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Offline heybai

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Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2013, 02:48:07 pm »
चिन्ताज्वरो मनुष्याणां
चिन्ताज्वरो मनुष्याणां क्षुधां निद्रां बलं हरेत् ।
रूपमुत्साहबुद्धिं श्रीं जीवितं च न संशयः ॥


don't worry, be happy
the fever of worry snatches away hunger, sleep, strength,
beauty, enthusiasm, mind, wealth and life itself - there is no doubt


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Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2013, 02:55:06 pm »
Hi Heybai.

Yes, that's another good example of what I was referring to --- in many ways, the depth and beauty of anything being recited rests in the hands of the person reciting it.

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Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2013, 03:10:22 pm »
I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke Commercial - 1971

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Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2013, 03:32:31 pm »
Commercialism has always been about finding a jingle or catch phrase that grabs the attention of the consumer, a business practice that's here to stay regardless, but when it came to this particular song something very strange occured:

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After the TV commercial was aired, radio stations began to get calls from people who liked it and Billy Davis' friends in radio suggested he record the song, but not as an advertising jingle. It became so popular that the song was rewritten without brand name references, and expanded to three verses. Davis recruited a group of studio singers to take it on because The New Seekers did not have time to record it. The studio group named themselves The Hillside Singers to identify with the ad, and within two weeks the song was on the national charts. The Hillside Singers' version reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart.

The New Seekers later found time to record the song, and sold 96,000 copies of their record in one day, eventually selling 12 million total. The recording shot lead singer Eve Graham and the other members of The New Seekers to super-stardom. "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (in Perfect Harmony)" climbed to UK #1 and US #7 in 1971 and 1972. The song has sold over a million copies in the UK. The Coca-Cola Company waived royalties to the song and instead donated $80,000 in payments to UNICEF.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I'd_Like_to_Teach_the_World_to_Sing_(in_Perfect_Harmony)#Singles

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Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
« Reply #34 on: September 29, 2013, 06:07:50 am »
We tend to ridicule that which we do not believe or understand.

Dearest Dhamma Friend,

Out of respect for your comment, I have deleted my post from this thread and moved it to The White Board for Comment.

With sincere apologies to my good friend, Heybai.

_/\_Ron

 :namaste:

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Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
« Reply #35 on: August 13, 2014, 05:42:17 pm »
I was using

gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha

today and it was great!

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Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
« Reply #36 on: December 14, 2014, 06:16:15 am »
Namo Amida Butsu :anjali:

 


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