Baba Hanuman


It took me quite some time to choose a song that would fit the experience and essence of what I long to invoke and awaken when visiting my site.  Finally, after listening to hundreds of songs, and superimposing them over the "web surfing" experience of my site, I found myself continually coming back to the richly connected voice of Steve Gold.  He is a Bhakti lover of life, with a lot of soul--you can check out his most recent work at somuchmagificence.com  
After I found the perfect music, this literal translation and sweet, street-talk-rawkin' description of what Baba Hanuman REALLY means came across my radar.  
The words below are those of Krishna Das, another fave of mine.
I hope you enjoy the music and the translation.
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Namo... Namo...Anjaninandanaaya
I bow, I bow again and again to Anjani's son, Hanuman
Jaya Seeyaa Raama, Jai Jai Hanumaan
Victory to Sita and Ram, Victory to Hanuman
Victory over the darkness of suffering...

Jaya Bajrangbalee, Baba Hanuman
Victory to the one with the body of a thunderbolt
My Baba, Hanuman.

Sankata Mochan kripaa nidhaan
You are home of all Grace. 
Destroy all my problems, calamities and sufferings.

Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosaaee
Hail My Lord Hanuman
Kripaa karahu Gurudeva kee naaee
You are my Guru, bestow your Grace on me.
Sankata Mochan kripaa nidhaan, 
You are the destroyer of Suffering, the abode of Grace
Laala Langotta, Laala Nishaan
You wear a red langotta (loin cloth) and carry a red flag
Hare Raama Raama Raama, Seetaa Raama Raama Raama

Let the river of these Names take you... 
Let yourself float in the beauty of your own heart 
into the ocean of Love that fills all space, 
that ALWAYS is...
that ONLY is.
When we know ourselves to be That, 
then we can be This too.
Then we can play, 
We are free and bound in the same breath,
The breath of the One breathes in us.
It's OK to be messed up, to feel small and sad and hurt
with no hope of ever seeing a good day. 
It's OK to forget, to be forgotten, 
to be left behind, 
It's OK to be betrayed, strung out on everything 
that everyone has ever done to us and we can't ever forgive...
Because
The breath of the One breathes in us.
Breathes us.
Even when we don't know.

Where is this One? How can we find that One? 
The Saints say that the One is hidden in the Name. 
The Divine Name. The name of Love.
And that by constant repetition, 
gradually but INEVITABLY
the Presence that is hidden in the Name reveals itself! 
Where? In our own hearts!
The medicine of the Name 
hidden in the honey syrup of music 
begins to cure us of our sadness;
begins to cure us of our fascination with STUFF; 
to cure us of thinking that happiness will come to us from the outside;
that if we have just one more hit; a better car; 
a more beautiful lover, or more beautiful lovers; 
a good relationship; a better relationship; ANY! relationship;
it will be enough.
When the Buddha came out of the jungle after His Enlightenment, 
he said, "YO! Monks...guess what? Stuff doesn't make you happy.
The nature of stuff is that it will be NEVER be enough! 
Or something like that...
 ~ Krishna Das
Namaste,
Britt