Tumi Bhaja Re Mana chanted by Shakti


Shakti sings in a Saturday night Satsang Yoga Vidya Bad Meinberg, Germany, the kirtan Tumi Bhaja Re Mana. You can find this mantra in the Yoga Vidya Kirtan Songbook as number 208 or here is the text to sing along:

Tumi Bhaja Re Mana
Tumi Japa Re Mana
Om Shri Ram Jaya Rām
Japa Re Mana

“Tumi Bhaja Re Mana” is to be understood as an invitation to all, to sing together. Or you can understand this kirtan also as an invitation to your own mind. He says, “Tumi Bhaja Re Mana”, this means: Tumi – “you”. Bhaja – “give down,” “adore.” Re – “Oh”. Mana – “mind”. That is to say: “Oh mind, Oh thought, give toward you, give you out Rama worship, Rama, Rama feel and repeat the name of Rama.” Japa means to repeat the name of Rama. So does this kirtan “Oh my mind, Oh my thinking, Oh my heart, turn away but please very Rama. Oh please, repeat the name of God. Oh thinking, please feel divine presence. Om Shri Ram Jaya Ram. Get this great mantra, Shri Ram, Jaya Ram.”