Today God from Heaven Descends

Last modified November 1, 2015

‘August 15th, 1945’ is a poem written by Sri Chinmoy in 1945 in honour of Sri Aurobindo’s birthday (b. 15th August, 1872).

This album contains a short introduction about the poem, followed by Sri Chinmoy reciting the poem in Bengali.

Sri Chinmoy set his poem to music in July 1995 – 50 years after he wrote the original poem. The third track is a recording of Sri Chinmoy singing the song version – ‘Dyulok chariye nara narayan’.

The fourth track is a powerful and extemporaneous pipe organ performance.

 

August 15th, 1945

God in human form
Descends from Heaven today
To touch and feel
The breath of earth-dust.
Comrades, His Victory
Let us proclaim, casting aside
All our world-responsibility-obligations.

– Sri Chinmoy, August 15th 1945 from India, my India. Mother India’s summit-prides, Agni Press, 1997 at Sri Chinmoy Library

 

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Notes on August 15th

  • August 15th, 1945 also marked the end of the Second World War, with the war in Asia being declared over.
  • August 15th, 1947. Two years later was the date for India’s Independence. (see: Sri Aurobindo’s message August 15th, 1947)

 

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Duration: 53:00
Artist: Sri Chinmoy
Composer: Sri Chinmoy
Publisher: AUM Music
Format: Advanced Audio Coding
Page created: Kamalakanta / Tejvan

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