 until 1581 and is said to embody humility, loving service, and compassion. Ram means “servant of the Lord.”

• If you ask something of Guru Ram Das, he has to bring it to God for you. Give your worries to Guru Ram Das and let him take them to God. The God that rotates the Earth can certainly take care of your problems! This is the mantra for answered prayers.

• As Yogi Bhajan says, “Normally there is no power in the human but the power of prayer. And to do prayer, you have to put your mind and body together and then pray from the soul. ‘Ardas Bhaee’ is a mantra prayer. If you sing it, your mind, body, and soul automatically combine, and without
saying what you want, the need of the life is adjusted. That is the beauty of this prayer.”
Track Name: Bow to You
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: Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo

Meaning: I call on Infinite Creative Consciousness. I call on Divine Wisdom.

Mantra: 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.