Risultati della ricerca per: 1999

The Best of Echo & The Bunnymen



Gli Echo & the Bunnymen sono un gruppo musicale britannico post-punk formatosi a Liverpool nel 1978.
Inizialmente il gruppo era composto da Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant e Les Pattinson. Sono diventati famosi
per album come Heaven Up Here, Porcupine e Ocean Rain in cui è contenuta la canzone The Killing Moon.
https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echo_%26_the_Bunnymen
Echo & the Bunnymen are an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1978.
The original line-up consisted of vocalist Ian McCulloch, guitarist Will Sergeant and bass player Les Pattinson,
supplemented by a drum machine. By 1980, Pete de Freitas joined as the band’s drummer.
Their 1980 debut album, Crocodiles, met with critical acclaim and made the UK Top 20.
Their second album, Heaven Up Here (1981), again found favour with the critics and reached number 10 in the UK Album chart.
The band’s cult status was followed by mainstream success in the mid-1980s, as they scored a UK Top 10 hit with “The Cutter”,
and the attendant album, Porcupine (1983), reached number 2 in the UK. Their next release, Ocean Rain (1984),
continued the band’s UK chart success, and has since been regarded as their landmark release, spawning the hit singles
“The Killing Moon”, “Silver” and “Seven Seas”. One more studio album, Echo & the Bunnymen (1987), was released
before McCulloch left the band to pursue a solo career in 1988.
The following year, in 1989, de Freitas was killed in a motorcycle accident,
and the band re-emerged with a new line-up. Original members
Will Sergeant and Les Pattinson were joined by Noel Burke as lead singer,
Damon Reece on drums and Jake Brockman on keyboards.
This new incarnation of the band released Reverberation in 1990,
but the disappointing critical and commercial reaction it received culminated
with a complete split in 1993.
After working together as Electrafixion, McCulloch and Sergeant
regrouped with Pattinson in 1997 and returned as Echo & the Bunnymen
with the UK Top 10 hit “Nothing Lasts Forever”. An album of new material,
Evergreen, was greeted enthusiastically by critics and the band made a successful
return to the live arena. Though Pattinson left the group for a second time,
McCulloch and Sergeant have continued to issue new material
as Echo & the Bunnymen, including the albums What Are You Going
to Do with Your Life? (1999), Flowers (2001), Siberia (2005), The Fountain (2009)
Meteorites (2014).
In 2012 Ian McCulloch released his fourth solo LP, Pro Patria Mori
and a live album Holy Ghosts in 2013.[4] In 2013 Will Sergeant
and Les Pattinson formed a group called “Poltergeist” and released
an album called Your Mind Is A Box (Let Us Fill It With Wonder)
in June 2013.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echo_%26_the_Bunnymen

Smarrimento – Loss


SMARRIMENTO

A te che stringi forte il pugno
Per nascondere il dolore,
a te che senti l’angoscia in fondo al cuore
per quella giovane vita strappata,
tante cose vorrei dire, ma…
non incidono le mie parole,
non possono risanare
il tuo cuore ferito.

Dopo una lunga tempesta
Torna sempre il sereno,
nessun sole e nessun calore
possono alleviare
la tua sofferenza.

Due lacrime rigano
Il tuo viso e scivolando
Si disperdono,
ma non il tuo soffrire,
falle cadere sul tuo cuore ferito
e come balsamo penetreranno
risanando il tuo dolore.

Come rugiada in attesa dell’aurora,
attendi anche tu le prime luci dorate
dell’alba e la carezza del sole,
fai penetrare il suo calore
in fondo al suo cuore,
riempilo di speranza e di luce nuova.

Non è finito tutto,
una nuova vita è cominciata
un nuovo manto di Luce
protegge e rinnova tutta la terra,
lascia riscaldare il tuo dolore,
guardati intorno,
qualcuno ha ancora bisogno di te…
anche se nulla è più come prima,
devi trovare la forza di continuare,
sorridi ancora alla vita
anche se dovrai farlo con tanto dolore.

Credi anche tu che nulla è perduto
Che quel figlio che tanto hai amato
È lì che attende in una prossima alba
Senza dolore.

Sarà lui ad accoglierti e guidarti quel giorno
E ti riempirà d’amore,
per adesso anche se non ne comprendi la ragione
accetta questa cruda realtà.

Rimboccati le maniche
E continua a camminare
Su questa terra fredda e buia,
riscalda tu il cuore alla gente
e fa capire che il bene più grande
è quello dell’amore.

Non chiuderti nel tuo dolore
Ma apri le braccia a chi ti sta accanto,
non sei solo tu a soffrire
ma vicino a te c’è chi è smarrito
e cerca il tuo amore,
guardalo non l’ignorare.

Nessuno potrà colmare il vuoto
Che hai dentro,questo è vero,ma…
Solo donando amore sarai
Ancora capace di riempire il tuo cuore.

07.01.99 Poetyca

LOSS

To you who hold strong fist
To hide the pain,
that you feel the anguish in my heart
for that young life torn,
I would say many things, but …
not affect my words,
can not heal
your wounded heart.

After a long storm
Back always serene,
no sun and no heat
can alleviate
your suffering.

Two tears scratch
Your face and slipping
Disperse,
but your suffering,
holes fall on your wounded heart
and as a balm penetrate
healing your pain.

As dew until dawn,
wait too the golden dawn
dawn and the caress of the sun,
you penetrate its heat
the bottom of his heart,
fill it with hope and new light.

Not everything is finished,
A new life has begun
a new coat of Light
protects and renews the whole earth,
heat leaves your pain,
Look around
someone still need you …
although nothing is as before,
you must find the strength to continue,
smile still life
even if you do it with so much pain.

Believe too that nothing is lost
That this child you loved so much
It is there waiting in the next dawn
Without pain.

He’ll welcome you and guide you to that day
And fill you with love,
yet even if you do not understand why
accept this harsh reality.

Roll up your sleeves
He continues to walk
On this cold, dark earth,
warms my heart to you people
and suggests that the greater good
is love.

Do not close your pain
But open your arms to person next to you,
not only you to suffer
but some people close to you is lost
and look for your love,
Look not ignore.

Nobody can fill the void
What have you inside, this is true, but …
Just giving you love
Still able to fill your heart.

01/07/1999 Poetyca

The Who – Greatest Hits Ultimate Best Of – HQ



The Who è uno storico gruppo musicale rock britannico originario di Londra, considerato tra le maggiori band Rock ‘n Roll di tutti i tempi, con oltre 100 milioni di dischi venduti.[7] Le prime apparizioni dal vivo degli Who risalgono al 1964,[8] con quella che è considerata la storica formazione del gruppo: Pete Townshend (chitarrista e autore della maggior parte delle canzoni), Roger Daltrey (voce), John Entwistle (basso elettrico) e Keith Moon (batteria).

Dopo un breve periodo da portabandiera del movimento Mod inglese, gli Who raggiungono il successo nel 1965, con l’uscita dell’album My Generation, il cui omonimo brano si dimostra essere il primo inno generazionale,[9] nonché uno dei pezzi ancor oggi più conosciuti e rappresentativi della band,[10] oltre ad essere inserito nel 2004 dalla rivista Rolling Stone all’undicesimo posto tra le 500 migliori canzoni secondo Rolling Stone.[11] Gli Who nel corso della loro carriera hanno piazzato 27 singoli nei primi 40 posti delle classifiche di vendita britanniche e statunitensi, oltre a raggiungere la top ten con 17 album (ottenendo nel contempo 18 dischi d’oro, 12 di platino, e 5 multi-platino solamente negli Stati Uniti).

Gli Who raggiungono il grande pubblico a partire dal 1965 con una serie di singoli di successo, grazie anche alle trasmissioni di alcune radio pirata di oltremanica come Radio Caroline, tra i quali vanno ricordati I Can’t Explain e Substitute. In A Quick One, pubblicato nel 1966, è possibile notare il progredire della ricerca musicale di Townshend verso la realizzazione di un’opera rock a carattere teatrale, che si concretizzerà poi in Tommy (1969) e nella più matura Quadrophenia (1973), nel cui film associato si fece notare un giovanissimo Sting.

Del 1979 è anche il documentario sulla storia del gruppo Uragano Who (The Kids Are Alright). Tra i protagonisti della Swinging London, furono molto influenzati dalla musica dei loro contemporanei Beatles e Rolling Stones, di cui continuarono il fenomeno della British invasion. Ebbero una notevole influenza su altre band a loro volta, lasciando un’onda lunga che va dai Led Zeppelin[12] ai Sex Pistols,[13] dagli U2[14] agli Oasis[1] passando per i Pearl Jam.[15]

È particolarmente discusso l’inserimento degli Who all’interno del genere proto-punk, ovvero a quella derivazione del garage rock che a metà anni settanta porterà Ramones, Sex Pistols, The Clash[1] ed altre band a creare il punk rock ed in particolare il punk rock delle origini. La distanza stilistica degli Who con altre band appartenenti al proto punk è evidente, tuttavia le innovazioni stilistiche apportate dagli Who al rock, soprattutto nell’uso della batteria fanno propendere alcune fonti[2] a ritenere che la band possa essere considerata come seminale rispetto al genere suddetto.

Dopo la scomparsa di Keith Moon, morto nel 1978, e di John Entwistle, nel 2002, Townshend e Daltrey continuano a proporre dal vivo i loro brani più classici, accompagnati da Pino Palladino al basso e Zak Starkey (figlio di Richard, meglio conosciuto come Ringo Starr) alla batteria. Nel 2006, gli Who hanno pubblicato il loro primo disco registrato in studio da It’s Hard del 1982, intitolato Endless Wire.

Il gruppo appare alla posizione 29 della lista dei 100 migliori artisti secondo Rolling Stone.[16] Tutti i membri della band fanno inoltre parte individualmente di una delle classifiche di Rolling Stone, di cui tre nella top ten del proprio strumento: Roger Daltrey alla posizione 61 della lista dei 100 migliori cantanti secondo Rolling Stone,[17] Pete Townshend alla 10ª della lista dei 100 migliori chitarristi,[18] Keith Moon alla 2ª tra i migliori batteristi di tutti i tempi scelti dai lettori della rivista[19] e John Entwistle è al primo posto nella classifica dei migliori bassisti di tutti i tempi scelti dai lettori.

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Who

The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. They are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide and establishing their reputation equally on live shows and studio work.

The Who developed from an earlier group, the Detours, and established themselves as part of the pop art and mod movements, featuring auto-destructive art by destroying guitars and drums on stage. Their first single as the Who, “I Can’t Explain”, reached the UK top ten, followed by a string of singles including “My Generation”, “Substitute” and “Happy Jack”. In 1967, they performed at the Monterey Pop Festival and released the US top ten single “I Can See for Miles”, while touring extensively. The group’s fourth album, 1969’s rock opera Tommy, included the single “Pinball Wizard” and was a critical and commercial success. Live appearances at Woodstock and the Isle of Wight Festival, along with the live album Live at Leeds, cemented their reputation as a respected rock act. With their success came increased pressure on lead songwriter and visionary Townshend, and the follow-up to Tommy, Lifehouse, was abandoned. Songs from the project made up 1971’s Who’s Next, which included the hit “Won’t Get Fooled Again”. The group released the album Quadrophenia in 1973 as a celebration of their mod roots, and oversaw the film adaptation of Tommy in 1975. They continued to tour to large audiences before semi-retiring from live performances at the end of 1976. The release of Who Are You in 1978 was overshadowed by the death of Moon shortly after.

