I love Tina Turner! Singer, dancer, actress, and author, her career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.
River Deep Mountain High, Proud Mary, We Don’t Need Another Hero, Golden Eye are iconic songs. And what to think about her duets with Cher (Shame, Shame, Shame); David Bowie (Tonight); Brain Adams (It’s Only Love); Eros Ramazzotti (Cose Della Vita) and Beyonce (Proud Mary) – to name just a few. But she can do a lot more….
I came across this wonderful video on the internet and wanted to share it with you all. It is Tina Turner singing the Sanskrit mantra Sarvesham, The translation for this this verse is given below. Though it is of Hinduism it is applicable to all beings including animals. The word mantra has two parts: man, which is the root of the Sanskrit word for mind; and tra, which is the root of the word instrument. A mantra is therefore an instrument of the mind, a powerful sound or vibration that you can use to enter a deep state of meditation.
Any Mantra for peace should be recited with some sense of being grounded and serenity. Unfortunately, Tina Turner really exerts herself, specially in the word ‘Purnam’. It is not a rock song.. it is a peace mantra, and there is a certain way to recite it. But she really puts in a lot of effort. Consequently, it comes off with a certain state of tension. Anyways, listen to the performance….
Video clip for the Hindu Mantra recorded by Tina Turner, Regula Curti & Dechen Shak-Dagsay for the album Children Beyond released in 2011
Om Om Om
Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu
Sarvesham Shantir Bhavatu
Sarvesham Poornam Bhavatu
Sarvesham Mangalam Bhavatu
Om, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti
It can be translated into:
Aum, may auspiciousness be unto all
may peace be unto all
may fulness be unto all
may prosperity/good be unto all
This mantra like many of the other Hindu Shanti (peace) mantras sends positive vibrations to all who come into contact with them. I hope we can all work together for the benefit of all living beings to make the world a better place. For all of us!!
After taking part in her first spiritual album Beyond, a collection of Buddhist and Christian prayer and chanting, predicts she’ll be exploring that path more…
Tina Turner, has sung this Sanskrit peace shloka for the album ‘Children Beyond’. And there are two more beautiful albums:
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