21 Deva Premal Quotes On Chanting Mantras, Life, And Love

Deva Premal is a singer who is known for introducing Sanskrit mantras into the mainstream.

In 1990, Deva met her partner in music and life, Miten (real name – Andy Desmond), at the Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune, India, where Premal was studying shiatsu, reflexology, massage, and craniosacral therapy.

Their best-selling albums and worldwide concerts have since introduced millions of Westerners to the deep relaxation and joy found in spiritually based on chanting mantras from the Eastern meditation traditions.

List Of 21 Deva Premal Quotes On Chanting Mantras, Life, And Love:

#1 ”When my mother was pregnant with me, their welcome was to sing the Gayatri Mantra throughout the pregnancy. As I grew up we continued to chant the Gayatri Mantra together regularly before sleep. I didn’t really know what I was singing… and why. I just did it because I was told to! It wasn’t until much later that I came to appreciate these precious times and what my parents wanted to give me.”Deva Premal Mantras For Precarious Times Lyrics and Meaning

#2 ”Enlightenment to me, means a state of Oneness, where there exists no identification with the ego…no split in myself, no struggle within.”

#3 ”I read once that the voice is a mirror of our inner being. I can very much relate to that because, when you sing, you feel very exposed. You feel like you can’t hide anything. But then it also works the other way round and, when we work on our voice, our inner being also changes.”

#4 ”Deva means divine. It’s almost no name—because there should be nothing, no personality, between the listener and the mantras.”

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#5 ”Mantras are passwords that transform the mundane into the sacred.”

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Afterglow.

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#6 ”My own conscious spiritual quest really began when I was 10 years old, which is when I first started being attracted to Christianity. I wanted to be baptized – which was totally fine with my parents. That phase ended when I was introduced to the work of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh.”

#7 ”I grew up in Nuremberg, Germany, a place so connected to Hitler. The rallies were there, and the grounds where he’d have his gatherings. I think my father’s mantra practice was somehow his way of creating healing there.”

#8 ”Without the silence that follows the chants, you get only half the story. It’s like the climax of a good story. The silence is there because it exists in the music. It just needs to be exposed and acknowledged.”

#9 ”I just try to get more sleep when I’m tired. My whole life is a healing technique.”

#10 ”One of the most significant moments in my life was being invited to a private audience with HH The Dalai Lama where Miten and I sang for him.”

#11 ”A mantra is a very specific sound that us humans can make with our mouths, with our instruments that we have, that comes closest to a divine sound that creates a certain effect in either the body, and our metaphysical bodies, and our emotions, and our connection to different qualities, you know…love, compassion, peace.”

#12 ”You can’t sing with a closed heart. You just can’t do it. And if you try, as soon as you start singing, your heart just naturally opens more and more.”

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How we love our Gayatri Sangha beloveds! Doug Bratt who we got to meet through our Costa Rica programs and is a passionate “Deadhead” – a Grateful Dead fan – has found a way to raise funds for charities by creating collectible “Grateful Bears” about which you can find out more on the website gratefulbears.com At the moment there are two bears available with more to be aded soon as they are already in process: the “Deva Premal bear” as well as the “Wavy Gravy bear”. 100% of the profits go to SEVA. @sevafoundation is a non-profit organization, working with local and under-served communities worldwide. To date they have restored and prevented blindness in more than 5 million people. Find out more about the organisation on the website seva.org So if you are moved to get one of those little cuddly bears for your kids, grand kids or yourself, go ahead and order one. It goes to a good cause. The Deva Premal bear has my father’s Om signs on the feet as well as a mala! 😊 . #gratefulbear #gratefuldeadbear #gratefuldeadbears #sevafoundation

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#13 ”I started singing as soon as I could talk. I was introduced to mantras—or actually, I should say I was bathed in them—by my parents before I was born.”

#14 ”When I came to Osho it was like coming home because the food in the ashram and in the communes was vegetarian.”

#15 ”I have been a vegetarian since birth and was born to the sound of my father chanting the Gayatri mantra. Through my childhood, I chanted the Gayatri as a bedtime song.”

#16 ”Eastern spirituality, so it’s very natural and normal for me.”

#17 ”The light shines on everything – and the sounds themselves vibrate the whole energetic body system; they have a very wholesome effect on our bodies and our metaphysical bodies.”

#18 ”My mum once told me it was cleansing (chanting mantras), so I knew there was something good in it, but I didn’t know what it was.”

#19 ”We are both (Miten) each other’s master or teacher. We learn from each other, continually. This is the gift of all relationships, isn’t it–to reflect each other?”

Deva Premal, Miten, and Ken
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#20 ”I don’t really see myself as an artist. I feel that I can’t separate these two because I’ve been on this path since I was a kid really.”

#21 ”The Gayatri Mantra is the oldest mantra. It came into being with the beginning of the universe. It is one of the building blocks of the universe.”

References

https://www.yogajournal.com/yoga-101/deva-premal-new-album
https://www.atimetoheal-om.net/articles-oldformat/sec%20A%20-%20articles36-Diksha%20-%20Interview-DevaPremal.htm

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