这张专辑应该是专门为Nawang Khechog的演奏打造的。在The enchanted evening的现场中我们能看到他。
Karuna translates into "compassion" in Sanskrit, and is the heart of Tibetan culture and spiritual tradition. Kitaro produced this album and performed with Nawang Khechog using ancient instruments from Australia, Africa, Japan, and Native American culture. This album was produced at Kitaro's home-studio in Colorado in 1995.
Karuna means compassion in the ancient language of Sanskrit, and compassion is the heart of the Tibetan culture and spiritual tradition. In Tibet one can almost not escape from the symbols and reminders of compassion in everyday life, no matter where one travels. We find them carved on rocks, printed on prayer flags, recited by small children to most elderly person. Karuna is sang in songs, told in children’s stories, performed in the form of state operas, dramas and in many other ways.
Meaning of the Tibetan lyrics:
(A) loving others so dearly as if we have found a precious jewel.
(B ) Respecting everyone in all situations.
(C ) Watching and purifying one’s own heart in every moment of life.
(D) Giving special care to the disadvantaged fellow beings, as if one has discovered a great treasure.
(E) Taking loss and offering victory to those who are mean and abusive to us out of their own jealousies.
(F) To regard those who are ungrateful as a supreme teacher to improve their patience.
(G) In conclusion, to quietly and without boastfulness offer all the goodness in the universe to others, and take all the problems and sufferings of others into one’s self.
(H) Finally, to engage into these altruistic practices without ego, self-interest and expectations.
[Note: This Tibetan peace poem was composed by the great master Lang-ri-Tang-pa during the 11th century.]
Thanksgiving to Mother Earth:
May people on this planet, conserve and protect the forests, wild life species and the environment by practicing contentment and less greedy ways of life.
Peace through Kindness:
May peace prevail in the world. May all be kind to each other.
Any knowledgeable, and reasonable person, will easily recognize the Tibetans consistently exercises the Buddhist universal Noble Eightfold Path of;
1. Right View
2. Right Thinking
3. Right Speech
4. Right Action
5. Right Livelihood
6. Right Diligence
7. Right Mindfulness
8. Right Concentration.
The following poem was written by Joan Baez after hearing Nawang, a Tibetan Monk, play his flutes at a dinner for the Dalai Lama. 6 June 1991:
Up above the thunderclouds and beyond the
wildflowers, up where the air is thin Nawang
sat silently in a cave for seven years occasionally
playing his flute at sunset
Before the notes evaporated and were transformed
into an evening mist, they were heard by the mountain
goats, which stopped chewing and turned their heads
to listen because the god-like melodies filled them
with wonderment and made them want to dance.
Kitaro, Gary Barlough and Nawang Khechog produced this album at Kitaro’s home-studio Mochi (rice cake) House high in the mountains* (9,200 feet) in Ward, Colorado in 1995. All songs are performed by Tibetan and other ancient instruments from Australia, Africa, Japan, and Native American culture.
* [Kitaro’s home studio was near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado where The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya (Tibetan) was being constructed, at that time. The Dalai Lama said, “I pray that the project may be successfully fulfilled, becoming an inspiration for peace and happiness throughout the world, now and in the future.” This Great Stupa was finally completed in August 2001, thirty days before over 3,000 innocent people were murdered in New York City on September 11, 2001.]
The beautiful photography of Nawang Khechog in this album was done by world renowned artist Martina Hoffmann.
01.Ocean of Wisdom
04.Rhythm of Dakini
06.Thanksgiving to Mother Earth
07.Journey with Ancients
08.Peace through Kindness