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De Profundis [Song]

 
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DE PROFUNDIS
By Arvo Pärt
Based on Psalm 130:1-8

De profundis clamavi ad te Domine | Out of the depths have I cried unto Thee, O Lord
Domine exaudi vocem meam |  Lord, hear my voice:
fiant aures tuae intendentes | Let Thine ears be attentive
in vocem deprecationis meae | to the voice of my supplications.
Si iniquitates observabis Domine | If Thou, Lord, shouldst mark iniquities,
Domine quis sustinebit | Lord, who shall stand?
Quia apud te propitiatio est | For with Thee there is forgiveness,
et propter legem tuam sustinui te Domine | and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
sustinuit anima mea in verbum eius | my soul hath relied on His word;
Speravit anima mea in Domino | My soul doth wait for the Lord,
a custodia matutina usque ad noctem | more than they that watch for the morning,
Speret Israhel in Domino | Let Israel hope in the Lord!
Quia apud Dominum misericordia |  For with the Lord there is mercy,
et copiosa apud eum redemptio | and with Him is plenteous redemption.
Et ipse redimet Israhel | And He shall redeem Israel
ex omnibus iniquitatibus eius. |  from all his iniquities. 

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A Note From The Gull

Thank you, Arvo Pärt.

I understand that the chaos is never random or coincidental. Cogs and wheels are turning without fail behind the backdrop. Many citizens try to minimise their participation in the destruction but because we are all creators of our society and we are also products of imperfect environments, we each play our part in keeping the wheels oiled towards both positive and negative ends.

Hope persists because more often than we admit it [we tend to give the bad more prominence than the good], we continue to be blessed by the persistence of goodness in our midst and the continuing generosity of our abused natural environment 

In our society, for better or for worse, we do not have one religion in common and we have not yet put in place an overarching humanism or a system of social justice that will step into the breach to preserve us from the lack of conviction of the best and the passionate intensity of the worst of ourselves.

My naiveté continues to leave me swinging between deepest disappointment and highest expectations so it is best that I continue to say as little as possible except that I love you and hope for a better day for us ALL.

"Patria est communis omnium parens" - Our native land is the common parent of us all. Keep it beautiful, make it even more so.

Blessed is all of creation
Blessed be my beautiful people
Blessed be the day of our awakening
Blessed is my country
Blessed are her patient hills.

Mweh ka allay!
Guanaguanare

Ashamnu

 
Ashamnu, 2010 from Danielle Freiman on Vimeo.

Ashamnu - we have trespassed
bagadnu - we have dealt traitorously
gazalnu - we have robbed
dibarnu dofi - we have spoken slander
heevinu - we have acted perversely
v'hirshanu - we have done wrong
zadnu - we have acted presumptuously
hamasnu - we have done violence
tafalnu sheker - we have practiced deceit
yaatsnu ra - we have counseled evil
kizavnu - we have spoken falsehood
latsnu - we have scoffed
maradnu - we have revolted
niatsnu - we have blasphemed
sararnu - we have rebelled
avinu - we have committed iniquity
pashanu - we have transgressed
tsararnu - we have oppressed
kishinu oref - we have been stiff necked
rashanu - we have acted wickedly
shichatnu - we have dealt corruptly
tiavnu - we have committed abomination
tainu - we have gone astray
titanu - we have led others astray.

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"Patria est communis omnium parens" - Our native land is the common parent of us all. Keep it beautiful, make it even more so.

Blessed is all of creation
Blessed be my beautiful people
Blessed be the day of our awakening
Blessed is my country
Blessed are her patient hills.

Mweh ka allay!
Guanaguanare

Munajaat-e Shabaniya


Munajaat-e Shabaniya - Mahdi Samavati | Uploaded by yaqaimaalemuhammad

THE INVOCATION OF SHABANIYAH

My Lord, bestow Your blessings on Muhammad and his descendants; respond to my prayer when I pray to You; listen to my call when I call You; and turn to me when I make my submission to You in confidence. I have come running to You and am standing before You imploring You in humility and hoping to get the reward You have for me.

You know what is in my heart, and You are aware of what I need. You know my mind and are not unaware of my future and of my present,

of what I want to begin my speech with; of the request I would utter, and of the hopes I have in regard to my ultimate lot.

My Lord, whatever You have destined for me up to the end of my life, whether concerning the open aspect of my life or the hidden aspect of it, is bound to come. What is to my advantage and what is to my disadvantage - all my losses and gains are in Your hand, not in the hand of anybody else.

My Lord, if You deprive me, who else will provide me; and if You let me down, who else will help me?

My Lord, I seek Your protection from Your anger and from earning Your displeasure. If I am not fit for gaining Your Mercy, You are certainly fit to be generous to me by virtue of Your Magnanimity.

My Lord, I see as if I am standing before You protected by my trust in You. You said what befitted You and covered me with Your forgiveness.

My Lord, if You forgive me, then who is more suited than You to do that? If the time of my death has come near and my deeds have not still brought me close to You, I make this confession of my sins a means of approaching You. I have been unjust to my soul for I have not looked after it. It will certainly be doomed if You do not forgive it.

My Lord, You have always been kind to me during my life time. Therefore do not cut off Your favour from me at the time of my death.

