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by Shabda Hari Das

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youngrichhomeless This sounds like if the the-dream renounced illicit sex and started making music to please krsna instead of seducing women. absolutely mesmorizing and light years ahead of its time. There is nothing else like this. Favorite track: Ocean Of Mercy (Gaura Nitai).
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raghava_pandas After growing up in Europe and deeply experience rave culture, I’ve started practicing the path of Bhakti yoga. Being a music lover, I’ve researched and collected music most of my life and so I am well aware of the ISKCON recording history and electronic music in general. This album was and still is my favorite. Usually Hare Krishna music is done rather amateurish, but this album is first class.
Shabda Hari prabhu, can we expect to hear some of the other songs from your early recordings?
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Intro 03:12
(1) kadacit kalindi-tata-vipina-sangitaka-ravo mudabhiri-nari-vadana-kamalasvada-madhupaha rama-shambhu-brahmamara-pati-ganesharcita-pado jagannathah svami nayana-patha-gami bhavatu me (1)"Sometimes in great happiness Lord Jagannatha, with His flute, makes a loud concert in the groves on the banks of the Yamuna. He is like a bumblebee who tastes the beautiful lotus-like faces of the cowherd damsels of Vraja, and His lotus feet are worshiped by great personalities such as Lakshmi, Shiva, Brahma, Indra and Ganesha. May that Jagannatha Svami be the object of my vision." (2) bhuje savye venum shirasi shikhi-puccham katitate dukulam netrante sahacara-kataksham vidadhate sada shrimad-vrindavana-vasati-lila-paricayo jagannathah svami nayana-patha-gami bhavatu me (2)"In His left hand Lord Jagannatha holds a flute. On His head He wears the feathers of peacocks and on His hips He wears fine yellow silken cloth. Out of the corners of His eyes He bestows sidelong glances upon His loving devotees and He always reveals Himself through His pastimes in His divine abode of Vrindavana. May that Jagannatha Svami be the object of my vision." (3) mahambhodhes tire kanaka-rucire nila-shikhare vasan prasadantah sahaja-balabhadrena balina subhadra-madhya-sthah sakala-sura-sevavasara-do jagannathah svami nayana-patha-gami bhavatu me (3)"Residing on the shore of the great ocean, within a large palace situated upon the crest of the brilliant, golden Nilachala Hill, along with His powerful brother Balabhadra, and in the middle of Them His sister Subhadra, Lord Jagannatha bestows the opportunity for devotional service upon all godly souls. May that Jagannatha Svami be the object of my vision." (4) kripa-paravarah sajala-jalada-shreni-ruciro rama-vani-ramah sphurad-amala-punkeruha-makhaha surendrair aradhyah shruti-gana-shikha-gita-charito jagannathah svami nayana-patha-gami bhavatu me (4)"Lord Jagannatha is an ocean of mercy and He is beautiful like a row of blackish rain clouds. He is the storehouse of bliss for Lakshmi and Sarasvati, and His face is like a spotless full-blown lotus. He is worshiped by the best of demigods and sages, and His glories are sung by the Upanishads. May that Jagannatha Svami be the object of my vision." (5) ratharudho gacchan pathi milita-bhudeva-patalaih stuti-pradurbhavam prati-padam upakarnya sadayaha daya-sindhur bandhuh sakala-jagatam sindhu-sutaya jagannathah svami nayana-patha-gami bhavatu me (5)"When Lord Jagannatha is on His Ratha-yatra cart and is moving along the road, at every step there is a loud presentation of prayers and songs chanted by large assemblies of brahmanas. Hearing their hymns Lord Jagannatha is very favorably disposed towards them. He is the ocean of mercy and the true friend of all the worlds. May that Jagannatha Svami, along with His consort Lakshmi, who was born from the ocean of nectar, be the object of my vision." (6) para-brahmapidah kuvalaya-dalotphulla-nayano nivasi niladrau nihita-carano 'nanta-shirasi rasanando radha-sarasa-vapur-alingana-sukho jagannathah svami nayana-patha-gami bhavatu me (6)"He is the ornament of the head of Lord Brahma and His eyes are like the full-blown petals of the lotus. He resides on the Nilachala Hill, and His lotus feet are placed on the heads of Anantadeva. Lord Jagannatha is overwhelmed by the mellows of love and He becomes joyful in the embracing of the body of Srimati Radharani, which is like a cool pond. May that Jagannatha Svami be the object of my vision." (7) na vai yace rajyam na cha kanaka-manikya-vibhavam na yace 'ham ramyam sakala-jana-kamyam vara-vadhum sada