Bhakti Yoga Mantra CD
Bhakti Yoga Mantra

The Art of the Holy Names

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A collection of Vedic chants on one album, drawn from Atlantis Angelis and Solaris Universalis dedicated to the Divine Mother and Divine Father, an exchange of eternal love.

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" (John, 4th Gospel, ch.1, 1).

Among the many forms in which the human soul has tried to express its innermost perceptions and its yearnings to unite with the Supreme Source of all energies, the Holy Names are probably the most universal. There is a special energy in the Transcendental Sound Vibrations that transcends and unites. This is evident in the sacred bhakti mantras of the Vedic tradition. The ancient bhakti-yogis did not experience that silence was the final word on the search for the Absolute Truth. For them, sound and music emanate from the deeper structures of the eternal self and their songs direct us to the soul and further into the infinite. Through their help, we can awaken all dimensions of the soul and feel a deeper unity with Godhead. Spiritual sound vibrations are a powerful tool in awakening spiritual consciousness.

Thus, the goal of this album is to generate a spiritual emotional reaction upon the listeners. Bhakti Yoga Mantra will find its accomplishment in its ability to remove the listener from his or her ordinary mode of perception to a higher degree of spiritual experience. If there is radiance in the heart, there will be radiance in the music and radiance in the heart of the listeners. There is a transmission of a blissful state of being. The ever increasing ocean of bliss that one can enjoy by listening to the Holy Names Govinda, Radha-Madhava, Gopala or Krishna, is very great in comparison with the joy that one can experience by realizing the Undifferentiated Brahman of the Jnanis-yogis or even merging into it. This is because the Nama, the Name, and the Nami, the named, are One and the same.

Traditionally, bhakti mantras are not ordinary formulas composed of material alphabets. They are special formulas consisting of the Names of the Lord in which special power is infused. The bhakti mantras of this recording were first brought to the west by Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who introduced the mission of Krishna Consciousness outside India. Out of his causeless mercy, he generously gave me initiation in the Holy Names in 1975. I offer my humble respects unto him. He is Krishna's beloved associate and he came down to this plane from the spiritual world. He has distributed the sweet nectar of the Holy Names all over the world, and therefore he is the personification of divine compassion.

Patrick Bernard (Prahlâda das), 09 February 2009.



Govinda Jaya Jaya Mantra

Govinda jaya jaya gopala jaya jaya
Radha-ramana hari govinda jaya jaya

"Glory to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is know as Govinda, the Lord of the sacred cows and cowherds, Gopala, the wonderful young cowherd, and as Radha-Ramana, the Lover of Srimati Radharani, the Feminine and Compassionate Aspect of the Absolute."

Jaya Radha Madhava Mantra

Jaya radha madhava kunja bihari
Gopi jana vallabha giri vara dhari
Yasodanandana vraja jana ranjana
Jamuna tira bana cari

Madhava is Krishna, the lover of Radha. Madhava displays many amorous pastimes in the groves of Vrindavana. He is the lover of the cowherd maidens of Vraja, the holder of the great hill Govardhana, and the beloved son of mother Yasoda. He delights the inhabitants of Vraja and wanders in the forest along the banks of the river Yamuna. Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was very fond of this song and sang it before his extraordinary lectures. Twice, in Allahabad and Gorakhpu, India, he fell into a deep trance after singing the first two lines, and after some time he came back. He said that this song was a picture of the spiritual world.

Namaste Nara Simha Deva Mantra

The three mantras of this composition are very famous among bhakti-yogis and devotees of Bengal and Orissa. They are well known to be 'kavaca mantra' or mantras of divine protection. The third mantra was revealed by Jayadeva Goswami in his Sri Dasavatara-stotra. The translation goes as follow: "I offer my respects to Lord Nrsimhadeva, who gives joy to Praladha Maharaja and whose nails are like chisels on the stonelike chest of demons like Hiranyakasipu. Lord Nrsimhadeva is here and also there. Whenever I go He is there. He is in the heart and is outside as well. I surrender to Him, the origin of all things and the supreme refuge. O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari who have assumed the form of a half-man, half-lion! All glories to You! With the wonderfully sharp nails on Your beautiful lotus hands You have ripped apart the wasplike body of Hiranyakasipu."

Namas te nara simhaya Prahladahlada dayine
Hiranyakasipor vaksah Sila tanka nakha laya

Ito nrsimhah parato nrsimho Yato yato yami tato nrsimhah
Bahir nrsimha hrdaye nrsimho Nrsimham adim saranam prapadye

Tava kara kamale vare nakham adbhuta srngam Dalita hiranyakasipu tanu
bhrngam Kesava dhrta nara hari rupa jaya jagadisa hare

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya Mantra

This very powerful mantra is chanted by the bhaktas, who follow in the line of the Bhagavata philosophy. The word Bhagavate refers to Bhagavan, the Supreme Living Being. The transcendental sounds of this mantra are meant to develop a sense of one's transcendental relationship with the Supreme Lord, a reciprocation of mellows (rasas) of mutual affection, and, ultimately, the achievement of the desired success in loving service.