My Lord, how can I lose the hope, of Your looking kindly, in me after my death, when you have always been good to me during my life.

My Lord, in my case do what befits You and bestow Your favour on me - a sinner enwrapped in his ignorance.

My Lord, You have concealed many of my sins in this world. I am in a greater need of their being conceded in the next. As You have not revealed my sins even to any of Your pious bondmen, do not expose me on the Day of Resurrection before everybody.

My Lord, Your generosity has expanded my aspiration, and Your forgiveness is superior to my deeds. Therefore gladden my heart by allowing me to meet You on the day You administer justice to Your bondmen.

My Lord, my apology to You is the apology of him who cannot afford his apology being not accepted. Therefore accept my apology, You the Most Magnanimous of those to whom the evil-doers tender their apology.

My Lord, do not turn down my request; do not foil my desire; and do not cut off my hope and expectation of You.

My Lord, if You had wanted to disgrace me, You would not have guided me; and if You had wanted to expose my faults and vices, You would not have kept me safe and sound.

My Lord, I do not think that You will turn down my request for that in asking You for which I have spent my whole life.

My Lord, all praise is due to You, always and for ever, growing not diminishing, as You like and please.

My Lord, if You condemn me for my crimes, I will cling to Your forgiveness, and if You hold me for my sins, I will cling to Your granting pardon. If You haul me into the hell, I will tell its inmates that I love You.

My Lord, if my deeds are too small in relation to how I should obey You, my aspirations are high enough as compared to what I should expect of You.

My Lord, how can I go away from You unsuccessful and disappointed, when I had a high hope that You will be kind enough to send me away enjoying safety and deliverance.

My Lord, I have wasted my life committing the crime of forgetting You and played havoc with my youth, intoxicated with keeping myself away from You.

My Lord, I did not wake up when I was under a delusion about You and was inclined to earn Your displeasure.

My Lord, I am Your bondman, son of Your bondman. I am standing before You, trying to use Your own magnanimity as a means of approaching You.

My Lord, I am a bondman of Yours, I want to rid myself of the sins I used to commit in Your presence because I lacked the sense of feeling ashamed that You were looking at me. I request You to forgive me, because forgiveness is a characteristic of Your Kindness.

My Lord, I was not strong enough to move away from Your disobedience, except when You awakened me to Your love. I was exactly as You wanted me to be. I am thankful to You for introducing me to Your Kindness and purging my heart of the impurities of being inattentive to You.

My Lord, look upon me as the person whom You called and he responded to You, whom You helped by using his services, and he obeyed You. You Near One, Who is not far from one who is away from You. You Munificent, Who does not withhold His reward from one who hopes for it.

My Lord, provide me with a heart, the passion of which may bring it near You, with a tongue the truth of which may be submitted to You, and with a vision the nature of which may bring it close to You.

My Lord, whoever gets acquainted with You, is not unknown; whoever takes shelter under You, is not disappointed; and one to whom You turn, is not a slave. One who follows Your path is enlightened; and one who takes refuge in You, is saved.

My Lord, I have taken refuge in You. Therefore do not disappoint me of Your Mercy and do not keep me secluded from Your Kindness.

My Lord, place me among Your friends in the position of one who hopes for an increase in Your love.

My Lord, inspire me with a passionate love of remembering You so that I may keep on remembering You, and by Your Holy Name and Pure Position cherish my cheerful determination into a success.

My Lord, I invoke You to admit me to the place reserved for those who obey You, and to attach me to the nice abode of those who enjoy Your good pleasure. I can neither defend myself nor do I control what is advantageous for me.

My Lord, I am Your powerless sinning slave and Your repentant bondman, So do not make me one of those from whom You turn away Your face, and whom his negligence has secluded from Your forgiveness.

My Lord, let me be attached to the Light of Your Majestic Glory, so that I may know You alone, be away from others, and have a heart fearful of You and an eye watchful of You. May Allah's blessing and peace be on Muhammad and those of his descendants who are pure.

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"Patria est communis omnium parens" - Our native land is the common parent of us all. Keep it beautiful, make it even more so.

Blessed is all of creation
Blessed be my beautiful people
Blessed be the day of our awakening
Blessed is my country
Blessed are her patient hills.

Mweh ka allay!
Guanaguanare


Karacharana Kritam


Karacharana Kritam | Uploaded by SanatanDharma1992DhodyॐΨ MamtaGITA23PRESS DhodyΨॐ

Kara charana Kritam va kayajam karmajam va
Sravananayanajam va manasam vaapradham
Vihitam vihitam va sarvametat Kshamaswa
Jaya Jaya Karunabhde Srimahadeva Sambho.

Whatever sins have been committed by actions 
performed by my hands and feet,
produced by my speech and body, or my works,
produced by my ears and eyes, or sins committed by my mind,
while performing actions which are prescribed, 
as well as all other actions which are not explicitly prescribed;
please forgive them all,
victory, victory to You, O Sri Mahadeva Shambho,
I surrender to You,
You are an Ocean of Compassion.

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"Patria est communis omnium parens" - Our native land is the common parent of us all. Keep it beautiful, make it even more so.

Blessed is all of creation
Blessed be my beautiful people
Blessed be the day of our awakening
Blessed is my country
Blessed are her patient hills.

Mweh ka allay!
Guanaguanare