Kenney Jones replaced Moon and the group resumed activity, releasing a film adaptation of Quadrophenia and the retrospective documentary The Kids Are Alright. After Townshend became weary of touring, the group split in 1982. The Who occasionally re-formed for live appearances such as Live Aid in 1985, a 25th anniversary tour in 1989 and a tour of Quadrophenia in 1996. They resumed regular touring in 1999, with drummer Zak Starkey. After Entwistle’s death in 2002, plans for a new album were delayed. Townshend and Daltrey continued as the Who, releasing Endless Wire in 2006, and continued to play live regularly.

The Who’s major contributions to rock music include the development of the Marshall stack, large PA systems, use of the synthesizer, Entwistle and Moon’s lead playing styles, and the development of the rock opera. They are cited as an influence by several hard rock, punk rock and mod bands, and their songs still receive regular exposure.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Who

Camper Van Beethoven


I Camper Van Beethoven sono un gruppo alternative rock formatosi a Redlands in California nel 1983.

L’eclettismo e lo sperimentalismo del gruppo li ha portati a mischiare molti generi musicali tra loro come pop, ska, punk rock, folk e alternative country con accenni di world music con il risultato di avere album molto diversi tra loro.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camper_Van_Beethoven

Camper Van Beethoven is an American rock band formed in Redlands, California in 1983 and later located in Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Their style mixes elements of pop, ska, punk rock, folk, alternative country, and world music. The band initially polarized audiences within the hardcore punk scene of California’s Inland Empire before finding wider acceptance and, eventually, an international audience. Their strong iconoclasm and emphasis on do-it-yourself values proved influential to the burgeoning indie rock movement.

The band’s first three independent records were released within an 18-month period. Their debut single was “Take the Skinheads Bowling”. The group signed to Virgin Records in 1987, released two albums and enjoyed chart success with their 1989 cover of Status Quo’s “Pictures of Matchstick Men”, a number one hit on Billboard Magazine’s Modern Rock Tracks. They disbanded the following year due to internal tensions.

Lead singer David Lowery formed Cracker, David Immerglück joined the Counting Crows, and several other members played in Monks of Doom. Beginning in 1999, the former members reunited and made several new records

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camper_Van_Beethoven

Santana – Live In Tokyo 2000 / Supernatural Tour (FULL CONCERT)


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Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (Autlán de Navarro, 20 luglio 1947) è un chitarrista e compositore messicano naturalizzato statunitense.

Ha cominciato a riscuotere consensi tra gli anni settanta e ottanta, con il suo gruppo, chiamato semplicemente Santana. Già allora mescolava vari generi, quali salsa,rock classico, blues e fusion. Allora come oggi Santana usava in modo estensivo i suoi assoli di chitarra e si avvaleva anche di strumenti più tradizionali del suo paese. In seguito ha continuato a sperimentare questa formula, tra alterne fortune.

Nel corso degli anni novanta Santana rischiò il declino, scongiurato nel 1999 dall’album Supernatural. Grazie a questo lavoro, il più importante successo della sua carriera, ha fatto conoscere la sua filosofia musicale alle nuove generazioni.

Ha venduto più di 80 milioni di dischi[2] ed è anche considerato tra i migliori chitarristi rock esistenti. La rivista Rolling Stone lo ha inserito nella Lista dei 100 migliori chitarristi secondo Rolling Stone al 20º posto.

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Santana

 

Carlos Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band,Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music. The band’s sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and congas not generally heard in rock music. Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades. He experienced a resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. In 2003 Rolling Stone magazine listed Santana at number 15[2] on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.[3] He has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards.[4]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Santana

 

L’altrui aspettativa – The expectations of others


Sembra così ovvio che a volte bisogna dire di no,

eppure l’opinione più comune è che, se appena è possibile,

si debba dire di sì. Esiste una tacita regola secondo cui

le persone gentili, ammodo educate e premurose non dicono di no.

Asha Phillips, I no che aiutano a crescere, 1999


L’altrui aspettativa

Mi accorgo che malgrado si possa avere pazienza,

si cammina su strade di altrui impazienza,

malgrado si possa avere comprensione si è poi esposti all’altrui pregiudizio.

Scorgo che la causa sia proprio nell’immaginare che si debba sempre dire si,

essere sottomessi a quei condizionamenti che vorrebbero da noi

il piegarsi all’altrui aspettativa, pena la reazione aggressiva.

25.04.2011 Poetyca


It seems so obvious that sometimes you have to say no,

yet the most common opinion is that if you can just,

we should say so. There is an unspoken rule that

the friendly people, clean-cut polite and helpful not say no.

Asha Phillips, I no that help to grow, 1999

The expectations of others

I realize that although you can be patient,

walking on streets of other people’s impatience,

although you may have understanding was then exposed to another’s injury.

I see that the cause is just imagining that we must always say yes,

be subject to those constraints that we would like

the bend others’ expectations, on pain of aggressive response.

25.04.2011 Poetyca

Sonic Youth


I Sonic Youth sono stati un gruppo alternative/noise rock statunitense, formatosi nel 1981 a New York. Hanno all’attivo oltre 20 album. I componenti del gruppo sono Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo e Steve Shelley.

Partiti dall’esperienza no-wave e dall’avanguardia rock chitarristica dell’ensemble di Glenn Branca (del quale lo stesso Ranaldo ha fatto parte collaborando all’incisione di The Ascension) i Sonic Youth si propongono di creare un proprio carattere espressivo attraverso la sperimentazione delle possibilità offerte da strumenti rock convenzionali come basso, chitarra e batteria. Tratti riconoscibili della loro espressione musicale sono l’utilizzo di accordature “alternative”, chitarra preparata e di feedback, l’improvvisazione come valido ausilio creativo ed espressivo (vedi Velvet Underground) e l’eliminazione delle barriere distintive tra strumenti solisti e strumenti ritmici.

In trent’anni di carriera, i Sonic Youth sono diventati un’autentica istituzione della scena alternativa americana e
mondiale.Il gruppo si è sciolto nel 2011

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_Youth
Sonic Youth was an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1981. Founding members Thurston Moore (guitar, vocals), Kim Gordon (bass guitar, vocals, guitar) and Lee Ranaldo (guitar, vocals) remained together for the entire history of the band, while Steve Shelley (drums) followed a series of short-term drummers in 1985, and rounded out the core line-up. In their early career Sonic Youth were associated with the no wave art and music scene in New York City. Part of the first wave of American noise rock groups, the band carried out their interpretation of the hardcore punk ethos throughout the evolving American underground that focused more on the DIY ethic of the genre rather than its specific sound.[3]

The band experienced relative commercial success and critical acclaim throughout their existence, continuing partly into the new millennium, including signing to major label DGC in 1990 and headlining the 1995 Lollapalooza festival. Sonic Youth have been praised for having “redefined what rock guitar could do”,using a wide variety of unorthodox guitar tunings and preparing guitars with objects like drum sticks and screwdrivers to alter the instruments’ timbre. The band is considered to be a pivotal influence on the alternative and indie rock movements.

In 1999 their music reached a new audience interested in 20th-century classical music and experimental music with the release of SYR4: Goodbye 20th Century, a double album of covers of avant-garde recordings that featured works by avant-garde classical composers such as John Cage, Yoko Ono, Steve Reich, Pauline Oliveros, George Maciunas, Cornelius Cardew, Nicolas Slonimsky and Christian Wolff as played by Sonic Youth along with several collaborators from the modern avant-garde music scene, such as Christian Marclay, William Winant, Wharton Tiers, Takehisa Kosugi and others.

In 2011 Ranaldo announced that the band was “ending for a while” following the separation of married couple Gordon and Moore.[5] Thurston Moore updated and clarified the position in May 2014: “Sonic Youth is on hiatus. The band is a democracy of sorts, and as long as Kim and I are working out our situation, the band can’t really function reasonably.”[6] Gordon refers several times in her 2015 autobiography Girl in a Band to the band having “split up”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_Youth

La necessità di amore e compassione – The need of love and compassion


La necessità di amore e compassione

Possiamo rifiutare qualsiasi altra cosa: la religione, l’ideologia, tutta la saggezza impartitaci. Ma non possiamo sfuggire alla necessità di amore e compassione. Questa dunque è la mia vera religione, la mia semplice fede. In questo senso, non c’è bisogno per templi o chiese, per moschee o sinagoghe, non c’è bisogno di filosofie complicate, dottrine o dogmi. Il nostro cuore, la nostra mente sono il tempio. La dottrina è la compassione. Amore per gli altri e rispetto per i loro diritti e la loro dignità, non importa chi o cosa siano: queste sono le sole cose di cui in ultima analisi abbiamo bisogno. Fintanto che mettiamo in pratica nelle nostre esistenze quotidiane queste cose, senza tener conto del fatto che si sia istruiti o meno, se si creda in Buddha, Dio, si seguano altre religioni o non se ne segua alcuna, fintanto che abbiamo compassione per gli altri e ci comportiamo con compostezza e senso di responsabilità, non c’è alcun dubbio che saremo felici.(…) Pertanto, con le mani giunte, faccio appello ai lettori, affinché si assicurino di rendere il resto della loro vita quanto più significativo possibile. Fate questo impegnandovi nella pratica spirituale, se potete. …. Dal momento che, spero di aver chiarito, non c’è niente di misterioso in essa. Non consiste altro che nel comportarsi sulla base dell’attenzione agli altri. E posto che intraprendete questa pratica con sincerità e persistenza, poco a poco, passo dopo passo sarete gradualmente capaci di riorganizzare le vostre abitudini ed attitudini in modo da pensare meno ai vostri angusti interessi e più a quelli degli altri. Nel fare questo, scoprirete di provare pace e felicità per voi stessi. Abbandonate la vostra invidia, lasciate andare il vostro desiderio di trionfare su altri. Provate invece ad essere loro di beneficio. Con gentilezza, con coraggio e con la sicurezza che nel fare questo sicuramente avrete successo, date il benvenuto agli altri con un sorriso. Siate diretti. E provate ad essere imparziali. Trattate tutte le persone come se fossero amici intimi. Non dico questo né in veste di Dalai Lama, né come qualcuno dotato di abilità o poteri speciali. Non ne ho. Parlo come essere umano: uno che, come voi, desidera di essere felice e di non soffrire. Se non potete, per qualsiasi ragione, essere di beneficio agli altri, almeno non danneggiateli. Consideratevi dei turisti. Pensate al nostro pianeta come può essere visto dallo spazio, così piccolo ed insignificante ma tuttavia così bello. Ci può realmente essere qualcosa da guadagnare nel danneggiare gli altri durante la nostra permanenza qui? Non è preferibile, e più ragionevole rilassarsi e godere di noi stessi in modo quieto, proprio come se stessimo visitando un quartiere diverso? Pertanto, se nel mezzo del vostro godimento delle cose del mondo avete un momento, provate ad aiutare, in qualsiasi piccolissimo modo, coloro che sono oppressi e coloro che, per qualsiasi ragione, non possono o non sono capaci di aiutare sé stessi. Provate a non volgere lo sguardo da coloro la cui apparenza è disturbante, dai diseredati e malati. Provate a non pensarli mai inferiori a voi. Se potete, provate a non pensarvi nemmeno migliori del più umile dei mendicanti. Avrete il suo stesso aspetto nella tomba. Per concludere, vorrei condividere una breve preghiera che mi dona grande ispirazione nella mia richiesta di essere di beneficio agli altri: Possa io divenire in tutti i tempi, ora e per sempre Un protettore per coloro che non hanno protezione Una guida per coloro che hanno perso la strada Una barca per coloro che hanno oceani da attraversare Un ponte per coloro che hanno fiumi da attraversare Un santuario per coloro che sono in pericolo Una lampada per coloro che hanno bisogno di luce Un luogo di rifugio per coloro che hanno bisogno di riparo E un servitore di tutti coloro che hanno bisogno.

