Leap of Grace

Leap of Grace | 2005 Leap of Grace is a gorgeous rendering of the sacred Hanuman Chalisa, one of the truly revered prayers of the spiritual tradition of India. David teamed up with renowned New York producer Frank Wolf to create an ambient soundscape nestling the sacred Hanuman Chalisa in a radiant atmosphere of soothing voices and delicate musical textures.
On Leap of Grace, the Hanuman Chalisa is recited eleven times, an auspicious number that is traditional for bestowing Hanuman's blessings on sacred occasions. Leap of Grace is a modern day CD PRAYER WHEEL—manifesting it's message as it spins in your player—that both maintains the beauty of its ancient heritage and speaks elegantly to the sonic sensibilities of our time.
Leap of Grace is a mystical and musical journey into a magical devotional hymn known for its purifying and spiritually uplifting qualities. It can be used for chanting, meditation, yoga or to bathe in sacred healing vibrations; simply put, Leap of Grace is a lullaby for the Soul!

Released: 2005
Produced by David and Frank Wolf
Pranamaya Music


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Songs

  • 1. Hanuman Chalisa 1
  • 2. Hanuman Chalisa 2
  • 3. Hanuman Chalisa 3
  • 4. Hanuman Chalisa 4
  • 5. Hanuman Chalisa 5
  • 6. Hanuman Chalisa 6
  • 7. Hanuman Chalisa 7
  • 8. Hanuman Chalisa 8
  • 9. Hanuman Chalisa 9
  • 10. Hanuman Chalisa 10
  • 11. Hanuman Chalisa 11
  • Lyrics

    Transliteration and Translation courtesy of www.neemkarolibaba.com

    Mangala Moorati Maruta nandana
    Sakala mangala moola nikandana
    Embodiment of welfare and auspiciousness, Son of the Wind,
    the source of all blessings who removes misery at its root.

    Shree Guru charana saroja raja nija manu mukuru sudhaari
    Baranaun Raghubara bimala jasu jo daayaku phala chaari
    Having polished the mirror of my heart with the dust of my Guru's lotus feet,
    I sing the pure fame of the best of Raghus, which bestows the four fruits of life.

    Budhi heena tanu jaanike sumiraun pawana kumara
    Bala budhi vidyaa dehu mohin harahu kalesa vikaara
    Knowing this body to have no intelligence, I recall you, Son of the Wind.
    Grant me strength, wit and wisdom and remove my sorrows and shortcomings.

    Siyaa Wara Raamachandra Pada Jai Sharanam
    I take refuge at the feet of Sita's husband, Ram.

    1. Jaya Hanumaana gyaana guna saagara
    Jaya Kapeesha tihun loka ujaagara
    Victory to Hanuman, the ocean of wisdom and virtue,
    Hail Monkey Lord, illuminator of the three worlds.

    2. Raama doota atulita bala dhaamaa
    Anjani putra Pawanasuta naamaa
    Ram's emissary, and the abode of matchless power,
    Anjani's son, named "Son of the Wind."

    3. Mahaaveera bikrama bajarangee
    Kumati niwaara sumati ke sangee
    Great hero, you are as mighty as a thunderbolt,
    remover of evil thoughts and are companion of the good.

    4. Kanchana barana biraaja subesaa
    Kaanana kundala kunchita kesaa
    Golden hued and splendidly adorned
    with heavy earrings and curly locks.

    5. Haatha bajra aura dwajaa biraajai
    Kaandhe moonja janeu saajai
    In Your hands shine mace and a banner,
    a sacred thread of munja grass adorns your shoulder.

    6. Shankara suwana Kesaree nandana
    Teja prataapa mahaa jaga bandana
    You are Shiva's son and Kesari's joy.
    Your glory is revered throughout the world.

    7. Vidyaa vaana gunee ati chaatura
    Raama kaaja karibe ko aatura
    Supremely wise, virtuous and clever,
    You are ever intent on doing Ram's work.

    8. Prabhu charitra sunibe ko rasiyaa
    Raama Lakhana Seetaa mana basiyaa
    You delight in hearing of the Lord's deeds.
    Ram, Lakshman and Sita dwell in your heart.

    9. Sookshma roopa dhari Siyahin dikhaawaa
    Bikata roopa dhari Lanka jaraawaa
    Assuming a tiny form You appeared to Sita
    and in an awesome form You burned Lanka.

    10. Bheema roopa dhari asura sanghaare
    Raamachandra ke kaaja sanvaare
    Taking a dreadful form You slaughtered the demons
    and completed Lord Ram's mission.

    11. Laaya sajeevana Lakhana jiyaaye
    Shree Raghubeera harashi ura laaye
    Bringing the magic herb You revived Lakshman
    and Ram embraced You with delight.

    12. Raghupati keenhee bahuta baraai
    Tuma mama priya Bharatahi sama bhaai
    Greatly did the Raghu Lord praise You –
    "Brother, You are as dear to me as Bharat!"

    13. Sahasa badana tumharo jasa gaawai
    Asa kahi Shreepati kantha lagaawai
    "May the thousand-mouthed serpent sing Your fame!"
    So saying, Shri's Lord drew You to Himself.

    14. Sanakaadika Brahmaadi muneesaa
    Naarada Saarada sahita Aheesaa
    Sanak and the sages, Brahma, Gods and the great saints,
    Narada, Saraswati and the King of serpents,

    15. Yama Kubera digapaala jahaante
    Kabi kobida kahi sake kahaante
    Yama, Kubera and the guardians of the quadrants,
    poets and scholars - none can express Your glory.