kale kale pramatha-patina gita-charito jagannathah svami nayana-patha-gami bhavatu me (7)"I do not pray for a kingdom, nor for gold, rubies and wealth. I do not ask for an excellent and beautiful wife as desired by all men. I simply pray that Jagannatha Svami, whose glories are always sung by Lord Shiva, be the constant object of my vision." (8) hara tvam samsaram drutataram asaram sura-pate hara tvam papanam vitatim aparam yadava-pate aho dine 'nathe nihita-charano nishcitam idam jagannathah svami nayana-patha-gami bhavatu me (8)"O Lord of the demigods, please quickly remove this useless material existence I am undergoing. O Lord of the Yadus, please destroy this vast ocean of sins which has no shore. Alas, this is certain that Lord Jagannatha's lotus feet are bestowed upon those who feel themselves fallen and have no shelter in this world but Him. May that Jagannatha Svami be the object of my vision." jagannathashtakam punyam yah pathet prayatah sucih sarva-papa-visuddhatma vishnu-lokam sa gacchati " The self-retrained, virtuous soul who recites these eight verses glorifying Lord Jagannatha becomes cleansed of all sins and duly proceeds to Lord Vishnu's abode.”
(1) shri-guru-charana-padma, kevala-bhakati-sadma bando mui savadhana mate jahara prasade bhai, e bhava toriya jai, krishna-prapti hoy jaha ha'te (1) The lotus feet of our spiritual master are the only way by which we can attain pure devotional service. I bow to his lotus feet with great awe and reverence. By his grace one can cross the ocean of material suffering and obtain the mercy of Krishna. (2) guru-mukha-padma-vakya, chittete koriya aikya ar na koriho mane asha shri-guru-charane rati, ei se uttama-gati je prasade pure sarva asha (2) My only wish is to have my consciousness purified by the words emanating from his lotus mouth. Attachment to his lotus feet is the perfection that fulfills all desires. (3) chakhu-dan dilo jei, janme janme prabhu sei divya-jnan hride prokashito prema-bhakti jaha hoite, avidya vinasha jate vede gay jahara chariot (3) He opens my darkened eyes and fills my heart with transcendental knowledge. He is my Lord birth after birth. From him ecstatic prema emanates; by him ignorance is destroyed. The Vedic scriptures sing of his character. (4) shri-guru karuna-sindhu, adhama janara bandhu lokanath lokera jivana ha ha prabhu koro doya, deho more pada-chaya ebe jasha ghushuk tribhavana (4) Our spiritual master is the ocean of mercy, the friend of the poor, and the lord and master of the devotees. O master! Be merciful unto me. Give me the shade of your lotus feet. Your fame is spread all over the three worlds. We take shelter of your lotus feet. You are the friend of the most fallen. jaya jaya prabhupada! jaya jaya prabhupada! All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
(Found in the Padma Purana of Sri Krsna Dvaipayana Vyasa, spoken by Satyavrata Muni in a conversation with Narada Muni and Saunaka Rishi) (1) namamisvaram sac-cid-ananda-rupam lasat-kundalam gokule bhrajamanam yasoda–bhiyolukhalad dhavamanam paramrstam atyantato drutya gopya (1) To the Supreme Lord, whose form is the embodiment of eternal existence, knowledge, and bliss, whose shark-shaped earrings are swinging to and fro, who is beautifully shining in the divine realm of Gokula, who I (due to the offence of breaking the pot of yogurt that His mother was churning into butter and then stealing the butter that was kept hanging from a swing) is quickly running from the wooden grinding mortar in fear of mother Yasoda, but who has been caught from behind by her who ran after Him with greater speed-to that Supreme Lord, Sri Damodara, I offer my humble obeisances. (2) rudantam muhur netra-yugmam mrjantam karambhoja-yugmena satanka-netram muhuh svasa-kampa-trirekhanka-kantha sthita-graivam damodararm bhakti-baddham (2) (Seeing the whipping stick in His mother’s hand,) He is crying and rubbing His eyes again and again with His two lotus hands. His eyes are filled with fear, and the necklace of pearls around His neck, which is marked with three lines like a conch shell, is shaking because of His quick breathing due to crying. To this Supreme Lord, Sri Damodara, whose belly is bound not with ropes but with His mother’s pure love, I offer my humble obeisances. (3) itidrk sva-lilabhir ananda-kunde sva-ghosam nimajjantam akkyapayantam tadiyesita-jnesu bhaktair jitatvam punah prematas tam satavrtti vande (3) By such childhood pastimes as this He is drowning the inhabitants of Gokula in pools of ecstasy, and is revealing to those devotees who are absorbed in knowledge of His supreme majesty and opulence that