Sua Santità il Dalai Lama

Tratto da “Ancient wisdom, Modern world – Ethics for a new millennium” di S.S. Tenzin Gyatzo, XIV Dalai Lama Little Brown – Gran Bretagna 1999 – Buddhismo Tibetano Traduzione di Valentina
Dolara.


The need of love and compassion

We can reject everything else: religion, ideology, all the wisdom impartitaci. But we can not escape the need for love and compassion. So this is my true religion, my simple faith. In this sense, there is no need for temples or churches, mosques or synagogues, there is no need for complicated philosophy, doctrine or dogma. Our hearts, our minds are the temple. The doctrine is compassion. Love for others and respect for their rights and their dignity, no matter who or what they are: these are the only things that ultimately we need. As long as we practice these things in our daily lives, without taking into account the fact that it is educated or not, if you believe in Buddha, God, follow other religions or do not follow any, as long as we have compassion for others and behave with poise and sense of responsibility, there is no doubt that we will be happy. (…) Therefore, with folded hands, I appeal to readers, so ensure you make the rest of their lives as meaningful as possible. Do this by engaging in spiritual practice, if you can. …. Since, I hope I have explained, there is nothing mysterious about it. It consists not only in acting on the basis of attention to others. And the place that you undertake this practice with sincerity and persistence, little by little, step by step you will be able to gradually reorganize your habits and attitudes to think less of your interests and more narrow than the other. In doing this, you will find peace and happiness to try for yourself. Leave your envy, let go of your desire to triumph over others. Try instead to be beneficial to them. With kindness, with courage and with confidence that surely you will succeed in doing this, please welcome to the other with a smile. Be direct. And try to be impartial. Treat all people as if they were close friends. I say this neither as Dalai Lama nor as someone with special skills or powers. I have not. I speak as a human being: one who, like you, want to be happy and not to suffer. If you can not, for whatever reason, be of benefit to others, at least not danneggiateli. Consider yourself the tourists. Take care of our planet as can be seen from space, so small and insignificant yet so beautiful. There may actually be something to gain by harming others during our stay here? It is preferable and more reasonable to relax and enjoy ourselves quietly, as if we were visiting a different neighborhood? Therefore, if in the midst of your enjoyment of the things the world you have a moment, try to help in any small way, those who are oppressed and those who, for whatever reason, can not or are unable to help themselves. Try not to turn away from those whose appearance is disturbing, from the poor and sick. Try not to think of you, never below. If you can, try not to think of even the best of the humblest of beggars. You will have the same look in his grave. To conclude, let me share a short prayer which gives me great inspiration in my request to be beneficial to others: May I become at all times, now and forever A protector for those without protection A guide for those who have lost A boat the way for those with oceans to cross A bridge for those with rivers to cross A sanctuary for those who are in danger A lamp for those who need light A place of refuge for those who need shelter and a servant of all those in need.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

From “Ancient Wisdom, Modern World – Ethics for a New Millennium” by SS Tenzin Gyatzo, the fourteenth Dalai Lama’s Little Brown – Great Britain 1999 – Translation of Tibetan Buddhism Valentina Dolar.

Scelte – Choices




🌸Scelte🌸

È importante comprendere
che ad ogni azione corrisponde
una reazione,come il gettare un sasso
in acque calme,creando centri concentrici.
A volte sono scelte inconsapevoli,
dettate dal desiderio o dalla paura
di affrontare le situazioni.
Trovare consapevolezza
è scegliere che cosa seminare
per poi raccogliere il frutto.

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🌸🌿🌸#Poetycamente
🌸Choices

It is important to understand
which corresponds to every action
a reaction, like throwing a stone
in calm waters, creating concentric centers.
Sometimes they are unconscious choices,
dictated by desire or fear
to face situations.
Find awareness
is choosing what to sow
to then collect the fruit.

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Dido


[https://youtu.be/Y7fuLUukZCs]
Dido Florian Cloud De Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong (Londra, 25 dicembre 1971) è una cantante britannica, nota semplicemente come Dido.
Dido nasce al St. Mary Abbots Hospital a Kensington, Londra, dalla madre Clare Collins, poetessa, e dal padre William O’Malley Armstrong, editore e manager di origine irlandese. Cresciuta studiando e ascoltando musica classica, a sei anni inizia a frequentare la London Guildhall School Of Music, dove studia pianoforte e violino. Grazie anche all’influenza del fratello Rowland Constantine (detto Rollo), futuro leader del gruppo pop Faithless, entra in contatto con i generi musicali più svariati; comincia quindi a fare esperienza come cantante in varie band, prima di entrare nei Faithless nel ruolo di seconda vocalist. Con il gruppo parteciperà alla registrazione di Reverence (1996) e di Sunday 8pm (1998).
Nel 1995 Dido comincia a scrivere anche materiale proprio traendone varie demo, che, riunite in una raccolta intitolata Odds & Ends pubblicata su cd, catturano l’attenzione dell’Arista Records, portando alla firma di un contratto con Dido negli USA. Delle canzoni incluse in Odds & Ends, Take my hand è stata inclusa come bonus track in tutte le edizioni di No Angel, Sweet eyed baby è stata remixata e reintitolata Don’t think of me, mentre Worthless e Me sono state incluse solo nell’edizione giapponese.
https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dido_(cantante)
Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong, known as Dido (/ˈdaɪdoʊ/, born 25 December 1971), is a British singer and songwriter. Dido attained international success with her debut album No Angel (1999). It sold over 21 million copies worldwide,[3] and won several awards, including the MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act, two NRJ Awards for Best New Act and Best Album, and two Brit Awards for Best British Female and Best Album. Her next album, Life for Rent (2003), continued her success with the hit singles “White Flag” and “Life for Rent”.
Dido’s first two albums are among the best-selling albums in UK Chart history, and both are in the top 10 best-selling albums of the 2000s in the UK. Her third studio album, Safe Trip Home (2008), received critical acclaim but failed to duplicate the commercial success of her previous efforts.[5] She was nominated for an Academy Award for the song “If I Rise”. Dido was ranked No. 98 on the Billboard chart of the top Billboard 200 artists of the 2000s (2000–2009) based on the success of her albums in the first decade of the 21st century.[7] Dido made a comeback in 2013, releasing her fourth studio album Girl Who Got Away, which reached the Top 5 in the United Kingdom.

Yes – Close To The Edge (Full Album)


Gli Yes sono un gruppo musicale britannico formato nel 1968, annoverato tra i principali esponenti del rock progressivo.[5][6] La band, fondata dal cantante Jon Anderson, il bassista Chris Squire, il chitarrista Peter Banks, il tastierista Tony Kaye ed il batterista Bill Bruford,[1] ha conosciuto il periodo di maggior successo negli anni settanta e ottanta, e nel corso degli anni ha visto avvicendarsi numerosi componenti.[2]

Sebbene il gruppo abbia sempre conservato una certa complessità compositiva, sono due le formazioni rilevanti che, tra le tante susseguitesi nel corso del tempo, si sono distinte per aver adottato due stili musicali radicalmente differenti: la prima, quella del periodo progressive, o “classico”, degli anni settanta era composta da Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Bill Bruford (o Alan White), dal chitarrista Steve Howe e dal tastierista Rick Wakeman ed era guidata dall’estro visionario di Anderson; l’altra, caratterizzata da sonorità prossime al pop rock e all’arena rock, ha attraversato gli anni ottanta e una parte dei novanta, e comprendeva Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Tony Kaye, Alan White e il chitarrista Trevor Rabin. Il ruolo di leader, in quest’ultima line-up, era chiaramente ricoperto da Rabin.

Grazie ad album strutturalmente complessi ed articolati, acclamati da critica e pubblico, come The Yes Album, Fragile, Close to the Edge, Relayer, Going for the One e all’estroso e controverso Tales from Topographic Oceans, la band contribuisce in maniera sostanziale a delineare lo sviluppo della scena progressive inglese ed in seguito, dopo essersi riformata con Rabin, riscuote un notevole successo discografico e popolarità a livello mondiale con 90125.

Gli Yes, proponendo un sofisticato rock sinfonico e romantico che fa largo uso di strumenti elettronici innovativi,[1] come il sintetizzatore, il moog ed il mellotron, simboleggiano perfettamente lo stile progressive nella sua forma più pura e definiscono insieme ad altre formazioni, tra le quali King Crimson, Genesis e Gentle Giant, i canoni stessi del progressive rock.[5]

La band ha pubblicato un nuovo album in studio nel 2014, Heaven & Earth, ed è ancora attiva dalla sua fondazione, nel lontano 1968. È stata sempre presente nel corso degli anni, tranne per due brevissimi periodi: il primo agli inizi degli anni ottanta, a causa del temporaneo scioglimento della stessa, e il secondo a metà degli anni duemila. Di fatto gli anni duemiladieci rappresentano il sesto decennio di attività di questo gruppo.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes

Yes are an English rock band formed in 1968 by bassist Chris Squire and singer Jon Anderson.

Yes first achieved success in the 1970s with a progressive, art and symphonic style of rock music. They are distinguished by their use of mystical and cosmic lyrics, live stage sets, and lengthy compositions, often with complex instrumental and vocal arrangements. Nine of their twenty studio albums have reached the top ten in either the UK or US, with two reaching number one in the UK. They have sold 13.5 million certified units in the US.[1] The band’s most recent line-up consists of singer Jon Davison, guitarist Steve Howe, bass guitarist Billy Sherwood, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and drummer Alan White.

Squire and guitarist Peter Banks had played together in The Syn and then Mabel Greer’s Toyshop. Anderson and later drummer Bill Bruford joined a line-up of Mabel Greer’s Toyshop, which evolved into Yes. Keyboardist Tony Kaye completed the first Yes lineup. The 1970s saw Yes release the albums widely viewed as their creative peak: The Yes Album, Fragile (both in 1971), Close to the Edge (1972), Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973), Relayer (1974) and Going for the One (1977). For most of this period, the band included Anderson, Squire, Howe (who replaced Banks in 1970), Rick Wakeman on keyboards and Bruford, or later Alan White, on drums; Kaye and Patrick Moraz each play keyboards on one of these albums. After the relative failure of Tormato (1978) and rise of punk rock, Anderson and Wakeman left in 1980; Squire, Howe and White recorded Drama with Downes and new vocalist Trevor Horn, both also members of The Buggles. Yes disbanded in 1981, with Howe and Downes subsequently creating Asia.

