Post by Amritha Varshini on Jul 6, 2015 17:30:24 GMT 5.5
I don't have words to express my thanks for your sending''Oruneramenkilum" which I could hear in a foreign land. Some songs irrespective of language touch your heart and linger on in your whole being with eyes getting moistened and there are two such songs on Lord Guruvayoorappan that simply enlighten people hearing them, one being 'Oruneramenkilum" and the other "Karuna Cheyyuvan entu Tamasam Krishna". Man is an emotional being and these songs add to Bhaktirasa, worshipful nature, utter humility and tell us what Bhakti really is in common language easily understandable and can be sung by everybody. These moments of life bring untold peace and happiness wherever you are. Like that Harivarasanam made a heart patient in U.S.A to face the surgery with a smile. Divine music's serene hold on humanity could not be erased even by technology, on the other hand it has helped to enhance and widen its hold. Words can never express fully such feelings. GS
G Sivaswamy <firstname.lastname@example.org> 6th July 2015
Post by Amritha Varshini on Jul 6, 2015 17:32:58 GMT 5.5
Krishna, You are ever in my memory
People have different concepts about devotion. Some think that believing in God itself is devotion. Some think that going to temple or attending a Nama Sangeerthan session is devotion. Some think that standing before the pictures of God in the morning and worshipping is devotion. Of course, these acts are parts of devotion but they do not constitute complete devotion.
True devotion is defined wonderfully in the beautiful song composed by Chovallur Krishnankutty, rendered by the ever-green King of melody, Dassettan, and now forwarded by our friend, Anand Vasudevan. True devotion springs when the devotee remembers God in all situations and in all conditions.
Whatever images he sees during his activities all remind him of Krishna. When he sees a peacock feather, it reminds him of the peacock feather adorned in the head of Krishna. When he sees a yellow flower, it reminds him of the yellow cloth (Pitambaram) worn by Krishna. When he hears the devotional songs in the early morning, he feels that Krishna appears before him in His splendour and glory. In short, he may be doing many activities physically but his heart would always be centered on Krishna. He has no other thoughts except that of Krishna. He sees Krishna in all the images of the world. For him, Krishna is the world. That is the true mark of devotion.
While thanking Anand Vasudevan for bringing this nostalgic song, let us pray for the grace of Lord Guruvayurappa. Let us look for an opportunity to watch Krishna Nattam, to listen to the music of stalwarts, recite the sacred names of Krishna and kindle the light of devotion in our heart.