Vedic Fire offer a live performance of Sanskrit mantras set to music by Sri Chinmoy.

Songs include Asato ma sad gamaya. The translation of this ancient mantra is:

Lead me from the unreal to the Real.
Lead me from darkness to Light.
Lead me from death to Immortality.

Commentary (by Sri Chinmoy):

The unreal in us desires the pleasure-life of the finite. The Real in us aspires for the God-Life of the Infinite.

Darkness is the discoverer of the doubting and frustrated mind. Light is the discoverer of the aspiring and dedicated heart.

Death — where is the cat? Miaowing nowhere. Immortality — where is the lion? Roaring all-where.

Sri Chinmoy, The Upanishads: the Crown of India’s Soul, Agni Press, 1974

Comment on Vedic Fire performance

On December 4, 2015, as part of our group meditation, Vedic Fire offered a soulful and sublime performance at Aspiration-Ground. This vocal ensemble (accompanied only by a harmonium) shares Sri Chinmoy’s devotional songs in a contemplative, soulful way. Vedic Fire’s music has an intrinsic mantric quality. It made our meditation deeper and higher.

Our gratitude to Vedic Fire for this soulful offering.

– Kamalakanta

Artist: Sri Chinmoy
Name: Vedic Fire,
Date: December 4, 2015
Composer: Sri Chinmoy
Release Year: 2015
Duration: 12 minutes
Tracks uploaded and published: Kamalakanta Nieves and Tejvan Pettinger
Format: Advanced Audio Coding