AMMA ~ Devotional Songs to the Divine Mother

Dhyana Sloka
\"Dhyana Sloka\" from AMMA by Paul Avgerinos. Released: 2016. Track 1. Genre: New Age.

Ananda Ma
\"Ananda Ma\" from AMMA by Paul Avgerinos. Released: 2016. Track 1. Genre: New Age.

Namaha
\"Namaha\" from AMMA by Paul Avgerinos. Released: 2016. Track 1. Genre: New Age.

All Is Bliss
\"All Is Bliss\" from AMMA by Paul Avgerinos. Released: 2016. Track 1. Genre: New Age.

Where There Is Love
\"Where There Is Love\" from AMMA by Paul Avgerinos. Released: 2016. Track 1. Genre: New Age.

Lokah
\"Lokah\" from AMMA by Paul Avgerinos. Released: 2016. Track 1. Genre: New Age.

Ammas Child
\"Amma\'s Child\" from AMMA by Paul Avgerinos. Released: 2016. Track 1. Genre: New Age.

Moola Mantra
\"Moola Mantra\" from AMMA by Paul Avgerinos. Released: 2016. Track 1. Genre: New Age.

Shivo Hum
\"Shivo Hum\" from AMMA by Paul Avgerinos. Released: 2016. Track 1. Genre: New Age.

Ammas Mantra
\"Amma\'s Mantra\" from AMMA by Paul Avgerinos. Released: 2016. Track 1. Genre: New Age.

Closing Prayers
\"Closing Prayers\" from AMMA by Paul Avgerinos. Released: 2016. Track 1. Genre: New Age.

ABOUT THE ARTIST     Paul the RCA Doggie 2

Paul Avgerinos is  a GRAMMY® Winning Artist, Composer, Producer and Engineer whose music is broadcast all over the world. 

Besides his 24 critically acclaimed New Age Albums on the Round Sky labelPaul is very active in Film and TV music with placements in the Super Bowl, World Cup, The Olympics and countless other TV shows. He’s also been involved in a number of platinum album productions as well.

Paul lives and works at Studio Unicorn in Redding, CT, where deer pass by his studio windows and the hawks and eagles give inspiration from above.

Avgerinos is one of the Giants of Ambient MusicALL MUSIC GUIDE

Paul Avgerinos – Producer, Engineer, Lead & Background Vocals, bass, guitars, keyboards and sound design

Dayashila Carrie Grossman – Vocals on 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10

Aurélia Jennifer Zulli – Vocals on 2 & 6

Jen Avgerinos – Vocals on 3

Rafiq Khan – Sarangi on 3 & 9

Ricky Kej – Bansuri & Percussion arrangement on 9

Butto – Bansuri Flute on 9  Karthik K. – Tabla on 9

Vanil Veigas – Percussion on 9

Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper at Turtle Tone using 1/2 inch 15 IPS tape and all of his superlative skill.

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GRAMMY® Winner Paul Avgerinos wants you to meet his Mother: The Divine Mother that is.

Mastered with superb analog warmth and depth by Michael Fossenkemper using 1/2 Inch 15 IPS tape and his consummate skill,  Amma features Paul’s voice on every track for the very first time. With eight songs in Sanskrit and three in English, Avgerinos has crafted an album both uplifting and reverential, joyful and fun. Lovers of the kirtan, yoga and new age genres will not be disappointed, and fans of Deva Premal, Snatam Kaur and Krishna Das will find a fresh new style to enrich their listening experience.

Right after his Grammy nomination for Bhakti, Paul and his wife Jen were drawn to India in February of 2015 to become devotees of Amma. On February 20, a few days after receiving their mantras, Amma gave them her blessing to have a baby. After three years of trying they got pregnant in May and Jen’s due date was February 20 of 2016!

12 days after winning a Grammy for his Grace album, on February 27, the exact same day of the month that Amma herself was born, their precious Amma baby Juliana Joy came into this world!

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In gratitude to Amma (better known as the Hugging Saint) for all the many blessings she brings into his life, Avgerinos created this musical offering.

Paul is very active in Amma’s Embracing the World charities, donating time, money and CDs that are sold in the Amma Bookstores worldwide.

This album is an expression of the grace and bliss that I experience everyday in my relationship with Amma, a true living Saint. We offer this album at Amma’s lotus feet in the hopes that it will help to share her unfathomable Grace ever more fully in the world. For me, one hour of devotional singing is equal to ten hours of meditation – Paul Avgerinos

 

The Lyrics and Meanings

1  Dhyana Sloka

Dhyāyāmo dhavalāvagunthanavatīm tejomayīm naisthikīm

snigdhāpānga vilokinīm bhagavatīm mandasmita shri mukhīm

vātsalyāmrita varshinīm sumadhuram sankīrtanālapinim

shyāmāngim madhu sikta sūktīm amritanandatmikām īsvarīm.

We meditate on Mata Amritanandamayi ( the Mother of Immortal Bliss ) who is clad with a white garment,

who is effulgent, who is ever established in Truth, whose glances beam with binding love,

who is the seat of the six Godly qualities, whose radiant smile adorns Her face with auspiciousness,

who incessantly showers the nectar of affection, who sings devotional songs most sweetly,

whose complexion resembles that of rain clouds, whose words are soaked in honey,

who is bliss immortal, and who is the Supreme Goddess Herself.

2  Ananda Ma

Om – We are calling on the highest energy, of all there is, God

Ananda Ma – Pure love, bliss and joy Mother

Maha Guru – Great boundless one who takes us from darkness to light

Maha Devi – Great Goddess

Sat Guru Amma – Amma is the true Guru of all existence

Ananda Ma – Mother of all Bliss

3  Namaha

Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi Ma – Mother of Immortal Bliss – Goddess Mother

Sri Sad Guru Amma Devi Jaiya Ma – Amma, True Guru of existence, Goddess, Victory to the Goddess !

Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi Ma – Mother of Immortal Bliss – Goddess Mother

Para Shaktyai Namaha – Salutations to the Supreme Cosmic Energy

Amriteshwaryai Namaha – Salutations to the Immortal Divine Mother of the Universe, Amritanandamayi

Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi Ma – Mother of Immortal Bliss – Goddess Mother

Maha Guru Jaiya Amma Devi Ma – Great Guru, Victory to Amma, Mother Goddess

Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi Ma – Mother of Immortal Bliss – Goddess Mother

Guru Amma Devi Ma Ananda Ma – Guru Amma, Goddess Mother, Mother of Bliss

Amriteshwaryai Namaha – Salutations to the Immortal Divine Mother of the Universe, Amritanandamayi

4  All Is Bliss

At the lotus feet of Amma – All is Bliss  Take refuge in Amma – All is Bliss

When we follow Amma’s teachings – All is Bliss  When we’re truly devoted – All is Bliss

Take refuge in Amma, and surrender to Her Grace

At the lotus feet of Amma, all is Bliss

When we cry to Amma – All is Bliss  When we bow to Amma – All is Bliss

When we’re free of desire – All is Bliss  When we’re free of ego – All is Bliss

Take refuge in Amma, and surrender to Her Grace

At the lotus feet of Amma, all is Bliss

Mother of the universe, Goddess of my heart

The ocean of compassion, Amma leads us to liberation and all here is Bliss

When we serve the Holy Mother – All is Bliss  When we sing to Amma – All is Bliss

When we’re free of Maya – All is Bliss  When we truly serve each other – All is Bliss

Take refuge in Amma, and surrender to Her Grace

At the lotus feet of Amma, all is Bliss

5  Where There Is Love

Where there is Love, there is no distance  Where there is Love, there is no fear

Where there is Love, there is no heartache  Where there is Love, Amma is here

I looked into your eyes, and saw the universe

Your infinite compassion knows no bounds

You open up your arms, and end the suffering

Tears fall like rain, you are pure love

Where there is Love, there is no distance  Where there is Love, there is no fear

Where there is Love, there is no heartache  Where there is Love, Amma is here

Your Grace is a gift, for all of your children

We’ll follow you, into the light

Hope for the world, glows within you

White flowers of Peace, fall on us all

Where there is Love, there is no distance  Where there is Love, there is no fear

Where there is Love, there is no heartache  Where there is Love, Amma is here

You made me your own, and opened up my heart

All my fears and doubts, they melt away

I bow at your feet, and love you forever

Goddess of my heart, you set me free

Where there is Love, there is no distance  Where there is Love, there is no fear

Where there is Love, there is no heartache  Where there is Love, Amma is here

6  Lokah

lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

May all beings everywhere be happy and free,

and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life

contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.

7  Amma’s Child

Don’t cry my little baby, you are Amma’s child

Don’t cry my precious daughter of the Holy Mother mild

Don’t cry my little darlin’, you are Amma’s child

Don’t cry my precious daughter of the Holy Mother mild

Oh my precious daughter, child of Amma’s love

You’ve Blessed us with your Presence, brought us Heaven from above

Through you we see so clearly, the shining light of God

With you our lives begin again, purely simple and truly free

Don’t cry my little baby, you are Amma’s child

Don’t cry my precious daughter of the Holy Mother mild

Don’t cry my little darlin’, you are Amma’s child

Don’t cry my precious daughter of the Holy Mother mild

All of my life, I searched so hard for you

Looking everywhere, except within me

You called me so near, and opened up my heart

Now the real life has begun, with Amma’s child

Amma’s Child  Child of Light  Amma’s Child  Shines so bright

Amma’s Child  Child of Light  Amma’s Child  Pure delight

Shines so Bright

Don’t cry my little baby, you are Amma’s child

Don’t cry my precious daughter of the Holy Mother mild

Don’t cry my little darlin’, you are Amma’s child

Don’t cry my precious daughter of the Holy Mother mild

8  Moola Mantra

Om – We are calling on the highest energy, of all there is, God

Sat – The formless

Chit – Consciousness of the universe

Ananda- Pure love, bliss and joy

Para brahma –The supreme creator

Purushothama -Who has incarnated in human form to help guide mankind

Paramatma -Who comes to me in my heart, and becomes my inner voice whenever I ask

Sri Bhagavati – The divine mother, the power aspect of creation

Same tha- Together within

Sri Bhagavate -The Father of creation which is unchangeable and permanent

Namaha- I thank you and acknowledge this presence in my life. I ask for your guidance at all times

Hair Om Tat Sat – Salutations to the Supreme Absolute Truth

9  Shivo Hum

Om – God, universal consciousness

Shivo Hum – I am Shiva, pure consciousness

Om Namah Sivaya – I bow to Shiva, pure consciousness, my true nature and all there is

10  Amma’s Mantra

Amriteshwaryai Namaha – Salutations to the Immortal Divine Mother of the Universe, Amritanandamayi

The Resplendent Luminary Immanent in the Hearts of All Beings

11  Closing Prayers

Om asatoma sadgamaya – God, lead us from untruth to truth

tamaso ma jyotirgamaya – From Darkness to light

mrityorma amritamgamaya – From death to immortality

Om shanti, shanti, shanti – God’s peace peace peace

Om lokaha samastaha sukhino bhavantu –

May all beings everywhere be happy and free,

and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life

contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.

Om shanti, shanti, shanti – God’s peace peace peace

Om shri gurubyo namaha – Reverence to the auspicious Gurus

Hari Om – Salutations to the Supreme Absolute Truth, God