He is only conquered by devotees whose pure love is imbues with intimacy and is free from all conceptions of awe and reverence. With great love I again offer my obeisances to Lord Damodara hundreds and hundreds of times. (4) varam deva moksam na moksavadhim va na canyam vrne ‘ham varesad apiha idam te vapur natha gopala-balam sada me manasy avirastam kim anyaih (4) 0 Lord, although You are able to give all kinds of benedictions, I do not pray to You for the boon of impersonal liberation, nor the highest liberation of eternal life in Vaikuntha, nor any other boon (which may be obtained by executing the nine processes of Bhakti). O Lord, I simply wish that this form of Yours as Bala Gopala in Vrndavana may ever be manifest in my heart, for what is the use to me of any other boon besides this? (5) idam te mukhambhojam atyanta-nilair vrtam kuntalaih snigdha-raktais’ ca gopya muhus cumbitam bimba-raktadharam me manasy avirastam alam laksa-labhaih (5) O Lord, Your lotus face, which is encircled by locks of soft black hair tinged with red, is kissed again and again by mother Yasoda, and Your lips are reddish like the bimba fruit. May this beautiful vision of Your lotus face be ever manifest in my heart. Thousands and thousands of other benedictions are of no use to me. (6) namo deva damodarananta visno prasida prabho duhkha jalabdhi-magnam krpa-drsti-vrsyati-dinam batanu grhanesa mam ajnam edhy aksi-drsyah (6) O Supreme Godhead, I offer my obeisances unto You. O Damodara! O Ananta! O Vishnu! O master! O my Lord, be pleased upon me. By showering Your glance of mercy upon me, deliver this poor ignorant fool who is immersed in an ocean of worldly sorrows, and become visible to my eyes. (7) kuveratmajau baddha-murtyaiva yadvat tvaya mocitau Bhakti-bhajau krtau ca tatha prema-bhaktim svakam me prayaccha na mokse graho me ’sti damodareha (7) 0 Lord Damodara, just as the two sons of Kuvera-Manigriva and Nalakuvara–were delivered from the curse of Narada and made into great devotees by You in Your form as a baby tied with rope to a wooden grinding mortar, in the same way, please give to me Your own prema-Bhakti. I only long for this and have no desire for any kind of liberation. (8) namas te ’stu damne sphurad-dipti-dhamne tvadiyodarayatha visvasya dhamne namo radhikayai tvadiya-priyayai namo ‘nanta-lilaya devaya tubhyam (8) 0 Lord Damodara, I first of all offer my obeisances to the brilliantly effulgent rope which binds Your belly. I then offer my obeisances to Your belly, which is the abode of the entire universe. I humbly bow down to Your most beloved Srimati Radharani, and I offer all obeisances to You, the Supreme Lord, who displays unlimited pastimes. “In the month of Kartika (October-November), one should worship Lord Damodara and daily recite the prayer known as Damodarastaka, which has been spoken by the sage Satyavrata which attracts Lord Damodara.” (Sri Hari Bhakti Vilasa 2.16.198)
sansara-davanala-lidha-loka- tranaya karunya-grhanaghanatvam praptasya kalyana-gunarnavasya vande guroh sri-caranaravindam The spiritual master is receiving benediction from the ocean of mercy. Just as a cloud pours water on the forest fire to extinguish it, so the spiritual master delivers the materially afflicted world by extinguishing the blazing fire of material existence. I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master, who is an ocean of auspicious qualities. mahaprabhuoh kirtana-nrtya-gita- vaditra-madyam-manaso rasena romanca-kampasru-tarango-bhajo vande guroh sri-caranaravindam Chanting the Holy Name, dancing in ecstasy, singing, and playing musical instruments, the spiritual master is always gladdened by the sankirtana movement of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Because he is relishing the mellows of pure devotion within his mind, sometimes his hair stands on end, he feels quivering in his body, and tears flow from his eyes like waves. I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master. sri-vigraharadhana-nitya-nana srngara-tan-mandira-marjanadau yuktasya bhatams ca niyunjato 'pi vande guroh sri-caranaravindam The spiritual master is always engaged in the temple worship of Sri Sri Radha and Krishna. He also engages his disciples in such worship. They dress the Deities in beautiful clothes and ornaments, clean Their temple, and perform other similar worship of the Lord. I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master. catur-vidha-sri-bhagavat-prasada- svadv-anna-trptan hari-bhakta-sanghan krtvaiva trptim bhajatah sadaiva vande guroh sri-caranaravindam The spiritual master is always offering Krishna four kinds