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Allowah’s “Heart ‘n’ Hands” CD is now Available on iTunes, Spotify & Amazon

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“Prescription For Anxiety, Depression and Fear: Listen to Heart ‘n’ Hands daily while sitting peacefully with eyes closed. Repeat until symptoms disappear. These songs have changed my life. The lyrics are important teachings taken from The Course in Miracles (ACIM), brilliantly put to music, making them even more inspiring and etched into my consciousness. They are sung from Allowah’s heart to yours, and you will recognize their truth when you hear them. These powerful songs are replete with Allowah’s passion, strength, transcendence, love, and strong desire to be only Truly Helpful. I love how these songs remind me every day to choose love rather than fear. As the melodies run thru my mind, the authenticity of these enlightened words fill my heart with love, joy and peace. This is more than a CD, it is a heartfelt connection to the love and wisdom of Christ Consciousness. Like The Course itself, it offers the possibility of personal transformation. It’s all about the precious journey of becoming peace, forgiveness and unconditional love. I believe these songs were divinely inspired. Listen to them, and know All is Well.”

~ Jai Segal, Florida Gulf Coast University Professor

DOWNLOAD THE CD

 HERE

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DOWNLOAD THE CD

HERE

You might also be interested in Allowah’s new book,

Who Am I? Yoga, Psychedelics and the Quest for Enlightenment,

now available on AMAZON,

CLICK HERE

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Far more than a mere history of the practice of yoga and beyond a study of psychedelic-substance use to aid the pursuit of enlightenment, Who Am I? is a broad, expansive journey told through the eyes of a scholar and researcher—a pilgrim in search of the meaning of life.
While the use of psychedelics, yoga, and the interrelatedness of the two practices have been discussed in the past, Who Am I? explores these topics through both a scientific and a personal approach that is altogether new—the author’s own journey as he transitions from spiritual and yoga purist to open-minded examiner in the realization that psychedelics have been employed by yoga practitioners throughout its history. Does their controversial use in modern yoga ease the path to spiritual clarity, or does it hinder it?
Many questions and barriers face contemporary seekers of truth in the areas of psychedelics, yoga, and general spirituality. In Who Am I?, author Allowah Lani provides guidance on how to find the personal answers that must come from within.

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The Song “Suddhosi Buddhosi” : Its Words, Meaning & Origin

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       I was curious to learn more about this beautiful song and mantra.  Where is it found in the Vedas?  What is the exact Sanskrit and meaning of the words?  Who was the woman sage to whom this particular mantra/lullabye was attributed?  What else do we know about her?

        I first heard this song on Shimshai’s 2008 CD “Alianza,” and then later this past January (2013) at the Mystic Island Festival on Maui.  The first video below is one I put up on Youtube of Shimshai and friends singing the song.  What I noticed as I looked around for the original Sanskrit words to this song is that the Sanskrit is incorrectly written in several places on the internet.  At the very least, this blog post will help to correct that — or at least give the Sanskrit (+ English and Spanish) translations that Shimshai has on the CD.  The only correction I can make to what is on the CD is the word “swarupe” is one word, not two.  A minor correction.  I cannot speak to the rest.

                         Here is what I found on Shimshai’s Alianza CD:

Suddhossi Buddhossi

Sanskrit mantra originally sung as a lullaby by a woman saint to her children in the Vedas

[Sanskrit]

Suddhossi buddhossi niranjanosi

Samsara maya parivar jitosi

Samsara svapanam

Traija mohan nidram

Na janma mrityor

Tat sat sva rupe

[English]

You are forever pure

You are forever true

& the dream of this world

Can never touch you

So give up your attachment

& give up your confusion

& fly to that space

That’s beyond all illusion

[Español]

Tu eres siempre puro

Eres verdadero

Y el sueño del mundo

Nunca te tocará

Deja los apegos

Deja la confusion

Y vuela mas alla

De toda ilusion

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BASIC GUITAR CHORDS: E minor, C Major, D Major

This one by Swami Svareshwarananda sounds more like a lullabye, and you’ll find the words in more languages here,

with slight differences in the words to what is above:

Explanation of the song found with the video above:

“Un hermoso mantra en sánscrito cantado en la antigua India

por madres y madres embarazadas para preparar a sus bebes a ingresar al mundo de maya sin ilusión.”

http://artedelapaz.wix.com/kriyayoga

English Translation: “Beautiful Sanskrit mantra sung in ancient India

for mothers and expectant mothers to prepare their babies to enter the world of maya without illusion. “

Swami Śivananda wrote a whole book on conquering fear, in which he mentioned this particular mantra, which was sung by the woman sage Madalasa to her young babies. Here is what he wrote:

The sage Madalasa sang the following cradle song when she rocked the cradle of her children: “Suddhosi Buddhosi Niranjanosi Samsara-maya-parivarjitosi“—”O child! Thou art Pure Consciousness. Thou art stainless. Thou art devoid of Maya and Samsara.” She made all her children sages.

The world is in dire need of women-sages like Madalasa.

The destiny of the world and children is in the hands of intelligent mothers.”

SOURCE: http://www.dlshq.org/download/conquest_fear.htm

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Stephen Knapp has the following to say about Madalasa:

  “Madalasa was the daughter of Vishvasu, the Gandharva king. She was also a great inspiration to her sons. Ritdhvaj, the son of the powerful king Shatrujit, was her husband. When Shatrujit died, Ritdhvaj took the position of king and engaged in the royal duties. In due course, Madalasa gave birth to a son, Vikrant. When Vikrant would cry, Madalasa would sing words of wisdom to keep him quiet. She would sing that he was a pure soul, that he has no real name and his body is merely a vehicle made of the five elements. He is not really of the body, so why does he cry?

Thus, Madalasa would enlighten her son with spiritual knowledge in the songs she would sing to him. Because of this knowledge, little Vikrant grew up to be an ascetic, free from worldly attachments or kingly activities, and he eventually went to the forest to engage in austerities. The same thing happened to her second son, Subahu, and her third son, Shatrumardan. Her husband told her that she should not teach the same knowledge to their fourth son, Alark, so that at least one of them would be interested in worldly activities and take up the role of looking after the kingdom. So to Alark she sang a song of being a great king who would rule the world, and make it prosperous and free from villains for many years. By so doing he would enjoy the bounty of life and eventually join the Immortals. In this way, she trained her son Alark from the beginning of his life in the direction he would take. This is how a mother can influence her child in whatever potential may be possible, whether materially or spiritually, by imparting noble thoughts to open the avenues of activities for her children.”

SOURCE: http://www.stephen-knapp.com/women_in_vedic_culture.htm