“Chandrajeevan” – the title track from Sounds of Isha’s latest album, created for a moon meditation process during a sathsang with Sadhguru, is a song about how our lives are like the cycles of the moon. The song also looks at how a seeker’s journey is possible only because of the Guru’s grace, much as the Moon’s radiance is possible only because of the Sun’s light.

 

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Chandrajeevan

चंद्रजीवन मेरा चंद्रजीवन ||

Chandrajeevan mera chandrajeevan ||

My life is a cycle of the moon.

शून्य से उठता हूँ मैं
पूर्णता के पथ चला
कभी बढ़ता कभी घटता
चाँद सी मेरी कला ||

Shoonya se uTHataa hun main
poorNataa ke path chala
Kabhi baDHataa kabhi ghaTataa
chand si meri kalaa ||

I arise out of emptiness, and tread the path to fullness.
At times I swell, at others I shrink: lunar is my art.

पूर्णिमा को है दमकता
ओज मेरा झर रहा
गुरु की ज्योति है केवल
इस लिए तो दिख रहा ||

Poornima ko hai damakataa
oja mera jhar rahaa
Guru ki jyoti hai keval
Isa liye to dikh rahaa ||

On full moon nights my brilliance radiates,
And yet without the Guru’s radiance I would be invisible

अमावस की कालिमा में
भी कहीं मैं छुप रहा
शिव की काली जटा में तुम
ढूंढ लो जो दिख रहा ||

Amavas ki kalima mein
bhi kahin main chhup raha
Shiv ki Kaali jaTaa mein tum
DHoonDHlo jo dikh rahaa ||

Even in the darkness of the new moon night, I lurk –
Search and you’ll find me in the inky matted locks of Shiva.

नए चंद्र में जन्म लेता
हर अमावस हूँ मरा
बीच में ये मेरा जीवन
कुछ है खाली, कुछ भरा ||

Naye Chandra mein janma letaa
har amaavas hun maraa
Beech mein yeh meraa jeevan
kuchh hai khaali, kuchh bharaa ||

I am born with every full moon, I die with the new.
Between these two moons flows my life—
Just a little empty, just a little full.

– Sounds of Isha