Music — 14 July 2014

A song by Chinmaya Dunster where the lyrics are all titles from books by Osho.

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Alone we fly far beyond the stars,
a bird on the wing, soaring high.
Setting forth, letting go,
no footprints left just blue blue sky.

The rainbow bridge to the further shore,
a taste of the divine, a cup of tea.
Pointing the way to the open door,
don’t look before you leap!

Turn on, tune in and drop the lot,
dance your way to God.

Dimensions beyond the known,
behind a thousand names.
Scriptures in silence and sermons in stones,
only losers can win in this game.

So lost and so at home,
the people of the path, here and now.
At the center of the cyclone,
a sudden clash of thunder, the goose is out!

Turn on tune in and drop the lot,
dance your way to God.

The rainbow bridge to the further shore,
a taste of the divine, a cup of tea.
Pointing the way to the open door,
just one seed makes the whole earth green.

Turn on tune in and drop the lot,
dance your way to God.

 

Keyboards by Stefan Sangitom Petersilge, who also composed the opening theme which I play on sarod, and backing vocals by Premratna Sarah Spencee.

 

dance your way to godShort Review
A sweet celebratory song with simple guitar and sarod accompaniment using the titles of Osho’s hundreds of books as lyrics. Brilliant how Chinmaya has woven these various, very different enigmatic phrases into a whole, and – on the video version at least – given us a kaleidoscope of colourful, solarized dancers as a visual backdrop. It’s a rich creative undertaking and it touches the heart where it most wants to be touched. Savita

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Chinmaya DunsterChinmaya was born in 1954 in England and started playing the classical guitar at 15. After taking sannyas in 1982 he took up playing the sarod. The Osho Commune in Pune provided him the ground for musical experiments over the next quarter century until, today, he has 13 CDs released on New Earth Records and a further four (three of them under the band names Bhakti and Akasha) on Malimba Records. He lives in Goa with his partner Naveena and daughter Koyal. chinmaya-dunster.com

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