Released: February, 2014
– John Lennon
For a translation and information on the Details tab. For a related poem by Shiv, see the Related tab.
* Note: In the Hindu Marriage ceremony, the couple takes 7 circles around the sacred fire. The word used by Kabir is “Bhaavar” – likening the marriage to a bee circles a flower – the word used in current Hindi is “Phera” or “circle.
* Note: According to old scriptures, Brahma, the creator (also the God of knowledge) sits on the lotus that grows from the Navel of Vishnu. Lotus obviously also reminds the reader of purity despite maligned surroundings. Brahma is also credited to first having “recited” the “Vedas” — some of the oldest scriptures written in human history. There is a temple in India (near Thanesar) called “Kamal Naabhi” or “Lotus Navel” where Brahma was born from the Navel of Vishnu.
On the platter of the sky,
he put the sun and moon as lamps
and stars as the pearls,
He incenses the whole forest
with the wind that carries the fragrance of flowers
What kind of Aarti do you do?
The sound of Your Name
Thousands are your eyes, not one eye is yours
Thousands are your forms, yet not one is yours
Several thousand feet, not one is without your essence
I am enchanted by what you are and what you do
The flame in everyone comes from one flame
whose light enlightens everyone
the flame appears through the great guru
only if you please the true “Aarti” happens
Nanak is like the thirsty bird that asks,
For a drop of water, From You O Lord!
That drop will make Nanak find comfort,
In the uttering of Your Name.
Quotes Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin:
What we are all looking for, even though we are searching in the most improbable places, is infinite wisdom, infinite joy, infinite love. In other words, we are trying to discover our real nature. At the very core of our being is a spark of purity, of perfection, of divinity. When we learn to identify less and less with that which is subject to change and more and more with this core of perfection, we are gradually moving closer to this supreme goal.
This is much much better what’s going on in india in the name of Bollywood.— Rishab Prasanna, Bansuri Virtuoso
WOW – It is great to hear some different and pleasant.— Dan, Progressive Rock Musician
The mixture of minor key melody scales within the overriding major chords is foreign to my ear (save for George Harrison) fascinating, haunting, and beautiful. Wonderful vocal quality and control as well. This is really nice stuff. – Tom— Tom Balek, Musician from Charlotte
Goosebumps! David and Shiv, stunning work in “Jo Mange”!— Dorinda, Listener from Texas
Love the arrangement/placement of your harmonies in “Chamkan Tare”. Beautifully done.— Slyder, Musician from Texas
Wow… “Chamkan Tare” is so beautiful. Shiv you have a gorgeous voice 🙂 & Raul’s drums makes this song shimmer!— Caligulita Balmer, Musician from Guadeloupe
“Oooh this is too exquisite for words … I could listen to this all time … sheer bliss.— Annie, Singer/Songwriter on "Jo Mange"
Chamkan Tare made me cry in a nice way. Amazing 🙂— Dorothy Carroll, Ambient Musician, UK
Shiv’s voice reminds me of Jagjit Singh voice from the 1970’s.— Dattaprasad Ranade, Ghazal Singer
I really like the understated quality of Shiv’s vocal delivery. It remains Indian but with a little bit of something akin to alternative rock or indie folk.— Charlie Peacock, Grammy Winning Artist and Producer
Even when he speaks, it seems like he is singing.— Professor Atamjit Singh, Late UC Berkeley Professor
“Shiv’s voice is as sweet as his name.”— Ghulam Ali, Legendary Ghazal Singer
If you perform at the gurudwara regularly, I would love to listen to you again as it has been a revelation to me. I can still feel the goosebumps! Thank you!
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