love of learning

“If we succeed in giving the love of learning, the learning itself is sure to follow.”

― John Lubbock,

(30 April 1834 – 28 May 1913)

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea,

are excellent schoolmasters,

and

teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
John Lubbock

what is love of learning …….

love is a yearning  of our inner core to explore our origin

for that we need to learn from nature or in the classroom ……

beauty is the essence of our learning from nature …..

and

creativity is essence of classroom teaching to explore nature ….

what we understand as modern science

or

express what we observe into performing arts or forming arts  ……

creativity is science of spirituality where we share our love of learning

in

different ways of individual expressions .

LEARN has EAR in center ……

Ear is an organ works 24 x 7  and gives us sense of time

and at the same time art of listening to listen timeless …….

Indian classical music is basically art of listening timeless

so are the music around the globe

Indian way is a visual expression ……. learning can be made interesting by way of visual communication or by story telling ……. which brings love of learning ….look at the picture and as you will contemplate on it ……. the picture will start talking to you with its hidden meaning

Saraswati is the Goddess of learning, knowledge, and wisdom. The Sanskrit word sara means “essence” and swa means “self.” Thus Saraswati means “the essence of the self.”

Saraswati is represented in Hindu mythology as the divine consort of Lord Brahma, the Creator of the universe. Since knowledge is necessary for creation, Saraswati symbolizes the creative power of Brahma. 

The lotus is a symbol of the Supreme Reality,  By sitting on a lotus, Saraswati signifies that She is Herself rooted in the Supreme Reality, and symbolizes supreme knowledge.

The white color symbolizes purity and knowledge. The white sari that the Goddess is wearing denotes that She is the embodiment of pure knowledge.

each object in the picture signifies wisdom , wisdom and wisdom , …… explore 

let Goddess Saraswathi bestows us with love of learning …..

Click on the picture of Goddess Saraswati to listen very fine prayer 

love all

(c) ram0ram

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womb of the night

Good and God’s morning …….. today 26 July 2014 ….. Z is 26 Alphabet so listening to wonderful singer ” Ziggy Marley ” and the song is …… Rainbow in the sky 

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Found out mercy in every sunrise
I am born again from the womb of the night
All I have I have left behind
Minds eye,  eyes eye a light will shine

There’s a rainbow in the sky all the time
Don’t be blind, don’t be blind

Rainbow in the sky

Songwriters
Marley, David Nesta

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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

Reggae has a philosophy, you know?

It’s not just entertainment.

There’s an idea behind it,

a way of life behind the music,

which is a positive way of life,

which is a progressive way of life for better people.

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I’m a big reader.

My kids love reading,

and

I think it’s important,

not just for development but for bonding.

You start reading to kids before they can even understand

what you’re saying to them,

so

I look at it as a fundamental tool for connection.

: ram0ram footnotes :

love the expression Womb of the night ……

WOMB ….

OM is the soul of womb …..

also is the soul of Bomb …..

so God is neutral both in creation and destruction …..

but God accepts creation but does not refuse destruction …..

be the nature of God ….. so accept rainbow of creativity …..

listen to song ……Rainbow in the sky ….. click on this line 

listen to new album ” FLY RASTA ” ….. click on this line 

love all

(c) ram0ram 

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why dance ?

    “We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

(1844 – 1900)  

A German philosopher, poet, composer, and cultural critic. He wrote critical essays and books on religion, morality,culture, philosophy, and science.

Eternity is dancing on eternity like football …..

our body is leather cover of time

and

our guru and guide

through

which we will be able to form a mirror inside to know

our true nature

which is timelessness ….. eternity .

mirror is togetherness of two opposites …… like transparent glass and non transparent silver ….. yoga is a science to bring together our timeless transparent soul and time body non transparent ……

and there are several methods to bring these duality together ……

like a dance form ….. which is witnessing action and non action together

or

dance or dancer becoming one …..

this oneness is music of life ……

and

Indian Greeting salutations NAMASTE  

also is bringing left and right hand together …..

which is uniting feminine and masculine parts of body together 

gratitude is a prayer of divine

and

an art to bring timelessness  in art forms ……

many time people inquire …..

why Indian art not signed ?……

great artist never thought their performance belongs to them …..

they always considered it as grace of God …….

gratitude and Namaste are art to say the divine ……

thank you Lord .

(c) ram0ram 

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Bab ‘Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul

Bab ‘Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul, is easily one of the most visually rich film of recent time based on Sufi theme.

The title is from the main character, Baba Aziz, a very old blind dervish who is on his way to a place unknown where a rare Sufi gathering is to take place.

