Guru Geeta Likeeta
Likeeta means handwritten, which is the present form of my manusc
One verse says making a handwritten copy for others will bear fruit...I hope so! It is part of yoga practice to chant [sing] this song and is a good practice no matter what beliefs you hold. For one thing the prolonged exhalation singing requires will purge the body of toxic gases - mainly CO2 but H2, NH3, CO, acetone and others are expelled from the blood through the lungs. It requires concentration which disciplines the mind and posture which strengthens the body. It may have a spiritual benefit as well. No matter what it strengthens and refines the vocal chords resulting in a pleasing voice.
Could this be the song written of in The Book of Revelation as the one sung by the first raptured to heaven? This is verse 32 in shorter versions, 58 in mine.
Gurur-Brahmaa Gurur-Vishnur CCDE EDFE
Gurur-devo Mahesh-vara, DEDE EDED
Gurur-eva para-Brahmaa BBCD DCED
Tasmai Shree Gurave Namah. CCCC ACDC
[no sharps or flats] . Best times for practice are 4AM or 12 noon. You may start with just this one verse and build your way up...or not. If you only want to get > < this spirtual, then that's as spiritual as you'll get; like anything else you take out what you put in. Good Luck!
UPDATE: By popular demand here is one additional verse (134 in Likeeta, not found in shorter versions) :
Kadaa-chidapi no kuryaad-
Advaitam Guru-sannidhau. The same note scheme as above.
For awhile the completed work [all 352 verses like these two] is available from the printer: www.harvard.com/onourshelves/index.html and my website www.gurugita.vpweb.com (there are four more "freeed" verse there).
UPDATE 3/20/12: Here's a third important verse, 58 in the short version and 118 in Likeeta:
and also 4/2/2012 for a special lady (82 in short, 102 in Likeeta)
118.Akathaadi-tri-rekhaabje 102.Yasmaat-parataram naasti
Sahsra-dala-mandale, Neti neteeti vai Shruti,
Hamsa-paarshva-tri-kone cha Manasa vachasaa chaiva
Smaret-tan-madhyagam Gurum. Satya-maaraa-dhayed Gurum.
UPDATE 4/17/12 for jmc132 - a special translated verse:
350.Rahasyam-atyanta-rahasyam-etanna This (Guru Gita) is secret. It
Paapinaa labhyam-idam Maheshvari is the most secret secret.
Aneka-janmar-jita-punya-paakaad Devi, it should not be given
Gurostu tattvam labhate manushyah. to a sinner. Only when
meritorious deeds done in countless births become ripe like fruit does
a person become worthy of receiving this Truth.