Yes reformed in 1983 with Anderson, Squire, White, a returning Kaye, and singer and guitarist Trevor Rabin, adopting a more pop rock sound. This quickly became the most commercially successful Yes lineup with 90125 (1983), which spawned the US number one single “Owner of a Lonely Heart”, and Big Generator (1987). The tour in support of Union (1991), which amalgamated members of Yes and Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, was a commercial success that featured an eight-man line-up (instead of a quintet). Subsequent albums and singles have sold less well.

The band toured almost constantly between 1996 and 2004, including both 30th and 35th anniversary shows, also releasing the albums Keys to Ascension (1996), Keys to Ascension 2 (1997), Open Your Eyes (1997), The Ladder (1999), and Magnification (2001) during this period. After a four-year hiatus, Yes resumed touring, replacing Anderson with Benoît David and Wakeman with his son Oliver Wakeman due to health issues. In 2011, they released Fly from Here featuring Downes, who returned on keyboards after 30 years. The following year David left the band due to illness and was replaced by Jon Davison, also of Glass Hammer.[2][3] The band’s twenty-first studio album Heaven & Earth, their first album with Davison, was released in July 2014. On 19 May 2015, Yes announced that due to leukemia, Squire was taking a leave from the band, with Sherwood announced as his temporary replacement. Squire died on 27 June 2015.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes_(band)

The Best of Bruce Springsteen


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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (pronuncia americana: [bɻuːs ˈfɻɛdəɻɪk ˈʤoʊzəf ˈspɻɪŋstiːn]; Long Branch, 23 settembre 1949) è un cantautore e chitarrista statunitense.

«The Boss», come è sempre stato soprannominato, è uno degli artisti più conosciuti nell’ambito della musica contemporanea ed è considerato uno dei più rappresentativi fra i musicisti rock.[1] Accompagnato per gran parte della sua carriera dalla E Street Band, è divenuto famoso soprattutto per le sue coinvolgenti e lunghissime esibizioni dal vivo, raggiungendo il culmine della popolarità fra la seconda metà degli anni settanta e il decennio successivo.

Fra i suoi album di maggior successo si annoverano Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town, The River e Born in the U.S.A., lavori emblematici della sua poetica volta a raccontare le lotte quotidiane degli “ultimi” d’America, ovvero proletari, immigrati e diseredati;[2] con il disco The Rising è intervenuto anche sulla tragedia degli attentati dell’11 settembre 2001.[3] Springsteen è noto inoltre per il suo sostegno a numerose iniziative di carattere sociale e per il suo impegno a favore dello sviluppo del suo Stato d’origine, il New Jersey. Negli anni duemila ha partecipato attivamente al dibattito politico, appoggiando le campagne presidenziali di John Kerry e di Barack Obama.[4]

In più di quarant’anni di carriera ha venduto circa 120 milioni di dischi.[5] Il suo lavoro gli è valso parecchi riconoscimenti, tra cui venti Grammy e un Oscar oltre all’onorificenza del Kennedy Center Honor, che gli è stata attribuita per il suo contributo alla diffusione della cultura americana nel mondo.

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Springsteen

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and humanitarian. He is best known for his work with his E Street Band. Nicknamed “The Boss”, Springsteen is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana working class, sometimes political sentiments centered on his native New Jersey, and his lengthy and energetic stage performances, with concerts from the 1970s to the present decade running over three hours in length.

Springsteen’s recordings have included both commercially accessible rock albums and more somber folk-oriented works. His most successful studio albums, Born in the U.S.A. and Born to Run, showcase a talent for finding grandeur in the struggles of daily American life; he has sold more than 64 million albums in the United States and more than 120 million records worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.[2][3] He has earned numerous awards for his work, including 20Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award as well as being inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Springsteen

Deus


I dEUS sono un gruppo musicale indie rock di Anversa (Belgio), nato all’inizio degli anni novanta e tuttora attivo.
Il loro stile è caratterizzato da una eclettica combinazione di elementi tratti da diversi generi musicali, in particolare rock, punk, blues e jazz, in cui si
riconoscono l’influenza di artisti eterogenei quali Velvet Underground, Captain Beefheart, Charles Mingus e Leonard Cohen.
Il nucleo originale dei dEUS, formato da Tom Barman, Stef Kamil Carlens, Klaas Janzoons e Jules De Borgher, si formò nel 1991 ma pubblicò il primo album in studio nel 1994.

Il loro lavoro di debutto, Worst Case Scenario, viene talvolta considerato uno degli album più influenti degli anni ’90, e rivela già completamente
l’eclettismo stilistico di questa band. Vi si trovano elementi che ricordano Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo e Pixies, composti in un art rock arricchito di soluzioni jazz e sperimentali.

Nel 1993 si unisce a loro l’eclettico chitarrista e pittore Rudy Trouvé, artefice delle copertine dei primi lavori, che lascerà la band due anni dopo.

Nel 1995 i dEUS pubblicarono un EP intitolato My Sister Is My Clock composto da una sola traccia della durata di 25 minuti e composta a sua volta da 13 brevi tracce.

Nel 1996 il loro secondo album In a Bar, Under the Sea, rispetto al precedente più orientato a soluzioni melodiche e pop, pur interpretate in uno spirito arty.

Dopo l’abbandono di Carlens (che decide di formare una band tutta sua, i Moondog Jr.), il gruppo pubblicò The Ideal Crash (1999), il loro disco più conosciuto, nel quale il gruppo riuscì a fondere l’anima psichedelica e alla continua ricerca di nuove sonorità, con quella più intima e pacata. In questo album infatti sono presenti canzoni che ricordano lo stile di Worst Case Scenario, come ad esempio la traccia d’apertura Put the freaks up front e la title track The Ideal Crash, ma anche canzoni più melodiche come Sister Dew e Instant Street, per finire al lo-fi di Dream sequence #1.

Barman nel 2003 scrive e dirige il film Any Way the Wind Blows.

Nel 2004 Barman ruppe il silenzio, collaborando con C.J. Bolland alla creazione del progetto di musica elettronica chiamato Magnus. Diversi cambiamenti di organico portarono più volte la band sul punto dello scioglimento. Nel 2005, tuttavia, Barman ha pubblicato (insieme a una formazione rinnovata e inedita:
Klaas Janzoons, Stéphane Misseghers, Alan Gevaert e Mauro Pawlowski) il quarto album dei dEUS, Pocket Revolution.

Nel 2007 il gruppo è tornato in studio per registrare il quinto lavoro dal titolo Vantage Point uscito il 21 aprile del 2008. A questo lavoro collabora Karin Dreijer Andersson dei Knife (in Slow). La protagonista del videoclip del singolo Eternal Woman è l’attrice toscana Martina Stella.

Il frontman Tom Barman nel gennaio 2011 aveva dichiarato che ad aprile 2011 sarebbe uscito il nuovo album dal titolo Keep You Close, uscita poi posticipata per il settembre dello stesso anno. Il 19 luglio 2011 esce il primo singolo, dal titolo Constant Now, mentre il nuovo album è uscito il 20 settembre dello stesso anno. Ospite della band, in due tracce, Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs).

Poche settimane dopo la pubblicazione di Keep You Close, la band ritorna in sala di registrazione e attraverso il suo sito ufficiale la band annuncia l’uscita di un nuovo album, pubblicato l’8 giugno 2012 ed intitolato Following Sea.

Alla fine del 2014 la band pubblica, in occasione del ventennale dalla sua formazione, l’antologia doppia “Selected Songs 1994-2014” che raccoglie gli episodi più significativi tratti dalla loro discografia.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/DEUS

Deus (styled as dEUS) is a rock band based in Antwerp, Belgium, whose only continuous members up to the present day are Tom Barman (vocals, guitars) and Klaas Janzoons (keyboards, violin). The rest of the band’s line-up currently consists of drummer Stéphane Misseghers, bassist Alan Gevaert and guitarist/backing vocalist Mauro Pawlowski.

Formed in 1991, Deus began their career as a covers band, but soon began writing their own material Their musical influences range from folk and punk to jazz and progressive rock. They first came to attention in Humo’s Rock Rally of 1992, and after the release of the four-track EP “Zea”, they were offered a recording contract with Island Records. They became the first Belgian indie act ever to sign to a major international label

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deus_(band)

Preghiera – Prayer


Preghiera

« Il pregare è nella religione ciò che il pensiero è nella filosofia. Il senso religioso prega come l’organo del pensiero pensa »

