A Three Disc Set: Awakening, Reflection, Illumination
Sanskrit Chants with English Translation
By Swami Chetanananda
Total running time: 3 hours.
Selections include: the creation hymn of the Purusha Suktam; the Narayana Suktam; God in everything—the Isha Upanishad; Sri Krishna’s guidance on yoga, meditation, and illumination from the Bhagavad Gita; spiritual instruction from the Taittiriya Upanishad; and a dialogue on the source of affection from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad.
Most of the chants were recorded in the shrine of the Ramakrishna Monastery at Trabuco Canyon, California. The domed chamber adds resonance to the sonorous quality of these digitally re-mastered CD’s. English translations are from the writing of Swami Nikhilananda and Swami Chetanananda.
Breath of the Eternal: Awakening
Selections from the Taittiriya Upanishad:
1.4.1, 1.8.1, 1.10.1, 1.11.1-4, 2.1.1-3, 2.2.1-2.5.2, 2.6.1
Selections from the Taittiriya and Isha Upanishad:
2.7.1, 2.8.1-2.9.1, 3.1.1-3.6.1, 3.10.1-6
Breath of the Eternal: Reflection
How the One Became Many:
Purusha Suktam from Rig Veda: 10.90 and White Yajur Veda: 31.17-22
Meditation on the Self:
Narayana Suktam from Taittiriya Aranyaka: 10.11-12
Dialogue on the Self:
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad: 4.5
Breath of the Eternal: Illumination
Selections from the Bhagavad Gita:
Way of Meditation: 6.5-19
Goal of Yoga: 6.20-32
Transcending the Gunas: 14.5, 9, 17, 20-26
The Favorite of God: 12.13-19, 9.26, 30-31, 18.65-66