Guiding him across a sea of sand is his granddaughter Ishtar, a little girl who loves her grandpa but who is afraid they might never reach their destination,

all the more as the meeting is organized only once every thirty years. But Bab’Aziz is undeterred. He knows that if he “listens to the infinite silence of the desert with his heart” he will find the place. While making their way, Bab’Aziz tells Ishtar ……

18 week 2014

But where is this gathering?

– I don’t know, my little angel.

But do the others know?

– No, they don’t know either.

How can you go to a gathering without knowing where it is ?

– It suffices to walk, just walk. 

Those who are invited will find the way.

footnotes

ram0ram footnote

wandering in search of you lost my self …… losing my self made me yourself .

( Click below on picture to watch movie with English sub-titles )

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Madhurashtakam

Madhurashtakam :

Adharam Madhuram – in sanskrit with meaning –

Stotra on Sri Krishna

मधुराष्टकम् :   अधरं   मधुरं
Madhurashtakam : Adharam Madhuram

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Sri Krishna 

अधरं मधुरं वदनं मधुरं नयनं मधुरं हसितं मधुरम् ।
हृदयं मधुरं गमनं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥१॥
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram |
Hrdayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||1||Meaning:
1.1: (O Krishna) Your Lips are Sweet and Charming, Your Face is Sweet and Charming, Your Eyes are Sweet and Charmingand Your Laughter is Sweet and Charming,
1.2: (O Krishna) Your Heart is Sweet and Charming and Your Going is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweetand Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.
वचनं मधुरं चरितं मधुरं वसनं मधुरं वलितं मधुरम् ।
चलितं मधुरं भ्रमितं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥२॥
Vacanam Madhuram Caritam Madhuram Vasanam Madhuram Valitam Madhuram |
Calitam Madhuram Bhramitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||2||Meaning:
2.1: (O Krishna) Your Speech is Sweet and Charming, Your Nature is Sweet and Charming, Your Garments are Sweet andCharming and Your Bent Posture is Sweet and Charming,
2.2: (O Krishna) Your Walking is Sweet and Charming and Your Creation of Confusion is Sweet and Charming; Everythingabout You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.
वेणुर्मधुरो रेणुर्मधुरः पाणिर्मधुरः पादौ मधुरौ ।
नृत्यं मधुरं सख्यं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥३॥
Vennur-Madhuro Rennur-Madhurah Paannir-Madhurah Paadau Madhurau |
Nrtyam Madhuram Sakhyam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||3||Meaning:
3.1: (O Krishna) Your Flute is Sweet and Charming, Your Flowers ( with Pollen ) are Sweet and Charming, Your Hands areSweet and Charming and Your Feet are Sweet and Charming,
3.2: (O Krishna) Your Dance is Sweet and Charming and Your Friendship is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You isSweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.


गीतं मधुरं पीतं मधुरं भुक्तं मधुरं सुप्तं मधुरम् ।
रूपं मधुरं तिलकं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥४॥
Giitam Madhuram Piitam Madhuram Bhuktam Madhuram Suptam Madhuram |
Ruupam Madhuram Tilakam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||4||

Meaning:
4.1: (O Krishna) Your Singing is Sweet and Charming, Your Drinking is Sweet and Charming, Your Eating is Sweet andCharming and Your Sleeping is Sweet and Charming,
4.2: (O Krishna) Your Form is Sweet and Charming and Your Mark on Forehead is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.


करणं मधुरं तरणं मधुरं हरणं मधुरं रमणं मधुरम् ।
वमितं मधुरं शमितं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥५॥
Karannam Madhuram Tarannam Madhuram Harannam Madhuram Ramannam Madhuram |
Vamitam Madhuram Shamitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||5||

Meaning:
5.1: (O Krishna) Your Acts are Sweet and Charming, Your Carrying Over is Sweet and Charming, Your Stealing is Sweet andCharming and Your Divine Love Play is Sweet and Charming,
5.2: (O Krishna) Your Exuberance is Sweet and Charming and Your Relaxation is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.


गुञ्जा मधुरा माला मधुरा यमुना मधुरा वीची मधुरा ।
सलिलं मधुरं कमलं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥६॥
Gun.jaa Madhuraa Maalaa Madhuraa Yamunaa Madhuraa Viicii Madhuraa |
Salilam Madhuram Kamalam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||6||

Meaning:
6.1: (O Krishna) Your Humming is Sweet and Charming, Your Garland is Sweet and Charming, Your Yamuna is Sweet andCharming and Your Waves (of Yamuna) is Sweet and Charming,
6.2: (O Krishna) Your Water (of Yamuna) is Sweet and Charming and Your Lotus is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.


