Song of the day – 5

Rob tagged me to this:

The rules are to post the lyrics of a favorite song five days in a row, explain what they mean to you (if you like) and add the video if available. 

I am also supposed to nominate two bloggers to carry on the meme, but I would like to leave that open.  Anyone who blogs, reads this post and wants to take it on, please do, and link back to this post so we can all read about your choices of songs. You may also leave your choice in the comment section here.

I enjoyed doing this series.  Thanks Rob, for the tag.

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Author of the song: Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi

Set to music by: Sri Vasant Desai

Popularised by MSS, who sang it at the United Nations in 1966, receiving standing ovation for the rendition.

Meaning:

Serve the world with friendship and humility, to conquer hearts
Look upon others as yourself.
Renounce War
Renounce fight for power
Give up aggression towards others

Mother Earth is generous enough and gives us all that we desire
God, Our Father, is compassionate to us all
So, Restrain yourself
So, Be generous
So, be kind
Oh People of the World
May All People of this World be Happy and Prosperous.
May All People of this World be Happy and Prosperous.
May All People of this World be Happy and Prosperous.

Voice in the video: Ahem ! (Interestingly enough, “Aham” in Sanskrit means “Me”.  The out-of-tune falsetto in the last line shows you the lack of practice)

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