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God and Kaliyug
God always keeps for
himself a chosen country in which the higher knowledge is
chances and dangers, ... continually
for the present, in this Chaturyuga at least, that country is
Whenever he chooses to take the full
pleasure of ignorance, of the
dualities, of strife and wrath and
tears and weakness and selfishness, ... of the play of the Kali
[not Kaali], he
dims the knowledge in India and puts her down into weakness and
degradation so that she may retire
into herself and not interfere with
this movement of his Lila. When he wants Narayana in man to
become once again mighty and wise and blissful, then
he once more pours out the knowledge on India and raises her up so that
she may give the knowledge with its necessary consequences of might,
wisdom and bliss to the whole world.
When there is the contracted
movement of knowledge, the yogins in India withdraw from the world
practise yoga for their own liberation and delight or for the
liberation of a few disciples; but
when the movement of knowledge again
expands and the soul of India expands with it, they come forth once
more and work in the world and for the world. Yogins like
Ajatashatru and Kartavirya once more sit on the thrones of the world
and govern the nations.
- Sri Aurobindo (Yoga and its Objects)
Assorted Tyagaraja Kritis
In this section, I present a huge collection of tyagaraja kritis rendered by
various musicians as part of various concerts/LPs/cassettes spanning over 50
years. This was painstakingly collected by a gentleman and came into
my hands. The concert details such as date and in some cases, the artist names
are not listed. If you know them please post them on the
archive's discussion forum.
NEW! There is a section called
Contributions from Visitors like you
in my karnatak section where I started putting online concerts that visitors
uploaded to my website. Enjoy them too!
A highlight is "Sruti-based tradition of singing Tyagaraja kritis", contributed
by Sri B.Raman. Many of the popular
ragas like nATa and kritis like j~nAnamosagarAdA sound very different.
Raman's posting in our discussion forum giving more info on this style of singing.
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