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Classical Music and Adhyatma Tradition of the East

Music has been since time immemorial been with humankind. From early man to the mighty kingdoms in past to the modern world, all has been having its own music taste. The messages sent by music is beyond the limits of Read more…


Kabir Das| Jara Halke Gadi Haanko Lyrics and Meaning

Today we will discuss the beautiful nirguna bhajan by Kabir Das. The bhajan shows the reality of life and false attachments which one makes throughout the course of life and ultimately the death comes and wipes away everything.   The Read more…


Antaranga Bahiranga Shuddi

ಕಳಬೇಡ, ಕೊಲಬೇಡ, ಹುಸಿಯ ನುಡಿಯಲು ಬೇಡ ಮುನಿಯ ಬೇಡ, ಅನ್ಯರಿಗೆ ಅಸಹ್ಯ ಪಡ ಬೇಡ ತನ್ನ ಬಣ್ಣಿಸ ಬೇಡ, ಇದಿರ ಹಳಿಯಲು ಬೇಡ ಇದೇ ಅಂತರಂಗ ಶುಧಿ, ಇದೇ ಬಹಿರಂಗ ಶುಧಿ ಇದೇ ನಮ್ಮ ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಮ ದೆವರನೊಲಿಸುವ ಪರಿ. English Translation : Do not steal, do not kill, do not lie, Read more…


Akkana Vachana

ಅಕ್ಕನ ವಚನ~ ಬಿಟ್ಟೆನೆಂದರೂ ಬಿಡದೀ ಮಾಯೆ ! ಬಿಡದಿದ್ದರೆ ಬೆಂಬತ್ತಿತ್ತು ಮಾಯೆ ! ಯೋಗಿಗೆ ಯೋಗಿಣಿಯಾಯಿತ್ತು ಮಾಯೆ! ಸವಣಂಗೆ ಸವಣಿಯಾಯಿತ್ತು ಮಾಯೆ ! ಯತಿಗೆ ಪರಾಕಿಯಾಯಿತ್ತು ಮಾಯೆ ! ನಿನ್ನ ಮಾಯೆಗೆ ನಾನಂಜುವವಳಲ್ಲ ಚೆನ್ನಮಲ್ಲಿಕಾರ್ಜುನದೇವ, ನಿಮ್ಮಾಣೆ. The above ‘Vachana’ (Poem) was written by famous poetess Akkamahedevi. Akka was a bhakti Read more…


Kabir – Sadho re lyrics with meaning

साधो रे ये मुर्दो का गाँव ये मुर्दो का गाँव Today we will discuss the bhajan of Kabir – Sadho re with lyrics and meaning. The mystic and poet Saint Kabir of 15th century is trying to enlighten the people Read more…


Letters from Lord Basavanna

ಉಳ್ಳವರು ಶಿವಾಲಯವ ಮಾಡುವರು ! ನಾನೇನ ಮಾಡುವೆ ? ಬಡವನಯ್ಯ! ಎನ್ನ ಕಾಲೇ ಕಂಬ, ದೇಹವೇ ದೇಗುಲ, ಶಿರವೇ ಹೊನ್ನ ಕಳಶವಯ್ಯ! ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಮದೇವ ಕೇಳಯ್ಯ, ಸ್ಥಾವರಕ್ಕಳಿವುಂಟು, ಜಂಗಮಕ್ಕಳಿವಿಲ್ಲ! – ಬಸವಣ್ಣ Exact translation of the above lines: Those who have money, build temples for Shiva! What can a poor Read more…


Kabir Das-Man na rangaye jogi

This famous bhajan of ‘man na rangaye’ by Kabir Das attacks the mindless rituals in path of sadhana. Most of the ritual in all traditions traces its origin in past and some practice which was relevant in that particular social Read more…