Song: “Cry to your Mother Syama,” Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

MASTER: “Cry to the Lord with an intensely yearning heart and you will certainly see Him. People shed a whole jug of tears for wife and children. They swim in tears for money. But who weeps for God? Cry to Him with a real cry.” The Master sang: Cry to your Mother Syama with aContinue reading “Song: “Cry to your Mother Syama,” Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna”

Dil Ghoom Ghoom Kare- Bhupen Hazarika

My heart pants and gasps, it is terrified. Clouds beat and thunder, petrified. Like a raindrop, a drop of tear sometimes bursts from my eyes. As I open your sack all leaves had dried. Soon you touched me, my dried twigs revived. The body which you touched, should I hide it? The mind which youContinue reading “Dil Ghoom Ghoom Kare- Bhupen Hazarika”

Libretto Of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, Fourth Movement, Psalm

A LOVE SUPREME I will do all I can to be worthy of thee O’ Lord It ALL has to do with it. Thank you God. There is none other. God is. It is so beautiful Thank you God. God is ALL. Help us to resolve our fears and weaknesses. In you ALL things areContinue reading “Libretto Of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, Fourth Movement, Psalm”

Oraa Aamaader Gaan Gaaite Dyay Naa: A Bengali Panegyric to Paul Robeson

On June 27, 1938, a large crowd of supporters welcomed Jawaharlal Nehru, the future Prime Minister of independent India, and Paul Robeson, African-American artist, leader, and freedom-fighter, at London’s Kingsway Hall. Rajani Palme Dutt, an Indo-Swede who served as the foremost journalist and theoretician of the Communist Party of Great Britain delivered the opening address.Continue reading “Oraa Aamaader Gaan Gaaite Dyay Naa: A Bengali Panegyric to Paul Robeson”

Universal Consciousness: Alice Coltrane’s Turn To Hinduism

You have your own conscience, your own intelligence, and you know your own mind. –Alice Turiyasangitananda Coltrane A portrait of Alice Coltrane, R. Divya Nair In this clip, Turiya Coltrane, the grand-daughter of jazz pianist, harpist, and vocalist Alice Coltrane (née McCleod) reflects on her grandmother’s study and interpretation of Hindu philosophy through the gospelContinue reading “Universal Consciousness: Alice Coltrane’s Turn To Hinduism”