    16. Tuma upakaara Sugreevahin keenhaa
    Raama milaaya raaja pada deenhaa
    You rendered great service to Sugriva.
    Presenting him to Ram, You gave him kingship.

    17. Tumharo mantra vibheeshana maanaa
    Lankeshwara bhaye saba jaga jaanaa
    Vibhishana heeded Your counsel
    and became the Lord of Lanka, as the whole world knows.

    18. Yuga sahasra yojana para bhaanu
    Leelyo taahi madhura phala jaanu
    Though the sun is thousands of miles away,
    You swallowed it, thinking it to be a sweet fruit.

    19. Prabhu mudrikaa meli mukha maaheen
    Jaladhi laanghi gaye acharaja naaheen
    Holding the Lord's ring in Your mouth
    it's no surprise that you leapt over the ocean.

    20. Durgama kaaja jagata ke jete
    Sugama anugraha tumhare tete
    Every arduous task in this world
    becomes easy by Your grace.

    21. Raama duaare tuma rakhawaare
    Hota na aagyaa binu paisaare
    You are the guardian at Ram's door.
    No one enters without Your leave.

    22. Saba sukha lahai tumhaaree sharanaa
    Tuma rakshaka kaahu ko daranaa
    Taking refuge in You one finds all delight.
    Those who You protect know no fear.

    23. Aapana teja samhaarau aapai
    Teenon loka haanka ten kaanpai
    You alone can withstand Your own splendor.
    The three worlds tremble at Your roar.

    24. Bhoota pisaacha nikata nahin aawai
    Mahaaveera jaba naama sunaawai
    Ghosts and goblins cannot come near,
    Great Hero, when Your name is uttered.

    25. Naasai roga hare saba peeraa
    Japata nirantara Hanumata beeraa
    All disease and pain is eradicated,
    Brave Hanuman, by constant repetition of Your name.

    26. Sankata ten Hanumaana churaawai
    Mana krama bachana dhyaana jo laawai
    Hanuman releases from affliction
    those who remember Him in thought, word and deed.

    27. Saba para Raama tapaswee raajaa
    Tina ke kaaja sakala tuma saajaa
    Ram the renunciant reigns over all.
    You carry out his every task.

    28. Aura manoratha jo koee laawe
    Soee amita jeewana phala paawe
    One who brings any yearning to You
    obtains the fruit of abundant life.

    29. Chaaron yuga parataapa tumhaaraa
    Hai parasidha jagata ujiyaaraa
    Your splendor fills the four ages.
    Your glory is famed throughout the world.

    30. Saadhu santa ke tuma rakhawaare
    Asura nikandana Raama dulaare
    You are the guardian of saints and sages,
    the destroyer of demons, the darling of Ram.

    31. Ashta siddhi nau nidhi ke daataa
    Asa bara deena Jaanakee Maataa
    You grant the eight powers and the nine treasures
    by the boon You received from Mother Janaki.

    32. Raama rasaayana toomhare paasaa
    Sadaa raho Raghupati ke daasaa
    You hold the elixir of Ram's name
    and remain eternally His servant.

    33. Tumhare bhajana Raama ko paawai
    Janama janama ke dukha bisaraawai
    Singing Your praise, one finds Ram
    and escapes the sorrows of countless lives.

    34. Anta kaala Raghubara pura jaaee
    Jahaan janama Hari bhakta kahaaee
    At death one goes to Ram's own city
    or is born on earth as God's devotee.

    35. Aura devataa chitta na dharaee
    Hanumata se-ee sarva sukha karaee
    Give no thought to any other deity,
    worshipping Hanuman, one gains all delight.

    36. Sankata katai mite saba peeraa
    Jo sumire Hanumata bala beeraa
    All affliction ceases and all pain is removed
    by remembering the mighty hero, Hanuman.

    37. Jai Jai Jai Hanumaana Gosaaee
    Kripaa karahu gurudeva kee naaee
    Victory, Victory, Victory to Lord Hanuman!
    Bestow your grace on me as my Divine Guru!

    38. Jo sata baara paata kara koee
    Chootahi bandi mahaa sukha hoee
    Whoever recites this a hundred times
    is released from bondage and gains bliss.

    39. Jo yaha parai Hanumaana chaleesaa
    Hoya siddhi saakhee Gaureesaa
    One who reads this Hanuman Chalisa
    gains success, as Gauri's Lord (Shiva) bears witness.

    40. Tulasee Daasa sadaa Hari cheraa
    Kee je naata hridaya mahan deraa
     Says Tulsidas, Hari's constant servant:
    "Lord, make Your home in my heart."

    Pawana tanaya sankata harana mangala moorati roopa
    Rama Lakhana Seetaa sahita hridaya basahu sura bhoopa
    Son of the Wind, banisher of sorrow and embodiment of blessing,
    dwell in my heart, King of Gods, together with Ram, Lakshman and Sita. 

    Siyaa Wara Raamachandra Pada Jai Sharanam
    I take refuge at the feet of Sita's husband, Ram.

    Siya wara Ramachandra Ki Jai!
    Pawana Suta Hanuman Ki Jai!
    Sri Umapati Mahadeva Ki Jai!
    Sri Sri Sri 1008 Sri Neem Karoli Baba Santa Guru Maharaj Ki Jai!
    All glories to Mother Sita and to Lord Ramachandra!
    All glories to the Son of the Wind, Hanuman!
    All glories to Lord Shiva, consort of Parvati!
    All Glories 1008 times to Great Saint Guru King Neem Karoli Baba!