|Music is an ornamentation of Silence.
Param Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda
Classical music, rich in its devotional sentiments has the rare and precious ability to raise us to sublime heights. The lyrics and melody in it, kindles the jnana and bhatki elements in us, and fuses the two. This fosters a stirring of the heart, a blissful expansion within, which purifies us, thereby becoming a sadhana.
– Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda
“Swara To Ishwara”
Meeting Place – Chinmaya Haridwar, 3551 NW John Olsen Pl, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Sunday program starts at 9:20AM
Language classes, Vedic chanting, Swaranjali (Chinmaya Choir) are all are add-ons to our Balavihar curriculum.
Music is a universal language that has the capacity to touch each of us through melody, rhythm and mood, irrespective of the language in which the words / lyrics are expressed. It transcends all barriers and can unite man with man, and in its purest form, man with God.
According to our great masters, the best form of music is the music that sings the praises of the Lord. Many great poet-saints through centuries chose the medium of sculpted music painted in words to express their love towards their chosen deities and entered the realm of Life Divine.
Bhajans and kirtans expressing divine glories have the capacity to make us pause and experience a few moments of serenity and peace. In fact, in Swami Chinmayananda’s words, “Music is an ornamentation of Silence.” it should be used by sadhaks to experience the silence within, in our quest towards “Oneness” with our Divine Self.
Since 2010, Swaranjali has been an active part of Chinmaya Mission Portland. Keeping in mind the ideas conveyed by Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda and Guruji Swami Tejomayananda, the local chapter has all ages in Swaranjali, coordinated by Shubhashree V.