A mystic of modern times, Anandmurti Gurumaa is an embodiment of wisdom and a guiding source for seekers around the world. Through her practical teachings and innovative meditation techniques, she is transforming lives worldwide. She has spoken on almost every subject: psychology, religion, family, society, relationships, mysticism. Her talks are interspersed with profound yet simple stories to unravel the mysteries of truth. She is a Sufi when she speaks on Sufism, a Rishi when she speaks on Upanishads and the Geeta, a Shankracharya, a Buddha, a Zen Master, a poetess, a singer. Gurumaa is all of these and yet, she is none of these! Welcome to the world of exploration and walk your way through the pathless path with the living master -Anandmurti Gurumaa.
Spiritual masters come to earth with a message of hope for humanity and a new way of leading life. Having climbed the peaks to self-discovery, they come back as guides to the path to eternal truth. The masters remind us that we house within ourselves a divine reality that is waiting to be discovered.
Divine Reverence is one such mesmerizing musical accolade that sings glory unto the golden feet of the master. Offering of love and gratitude that opens the gates of wisdom, the album starts with beautiful chanting followed by divine envision (Manas Pooja) unto the feet of the master. The next track 'the enchanting' is one instrumental marvel that adds stars to this album. And when you begin to feel tranquility within your heart, like soft soothing moonlight, you would love to sing along with 'Taaron Mein Chandra Samaan Ho' in the track 'The Reverence', which lauds the guru as a bright radiant moon of knowledge in the dark starry night of life.
And finally, just as the fragrance of rose cannot be described by a thousand words until you actually smell it, so also is Divine Reverence, a fragrant tender flower, which cannot be described by harsh broken words. Open your heart with unconditional surrender and feel the magic for yourself!
Chant your way to illumination
Chanting is considered as the route to spiritual development being an essential part of bhakti Yoga, it brings great joy and peace to the listener. In this album the beautiful track ‘Chanting’ renders a wonderful illuminating effect on to listener.
Meditation through Visualization
Meditation is moving in the inner zone of emptiness. It is exploring the inner space where you remain absolutely untouched from all ill effects of mind and samsara. This inner space is there and we need just the right method to move there. In this album, meditation through visualization (Manas Pooja) is a very powerful method that transcends the listener straight to the source of bliss and ecstasy.
Lounge to relaxation
The music in this album has been rendered in various styles to create an effect of relaxation. From meditation through visualization to divine chanting to energetic instrumental track, this album is a perfect lounge for soulful relaxation. The music, in both electronic and acoustic form, with flutes, piano, guitar and a wide variety of instruments by some of the best artists, the album is a rare marvel in the ranks of blissful music.
Be a disciple
A Zen Teacher saw five of his students return from the market, riding their bicycles. When they had dismounted, the teacher asked the students, "Why are you riding your bicycles?"
The first student replied, "The bicycle is carrying this sack of potatoes. I am glad that I do not have to carry them on my back!"
The teacher praised the student, saying, "You are a smart boy. When you grow old, you will not walk hunched over, as I do."
The second student replied, "I love to watch the trees and fields pass by as I roll down the path."
The teacher commended the student, "Your eyes are open and you see the world."
The third student replied, "When I ride my bicycle, I am content to chant the mantra"
The teacher gave praise to the third student, "Your mind will roll with the ease of a newly trued wheel."
The fourth student answered, "Riding my bicycle, I live in harmony with all beings."
The teacher was pleased and said, "You are riding on the golden path of non-harming."
The fifth student replied, "I ride my bicycle to ride my bicycle."
The teacher went and sat at the feet of the fifth student, and said, "I am your disciple."
Empty your cup
Nan-in, a Japanese master received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen
The teacher willingly complied, and began explaining. But as his story unfolded, the learned man frequently interrupted with remarks like, "Oh, yes, I know that already," and "That is of course a part of many philosophies".
Finally, the Nan-in stopped talking and began to serve tea to the learned man.
He poured his visitor's cup full, and then kept on pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. "It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," Nan-in said, "you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?"