"On April 1, 2010, my husband and his good friend went to see Krishna Das in Santa Fe, NM. You opened the concert and your music overwhelmed them. My husband bought me the In Concert DVD and CD. I had lost my Mom recently and was in the midst of taking care of my Dad who had cancer....
"I cannot begin to tell you how my life changed because of your music and your story. My husband and I listened to the Gayatri Mantra and In the Light of Love over and over... you totally prepared me for the magical moment of his passing in September. We played In the Light of Love at his service.
"We were fortunate to be able to see you in Mesa this past September. The concert was so special to us and seeing you was a moment of truly being with friends. We have so many aspects to our practice but you are a truly special part! Like frosting on the cake - we treasure you and the perspective you bring to us. As I read back over this message to you it does not even capture how you have rippled through our large family - children and grandchildren. My husband sings the Gayatri Mantra to all of our grandchildren and you are with us as we exercise, work, play, suffer, rejoice-always! And you have led us to other avenues of our practice...many, many, many thanks and blessings to you!"
"I am fortunate to live in the beautiful Northern Rivers of NSW..and often tune into the community radio station 99.9 Bay FM. Every Tuesday morning I hear the Moola Mantra played on the show Love, Life and Laughter. The presenter invites the listener to close our eyes and listen..to bring the divine into our lives...
"Majority of times I have been driving and moved to tears by your voice and my response to it...I have now got my Mum listening and together we feel the same emotion.
"We recently bought your album In Concert with Manose and what a surprise when we got it home and saw it had been recorded in the Byron Bay Community Centre! We listen everyday, we take a moment to focus, to centre, to be still. The lyrics and music haved given our days a new dimension....As one song states...we are awakening... rising in love. Thank you!"
"[A] miscarriage was my first intimate experience with death....For many months I grappled with fears. I was afraid to open up and trust life and love again. I was afraid of pregnancy. Would I even be able to conceive? Would I be able to carry full term? Could I handle going through this ordeal again? Would I ever get another chance?
"There was a turning point where I tuned into a cellular wisdom that said that as long as I was still breathing, it was my responsibility to give my best to life. I remember weeping while listening to Second Chance, a song by Deva Premal and Miten (Songs For The Inner Lover).
"It pierced right through me and spoke directly to my heart... (Take a listen). My fetus had died. The dream of how that particular reality might unfold had died...but I was still alive. I realized that as long as I was still living, I belonged to life! This was my second chance. Right here, right now. And so, I became a devotee of life. Devoted...to the core.
"Fast forward to last week, March 31, 2010. Kenya, Talia and I attended an amazing Kirtan concert of Krishna Das and Deva Premal and Miten. We all relaxed into a sweet communion of devotional chanting. At one point, Miten started strumming that beautiful song... "And my heart whispered inside, the moon rose and the angels sighed...and they said, 'Here comes your second chance, you better believe it. Open up and receive it...Take a deep breath, this is your second chance.'"
"In a flash of memory and a flood of tears, the entire experience I just shared swept through my heart, bursting it open even more. I had come full circle. My 3 year old daughter was cuddled sleeping on my lap. I had gotten my second chance at pregnancy, at motherhood, at life. In total trust, in pure love, in deep gratitude, I wept and sang my way through the rest of the concert." (Read the complete blog post at OneLove Alliance.)
Three days before passing, I came into her room, she had your Moola Mantra CD playing and asked me to lay with her and said to me:
“Maggie, what we do in this life does not really matter to the infinite, even if we live unhappy or happy. The infinite is still perfect and unharmed. The infinite, that we all are, is and will always be, perfect in all ways no matter what happens to us and earth.
"What we do here only effects our human experience and that experience ends when we die. What remain is our stories that others share together to hold the essence that we offered, yet no one will ever know our true self because that is a story which falls back into the illusion for the infinite. We are not this body, we are far more than this, and it is o.k."
Thank you, I will continue to cherish your music and celebrate in your concerts with my husband, we are grateful and thank you both for your continued display of couple ship.
"Recently my daughter was in a coma for a month and I would sing your song Awakening to her over and over.
"She has recovered in spite of all medical indications that there was no way she could live.
"It had the doctors weeping in the hallways.
"I know everyday is a miracle and they are all around but this one has shaken me open to profound spiritual possibilities..."
Friends of DP&M