Novalis
La preghiera è una delle pratiche comuni a tutte le religioni. Essa consiste nel rivolgersi alla dimensione del sacro con la parola o con il pensiero; gli scopi della preghiera possono essere molteplici: invocare, chiedere un aiuto, lodare, ringraziare, santificare, o esprimere devozione o abbandono. La preghiera è solitamente considerata come il momento in cui l’uomo ‘parla’ al sacro, mentre la fase inversa è la meditazione, durante la quale è il sacro che ‘parla’ all’uomo.
La preghiera può essere personale, oppure liturgica; solitamente questa seconda forma si ritrova come preghiera scritta (o comunque tramandata in qualche modo). Una delle forme di preghiera più diffuse è il canto devozionale.
Secondo la dottrina cattolica, quando l’uomo prega si eleva a Dio in modo cosciente. Il “tappeto di preghiera” è un piccolo tappeto che i musulmani usano per inginocchiarsi durante le preghiere giornaliere.
Forme di preghiera pubblica
Nell’ebraismo sono previsti per gli uomini tre preghiere nei giorni feriali, in ricordo dei sacrifici di animali e vegetali che venivano praticati nel Santuario: l’Arvith, Shachrith e Minchah. Le preghiere sono quattro il sabato e altri giorni particolari (5 volte per Yom Kippur). L’ordine delle preghiere si trova nel Siddur, il tradizionale libro delle preghiere ebraico. Sebbene la preghiera individuale sia valida, pregare con un minyan (numero minimo di dieci maschi adulti) è considerato ideale. Molte sinagoghe hanno un hazzan, cioè un cantore che guida la preghiera della comunità.
Nel Cristianesimo la forma classica e più antica di preghiera pubblica sono le ore canoniche, cioè momenti fissi durante la giornata in cui vengono recitati (o cantati) dei salmi più altre preghiere, dalla bibbia o composte dalle Chiese, oltre a inni e intercessioni. Di origine antichissima (la struttura è stata ereditata dalla preghiera ebraica sinagogale e del Tempio di Gerusalemme), le ore canoniche ebbero particolare rilievo nelle comunità monastiche come ufficio corale.
Nell’Islam la preghiera canonica è chiamata ṣalāt, prescritta 5 volte al giorno, in forma singola o collettiva, anche se sono previste e consigliate altre preghiere volontarie.
Forme di preghiera privata
Nelle devozioni private esistono vari tipi di preghiere, che hanno un unico fine: elevare l’anima a Dio. Elevare l’anima a Dio è infatti la definizione ufficiale della preghiera così come riportato dal Catechismo della Chiesa Cattolica.
In realtà, come dice la Bibbia (Sap 1,7 e At 17,28), noi già viviamo ed esistiamo dentro Dio; come pure affermano alcune tradizioni religiose antiche dei popoli asiatici e americani. Essendo però Dio di natura trascendente e spirituale, la sua presenza non appare sempre immediatamente percepibile ed evidente. Ecco perché è necessario elevare l’anima a Dio, cioè compiere un atto di volontà (la volontà è una delle tre potenze dell’anima insieme alla memoria e all’intelletto) che ci rende più attenti, più sensibili, più partecipi di questa presenza che è sempre e ovunque. I modi di muovere la volontà e dunque l’anima a questa consapevolezza e a questa comunione sono molti e diversi. La tradizione cattolica ne enumera svariate decine che sono state ispirate dai santi nel corso dei secoli passati e che hanno trovato una eco più o meno duratura e diffusa, in funzione della semplicità, della praticità e della bellezza delle stesse modalità di preghiera.
Tra le forme private di preghiera più diffuse dalla tradizione cristiana troviamo:
la preghiera biblica (che utilizza direttamente le parole della Sacra Scrittura oppure che parte dalla lettura della Bibbia per poi aprirsi al colloquio personale con Dio, come fa la lectio divina);
il colloquio personale con Dio (che l’uomo può vivere in qualunque tempo e luogo);
il Santo Rosario (una forma devozionale nata nel Medioevo e diffusa oggi in tutti i popoli cattolici);
il culto delle immagini (fondato sul fatto che l’immagine sacra subito richiama alla mente la persona divina rappresentata e diffuso, oltre che nelle chiese, specialmente nei luoghi dove le chiese e i luoghi di culto pubblico sono lontani); tale culto non è accettato dal Protestantesimo;
la via crucis (devozione nata nel Medioevo e diffusa nel XVII secolo da san Leonardo da Porto Maurizio);
la vigilanza (cioè l’atteggiamento interiore dell’uomo che vigila sui suoi pensieri, discernendo quelli buoni da quelli malvagi per coltivare quelli buoni e rinnegare, dissolvere, dimenticare quelli malvagi);
la ripetizione (cioè l’atto della volontà che dà inizio ad un ciclo ripetitivo di brevi invocazioni o preghiere ben conosciute, che l’uomo ripete dentro di sé fino a formare un tappeto morbido e robusto sul quale l’anima si stende e si rilassa per poi entrare nella contemplazione);
la contemplazione (è la forma di preghiera considerata più santa, in quanto comunione stessa con il Santo, essendo stata definita dall’uomo la santità come la natura stessa di Dio; la contemplazione è la presenza viva di Dio nell’uomo che ispira direttamente pensieri, parole, immagini, azioni, per cui nella contemplazione l’uomo vede ciò che Dio vede, sente ciò che Dio sente, fa ciò che Dio fa);
la meditazione (è il fluire o il sorgere di pensieri che vengono suggeriti, stimolati, ispirati dalle fonti più diverse: ricordi, incontri, discorsi, letture, fatti, immagini, simboli, etc. Essendo immenso il bacino di spunti per la meditazione, essa è probabilmente la forma di orazione più praticata di ogni tempo).
Bibliografia
Jörg Zink, Come pregare, Claudiana, Torino 1988.
Giordano Berti, Preghiere di tutto il mondo, Vallardi, Milano 1999.
Gérald Messadié (a cura di), Il piccolo libro delle preghiere, Armenia, Milano 2003.
Catechismo della Chiesa Cattolica (di cui la Parte Quarta è interamente dedicata alla preghiera)
Prayer
Prayer is a form of religious practice that seeks to activate a volitional rapport to God or spirit through deliberate practice. Prayer may be either individual or communal and take place in public or in private. It may involve the use of words or song. When language is used, prayer may take the form of a hymn, incantation, formal creed, or a spontaneous utterance in the praying person. There are different forms of prayer such as petitionary prayer, prayers of supplication, thanksgiving, and worship/praise. Prayer may be directed towards a deity, spirit, deceased person, or lofty idea, for the purpose of worshipping, requesting guidance, requesting assistance, confessing sins or to express one’s thoughts and emotions. Thus, people pray for many reasons such as personal benefit or for the sake of others.
Most major religions involve prayer in one way or another. Some ritualize the act of prayer, requiring a strict sequence of actions or placing a restriction on who is permitted to pray, while others teach that prayer may be practiced spontaneously by anyone at any time.
Scientific studies regarding the use of prayer have mostly concentrated on its effect on the healing of sick or injured people. The efficacy of petition in prayer for physical healing to a deity has been evaluated in numerous studies, with contradictory results There has been some criticism of the way the studies were conducted
Forms of prayer
Various spiritual traditions offer a wide variety of devotional acts. There are morning and evening prayers, graces said over meals, and reverent physical gestures. Some Christians bow their heads and fold their hands. Some Native Americans regard dancing as a form of prayer. Some Sufis whirl. Hindus chant mantras. Orthodox Jews sway their bodies back and forth[10] and Salah for Muslims (“kneel and prostrate as seen on the right”). Quakers keep silent. Some pray according to standardized rituals and liturgies, while others prefer extemporaneous prayers. Still others combine the two.
These methods show a variety of understandings to prayer, which are led by underlying beliefs.
These beliefs may be that
the finite can communicate with the infinite
the infinite is interested in communicating with the finite
prayer is intended to inculcate certain attitudes in the one who prays, rather than to influence the recipient
prayer is intended to train a person to focus on the recipient through philosophy and intellectual contemplation
prayer is intended to enable a person to gain a direct experience of the recipient
prayer is intended to affect the very fabric of reality as we perceive it
prayer is a catalyst for change in oneself and/or one’s circumstances, or likewise those of third party beneficiaries
the recipient desires and appreciates prayer
or any combination of these.[citation needed]
The act of prayer is attested in written sources as early as 5000 years ago. Some anthropologists, such as Sir Edward Burnett Tylor and Sir James George Frazer, believed that the earliest intelligent modern humans practiced something that we would recognize today as prayer.
Friedrich Heiler is often cited in Christian circles for his systematic Typology of Prayer which lists six types of prayer: primitive, ritual, Greek cultural, philosophical, mystical, and prophetic
The act of worship
Prayer has many different forms. Prayer may be done privately and individually, or it may be done corporately in the presence of fellow believers. Prayer can be incorporated into a daily “thought life”, in which one is in constant communication with a god. Some people pray throughout all that is happening during the day and seek guidance as the day progresses. This is actually regarded as a requirement in several Christian denominations,[15] although enforcement is not possible nor desirable. There can be many different answers to prayer, just as there are many ways to interpret an answer to a question, if there in fact comes an answer.[15] Some may experience audible, physical, or mental epiphanies. If indeed an answer comes, the time and place it comes is considered random. Some outward acts that sometimes accompany prayer are: anointing with oil;[16] ringing a bell;[17] burning incense or paper;[18] lighting a candle or candles;[19] facing a specific direction (i.e. towards Mecca[20] or the East); making the sign of the cross. One less noticeable act related to prayer is fasting.
A variety of body postures may be assumed, often with specific meaning (mainly respect or adoration) associated with them: standing; sitting; kneeling; prostrate on the floor; eyes opened; eyes closed; hands folded or clasped; hands upraised; holding hands with others; a laying on of hands and others. Prayers may be recited from memory, read from a book of prayers, or composed spontaneously as they are prayed. They may be said, chanted, or sung. They may be with musical accompaniment or not. There may be a time of outward silence while prayers are offered mentally. Often, there are prayers to fit specific occasions, such as the blessing of a meal, the birth or death of a loved one, other significant events in the life of a believer, or days of the year that have special religious significance. Details corresponding to specific traditions are outlined below.

