Navaswan

by Lorin Roche

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muthanature To hear the roar of joy from across time and across culture is to burn in love's eternal wild-fire! Brilliant! Favorite track: Pranava - Sutra 16.
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kim va nava atma bhedena bhairave bhairava akritim trishiraha bheda abhinnam va kim va shakti trayatmakam The Goddess then asks, What is this power we call Life, Appearing as the play of flesh and breath? How may I know this mystery and enter it more deeply? Beloved, my attention is ensnared by a myriad of forms, Innumerable individual entities everywhere. Lead me into the wholeness beyond all these parts. You who hold the mysteries in your hand — Of will, knowledge, and action, Reveal to me the path of illumined knowing. Lead me into joyous union With the life of the universe. Teach me that I may know it fully, Realize it deeply, And breathe in luminous truth.
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16 pranava adi samuccharat plutante shunya bhavanat shunyaya paraya shaktya shunyatam eti bhairavi The roar of joy That set the worlds in motion Is reverberating in your body, And the space between all bodies. Beloved, listen. The ocean of sound is inviting you Into its spacious embrace, Calling you home. Find that exuberant vibration Rising new in every moment, Humming in your secret places, Resounding through the channels of delight. Know you are flooded by it always. Float with the sound, Melt with it into divine silence. The sacred power of space will carry you Into the dancing radiant emptiness That is the source of all.
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yatha tatha yatra tatra dvadashante manah kshipet pratikshanam kshena vritteh vailak shanyam dinaih bhavet This body is sustained by altars To the radiant nectar of life – Around you, an ocean of air Ready to become your breath. Above the head, the glow of an invisible Sun. Within the spaciousness of the heart, A pulsing throb of creation – Where the breaths meet, fuse And transform into each other. Whenever, wherever your mind wanders, Whatever you wonder, Return to the luminous. Choose any altar, imbibe its energy as you journey. Throw your attention again and again Into one of these centers where spirit and flesh Consummate their love. Day by day, old whirlpools fade, the endless circles. You are living in the temple of essence. - Lorin Roche The Radiance Sutras
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109 nityah vibhuh niradharah vyapakah cha akhila-adhipah shabdan pratikshanam dhyayan kritarthah anurupatah Native of eternity. At home in infinity. Breathing immortality. Let these words sing in every cell. Oceans of splendor. Luminous energies of creation. Pulsating everywhere always. Hear these astounding words continually, Each phrase an invocation. Let the sounds ripple through you. Resonate with the all-pervading hum of truth And know, every fleeting moment is Supported by forever.
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Akanda Mandala (free) 01:03
अखन्दमन्दलकरम् व्याप्तम् येन चरचरम्। तत्पदम् दर्शितम् येन तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमः॥ Akhanda mandala karam vyaptam yena characharam tat padam darshitam yena tasmai shri gurava namah the unbounded mandala of the sky is permeated by the One presence everything we see is a footprint of the Divine to that One, to the Divine Revealer, I open my heart in adoration
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Puja Nama 01:02

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Lorin reading The Radiance Sutras at Navaswan, the hour of renewal, which happens around 4 a.m. In these sessions, the Sanskrit and English is almost whispered.

Navaswan or Brahma Muhurta is the time before dawn when there is a sudden zing of life force. The silence begins to hum. It was in these predawn hours that I did most of the translating of the sutras. In Vedic timekeeping, Brahma Muhurta is recommended as a great time to practice yoga and meditation.

The Radiance Sutras can be spoken in hundreds of different moods or Rasas. This one is Shanta Rasa – tender and soft.

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released August 4, 2010

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