Sung by Lakshmi Joyce Wells.
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Listening to this abhanga
fills me with peace of mind.
I have been hearing this abhanga
since childhood, but hearing it today was like hearing it for the first time! Right from the first verse, the words and the melody drew me inside, and I experienced my mind as subtle, compassionate, and powerful. I felt that if I made the effort to remember my mind as this great power, it would always lead me to the heart!
Listening to this abhanga
was a beautiful gift for me. The singer’s very sweet voice touched my heart.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
After reading the commentary on Oṁkāra Pradhāna
, I listened to the sweet sound of the singer’s voice and carefully focused on the words of the abhanga
. I felt moved by Tukaram’s generosity in helping us to understand the profound Truth through music and verse. And I felt that my experience was deeper from having taken time to read the commentary first.
I’m grateful for so many wonderful tools to deepen our experience of the Truth.
California, United States
Listening to this abhanga,
with its sweet and strong words, opened my heart. Hail to Lord Ganesh, with all my love!
Mexico City, Mexico
I thought of Gurumayi’s presence as soon as I looked at the abhanga
posting, thanks to the beautiful, bright reddish-orange background that reminds me of her. The form of the AUM
symbol with the blue pearl reminds me how Shri Guru appears in subtle form in my inner eye and ear.
I bow to Lord Ganesh, who awakens every sense of my being to my Guru’s presence and reveals her presence everywhere.
As I listen to this sacred abhanga
, I notice that I feel deeply connected with my own Self and experience silence in my heart.
As we say here, Ganapati bappa Moraya
!—“Hail to Shri Ganesh!”
The sweetness of the voice combined with the power of the words makes this a sacred gift for me! This abhanga
awakens the bliss in my heart.
As I sit with this abhanga
and the accompanying text, I find myself again amazed to consider that reality, as we know it, came into being through the single primordial sound, Om
. I feel moved to hear that this primordial sound, as Tukaram tells us, was spoken by Lord Ganesh, “the mother and father of everything that exists.” Repetition of the abhanga
and contemplation of the commentary by Swami Shantananda evokes within me both deep understanding and deep reverence.
I will never see the form of Ganesh in the same way; it will now be a reminder of how sound, in the form of vibrations, calls all of experience into being. Wow!
My heart is full of love and gratitude for the divine creator and for all who, like Tukaram, serve the divine so readily and generously.
New York, United States