Pre-Christian Europe

Etruscan, Greek, and Roman paganism
In the pre-Christian religions of Greeks and Romans (Ancient Greek religion, Roman religion), ceremonial prayer was highly formulaic and ritualized.[21][22] The Iguvine Tables contain a supplication that can be translated, “If anything was said improperly, if anything was done improperly, let it be as if it were done correctly.”
The formalism and formulaic nature of these prayers led them to be written down in language that may have only been partially understood by the writer, and our texts of these prayers may in fact be garbled. Prayers in Etruscan were used in the Roman world by augurs and other oracles long after Etruscan became a dead language. The Carmen Arvale and the Carmen Saliare are two specimens of partially preserved prayers that seem to have been unintelligible to their scribes, and whose language is full of archaisms and difficult passages.
Roman prayers and sacrifices were often envisioned as legal bargains between deity and worshipper. The Roman principle was expressed as do ut des: “I give, so that you may give.” Cato the Elder’s treatise on agriculture contains many examples of preserved traditional prayers; in one, a farmer addresses the unknown deity of a possibly sacred grove, and sacrifices a pig in order to placate the god or goddess of the place and beseech his or her permission to cut down some trees from the grove
Germanic paganism
An amount of accounts of prayers to the gods in Germanic paganism survived the process of Christianization, though only a single prayer has survived without the interjection of Christian references. This prayer is recorded in stanzas 2 and 3 of the poem Sigrdrífumál, compiled in the 13th century Poetic Edda from earlier traditional sources, where the valkyrie Sigrdrífa prays to the gods and the earth after being woken by the hero Sigurd.
A prayer to the bigger god Odin is mentioned in chapter 2 of the Völsunga saga where King Rerir prays for a child. His prayer is answered by Frigg, wife of Odin, who sends him an apple, which is dropped on his lap by Frigg’s servant in the form of a crow while Rerir is sitting on a mound. Rerir’s wife eats the apple and is then pregnant with the hero Völsung. In stanza 9 of the poem Oddrúnargrátr, a prayer is made to “kind wights, Frigg and Freyja, and many gods,” although since the poem is often considered one of the youngest poems in the Poetic Edda, the passage has been the matter of some debate.[26]
In chapter 21 of Jómsvíkinga saga, wishing to turn the tide of the Battle of Hjörungavágr, Haakon Sigurdsson eventually finds his prayers answered by the goddesses Þorgerðr Hölgabrúðr and Irpa (the first of the two described as Haakon’s patron goddess) who appear in the battle, kill many of the opposing fleet, and cause the remnants of their forces to flee. However, this depiction of a pagan prayer has been criticized as inaccurate due to the description of Haakon dropping to his knees.
The 11th century manuscript for the Anglo-Saxon charm Æcerbot presents what is thought to be an originally pagan prayer for the fertility of the speaker’s crops and land, though Christianization is apparent throughout the charm.[28] The 8th century Wessobrunn Prayer has been proposed as a Christianized pagan prayer and compared to the pagan Völuspá[29] and the Merseburg Incantations, the latter recorded in the 9th or 10th century but of much older traditional origins
Abrahamic religions
Bible
In the common Bible of the Abrahamic religions, various forms of prayer appear; the most common forms being petition, thanksgiving, and worship. The longest book in the Bible is the Book of Psalms, 150 religious songs which are often regarded as prayers. Other well-known Biblical prayers include the Song of Moses (Exodus 15:1-18), the Song of Hannah (1 Samuel 2:1-10), and the Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55). But perhaps the best-known prayer in the Christian Bible is the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9–13; Luke 11:2-4).
See also: Tanakh, New Testament, Prayer in the Hebrew Bible, and Prayer in the New Testament
Judaism
Jews pray three times a day, with lengthier prayers on special days, such as the Shabbat and Jewish holidays. The siddur is the prayerbook used by Jews all over the world, containing a set order of daily prayers. Jewish prayer is usually described as having two aspects: kavanah (intention) and keva (the ritualistic, structured elements).
The most important Jewish prayers are the Shema Yisrael (“Hear O Israel”) and the Amidah (“the standing prayer”).
Communal prayer is preferred over solitary prayer, and a quorum of 10 adult males (a minyan) is considered by Orthodox Judaism a prerequisite for several communal prayers.
Rationalist approach to prayer
In this view, ultimate goal of prayer is to help train a person to focus on divinity through philosophy and intellectual contemplation. This approach was taken by Maimonides and the other medieval rationalists. One example of this approach to prayer is noted by Rabbi Steven Weil, who was appointed the Orthodox Union’s Executive-Vice President in 2009. He notes that the word “prayer” is a derivative of the Latin “precari”, which means “to beg”. The Hebrew equivalent “tefilah”, however, along with its root “pelel” or its reflexive “l’hitpallel”, means the act of self-analysis or self-evaluation. This approach is sometimes described as the person praying having a dialogue or conversation with God.
Educational approach to prayer
In this view, prayer is not a conversation. Rather, it is meant to inculcate certain attitudes in the one who prays, but not to influence. This has been the approach of Rabbenu Bachya, Yehuda Halevy, Joseph Albo, Samson Raphael Hirsch, and Joseph Dov Soloveitchik. This view is expressed by Rabbi Nosson Scherman in the overview to the Artscroll Siddur (p. XIII); note that Scherman goes on to also affirm the Kabbalistic view (see below).
Kabbalistic approach to prayer
Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) uses a series of kavanot, directions of intent, to specify the path the prayer ascends in the dialog with God, to increase its chances of being answered favorably. Kabbalists ascribe a higher meaning to the purpose of prayer, which is no less than affecting the very fabric of reality itself, restructuring and repairing the universe in a real fashion. In this view, every word of every prayer, and indeed, even every letter of every word, has a precise meaning and a precise effect. Prayers thus literally affect the mystical forces of the universe, and repair the fabric of creation.
Among Jews, this approach has been taken by the Chassidei Ashkenaz (German pietists of the Middle-Ages), the Arizal’s Kabbalist tradition, Ramchal, most of Hassidism, the Vilna Gaon, and Jacob Emden.
Christianity
Main articles: Prayer in Christianity and Christian worship
Christian prayers are quite varied. They can be completely spontaneous, or read entirely from a text, like the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. Probably the most common and universal prayer among Christians is the Lord’s Prayer, which according to the gospel accounts is how Jesus taught his disciples to pray. Some Protestant denominations choose not to recite the Lord’s Prayer or other rote prayers.
Christians generally pray to God or to the Father. Some Christians (e.g., Catholics, Orthodox) will also ask the righteous in heaven and “in Christ,” such as Virgin Mary or other saints to intercede by praying on their behalf (intercession of saints). Formulaic closures include “through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, through all the ages of ages,” and “in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”
It is customary among Protestants to end prayers with “In Jesus’ name, Amen” or “In the name of Christ, Amen”[34] However, the most commonly used closure in Christianity is simply “Amen” (from a Hebrew adverb used as a statement of affirmation or agreement, usually translated as so be it).
There is also the form of prayer called hesychast which is a repetitious type of prayer for the purpose of meditation. In the Western or Latin Rite of Catholic Church, probably the most common is the Rosary; In the Eastern Church (the Eastern rites of the Catholic Church and Orthodox Church), the Jesus Prayer.
Roman Catholic tradition includes specific prayers and devotions as acts of reparation which do not involve a petition for a living or deceased beneficiary, but aim to repair the sins of others, e.g. for the repair of the sin of blasphemy performed by others
Pentecostalism
In Pentecostal congregations, prayer is often done by speaking in a foreign tongue, a practice now known as glossolalia.[36] Practitioners of Pentecostal glossolalia may claim that the languages they speak in prayer are real foreign languages, and that the ability to speak those languages spontaneously is a gift of the Holy Spirit;[37][38] however, many people outside the movement have offered alternative views. George Barton Cutten suggested that glossolalia was a sign of mental illness.[39] Felicitas Goodman suggested that tongue speakers were under a form of hypnosis.[40] Others suggest that it is a learned behaviour. Some of these views have allegedly been refuted
Christian Science
Christian Science teaches that prayer is a spiritualization of thought or an understanding of God and of the nature of the underlying spiritual creation. Adherents believe that this can result in healing, by bringing spiritual reality (the “Kingdom of Heaven” in Biblical terms) into clearer focus in the human scene. The world as it appears to the senses is regarded as a distorted version of the world of spiritual ideas. Prayer can heal the distortion. Christian Scientists believe that prayer does not change the spiritual creation but gives a clearer view of it, and the result appears in the human scene as healing: the human picture adjusts to coincide more nearly with the divine reality. Christian Scientists do not practice intercessory prayer as it is commonly understood, and they generally avoid combining prayer with medical treatment in the belief that the two practices tend to work against each other. (However, the choice of healing method is regarded as a matter for the individual, and the Christian Science Church exerts no pressure on members to avoid medical treatment if they wish to avail of it as an alternative to Christian Science healing.) Prayer works through love: the recognition of God’s creation as spiritual, intact, and inherently lovable

