How to Love God More – Cloisters, Ep. 17

Introduction (Written by the composer for use in performances) “The cloister echoes still their fervent prayers. Monks pass here no longer, but my heart Joins them in memory. Softly it chants its loneliness for Thee.” Lyrics (composed by Swami Kriyananda) Long I’ve called You, my Lord, Long I’ve called You. Many years I have longed for Your sight; Bathed the … Read More

A Little Touch of Sweetness ~ Irish Lullaby, Ep. 16

Lyrics (By Swami Kriyananda) Go to sleep, little dear, May the angels draw near And with peace-dust sprinkle your eyes. May the curtains of night Banish pain from your sight, That your dreams to heaven arise. Forsake all care As your thoughts rise there Through a vault of star-spangled skies. Go to sleep, little one. Heaven’s blessings you’ve won By … Read More

From Unkindness to Appreciation ~ Have You Seen Sorrento, Ep. 15

Lyrics (by Swami Kriyananda) I’ve roamed the far hills And learned many skills; I’ve wandered on many a shore. Though often I’ve thought I’d gained what I sought, A voice always said, “There’s more.” Go sing with the Sun And dance with the Moon! Go ride on the highest star! The reaches of space Lack one special place: It’s there … Read More

A Message From the Divine ~ Children of God, Ep. 14

Lyrics Children of God! Your time of trial has ended! See where the dawn irradiates the night: Soon all your tears will rise like dew to the sun: Sorrows will turn to joy; your griefs, to delight! Children, rejoice, for lo! the Kingdom of God Comes in full sple-endor: It needs but your sight! (by Swami Kriyananda)

Inner Courage – Walk Like a Man, Ep. 11

Lyrics Walk like a man, even though you walk alone. Why court approval, once the road is known? Let come who will, but if they all turn home, The goal still awaits you: Go on alone! Follow your dream though it lead to worlds unknown. Life’s but a shadow once our dreams have flown. What if men cry, “Your dream … Read More

Finding Sanctuary in God – I Live Without Fear, Ep. 10

Some pieces of music may act as a shelter against the storms of life’s trials. This is such a piece. Join me in singing and appreciating this deeply familiar melody – almost as if it originated from within each one of us – as it takes us to an inner realization that no matter what befalls us, no matter what … Read More

Love Is the Answer to All Our Questions – Why?, Ep. 9

Join Swamiji for a hauntingly beautiful song that is perhaps one of the most autobiographical pieces of music he’s written. The tale of a young maid who searches for meaning in life, and wonders at the underlying purpose of all natural phenomenon, until at last in a moment of Divine contact she discovers the meaning of all life itself. In … Read More

The Need for Inner Experience – In The Spirit, Ep. 8

In this mystical song of Inner God-Communion, Swami shows us what awaits all of us as we progress deeper in our meditation and God contact. This soul-thrilling song gives us a taste of that direct experience which is the true bedrock of all faith. By singing this song, meditating on it, and trying to live more in it’s vibration we … Read More

An Invitation to a Life Divine – Emerald Isle, Ep. 7

Continuing in our Irish themes from last week, join me in another classic of Swami’s music, Emerald Isle. This song, more than describing the wonders of the natural world, and of the fair land of Ireland, is an invitation to see life with the eyes of divine vision. Everything in this world is a symbol directing us closer to God, … Read More

A Song of Hope – The Hill That Was Tara, Ep. 6

Join me in exploring one of my all-time favorite songs of Swami’s, The Hill That Was Tara. This song provides the answer to one of mankind’s deepest worries; is anything we do of any lasting value? Is there any meaning to our efforts and tribulations, or do all things end in darkness and dust? Using the poetic backdrop of ancient … Read More