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Bhajans

The game of Leela by Harish JohariBhajans are spiritual songs. Chanting Bhajans is a main part of Bhakti Yoga, where we express our love for the divine. The result usually is a deep feeling of joy and unity. Bhajans are also especially suited for group singing.

The Leela Bhajan Jam Band is an ever-changing group of people that like to make spiritual music together, in a loose and playful fashion. The group does not have any fixed members (not even myself), but can gather anywhere anytime to sing bhajans together. The objective is not make a performance but rather provide the people present the possibility to join the singing. Guided by whichever instruments are available (guitars, flutes, drums,...), the simple Sanskrit song texts are projected on a screen so everybody can fully enjoy and participate in the Bhajans. It does not always sound perfect, but hey who needs perfect ?

At Yoga Life Festival with over 100 people :


Recorded Bhajans :

Normal click to just listen online or right-mouseclick to select a download function... You can also sing along easily, by using our online songbook (PDF).

Sorry if the recording is only semi-professional :

 
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Recorded
Aum Gang Ganapataye
16
29-4-2015
Aum Mata
14
29-4-2015
Aum Namo Gurudev
16
29-4-2015
Gang Gang Ganapati
10
29-4-2015
Hare Krishna
20
29-4-2015
Hari Aum Namo Bhagavate
13
29-4-2015
Kali Durge
7
30-3-2016
Jay Jagatambe
15
29-4-2015
Jay Shiva Shankari
17
29-4-2015
Jay Shiva Shankari (fast)
8
26-8-2015
Radhe Bolo
17
29-4-2015
Radhe Bolo (fast)
9
26-8-2015
Sarve Bhavantu
6
29-4-2015
Shiva Shiva Shiva Shiva
16
24-6-2015
Sita Ram
15
29-4-2015
Sjalom
9
29-4-2015
Tvameva Mata
9
26-8-2015

 

English songs :

Here are some english songs with a "yoga" theme that I composed - sorry if the recording is only semi-professional :

 
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Recorded
Forever Sometimes
9
12-6-2015
Little Me
7
29-4-2015
Never Mind
9
29-4-2015
Real Kind
12
29-4-2015

Texts and guitar chords are also available at the end of the online songbook (PDF)

"Forever Sometimes" with lyrics in a video clip :

 

"Never Mind" with lyrics in a video clip :

 

Mantras

GAYATRI MANTRA

Gayatri is a goddess as well as a mantra.

As a goddess she is the spouse of Brahma, the creator, so she is another form of Saraswati. She is sister to the sungod Surya and loved his radiance so much that she chose to dissolve herself in him and become the Gayatri mantra. She is dedicated to him, who is a symbol of consciousness and creation. As the mantra, she speaks to him. In her hands she holds symbols of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, as she is above all 3 paths that they represent. Gayatri is zowel een godin als een mantra.

As a mantra she is regarded as the most holy of all vedic mantras. She is considered older that the vedas (the oldest holy scriptures of Hinduism) and even as the mother of the vedas. Alle knowledge of the vedas can be found inside of it. The mantra consists of 24 sound syllables that activate the main energy centers of the body.

Use this audio file for correct pronunciation : GAYATI MANTRA MP3

AUM BHUR BHUVA SVAHA TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM BHARGO DEVASYA DHI MAHI DHIYO YO NAH PRACHODAYAT

GANESHA MANTRA

Use this audio file for correct pronunciation : GANESHA MANTRA MP3

AUM GAJANANAM BHUTA GANADHI SEVITAM KAPITHYA JAMBO PHALA CHARU BHAKSHNAM UMA SUTAM SHOKA VINAASH KARAKAM NAMAMI VIGHNESHWAR PAD PANKAJAM AUM

More about mantras including some more therapeutic mantras



About


Leela is the ancient vedic name for the theater of life. Life in all its forms is an illusion behind which we can find the ultimate truth of pure Being. Yet life is also a divine theater, a spiritual game played by us, the actors. Yoga allows us to hold on to the bliss of truth while playing the game. And also this yoga is a game, which we can only take seriously if we do not take ourselves and this game too seriously. That is the meaning of Leela Yoga, nothing more, nothing less. So, Leela Yoga is a vision on yoga and also a name for a simple organisation that allows me to bring this vision into practice... more about Leela Yoga & Peter Marchand

Peter Marchand Facebook page

International Leela Yoga Facebook Group

Belgium : www.leela-yoga.be

Harish Johari students sangha : www.sanatansociety.org

  in sweet memory
of Harish Johari

Quotes


As the destination is the same for all, it is easy to make the error of assuming that the path must be just as universal.

The attachment that happens in the pursuit of happiness is the main source of unhappiness.

Don't think of going somewhere, because this somewhere will come along with you wherever you go, as you are already there.

Yoga requires unity between enjoyment and suffering, between bhoga and yoga, even between attachment and detachment.

How can anyone be "good" without a choice between good and bad?

While the mind creates the illusion of the universe through the senses, the intellect creates the illusion of understanding it.

When our day has been entirely ego-centered, then our meditation will probably have similar poor quality.

When the focus on the self is held strongly enough, the flow of kundalini energy happens on its own, naturally.

Tiptoe inside, don't make a sound, don't scare away that which cannot be found.

Enlightenment is nothing more or less than the final level of the game of life.