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Om Gam Ganapataye Namah Sharanam Ganesha Jai Ganesha
Tad-ejati tan-naijati tadure tat-samipake Tad-antar-asya sarvasya tadu sarvasya bahyatah Ajo ‘ham-ajaro ‘ham ca anandi-nidhanah svayam Avikaras-cid-ananda aniyan-mahato mahan Apurvanam param nityam svayam-jyotir-niramayam Virajam param-akasam dhurvam-anandam-avyayam Guru Om, Guru Om, Guru Om This truth moves and does not move. It is far and near. It is inside all of this, also beyond everything. I am unborn and undecaying, without beginning and without end. I am the unchangeable bliss of consciousness, smaller than small, greater than great. Existing even before the beginning, I am everlasting, radiant, and pure. I am beyond space, immovable blissful and imperishable. Guru Om, Guru Om, Guru Om
Gurur-brahma gurur-visnur-gurur-devo mahesvarah Gurur-eva parabrahma tasmai sri-gurave namah Yasya Jnanad-idam visvam na drsyam bhinna-bhedatah Sad-eka-rupa-rupaya tasmai sri gurave namah Yasyamatam tasya matam matam yasya na veda sah Ananya-bhava-bhavaya tasmai sri-gurave namah Yasya karana-rupasya kara-rupena bhati yat Karya-karana-rupaya tasmai sri-gurave namah Nana-rupam-idam sarvam na kenapyasti bhinnata Karya-karanata caiva tasmai sri-gurave namah The Guru is Brahma, the Guru is Vishnu The Guru is the great Lord Shiva. The Guru is indeed Parabrahma (the Supreme Self). To that revered Guru I bow down. By whose knowledge this world is not seen as divided by differences, The one true form of forms: To that revered Guru I bow down. To the One whose thought is not known, whose knowledge is not thought, The One whose state of being originates in none other: To that revered Guru I bow down. To the one who illuminates the form of cause and that of effect, The One who is the form of both cause and effect: To that revered Guru I bow down. All this world appears in various forms but for the Guru there is no difference among them; cause and effect are the same. To that revered Guru I bow down.
Saraswati 05:58
Om Aim Saraswatyai Namah
Tara 04:47
Om Tare Tuttare Ture Swaha
Shri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram Sita Ram Sita Ram Sita Ram Ram Ram Rama Bolo Rama Bolo Bolo Bolo Ram
Srimat parahbrahma gurum smarami Srimat parahbrahma gurum vadami Srimat parahbrahma gurum namami Srimat parahbrahma gurum bhajami I remember the Guru, the Supreme Self I address the Guru, the Supreme Self I bow down to the Guru, the Supreme Self I honor the Guru, the Supreme Self
Om Mani Padme Hum, Om Mani Padme Hum Om Mani Padme Hum, Om Mani Padme Hum Avalokateshvara, Avalokateshvara Avalokateshvara, Avalokateshvara
Samudre ca yatha toyam ksire ksiram ghrte ghrtam Bhinne kumbhe yatha-kasas-tathatma paramatmani Tathaiva jani jivatma paramatmani liyate Aikyena ramate jnani yatra tatra diva-nisam Evam-vidho maha-muktah sarvada vartate budhah Tasya sarva-prayatnena bhava-bhaktim karoti yah Just as a drop of water merges with the ocean, milk with milk, ghee with ghee And just as the space of a broken pot merges with the open space outside, So too, the individual Self merges with the Supreme Self. Indeed, just as the individual Self merges with the Supreme Self, In the same way, one who knows the truth Delights in his oneness, wherever he is, day or night. The wise person makes every effort To live always with love and devotion In this manner, one is fully liberated.
OM. Tryambakam yajamahe Sugandhim pushti-vardhanam Urvarukamiva bandhanan Mrityor mukshiya mamritat


THIS TRUTH, a collaborative album between Tania Alexandra (Gitali) and Collective Acoustics, fluently blends the ancient lyrics of Sanskrit with tranquil and ambient harmonies to construct an intentionally modern, but seemingly timeless spiritual tone. Just as the practice of Yoga continues to evolve, these artists have put forth sacredly antiquated mantras into a harmonically rich formation. The sound is trancelike. Its mixing of kirtan chants, acoustic beats, and serene but stimulating galvanic undertones work together to draw out peaceful spirits. The project’s organic development, through its free form exploration in song writing and production, has culminated in a collection of intimate spiritual expressions; ones of healing, of subtle revelation, and of the mystically unfolding nature of contemplation. The artists’ experimentation in dynamic musical integration has given rise to a euphonic work that will appeal to each listener’s own sense of meditative harmony.


released April 22, 2014

Tania Alexandra (Gitali) - Voice, Guitar
Eric Hastings - Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Geoff Hazelrigg - Upright Bass, Electric Bass
George Hazelrigg - Organ, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Piano, Moog

Special Guests:
R.A. Fish - Tabla on "Shri Ram Jai Ram"
Brendan Whipple - Electric Guitar on "This Truth (Guru Om)"

Recorded by Geoff Hazelrigg and Eric Hastings at The Grapevine - Providence, RI and Collective Acoustics Lab - Chalfont, PA.
Mixed by Geoff Hazelrigg and Tania Alexandra at Collective Acoustics Lab, Chalfont, PA.
Mastered by Tom Volpicelli at the Mastering House, Pottstown, PA.

All compositions by Tania Alexandra, Eric Hastings, Geoff Hazelrigg, & George Hazelrigg. Tumbletat Publishing (SESAC), Eric Hastings Publishing (BMI), GAH GAH Music (ASCAP).

Guru Gita translations copyright SGRY Publications

Photos by Savvas Koushiappas
Design by Christopher McNulty


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Tania Alexandra

Described as quirky and kind, Tania Alexandra’s music captures her love of the authentic oddities of life and the spirit that lies within them. An award winning songwriter, recording artist, music and movement specialist, session vocalist, and arranger, Tania (Gitali) is taking her music to new depths, combining her practice of mantra and Bhakti Yoga with her zeal for songwriting and performance. ... more

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