Monday, March 31, 2008

New Life, New Hope

Flowers versus red, yellow and purple...wonderful colours.

Instrumental music for my soul

Title: Peacock Dance
(Featuring Ustad Habib Khan - Sitar, Pandit Vikku Vinayakram - Ghatam)
Artist: Ustad Habib Khan
Album: Journey On the Strings

Basically this Peacock dance ( raag) is the collective work of three renowned musicians. Similarly, the used of these three instruments ( tabla, sarangi and sitar) turns into a creation of some of the most passionate and romantic, yet meditative music. Right to say its a music for soul. As a newcomer, listening to raags is a pleasant experience for me....

Now some information on Ustad Habib Khan, he is regarded as one of the best sitar players in the world today. He was born into a family of musicians and can trace his lineage back several generations to when classical music enjoyed the patronage of the nobility and royalty of India. He began his training at the tender age of five under the strict eye of his accomplished father, Ustad Hameed Jaffar Khan. Habib Khan has carved out a distinct style of his own which is a blend of his father's traditional techniques and his own imaginative innovations. He is as much at ease with light classical and religious music as he is with pure classical renderings of raagas.

More insight on his life...

Biography of Ustad Habib Khan on ancient future.

Official site on his work.

Evening Moon

I took this photo from outside the girl's hostel of Lahore medical and dental college. It was an evening time so let me call it an evening moon.

On road

On my way... trees... speed... sun... dust... and my shadow....

Writing on a wall and a tree

For a time being, I didn't post any images of trees in my this blog so here it is...a roadside view.

This image has been taken from Multan, the city of saints and shrines. Writing on a wall is very common all over Pakistan especially along roads.

Say, I Am You

Its a beautiful poem written by Rumi, a Sufi poet. This is my another post on mystic poems and also sharing a you tube video featuring some amazing collection of images accompanied by a wonderful music.

Say, I am you.

I am dust particles in sunlight.
I am the round sun.

To the bits of dust I say, Stay.
To the sun, Keep moving.

I am morning mist,
and the breathing of evening.
I am wind in the top of a grove,
and surf on the cliff.

Mast, rudder, helmsman, and keel,
I am also the coral reef they founder on.

I am a tree with a trained parrot in its branches.
Silence, thought, and voice.

The musical air coming through a flute,
a spark of stone, a flickering in metal.
Both candle and the moth crazy around it.
Rose, and the nightingale lost in the fragrance.

I am all orders of being, the circling galaxy,
the evolutionary intelligence, the lift, and the falling away.

What is, and what isn't.

You who know, Jelaluddin,
You the one in all, say who I am.
Say I am you.


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