Prevalence of prayer for health

Some modalities of alternative medicine employ prayer. A survey released in May 2004 by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health in the United States, found that in 2002, 43% of Americans pray for their own health, 24% pray for others’ health, and 10% participate in a prayer group for their own healt
Islam
Muslims pray a ritualistic prayer called salah or salat in Arabic, facing the Kaaba in Mecca, five times a day. The command to pray is in the Quran in several chapters. The prophet Muhammed showed each Muslim the true method of offering prayers thus the same method is observed till date. There is the “call for prayer” (adhan or azaan), where the muezzin calls for all the followers to stand together for the prayer. The prayer consists of standing, by mentioning -àllàh o -àqbàr (God is great) followed by recitation of the first chapter of the Quran. After the person bends and praises god, then prostrates and again praises god. The prayer ends with the following words “peace and blessings be upon you”. During the prayer a Muslim cannot talk or do anything else besides praying. Once the prayer is complete one can offer voluntary prayers or supplicate -àllàh for his needs. There are also many standard duas or supplications, also in Arabic, to be recited at various times, e.g. for one’s parents, after salah, before eating. Muslims may also say dua in their own words and languages for any issue they wish to communicate with God in the hope that God will answer their prayers.[20] Certain Shia fiqhs pray 3 times a day.
Bahá’í
Main article: Prayer in the Bahá’í Faith
Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb, and `Abdu’l-Bahá have revealed many prayers for general use, and some for specific occasions, including for unity, detachment, spiritual upliftment, and healing among others. Bahá’ís are also required to recite each day one of three obligatory prayers revealed by Bahá’u’lláh. The believers have been enjoined to face in the direction of the Qiblih when reciting their Obligatory Prayer. The longest obligatory prayer may be recited at any time during the day; another, of medium length, is recited once in the morning, once at midday, and once in the evening; and the shortest can be recited anytime between noon and sunset. Bahá’ís also read from and meditate on the scriptures every morning and evening.
Eastern religions
In contrast with Western religion, Eastern religion for the most part discards worship and places devotional emphasis on the practice of meditation alongside scriptural study. Consequently, prayer is seen as a form of meditation or an adjunct practice to meditation
Buddhism
n certain Buddhist sects, prayer accompanies meditation. Buddhism for the most part sees prayer as a secondary, supportive practice to meditation and scriptural study. Gautama Buddha claimed that human beings possess the capacity and potential to be liberated, or enlightened, through contemplation, leading to insight. Prayer is seen mainly as a powerful psycho-physical practice that can enhance meditation.[48]
In the earliest Buddhist tradition, the Theravada, and in the later Mahayana tradition of Zen (or Chán), prayer plays only an ancillary role. It is largely a ritual expression of wishes for success in the practice and in helping all beings.[49][50][51][52]
The skillful means (Sanskrit: upaya) of the transfer of merit (Sanskrit: parinamana) is an evocation and prayer. Moreover, indeterminate buddhas are available for intercession as they reside in awoken-fields (Sanskrit: buddha-kshetra).
The nirmanakaya of a awoken-field is what is generally known and understood as mandala. The opening and closing of the ring (Sanskrit: mandala) is an active prayer. An active prayer is a mindful activity, an activity in which mindfulness is not just cultivated but is.[53] A common prayer is “May the merit of my practice, adorn Buddhas’ Pure Lands, requite the fourfold kindness from above, and relieve the suffering of the three life-journeys below. Universally wishing sentient beings, Friends, foes, and karmic creditors, all to activate the bodhi mind, and all to be reborn in the Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss.” (願以此功德 莊嚴佛淨土 上報四重恩 下濟三途苦 普願諸眾生 冤親諸債主 悉發菩提心 同生極樂國)[54]
The Generation Stage (Sanskrit: utpatti-krama) of Vajrayana involves prayer elements.[55]
The Tibetan Buddhism tradition emphasizes an instructive and devotional relationship to a guru; this may involve devotional practices known as guru yoga which are congruent with prayer. It also appears that Tibetan Buddhism posits the existence of various deities, but the peak view of the tradition is that the deities or yidam are no more existent or real than the continuity (Sanskrit: santana; refer mindstream) of the practitioner, environment and activity. But how practitioners engage yidam or tutelary deities will depend upon the level or more appropriately yana at which they are practicing. At one level, one may pray to a deity for protection or assistance, taking a more subordinate role. At another level, one may invoke the deity, on a more equal footing. And at a higher level one may deliberately cultivate the idea that one has become the deity, whilst remaining aware that its ultimate nature is shunyata. The views of the more esoteric yana are impenetrable for those without direct experience and empowerment.
Pure Land Buddhism emphasizes the recitation by devotees of prayer-like mantras, a practice often called Nembutsu.[56]:190 On one level it is said that reciting these mantras can ensure rebirth into a sambhogakaya land (Sanskrit: buddha-kshetra) after bodily dissolution, a sheer ball spontaneously co-emergent to a buddha’s enlightened intention. According to Shinran, the founder of the Pure Land Buddhism tradition that is most prevalent in the US[56]:193[57] “for the long haul nothing is as efficacious as the Nembutsu.”[56]:197[58] On another, the practice is a form of meditation aimed at achieving realization.[citation needed]
But beyond all these practices the Buddha emphasized the primacy of individual practice and experience. He said that supplication to gods or deities was not necessary. Nevertheless, today many lay people in East Asian countries pray to the Buddha in ways that resemble Western prayer—asking for intervention and offering devotion.
Hinduism
Hinduism has incorporated many kinds of prayer (Sanskrit: prārthanā), from fire-based rituals to philosophical musings. While chanting involves ‘by dictum’ recitation of timeless verses or verses with timings and notations, dhyanam involves deep meditation (however short or long) on the preferred deity/God. Again the object to which prayers are offered could be a persons referred as devtas, trinity or incarnation of either devtas or trinity or simply plain formless meditation as practiced by the ancient sages. All of these are directed to fulfilling personal needs or deep spiritual enlightenment. Ritual invocation was part and parcel of the Vedic religion and as such permeated their sacred texts. Indeed, the highest sacred texts of the Hindus, the Vedas, are a large collection of mantras and prayer rituals. Classical Hinduism came to focus on extolling a single supreme force, Brahman, that is made manifest in several lower forms as the familiar gods of the Hindu pantheon[dubious – discuss]. Hindus in India have numerous devotional movements. Hindus may pray to the highest absolute God Brahman, or more commonly to Its three manifestations namely creator god called Brahma, preserver god called Vishnu and destroyer god (so that the creation cycle can start afresh) Shiva, and at the next level to Vishnu’s avatars (earthly appearances) Rama and Krishna or to many other male or female deities. Typically, Hindus pray with their hands (the palms) joined together in pranam. The hand gesture is similar to the popular Indian greeting namaste.
Jainism
Although Jains believe that no spirit or divine being can assist them on their path, they do hold some influence, and on special occasions, Jains will pray for right knowledge to the twenty-four Tirthankaras (saintly teachers) or sometimes to Hindu deities such as Ganesha.
Shinto
The practices involved in Shinto prayer are heavily influenced by Buddhism; Japanese Buddhism has also been strongly influenced by Shinto in turn. The most common and basic form of devotion involves throwing a coin, or several, into a collection box, ringing a bell, clapping one’s hands, and contemplating one’s wish or prayer silently. The bell and hand clapping are meant to wake up or attract the attention of the kami of the shrine, so that one’s prayer may be heard.
Shinto prayers quite frequently consist of wishes or favors asked of the kami, rather than lengthy praises or devotions. Unlike in certain other faiths, it is not considered irregular or inappropriate to ask favors of the kami in this way, and indeed many shrines are associated with particular favors, such as success on exams.
In addition, one may write one’s wish on a small wooden tablet, called an ema, and leave it hanging at the shrine, where the kami can read it. If the wish is granted, one may return to the shrine to leave another ema as an act of thanksgiving.
Sikhism
The Ardās (Punjabi: ਅਰਦਾਸ) is a Sikh prayer that is done before performing or after undertaking any significant task; after reciting the daily Banis (prayers); or completion of a service like the Paath (scripture reading/recitation), kirtan (hymn-singing) program or any other religious program. In Sikhism, these prayers are also said before and after eating. The prayer is a plea to God to support and help the devotee with whatever he or she is about to undertake or has done.
The Ardas is usually always done standing up with folded hands. The beginning of the Ardas is strictly set by the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. When it comes to conclusion of this prayer, the devotee uses word like “Waheguru please bless me in the task that I am about to undertake” when starting a new task or “Akal Purakh, having completed the hymn-singing, we ask for your continued blessings so that we can continue with your memory and remember you at all times”, etc. The word “Ardās” is derived from Persian word ‘Arazdashat’, meaning a request, supplication, prayer, petition or an address to a superior authority.
Ardās is a unique prayer based on the fact that it is one of the few well-known prayers in the Sikh religion that was not written in its entirety by the Gurus. The Ardās cannot be found within the pages of the Guru Granth Sahib because it is a continually changing devotional text that has evolved over time in order for it to encompass the feats, accomplishments, and feelings of all generations of Sikhs within its lines. Taking the various derivation of the word Ardās into account, the basic purpose of this prayer is an appeal to Waheguru for his protection and care, as well as being a plea for the welfare and prosperity of all mankind, and a means for the Sikhs to thank Waheguru for all that he has done
Taoism
Prayer in Taoism is less common than Fulu, which is the drawing and writing of supernatural talismans
Animism
Although prayer in its literal sense is not used in animism, communication with the spirit world is vital to the animist way of life. This is usually accomplished through a shaman who, through a trance, gains access to the spirit world and then shows the spirits’ thoughts to the people. Other ways to receive messages from the spirits include using astrology or contemplating fortune tellers and healers. The native religions in some parts of North, East and South Asia, America, Africa, and Oceania are often animistic.
America
The Aztec religion was not strictly animist. It had an ever increasing pantheon of deities, and the shamans performed ritual prayer to these deities in their respective temples. These shamans made petitions to the proper deities in exchange for a sacrifice offering: food, flowers, effigies, and animals, usually quail. But the larger the thing required from the God the larger the sacrifice had to be, and for the most important rites one would offer one’s own blood; by cutting his ears, arms, tongue, thighs, chest or genitals, and often a human life; either warrior, slave, or even self-sacrifice.[63]
The Pueblo Indians are known to have used prayer sticks, that is, sticks with feathers attached as supplicatory offerings. The Hopi Indians used prayer sticks as well, but they attached to it a small bag of sacred meat
Australia
In Australia, prayers to the “Great Wit” are performed by the “clever wapmen” and “clever women”, or kadji. These Aboriginal shamans use maban or mabain, the material that is believed to give them their purported magical powers
Neopaganism
Adherents to forms of modern Neopaganism pray to various gods. The most commonly worshiped and prayed to gods are those of Pre-Christian Europe, such as Celtic, Norse, or Graeco-Roman gods. Prayer can vary from sect to sect, and with some (such as Wicca) prayer may also be associated with ritual magick.
Theurgy and Western Esotericism
Practitioners of theurgy and western esotericism may practice a form of ritual which utilizes both pre-sanctioned prayers and names of God, and prayers “from the heart” that, when combined, allows the participant to ascend spiritually, and in some instances, induce a trance in which God or other spiritual beings may be realized. Very similar to hermetic qabala, and orthodox qabala, it is believed that prayer can influence both the physical and non-physical worlds. The use of ritualistic signs and names are believed to be archetypes in which the subconscious may take form as the Inner God, or another spiritual being, and the “prayer from the heart” to be that spiritual force speaking through the participant.
Meher Baba
The Indian spiritual teacher Meher Baba emphasized both the beauty of prayer as praise and the power of prayer as petition:
“The ideal prayer to the Lord is nothing more than spontaneous praise of His being. You praise Him, not in the spirit of bargain but in the spirit of self-forgetful appreciation of what He really is. You praise Him because He is praiseworthy. Your praise is a spontaneous appreciative response to his true being, as infinite light, infinite power and infinite bliss.”[66]
“Through repeated sincere prayers it is possible to effect an exit from the otherwise inexorable working out of the law of karma. The forgiveness asked from God evokes from Him His inscrutable grace, which alone can give new direction to the inexorable karmic determination
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Phil Collins – En Concert Complet a (Paris 2004)


Philip David Charles Collins (Londra, 30 gennaio 1951) è un cantautore, polistrumentista e musicista britannico, noto sia come solista sia come componente dello storico gruppo dei Genesis.

Collins è uno dei tre artisti (insieme a Paul McCartney e Michael Jackson), ad aver venduto oltre 150 milioni di album in tutto il mondo sia come solisti che come membri principali di una band[1].

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Collins

Philip David Charles “Phil” Collins, LVO (born 30 January 1951),[6] is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and actor. He gained fame as both the drummer and lead singer for the rock group Genesis, and he also gained worldwide fame as a solo artist.

Collins is one of the most successful songwriters and performers of all time, singing the lead vocals on dozens of hit albums and singles in the UK and the US between 1976 and 2010, either as a solo artist or with Genesis. His solo singles, sometimes dealing with lost love and often featuring his distinctive gated reverb drum sound, ranged from the atmospheric “In the Air Tonight“, dance-rock of “Sussudio“, piano-driven power balladAgainst All Odds“, to the political and religious connotations of “Another Day in Paradise“. Collins has been described by AllMusic as “one of the most successful pop and adult contemporary singers of the ’80s and beyond”.[1]

Collins joined Genesis in 1970 as the group’s drummer and became their lead vocalist in 1975 following the departure of the original lead singer Peter Gabriel. His solo career, which was launched in 1981 and was heavily influenced by his personal life and soul music, brought both himself and Genesis greater commercial success. Collins’s total worldwide sales as a solo artist are 150 million.[7] Collins has won numerous music awards throughout his career, including seven Grammy Awards, six Brit Awards—winning Best British Male three times, three American Music Awards, an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards and a Disney Legend Award in 2002 for his solo work.[8][9][10] He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1999, was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003, and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010.[11][12] Collins was listed at number 22 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time”.[13]

Collins is one of only three recording artists (along with Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson) who have sold over 100 million albums worldwide both as solo artists and (separately) as principal members of a band.[14] During his most successful period as a solo artist between 1981 and 1990, Collins had three UK number-one singles and seven number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, as well as a U.S. number one with Genesis in 1986. When his work with Genesis, his work with other artists, as well as his solo career is totalled, Collins had more top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the 1980s than any other artist.[15] In 2008, Collins was ranked the 22nd most successful artist on the “Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists”.[16] Although one of the world’s best-selling recording artists and a highly respected drummer, Collins has garnered significant criticism over the years from music journalists and fellow artists. He announced his retirement in 2011 to focus on his family life,[17][18] though he continued to write songs and in 2013 he said he was considering a return to the music industry.[19]

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Poesia – Poetry


🌸Poesia🌸

La poesia
è un modo di essere,
un esprimere
quanto colpisce
nel profondo.
Non siamo samurai,
non abbiamo battaglie
contro nessuno,
semplicemente
accogliamo la vita
…A mani vuote.

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🌸Poetry

Poetry
it’s a way of being,
an express
how striking
deep inside.
We are not samurai,
we have no battles
against nobody,
simply
we welcome life
…With empty hands.

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Attimo – Moment


🌸Attimo🌸

Frammenti
come gocce
tappe
di viaggio
oltre il tempo

Enfasi
e colori
raccolgono
esperienza
in abbraccio

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🌸Moment

Fragments
like drops
stages
travel
beyond the time

Emphasis
and colors
gather
experience
in embrace

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Ritorno – Return


🌸Ritorno🌸

È respiro
lento
e consapevole
mentre allungo
lo sguardo
a quel che è stato

Sorriso
mai dimenticato
tra foglie morte
e germogli nuovi
accende ancora
la nostra speranza

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🌸Return

It is breath
slow
and aware
while I stretch
the look
to what it was

Smile
never forgotten
among dead leaves
and new shoots
lights up again
our hope

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Esprimere ciò che si cela dentro di noi


Jean Guitton (Saint-Etienne 1901 – Parigi 1999)

Filosofo francese. Allievo di Henri Bergson, docente prima a Digione poi alla Sorbona, nel 1961 divenne membro dell’Académie Française, che nel 1954 gli aveva conferito il Grand prix de littérature.

Considerato uno tra i più rappresentativi esponenti della cultura cattolica, fu il primo laico a partecipare, in veste di uditore, al concilio Vaticano II.

