Buddha On Believe

Buddha:

“Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it.

Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held.

Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books.

Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin.

Believe nothing just because someone else believes it.

Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true.”

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In every breath

In every breath
if you’re the center
of your own desires
you’ll lose the grace
of your beloved

But if in every breath
you blow away
your self claim
the ecstasy of love
will soon arrive

In every breath
if you’re the center
of your own thoughts
the sadness of autumn
will fall on you

But if in every breath
you strip naked
just like a winter
the joy of spring
will grow from within

All your impatience
comes from the push
for gain of patience
let go of the effort
and peace will arrive

All your unfulfilled desires
are from your greed
for gain of fulfillments
let go of them all
and they will be sent as gifts

Fall in love with
the agony of love
not the ecstasy
then the beloved
will fall in love with you

~

Rumi

Shankar Tucker ~ “Guru Brahma” performed with Mahesh Vinayakram, B.Shree Sundarkumar and Puneet Gabriel

Shankar Tucker’s  latest piece tittled Guru Brahma,  is equally awesome as the rest of his work.  His original music blends the sounds of Classical Indian music, Jazz, and Popular music to create a seamless synthesis of cultures and traditions.

As a clarinetist performing Hindustani classical music, he has shared the stage with such legendary artists as Zakir Hussain and Hariprasad Chaurasia. Most recently, he has recorded for one of Bollywood’s most prominent music directors, Pritam, for the upcoming film Mausam. His popularity is growing by leaps. Beautiful arrangements.

Here we find Mahesh  Vinayakram  providing the vocals. B. Shree Sundarkumar on the Kanjira, Puneet Gabriel and  Shankar Tucker on his clarinet. Shankar has come up with this latest work  while there has been wide expectations from his fans who have been looking forward towards his latest release .

Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances.
You just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone’s hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late and smile until your face hurts. Don’t be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment … ♥

L. Shankar – Raga Aberi Music Of The World, 1995 Abheri Album

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.  ~Ludwig van Beethoven

The South Indian violin virtuoso, L. Shankar, presents a dazzling rendition of a traditional rag in untraditional terms. He plays in a rhythm cycle of 6 3/4 , beats, difficult enough to maintain, let alone be as musically creative as these three ( Zakir Hussain & Vikku Vinayakram ). The energy is consistently high, and there are a lot of solos by each musician, as well as deftly coordinated unison passages.

How do you even come up  with words to describe something so soulful and indescribable as such music created by some of the geniuses of the world….

One such musician is L. Shankar the violinist. Words fail miserably in describing his music . Sometimes silence seems to be the only answer….

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._Shankar