गोपी मधुरा लीला मधुरा युक्तं मधुरं मुक्तं मधुरम् ।
दृष्टं मधुरं शिष्टं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥७॥
Gopii Madhuraa Liilaa Madhuraa Yuktam Madhuram Muktam Madhuram |
Drssttam Madhuram Shissttam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||7||

Meaning:
7.1: (O Krishna) Your Gopis (Cowherd Girls) are Sweet and Charming, Your Divine Play is Sweet and Charming, YourTogetherness is Sweet and Charming and Your Setting Free is Sweet and Charming,
7.2: (O Krishna) Your Glance is Sweet and Charming and Your Courtesy is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You isSweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.


गोपा मधुरा गावो मधुरा यष्टिर्मधुरा सृष्टिर्मधुरा ।
दलितं मधुरं फलितं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥८॥
Gopaa Madhuraa Gaavo Madhuraa Yassttir-Madhuraa Srssttir-Madhuraa |
Dalitam Madhuram Phalitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||8||

Meaning:
8.1: (O Krishna) Your Gopas (Cowherd Boys) are Sweet and Charming, Your Cows are Sweet and Charming, Your Staff isSweet and Charming and Your Creation is Sweet and Charming,
8.2: (O Krishna) Your Breaking is Sweet and Charming and Your Making is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You isSweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.


|| iti srimad vallabha-acarya viracitam madhurastakam sampurnam ||

|| Thus ends the the eight stanza hymn madhurastakam composed by Sripad Vallabha-acharya ||

Click on above photo to listen 

The Madhurastakam (Sanskrit: मधुराष्टकम्, madhurāṣṭakam) is a beautiful Sanskrit composition in devotion of Lord Krishna, composed by the Hindu Bhakti philosopher-poet Sripad Vallabha Acharya. Sripad Vallabhacharya flourished under the patronage of the Vijayanagar King Sri Krishnadevarya in the late fifteenth century Andhra State and created many other literary pieces including the Vyasa Sutra Bhashya, Jaimini Sutra Bhasya, Bhagavata Tika Subodhini, Pushti Pravala Maryada and Siddhanta Rahasya in Sanskrit.

The devotional hymn “Madhurastakam” of Sri Vallabhacarya was created to lead the devotee in Pustimarg, the Path of Grace, which involves a constant love-filled devotion to Krishna by various acts of homage, such as singing (kirtana), remembering (smarana), conceptualizing and beholding (darshana) a beatific image of the deity upon singing of the Madhurastakam, and offering of services (seva). These acts enable the devotee to enter into the divine presence of Sri Krishna and to experience the Lord’s real essence (svarupa) which are in fact, succinctly laid down by the Madhurastakam. Hence, Madhurastakam plays an instrumental role in the realization of the Lord.

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Madhurashtakam : one of the best divine prayer

Madhurashtakam : Adharam Madhuram –

Click above to listen one of the finest Madhurashtakam 

in sanskrit with meaning –

Stotra on Sri Krishna

मधुराष्टकम् :   अधरं   मधुरं
Madhurashtakam : Adharam Madhuram

अधरं मधुरं वदनं मधुरं नयनं मधुरं हसितं मधुरम् । हृदयं मधुरं गमनं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥१॥

Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram

Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram |

Hrdayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram
Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram
||1|| Meaning:
1.1: (O Krishna) Your Lips are Sweet and Charming, Your Face is Sweet and Charming,
Your Eyes are Sweet and Charming and Your Laughter is Sweet and Charming,
1.2: (O Krishna) Your Heart is Sweet and Charming and Your Going is Sweet and Charming; 
Everything about You is Sweet  and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.
  वचनं मधुरं चरितं मधुरं वसनं मधुरं वलितं मधुरम् । चलितं मधुरं भ्रमितं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥२॥
Vacanam Madhuram Caritam Madhuram Vasanam Madhuram Valitam Madhuram |
Calitam Madhuram Bhramitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||2||
Meaning:
2.1: (O Krishna) Your Speech is Sweet and Charming, Your Nature is Sweet and Charming,
Your Garments are Sweet and Charming and Your Bent Posture is Sweet and Charming,
2.2: (O Krishna) Your Walking is Sweet and Charming and Your Creation of Confusion is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.
वेणुर्मधुरो रेणुर्मधुरः पाणिर्मधुरः पादौ मधुरौ । नृत्यं मधुरं सख्यं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥३॥
Vennur-Madhuro Rennur-Madhurah Paannir-Madhurah Paadau Madhurau |
Nrtyam Madhuram Sakhyam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||3||
Meaning:
3.1: (O Krishna) Your Flute is Sweet and Charming, Your Flowers ( with Pollen ) are Sweet and Charming,
Your Hands areSweet and Charming and Your Feet are Sweet and Charming,
3.2: (O Krishna) Your Dance is Sweet and Charming and Your Friendship is Sweet and Charming; 
Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.
गीतं मधुरं पीतं मधुरं भुक्तं मधुरं सुप्तं मधुरम् । रूपं मधुरं तिलकं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥४॥
Giitam Madhuram Piitam Madhuram Bhuktam Madhuram Suptam Madhuram |
Ruupam Madhuram Tilakam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||4||
Meaning:
4.1: (O Krishna) Your Singing is Sweet and Charming, Your Drinking is Sweet and Charming,
Your Eating is Sweet and Charming and Your Sleeping is Sweet and Charming,
4.2: (O Krishna) Your Form is Sweet and Charming and Your Mark on Forehead is Sweet and Charming; 
Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.
 करणं मधुरं तरणं मधुरं हरणं मधुरं रमणं मधुरम् । वमितं मधुरं शमितं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥५॥
Karannam Madhuram Tarannam Madhuram Harannam Madhuram Ramannam Madhuram |
Vamitam Madhuram Shamitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||5||
Meaning:
5.1: (O Krishna) Your Acts are Sweet and Charming, Your Carrying Over is Sweet and Charming,
Your Stealing is Sweet and Charming and Your Divine Love Play is Sweet and Charming,
5.2: (O Krishna) Your Exuberance is Sweet and Charming and Your Relaxation is Sweet and Charming; 
Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.
  गुञ्जा मधुरा माला मधुरा यमुना मधुरा वीची मधुरा । सलिलं मधुरं कमलं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥६॥
Gun.jaa Madhuraa Maalaa Madhuraa Yamunaa Madhuraa Viicii Madhuraa |
Salilam Madhuram Kamalam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||6||
Meaning:
6.1: (O Krishna) Your Humming is Sweet and Charming, Your Garland is Sweet and Charming,
Your Yamuna is Sweet and Charming and Your Waves (of Yamuna) is Sweet and Charming,
6.2: (O Krishna) Your Water (of Yamuna) is Sweet and Charming and Your Lotus is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.
 गोपी मधुरा लीला मधुरा युक्तं मधुरं मुक्तं मधुरम् । दृष्टं मधुरं शिष्टं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥७॥
Gopii Madhuraa Liilaa Madhuraa Yuktam Madhuram Muktam Madhuram |
Drssttam Madhuram Shissttam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||7||
Meaning:
7.1: (O Krishna) Your Gopis (Cowherd Girls) are Sweet and Charming, Your Divine Play is Sweet and Charming, Your Togetherness is Sweet and Charming and Your Setting Free is Sweet and Charming,
7.2: (O Krishna) Your Glance is Sweet and Charming and Your Courtesy is Sweet and Charming; 
Everything about You isSweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.
 गोपा मधुरा गावो मधुरा यष्टिर्मधुरा सृष्टिर्मधुरा । दलितं मधुरं फलितं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥८॥
Gopaa Madhuraa Gaavo Madhuraa Yassttir-Madhuraa Srssttir-Madhuraa |
Dalitam Madhuram Phalitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||8||
Meaning:
8.1: (O Krishna) Your Gopas (Cowherd Boys) are Sweet and Charming, Your Cows are Sweet and Charming,
Your Staff is Sweet and Charming and Your Creation is Sweet and Charming,
8.2: (O Krishna) Your Breaking is Sweet and Charming and Your Making is Sweet and Charming; 
Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

Madhurashtakam : Adharam Madhuram –

Click above to listen one of the finest Madhurashtakam 

in sanskrit with meaning –

Stotra on Sri Krishna

मधुराष्टकम् :   अधरं   मधुरं
Madhurashtakam : Adharam Madhuram

The Madhurasthakam, composed by Sri Vallabhacharya (1478 A.D), is a unique stotra, describing the Sweetness of Lord Sri Krishna.

Madhurashtakam was originally written in Sanskrit and is easily understood. Only one word, madhuram, is repeated seven times each in this ashtakam (poem with eight verses)!

The Madhurasthakam uses just one adjective, “madhuram”, meaning sweet or beautiful etc., to describe the lovely attributes of Lord Sri Krishna’s beautiful form, who is the master of Sweetness and Sweetness personified.

