…..'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'…..

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menorise [men-oh-rIse]; the process of unculcation

असतो मा सद्गमय तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय मृत्योर्मा  अमृतं गमय 
asato maa sadgamaya, tamaso maa jyotirgamaya, mrtyorma amrtam gamaya

From delusion lead me to truth;
from darkness lead me to light;
from death lead me to immortality.

(Brhadaraanyaka Upanishad)

A wonderful rendition with accurate vedic chanting from Ravi Shankar and George Harrison is provided here if you care to listen...  post script; some may have difficulty getting the soundtrack to work - if so do please use THIS LINK. For those who cannot make out the script at bottom of image - this is in Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, where I spent a little over two years and that is a life-size sculpture of Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. The shloka above is of course directed to the Higher - but can also be addressed to the mahatma, the 'Godman', who is physically before us and can help us rise from where we are now.


  1. Beautiful words beautifully chanted
    Fank you fur such a luffly start to the weekend
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. We had troubles with it. Is it just us (it often is)?

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. Nope Murphy and Stanley ...... it's me too!!

  4. that are wonderful words... all who love and who are beloved will be immortal :o)

  5. Your spirituality is very soothing, in these crazy times. xx

  6. Wow, Yam, I listened to this and I felt wonderful. I am going to try establishing a permanent link...well, we'll see, my brain is not at its best right now, but I'll try.
    E you soon.
    Luv, K


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