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    Vaishnava Jana To

    This bhajan by Narsinh Mehta was the favourite bhajan by Mahatma Gandhi. It is in Gujarati and describes the qualities of an ideal Vaishnava (Vishnu bhakta). The translation of the bhajan in Hindi and English is given very well at this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaishnava_Jana_To#Lyrics The Original Hymn Vaishnav Jan to taynay kahyeeye,Jay peerh paraayee janney rayPar dukkhey upkar karey,Toyey man abhiman na anney ray.Sakal lokma sahuney vandey,Ninda na karey kainee rayVaach kaach, man nischal raakhey,Dhan-dhan jananee tainee ray.Samdristhi nay trishna tyagee,Par-stree jaynay mat rayJivaah thaki asatya na bolay,Par-dhan nav jhaley haath ray.Moh maya vyaapey nahin jeyney,Drud vairagya jeyna manma rayRam-naam-shoon taalee laagee,Sakal teerth teyna tanma ray.Vanalobhee ney kapatrahith chey,Kaam, krodh nivarya…

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    Simon And Garfunkel

    Listening to Simon And Garfunkel after a long time. Their songs like ‘Scaraborough Fair’, ‘El Condor Pasa’, ‘Cecilia’ are some of my favorites. For me, their music takes you to a different time. There are many songs, pictures which take you to a different place and time when you hear or see them. Some ring a familiarity at the back of your head reminding you of something . And its a different pleasure altogether to experience it.

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    The Inner Temple – Karunesh

    Hear this song, one of the best composition by Karunesh after Punjab .Get it from somewhere, but please try this song. I am not good at words , so i cant decribe how this song is , but the title of the song itself says everything – The Inner Temple.