World-renowned recording artist Krishna Das gives readers a rare treat: commentary, instruction, and two audio CDs exploring the classic Hindu poem 'Hanuman Chalisa'.
Krishna Das is known for his ability to transport music lovers to other worlds with the eloquence of his deep hypnotic voice. This new edition of Flow of Grace offers an updated book and CDs specially created to deepen our understanding of one of the most revered pieces of Hindu literature, the Hanuman Chalisa. Forty lyrical verses give praise to Hanuman, the monkey god known as the pinnacle of bhakti (devotion) and the remover of fears and obstacles. It is said that just by reciting these powerful Sanskrit words, you will gain great strength and confidence and be filled with divine energy. In this book and CD set, Krishna Das explores:
- The correct pronunciation and translation of each of the forty transformative verses
- How to invoke Hanuman’s grace and healing
Flow of Grace offers
- The power of kirtan (sacred chant), chaupai (Hindi poetry), and more
also includes two recorded CDs of Krishna Das chanting all forty verses of the Hanuman Chalisa so listeners can chant along and experience the healing powers of this great work.
About the Author
In the winter of 1968, Krishna Das met spiritual seeker Ram Dass and was enthralled by the stories of his recent trip to India, where he met the legendary guru Neem Karoli Baba. Soon thereafter, Krishna Das left behind his dreams of being a rock ’n’ roll star and was on his way to India to spend three years with Neem Karoli Baba. During this time, Krishna Das’s heart was drawn to the practice of Bhakti Yoga—the yoga of devotion—and especially to the practice of kirtan (chanting the Divine Names).
Krishna Das returned to the United States and, as he continued chanting, developed his signature style, fusing traditional kirtan structure with Western harmonic and rhythmic sensibilities. He travels the world leading call-and-response kirtans and sharing this deep, experiential practice with thousands of people.