Passages

Like Silk Road Journeys, Passages (by Ravi Shankar & Philip Glass) is good background & meditation music, and also good musical representation of musical diversity. Unlike Journeys, Passages is vaguely mythological. The final track, Prashanti (Peacefulness), describes the mini-myth of a village becoming slowly corrupt, and rescued from samsara by a vedic prayer: “Hey Nath, hama para kriipa krijiye. Door kara andhakar, gyan ka aloka dijiye, binsa dwesh lobha bamesse chhin lijiye, manamey prem shanti bhar dijiye.”, meaning Oh, Lord. Be benevolent to us. Drive the darkness away. Shed upon us the light of wisdom. Take the jealousy, envy greed and anger from us, and fill our hearts with love and peace.”