Friday, November 20, 2009

ಯಮನೆಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾಣೆನೆಂದು ಹೇಳಬೇಡ

This song was sung by someone in a recent gathering marking someone else's death. Its beauty, as I see it, is its ability to point out God's eternal presence supporting the life-death continuum. God underlies both life and death. If you know the Hindu puranic character pairs of ಯಮ-ರಾಮ, ವಿಭೀಷಣ-ರಾವಣ, ಅರ್ಜುನ-ಕೌರವ, ಉಗ್ರಸೇನ-ಕಂಸ and ಪ್ರಹ್ಲಾದ-ಹಿರಣ್ಯಕ, it will help in appreciating the lyrics a bit better.

Friday, November 13, 2009

ಸದಾ ಎನ್ನ ಹೃದಯದಲ್ಲಿ ವಾಸಮಾಡೋ ಶ್ರೀಹರಿ

The poet wishes that God be with him, within his heart, always and elaborates on how he, the poet, would love to pray, and how he would not rest until God obliges or, equivalently, he is one with God.

The audio is presented by T N Gopalakrishnan.