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Silent Bard

 It's hard to explain but there is a rare tranquility one can get from chanting, or singing spiritually. For me it serves as both a mood tamer and healing.  Also, I feel that when I do sing in ethereal manner, I achieve this sense of my spirit is speaking. Most of the singing I do is when I shut off all thoughts and focused on sound or a few words rather then full lyric stanza of a song. I often find myself singing to foreign language songs such as Urdu, Farsi, or Latin.

Of course I do this when nobody is around. I do have an awful singing voice, however, tranquil enough to do the job.

One of these days I going to a quiet woods and chant away.

Azoru Azoru 26-30 4 Responses May 12, 2009

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NewdaydogEP, thank your for sharing that link. How do they train their throats? Too bad the video is too dark.

Tibetan throat singing is truely unusual! some of the masters of the art are able to produce 12 overtones simultaneously. YouTube has some examples.<br />
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ktjUHjR6iU<br />
Check it out.

Ishq-Love and the Veil (Urdu Poetry sung by Azam Ali) <br />
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Translated: "If here we do not see thee imminent in they grace<br />
"Then it is fair to say we have seen nothing of this world."<br />
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They do not have meaning in a particular tradition I follow. Most of the foreign language songs do have a spiritual meaning but some are just poetry reflecting human nature and world in a deeper sense. I also apply my own meaning to certain ones because of the mood and sounds.<br />
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About the Right brain sensory connection: Many people I know (perhaps using only their Broca's Area And Wernicke's Area portions of the brain) have no clue why I adore songs in foreign languages. If I really like the song, I look up the meaning.<br />
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Let's see, it's Auditory Cortex VS Broca's Area and Wernicke's Area.

I imagine it is! Such a powerful activity has survived all these centuries and adopted through so many different religious practice through out the world.<br />
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Now I really need to hear these Tibetan Monks... Maybe they can give me singing lessons. Lol. XD<br />
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I wish I can "Pavarotti" at chanting...