Per lui, il “problema di Gesu” aveva solo tre possibili soluzioni: o quell’ uomo non e’ mai esistito, oppure e’ esistito ma non era Dio, oppure era davvero Dio – fatto – uomo. Alla fine, Guitton concluse che delle tre ipotesi l’ unica veramente ragionevole e’ quella di fede. Ma a questa conclusione arrivo’ proprio dopo aver utilizzato tutti gli strumenti della critica e dell’ intelligenza.

Diceva: “La fede non ha paura dell’ intelligenza. La fede, anzi, e’ amica dell’ intelligenza”. E ancora: “Un po’ di cultura puo’ allontanare dal Cristo; ma molta cultura puo’ farlo riaccettare”. come se in Guitton siano convissuti, misteriosamente, il mistico e l’ intellettuale.

La sua produzione è vastissima: accanto ai saggi filosofici su Plotino, Agostino, Pascal, hanno grande importanza i testi di riflessione religiosa sulla Madonna (La Vierge Marie, 1949) e Gesù (Le problème de Jesus, 1953); da ricordare anche l’autobiografia, Il mio secolo, la mia vita (1988) e Dio e la scienza (1991), un saggio sui rapporti tra fede ed epistemologia

Esprimere ciò che si cela dentro di noi

Il fatto di scrivere obbliga ad esprimere ciò che si cela dentro di noi.
Ci permette di fare il punto, di orientarci.
Se la parola che viene pronunciata vi sostiene, la frase scritta vi sostiene ancor di più.
Scrivere vi dà inoltre la certezza che ciò che avete pensato si conserverà per voi e per gli altri. […]
Il fatto di scrivere altresì vi modera, ché il pensiero va troppo in fretta: va da un’estremità all’altra, saltando gli intervalli. […]
Oh! Com’è dolce aver una penna in mano e servirsi del potere magnetico dei punti!
Ci raccontiamo, ci ammaestriamo, ci ricordiamo, pronostichiamo e con assoluta libertà!
Pensare e operare avendo in mente la generazione futura,
eppure essere pronti a vivere ogni giorno senza timore e senza ansia:
questo è l’atteggiamento che praticamente ci è imposto e che non è facile,
benché necessario, mantenere coraggiosamente.

Jean Guitton

“.。☆。*。☆。”

Jean Guitton (Saint-Etienne 1901 – Paris 1999)

French philosopher. A student of Henri Bergson, the first teacher in Dijon and the Sorbonne, in 1961 became a member of the Académie Française, which in 1954 awarded him the Grand Prix de littérature.

Considered one of the most important representatives of the Catholic culture, was the first layman to take part, as a listener, the Second Vatican Council.

For him, the “problem of Jesus” had only three possible solutions: or that ‘man is not’ never existed, or e ‘but it was not God existed, or was it really God – that – man. In the end, he concluded that the three hypotheses Guitton ‘s only truly reasonable and’ that of faith. But arriving at this conclusion ‘right after using all the tools of criticism and’ intelligence.

He said: “Faith is not afraid of ‘intelligence. Faith, indeed, and’ friends of ‘intelligence’. And again: “A little ‘culture can’ away from Christ, but a lot of culture can ‘un-ban it.” Guitton Gathered as if they are, mysteriously, the mystic and ‘intellectual.

Its production is enormous: in addition to philosophical essays on Plotinus, Augustine, Pascal, the texts are of great importance to religious reflection on Madonna (La Vierge Marie, 1949) and Jesus (Le problème de Jesus, 1953); also remember the ‘ autobiography, My Century, my life (1988) and God and Science (1991), an essay on the relationship between faith and epistemology

To express what lies within us

The fact obliged to write to express what lies within us.
It allows us to take stock, to get our bearings.
If the word is pronounced supports you, supports you in writing the phrase even more.
Writing also gives you the certainty that what you thought you keep it for yourself and others. […]
The fact of writing it also moderates, because our thoughts go too quickly goes from one end to another, skipping intervals. […]
Oh! How sweet it is to have a pen in hand and use the magnetic power of points!
Tell us, teach us, we remember, and predicted with absolute freedom!
Think and operate the next generation in mind,
yet be ready to live each day without fear or anxiety:
This is the attitude that there is virtually compulsory, and it is not easy,
while necessary, to keep courage.

Jean Guitton

Saggezza – Wisdom – Charles Dickens


🌸Saggezza🌸

Un cuore che ama
è la saggezza più grande.

Charles Dickens
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🌸Wisdom

A heart that loves
it is the greatest wisdom.

Charles Dickens

Autunno – Autumn


🌸Autunno🌸

Tempo
di castagne
e foglie ingiallite
il sole
si nasconde

In solitudine
cadono
lentamente
capelli
e lacrime

Cristallo
scheggiato
è il cuore
di chi scivola
nella malinconia

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🌸Autumn

Time
chestnuts
and yellowed leaves
the sun
hides

In solitude
they fall
slowly
hair
and tears

Crystal
chipped
is the heart
of those who slip
in melancholy

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Silenzio – Silence


🌸Silenzio🌸

Resto in silenzio
in attesa
di parole
mai pronunciate
Onde concentriche
espandono
lentamente
armonie dimenticate
Ogni respiro adesso
è incanto
nella libertà
di non dover parlare

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🌸Silence

I remain silent
on hold
of words
never pronounced
Concentric waves
expand
slowly
forgotten harmonies
Every breath now
it is enchantment
in freedom
not having to talk

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L’ego – The ego – Eckhart Tolle


🌸L’ego🌸

L’ego non lo sa
che la fonte di tutta l’energia
è dentro di te, quindi la cerca fuori “.

Eckhart Tolle
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🌸The ego

The ego doesn’t know
that the source of all energy
is within you, so it seeks it outside.”

Eckhart Tolle

Sirena – Mermaid


🌸Sirena🌸

Dagli scogli
osservi
le sfumature
del mondo

Tra girandole
di onde
attendi
un brivido di pace

Mutevole
volo di gabbiano
accarezza
speranze vive

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🌸Mermaid

From the rocks
you look
the nuances
of the world

Between pinwheels
of waves
you wait
a thrill of peace

Changing
seagull flight
caress
lives hopes

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Accanto – Next


🌸Accanto🌸

Oltre
parole
o silenzi
conosci
le tappe
di viaggio
e sai
chi sono

Hai visto
nel profondo
dei miei occhi
la mappa
del mio itinerario
lanciando
tra le nuvole
speranze nuove

Passo
dopo passo
ho compreso
il valore
profondo
di chi accoglie
e con te
non molla

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🌸Next

Over
words
or silences
You know
the stages
travel
and you know
who I am

You have seen
deep inside
of my eyes
the map
of my itinerary
throwing
between the clouds
new hopes

Step
after step
I understood
the value
deep
of those who welcome
and with you
it does not give up

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Calunnie – Slander


CALUNNIE

Lingue taglienti si svegliano al mattino
E cuciono addosso agli altri un bell’abitino,
cercano in tutti quello che il destino
non ha regalato loro.
Con gli occhi scrutano le debolezze,
imbastiscono storie macabre
e tirano fuori le piccolezze
del loro cuoricino.
Quale gioia più vera!poter gettare fango
A chi pulito appare,
a chi ha rubato gioie ed onore.
Ora che la menzogna è costruita
Si può godere dell’altrui vita!
Ora che la felicità degli altri è distrutta,
che il venticello si è tramutato in uragano,
non serve più sollevare la mano in segno d’innocenza!
È meglio smettere la professione
Di sarte praticone!
Pena non si può provare
Per chi l’altrui vita ama rovinare,
donare spine agli altri,
la propria vita non fa migliorare.

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Slander

Sharp tongues awake in the morning
And sew on the other a bell’abitino,
looking into all that fate
has not given them.
With eyes peering weaknesses,
sketched gruesome stories
and pull out the little things
their little heart.
What a delight more true! To throw mud
Who is clean,
who stole jewels and honor.
Now that lie is built
You can enjoy another’s life!
Now that the happiness of others is destroyed,
that the wind has turned into a hurricane,
no longer need to raise the hand of innocence!
You better quit the profession
Tailors pratiques!
Penalty can not be proved
For those who love to ruin another’s life,
plugs give to others,
one’s life does not improve.

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Stelle di sole – Sunny stars


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💮Stelle di sole💮

È colore
intinto
di luce
Dono
offerto
al sole
Come stelle
dal profumo
di vita
Fiori
intessuti
d’amore

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💮Sunny stars

It is color
dipped
of light
Gift
offered
in the sun
Like stars
from the scent
of life
Flowers
woven
of love

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Sfumature poetiche


amorepace Riflessi di poesia Fantasia che nulla costa, scacciata a volte come fosse follia. Sorriso nel cuore che regala speranze incupito da realtà logore che non donano respiro Indossa i sogni,falli volare e sarai più vivo. © Poetyca In note colorate, pensieri, respiri nel tempo che hanno lasciato addosso emozioni. Provo a condividere il mio sentire

Raccolta di Poesie di Poetica

Percorso di interiorità avvenuto tra  il 1998 ed il 2015.

Sfumature poetiche

Archivio annuale

Anno 1983 Anno 1999 Anno 2000

Anno 2001 Anno 2002 Anno 2003

Anno 2004 Anno 2005 Anno 2006

Anno 2007 Anno 2008 Anno 2009

Dedicato a chi ha colpito il mio sentire, chi mi ha regalato sensazioni e riflessioni e a chi in esse si riconosce.Se qualcosa resta,se briciole rimangono In chi mi legge nulla è stato vano. Ovunque si posi il tuo sguardo, vedi la natura intorno,ovunque tu vada hai un sentiero. Ovunque tu sia cerca nel cuore. Tutto è vibrazione, musica, un’unica fonte.Tutto è AMORE, non lo tenere per te,non servirebbe a nulla, regalalo.


Reflections of Fantasy poetry that costs nothing, sometimes driven away like crazy. Smile in your heart that gives hope darkened by shabby reality that give breath Wear dreams, make them fly and be more alive. © Poetyca In colored notes, thoughts, breathe in the time left on emotions. I try to share my feeling

Portrait

Of

Woman

Collection of Poems Poetry

Inner path occurred between 1998 and 2010.

Dedicated to those who hit my feelings, who gave me feelings and thoughts in them and who riconosce.Se something is, if people read my crumbs remain in nothing is in vain. Wherever you lay your eyes, see the nature around wherever you go you have a path. Wherever you look in my heart. Everything is vibration, music, single font .All is LOVE, not hold for you, would serve no purpose, given away.

Sfumature poetiche

(Universal love)


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Giudizio – Judge – Nelson Mandela


🌸Giudizio🌸

“Non giudicatemi
per i miei successi
ma per tutte quelle volte
che sono caduto
e sono riuscito a rialzarmi.”

Nelson Mandela
🌸🌿🌸#pensierieparole
🌸Judge

“Do not judge me
for my successes
but for all those times
that I fell
and I managed to get up. ”

Nelson Mandela

Beatitudine – Bliss – Osho


Beatitudine

La beatitudine
è la tua stessa natura.
Quando si è radicati
nel proprio centro,
essere beati è naturale.

Osho

Bliss

Bliss
it’s your own nature.
When you are rooted
in your center,
to be blessed is natural.

Osho