Spirit-Grow: Chant of Kabbalah
Twelve of the most powerful traditional Niggunim that affect our clarity of mind vision and emotional balance & transformation; spiritual pathways for the soul to express its inner yearnings; a calming meditation and health technique via classical guitar and Australian \"outback\" songs of the birds and nature
1A Spiritual Fool  [5:05]
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 Eh di durin marku: This Niggun, taught by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, is ostensibly about a foolish merchant who causes upset and trouble wherever he goes, misusing his time and abilities. In truth the Niggun refers to our "lower order self" - the Yetzer Hara ("negative tendencies") that drive us into acts of foolishness, challenging the higher soul's dominance over the body
2Emotional Transformation  [5:05]
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 Michoel Dvorkin's Niggun: Michoel Dvorkin immigrated from Russia to USA bringing with him a number of Niggunim of old. This is an example of a joyous Niggun that is designed to elevate the soul, transforming the mood of the emotions to a higher plane
3You Can Trust  [5:31]
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 Rachomono: Most Niggunim are composed of several spiritual movements. This one, consisting of three movements, begins with a mode of spiritual trust (Bitachon), progressing to soulful quest for personal expression (Teviah), finishes with absolute belief in spiritual success (Hatzlachah) in achieving personal refinement and spiritual growth.
4Bringing us Together  [5:13]
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 Niggun Hisvaadus: Some Niggunim were composed with the specific ideal of bringing souls together in a state of community and oneness, as this Niggun does. These are often chanted at Farbrengens -- gatherings of spiritual disciples with their Hassidic mentor - the Rebbe
5The Soul Thirsts  [4:35]
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 Tzomo Lecho Nafshi : Spiritual quest is akin to a state of thirst. This Niggun describes a soul meandering in an arid spiritual wasteland in search of self-discovery. Yet the moment of discovery becomes a much more compelling experience than even the challenge of a waterless desert. We experience both "thirst" and "self discovery" through life's pendulum swings
6Reincarnation  [6:18]
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 Moishe Charotonov's Niggun: Some Niggunim possess incredible depth, building a deep channel for the soul to express through. This is an example of a Niggun stripped of its trappings, reduced to simplicity, encouraging the soul to plumb the depths of mind and awaken the true purpose of our re-incarnative purpose
7Time is Sacred  [5:45]
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 Niggun for Shabbos and Yomtov: Niggunim not only resonate with place -- the seat of the soul, but also with time -- the event of the soul. This Niggun of four movements has a deep relationship with the sacredness of time -- Shabbat (Sabbath) and Yomtov (Holy Days). It elevates the soul to a higher plain creating the spiritual setting for a person to become a ba'al teshuva (a penitent)
8Meditation  [6:03]
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 Haskolo Niggun: While many Niggunim are pathways for the soul-in-heart, the Chabad tradition also emphasizes the soul-in-mind. The latter are characterized by seriousness and penetrating depth. They plumb the depths of soul in search of inner meaning, also arousing deep empathy for others in pain and need.
9Joy of the Infinite  [6:17]
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 Niggun Simcho: When is a soul truly happy? When its three tangible expressions - thought, speech, and behaviour (Machshovo, Dibbur, and Ma'asseh) - do not impede its infinite potential. Words and behaviours often become an obstacle course, for the soul. Soulful joy is felt beyond these three "garments" (Levushim) and is boundless in its potential
10Illusions  [5:45]
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 Niggun of the Rebbe Maharash: There are moments in time when we see with absolute clarity how life and its exigencies are a camouflage for higher truth. At such moments we want to strip reality of its veneer and be fully imbued with the sacredness of holy study. This Niggun stirs us into this state of insightfulness.
11I Long For You  [5:52]
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 Niggun Ga'aguim: There is a genre of Niggun that is referred to as the Niggunim of longing and desire (Ga'aguim). This is one of these, and the five movements are divided into two groupings. The first expresses the soul's longing for the "light" it once enjoyed before its descent into this world. The final three express the joy of glimpsing where the soul once was and where it one day will be again. These glimpses provide the motivation for us to continue our personal journey
12Yearning For that Which Was/Is  [4:14]
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 Niggun Gaaguim: Another of this genre of Niggunim of longing, this one is even more expressive of the yearning and longing the soul experiences for a higher state of being. The first movement expresses quest and searching the "here and now"; the middle mirrors the longing for the exquisite state prior to birth; and the final movement is the climactic and ecstatic joy of rediscovering the moment of a higher state of consciousness