of delicious food [analyzed as that which is licked, chewed, drunk, and sucked]. When the spiritual master sees that the devotees are satisfied by eating bhagavat-prasada, he is satisfied. I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master. sri-radhika-madhavayor apara- madhurya-lila guna-rupa-namnam prati-ksanasvadana-lolupasya vande guroh sri-caranaravindam The spiritual master is always eager to hear and chant about the unlimited conjugal pastimes of Radhika and Madhava, and Their Qualities, Names, and Forms. The spiritual master aspires to relish these at every moment. I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master. nikunja-yuno rati-keli-siddhyai ya yaibhir yuktir apeksaniya tatrati-daksyad ati-vallabhasya vande-guroh sri-caranaravindam The spiritual master is very dear, because he is expert in assisting the gopis, who at different times make different tasteful arrangements for the perfection of Radha and Krishna's conjugal loving affairs within the groves of Vrndavana. I offer my most humble obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master. saksad-dharitvena-samasta-sastrair uktas tatha bhavyata eva sadbhih kintu prabhor yah priya eva tasya vande guroh sri-caranaravindam The spiritual master is to be honored as much as the Supreme Lord, because he is the most confidential servitor of the Lord. This is acknowledge in all revealed scriptures and followed by all authorities. Therefore I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master, who is a bona-fide representative of Sri Hari [Krishna]. yasya prasadad bhagavat-prasado yasyaprasadan na gatih kuto 'pi dhyayan stuvams tasya yasas tri-sandhyam vande guroh sri-caranaravindam By the mercy of the spiritual master one receives the benediction of Krishna. Without the grace of the spiritual master, one cannot make any advancement. Therefore, I should always remember an praise the spiritual master. At least three times a day I should offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master.
(1) sri-krsna-caitanya prabhu doya koro more toma bina ke doyalu jagat-samsare (1) My dear Lord Caitanya, please be merciful to me, because who can be more merciful than Your Lordship within these three worlds? (2) patita-pavana-hetu tava avatara mo sama patita prabhu na paibe ara (2) Your incarnation is just to reclaim the conditioned, fallen souls, but I assure You that You will not find a greater fallen soul than me. Therefore, my claim is first. (3) ha ha prabhu nityananda, premananda sukhi krpabalokana koro ami boro duhkhi (3) My dear Lord Nityananda, You are always joyful in spiritual bliss. Since You always appear very happy, I have come to You because I am most unhappy. If You kindly put Your glance over me, then I may also become happy. (4) doya koro sita-pati adwaita gosai tava krpa-bale pai caitanya-nitai (4) My dear Advaita Prabhu, husband of Sita, You are so kind. Please be merciful to me. If You are kind to me, naturally Lord Caitanya and Nityananda will also be kind to me. (5) gaura premamaya tanu pandita gadadhara srinivasa haridasa doyara sagara (5) Gaura’s love embodiment is shown by Gadadhara Pandita. Srinivasa Pandita and Haridasa Thakura are the ocean of mercy. (6) ha ha swarup, sanatana, rupa, raghunatha bhatta-juga, sri-jiva ha prabhu lokanatha (6) O Svarupa Damodara, personal secretary of Lord Caitanya, O six Gosvamis O Sri Rupa Gosvami, Sri Sanatana Gosvami, Sri Raghunatha Bhatta Gosvami, Sri Gopala Bhatta Gosvami, Sri Jiva Gosvami, and Sri Raghunatha dasa Gosvami! O Lokanatha Gosvami, my beloved spiritual master! Narottama dasa also prays for your mercy. (7) doya koro sri-acarya prabhu srinivasa ramacandra-sanga mage narottama-dasa (7) O Srinivasa Acarya, successor to the six Gosvamis! Please be merciful to me. Narottama dasa always desires the company of Ramacandra Cakravarti.
Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare


"Illuminize" is an album that's very very close to my heart. It consists of 12 of my best songs that have been compiled and produced over the span of 4 years.

The inspiration behind this production has mainly been my inclination to spiritual life, combined with passions in sound design and electronic music production.

The object and concept of this album was to depict some of the ancient Indian texts and songs from the Vedas through contemporary, un-conventional modern arrangements and sounds.


released September 9, 2009

Music Composed by: Shabda Hari Das
Mixed & Mastered by: Shabda Hari Das
Vocals: Shabda Hari Das, Vanita Siddarth & Sapna Srinivasan


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