"THE ASIAN EXPERIENCE" - MAITREYA

MAITREYA

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  • artist:MAITREYA
  • style(s):Global Fusion, Indian
  • country:India
  • formats:CD (Compact Disc), MC (Music Cassette),
  • record posted by:WORLDWIDE RECORDS
  • label:Worldwide Records

1. EVOLVING : Evolving is based on the mystery of mankind. His journey through life, his quest to explore the essence of life, his very being.


2. BADARIYA : Badariya is the Indian term for the temptuous rain bearing clouds.based loosely on the 'Raga Lalit', the song invokes the spirit of longing for dark thunder cluods and rain. "ghiri ghiri re aaye"-the thunder clouds have come,pervading the entire sky.


3. DESERT SONG : The call of the desert wind in the night. This song invokes the spirit of the desert, taking one to the sands of time, where many tales lie unexplored.


4. TRANSLUCENT DREAMS : The song is based on Raga Lalit which is an early morning raga that fills the air with the aroma of dawn and freshens the mind with serenity and peace. It represents our creative spirit and emotions which spontaneously manifests itself in the form of melodic tunes and style in the early part of the morning. The feelings conveyed by the rising sun in the freshness of the awakening mind are faithfully depicted by it. It takes the listener to a sphere of peace and tranquility.


5. SOLITARY BEING : This song is on 'Raga Bhairav' ,which origintes from Bhairav Thaat,the mother of all Thaats.Bhairav is the wrathful form of Lord Shiva. It is a very passionate raga which takes the listener to the depths of darkness and pain-bringing him face to face with his yet unknown dark side.


6. AMITABHA : West of here, past hundred million buddha- lands,there exists a world called 'Sukhavati' (land of bliss) where the buddha amitabha is expounding the dharma right now". The light of this buddha is infinite and shines throughout the universe. Thus this buddha is called Amitabha - Amitabha Sutra. Amitabha Buddha is the "Buddha of Infinite Light". One of his great vows was to establish a Pure Land known as Sukhavati, the Western Paradise. One who is able to call on Amitabha's name with "an undivided mind" will be reborn there, and never have to endure rebirths in the cyclic suffering of samsara


7. REFUGE IN BUDDHA : The Buddha the Dharma and the Sanga are sometimes referred to as the triple jewels in Buddhism . "Buddha" is a Sanskrit word meaning awareness and understanding. When we take refuge in the Buddha, we are returning from our deluded state of mind and relying upon an awakened, understanding mind "The self-nature awareness is innate Therefore, what Buddha Shakyamuni meant in taking refuge in the Buddha was not to rely upon himself but to return from our delusive mind and rely upon our innate self-nature, our Buddha nature. It is essential to understand the importance of returning to our self-nature enlightenment Taking refuge in the Buddha - awareness without delusion, Taking refuge in the Dharma - proper viewpoints and doing what is in harmony with the entire universe Taking refuge in the Sangha - following the ones who have dedicated thier life to finding the truth.


8. AGHORE : this is a powerful ancient sanskrit mantra which is addressed to the cosmic and all pervading form of Lord Shiva.The chanting of this mantra leads the aspirant to successive higher states of consciousness Aghora is one of the names of Lord Shiva. The literal translation of the mantra is-" I bow down to Lord Shiva who is everything known and unknown and who is present everywhere,pervading the entire universe.


9. RUDRAM : At the heart of the Vedas is the Shri Rudram, the much hailed chanting of the Lord. The Lord is called "Rudram"-the destroyer of sin and worldly suffering.In the entire chant, different aspects of Lord Shiva are praised and glorified,from being the compassionate lord to the wrathful and angry,who punishes the sinners and restores balance in the universe by destroying evil.Everyday chanting of Shri Rudram fulfills all worldly desires and protects the aspirent from all kind of evil influences.


10. TIBET :' Om Mani Peme Hum' is the is the mantra for Lord Chengrezig...the bodhisattva of compassion.The translation of the mantra is 'I salute the jewel in the lotus.The jewel is the buddha nature. Tibetan Buddhists believe that saying the mantra (prayer), Om Mani Padme Hum, out loud or silently to oneself, invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion. It is said that all the teachings of the Buddha are contained in this mantra hence Om Mani Padme Hum can not really be translated into a simple phrase or sentence.