Uploaded on Dec 18, 2009
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Directed by Jacen Tan © Hosaywood. Filmed & Produced in Singapore
'Hymns' is a heavy metal re-imagination of the ancient Sanskrit text, The Bhagavad Gita.
Before the start of the Kurukshetra War, Prince Arjuna is reluctant to go into battle as he has to fight his relatives, beloved friends and revered teachers.
In desperation, Arjuna turns to his charioteer and mentor, Krishna for advice. Krishna explains to Arjuna his duties as a warrior and reveals the nature of the Self.
Dilemma amidst Kurukshetra yet Arjuna spoke like a wise man
The battle of shreyas and preyas enshrouds the Dharma yuddha
ashocyan anvashocas tvam (You grieve for those who are not worthy of grief)
In both Krishna and Arjuna It shines eternally
One knows and the other knows not
A reality that shines even in one's ignorance
And shines the same in one's wisdom
nasato vidyate bhavo nabhavo vidyate satah
ubhayorapi drshtontah tvanayostattvadarshibhih
avinashi tu tadviddhi yena sarvamidam tatam
vinashamavyayasyasya na kashchitkartumarhati
(The Self is eternal, and the visible physical body, is transitory. The reality of these two is indeed certainly seen by the seers of truth.
The Self by whom this entire universe is pervaded is indestructible. No one can destroy the Immortal Self.)
Amidst chaos tranquility is bestowed
In action you see inaction
To see beyond the horizon you've got to unlearn your learning
Amidst the Battlefield of Kurukshetra Brahmavidya was unveiled to Arjuna
That the Self is certainly Brahman
That which no weapons can kill!