It was just by chance we’ve chosen Shivo’ham to chant together at the end of a workshop on Indian philosophy. It so happened that this poem (Shloka) beautifully summarized what we’ve learned!
We don’t want to keep it for ourselves. Here are the lyrics with the meaning: ODT, PDF.
And some samples from YouTube:
- Sudha Malhotra in In great Indian classical styole, the favourite of all the Indian participants! Unfortunately poor audio quality.
- Same classical style, this time in male voice, that of Purushottam Das Jalota
- The iresistible Deva Premal. Number one for the West – the Indian participants didn’t like her style though.
- By Rajeswari Arun. A natural rendition without any instruments but a lot of devotion and true Indian pronunciation – in an accessible style for amateurs like you and me!
About the Shloka:
– Technology of the Heart