Sound or vibration is the most powerful force in the universe. Music is a divine art, to be used not only for pleasure but as a path to God-realization. Vibrations resulting from devotional singing lead to attunement with the Cosmic Vibration or the Word. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1).
Singers of these songs who want the best results should chant them alone or with true devotees of God, with ever increasing devotion and fervor. After the notes are learned, one’s undivided attention should be given to repeating them with deeper and deeper devotion, striving fully to understand the meaning of the words in the chant, until one is immersed in the bliss of singing. This joyous feeling is the first perception of God.
Words that are saturated with sincerity, conviction, faith, and intuition are like highly explosive vibration bombs that have power to remove the rocks of difficulties and to create the change desired.
The five states are: chanting aloud—whisper chanting—mental chanting—subconscious chanting—superconscious chanting. Subconscious chanting becomes automatic, with internal consciousness only, when the mind effortlessly repeats a chant in the background of one’s thoughts and activities.
Source: Self-Realization Fellowship
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All the chants below are taken from the book “Cosmic Chants” by Paramahansa Yogananda. Inspired by his own direct experience of the Divine, Paramahansa Yogananda composed many songs in the tradition of India’s devotional chanting. The book contains words and music to more than fifty of his original chants. Click here to order.
Peter Langmayr, creator of the Harmonthesia Youtube Channel says:
reading sheet music is just not the easiest way to learn how to play a song. I can’t be the only one who thinks so, Synthesia videos were always the crutch I used to get into Piano playing. There’s Synthesia videos for all kinds of music, I was surprised to find that there are none for Kirtan songs anywhere on Youtube. I thought this just had to be a thing, so here’s a channel. Let’s see how this goes. ^^ I by no means really know what I’m doing, nor do I have much clue about music. Any advice or constructive criticism is much appreciated. Thank you, Jai Guru
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