It is evident from the ashtakam that the devotee is fascinated to have a look at not only the beautiful divine sweet form [sarvanga sundara rupam] of Lord Krishna but also the very existence of the Lord — by way of His moves, plays, pastimes, etc.

Thus says the devotee: “The Lord of Mathura, Krishna, is sweet, sweet and nothing but sweet! Even ambrosia and nectar may satiate after some time, but concerning the sweetness of the Divine Lord, one cannot have enough of it. Krishna’s lips are very sweet, his beautiful face is sweet, his beautiful black eyes with sidelong glances are sweet, his enchanting smile is even sweeter, his love-sports are sweet and his three-fold bend form is very sweet. O Lord of sweetness, everything about You is completely sweet, You are sweetness personified.”

Vallabha-acharya (1479-1531) A famous 16th century sage-philosopher of India and great devotee of Lord Krishna. He was born in Champaran near Raipur in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

Vallabha is regarded as an acharya and guru within the Vaishnava traditions of Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Within Indian Philosophy he is known as the writer of sixteen ‘stotras’ (tracts) and produced several commentaries on the Bhagavata Purana, which describes the many lilas (pastimes) of the Avatar, Lord Sri Krishna.

Many of his pieces involve praise of Lord Krishna, especially in the form of a boy. Some works include Vyasa Sutra Bhashya, Jaimini Sutra Bhasya, Bhagavata Tika Subodhini, Pushti Pravala Maryada and Siddhanta Rahasya, all in Sanskrit. He has written many books in Brij Bhasha as well.

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breath = prayer of divine

Sanson Ki Mala Pe

saaNsoN kii maalaa pe simruuN maiN pii ka naam
apne mann kii maiN jaanuuN aur pii ke mann kii Ram

With every breath I take, I chant the name of my beloved
I know of my heart, and God knows of the heart of my beloved

yahii merii bandagii hai, yahii merii puujaa

This is my salutation [and] this is my prayer.

ek thaa saajan mandir meN aur ek thaa pritam masjid meN
par maiN prem ke rang meN aisii Duubii ban gayaa ek hii ruup

One lover was in the temple and another in the mosque
but to me, immersed in the joy of love, both seemed same

prem kii maalaa japte japte aap banii maiN Shyam

Chanting on rosary, the name of Shyam [Lord Krishna], I become him.
Note: A Hindu God sung and revered by the patrons of love.

ham aur nahiiN kuchu kaam ke
matvaare pii ke naam ke, har dam

I am worthless except that
I surrender to the name of my beloved, all the time.

priitam kaa kuch dosh nahiiN hai vo to hai nirdosh
apne aap se baateN kar ke ho gayii maiN badnaam

My beloved is not to be blamed, it is no fault of his
I became infamous only because of talking to myself.

The Spirit of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
by Andy Carvin

In 1993, a winter performance at the Gateway Theater in Chicago displayed all the ingredients of a typical rock concert: an endless, almost hypnotizing beat; hundreds of mesmerized individuals slavishly clap to the beat while dozens more dance in the aisles. But unlike a U2 or Pearl Jam show, this was a concert with a higher purpose — rejoicing in the grace of Allah.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, a name which is neither well-known or well-pronounced by most Americans, is a pinnacle of success in southern Asia and many other parts of the world. Hailed by many as the Pavarotti of Pakistan, Khan is the world’s most celebrated qawwal. A qawwal is a specially-trained male vocalist who performs qawwali, a musical expression of devotional poetry practiced by the Sufis. The Sufis, an ancient mystical sect of Islam, achieve spiritual enlightenment through music, much like a Whirling Dervish achieves a higher state of consciousness through dancing.

In performing qawwali, the main vocalist sits with three other vocalists, two of which are playing harmonium pump organs. Behind them sit five other men: four who clap and sing as a chorus, and one who plays the tabla, the traditional drum of the Subcontinent. As the harmonium players begin to solo in the chosen key, the chorus and tabla player keep a steady beat. The qawwal and his other singers then sustain a passionate cry, calling the audience to order. Once the qawwal is ready, he begins the lyrics — often a praising of Muhammad or a tale of love.

Qawwali is performed in a simple verse-and-chorus format. The qawwal will continue each verse, trading off lines with the other singers. As each verse builds to a climax, they passionately return to the chorus, over and over again, for up to twenty minutes. Words are repeated until they lose meaning, leaving only the music and the spirit behind.
While traditional Qawwal is performed at Sufi shrines and weddings, Khan has brought the style to the West with wild abandon. Though other vocalists may have a stronger voice or greater range, it can be easily argued than Khan has the most passionate voice in the modern musical world.

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Sanson Ki Mala Pe