Happy Free Music Friday from Spirit Voyage!
Brand new release “Namo” by Guru Dass is hot off the presses! This album, produced in South America, has some of the flair and style of the land it was recorded in. Enjoy this fresh and flavorful version of a beloved chant!
The mantra “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo” means I bow to all that is; I bow to the Divine Teacher (within myself). Trust your heart and open to the mysteries of the Universe with this powerful mantra!
A Message from Guru Dass:
Namo…expresses the essence of bhakti: I bow. It is surrendering to Divine Love: love for God and love for the Self.
To the bhagats, who practiced bhakti, the yoga of love (Kabir, Nam Dev, Ramanand, Mirabai, Guru Nanak…); the sufi poets (Rumi, Hafiz, Sheikh Farid…); the Christian mystics (St. John of the Cross, St. Theresa of Avila…) love is the path to God. God is love and love is God. Through acts of kindness, devotion, poetry, service and chanting, one re-awakens to abundance, which is Love itself.
That is what this album is about for me. I realized a long time ago, that I am a bhagat, a devotee. Music, poetry and chanting are my personal path. Divine love heals me and makes me feel complete. Nothing else can and nothing else does. I’ve looked for it outside of myself all my life, to realize that it is only through Love, of my self and the Divine, that my emptiness is filled.
I dedicate this album to love; and to all those with whom love is shared, especially to my mother, Dolores Calzada/Guru Nam Kaur, whose love has always been with me.
Namo, Namo, Namo…
Immense gratitude and love to my dearest ones: Nirankar, Simi and Vida; and to my teachers: Ramesh and Yogiji.
Special gratitude and love to: Carlos, my producer and friend, for having taken these chants and songs to another level; Karan for trusting me and making this album happen; to the musicians and technicians whose talent made each song, each chant an expression of love; Karuna, who made an amazing photo shoot happen; to all my dear friends (you know who you are…) whose love makes each day a better day.