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“When I do not know myself, I serve you. When I know myself, I am you.”
― Hanuman ︎


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Music & Mantras

The universal language,
and soundtrack to my life.



A sampling of albums that had
a profound effect on me.



what i’m diggin’ these days...




A few mantras that guide the path...


The great monkey God Hanuman is the archetype of devotion, strength, and courage. The first Bhakti yogi, Hanuman is said to have devoted his entire life to the service of Ram, an incarnation of Vishnu, and his wife, Sita. Hanuman has great powers as a warrior, but, like us, he has a tendency to forget his own Divinity. 
He reminds himself by chanting Ram’s name, and in doing so, he returns himself to the path. When we summon our hearts and voices to chant with Hanuman, we too are reminded that we are at once human and Divine.

Jaya Sita Rama, Jai Jai Hanuman!

जय सीता राम जय् जय् हनुमान्


Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru devo Maheshwara. Guru sakshat, param Brahma, tasmai shri guravay namah.
Our creation is that guru (Brahma-the force of creation); the duration of our lives is that guru (Vishnu-the force of preservation); our trials, tribulations, illnesses, calamities and the death of the body is that guru (devo Maheshwara-the force of destruction or transformation). There is a guru nearby (Guru Sakshat) and a guru that is beyond the beyond (param Brahma). I make my offering (tasmai) to the beautiful (shri) remover of my darkness, my ignorance; (Guru) it is to you I bow and lay down my life (namah).


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.
Mark