“Mera Pratham Paraamarsh (My first counsel)” by Arman & Gloria

Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in Hamilton, New Zealand with Arman and Gloria Akhterjahan singing “Mera Pratham Paraamarsh (My first counsel)” in English and Hindi, from the Writings of Baha’u’llah.

This song was filmed and recorded in Hamilton, New Zealand, 21 February, 2021, and was composed by Gloria Akhterjahan.

QUOTE/LYRICS IN ENGLISH:

“O Son of Spirit! My first counsel is this: Possess a pure, kindly and radiant heart, that thine may be a sovereignty ancient, imperishable and everlasting.”
-Baha’u’llah

QUOTE/LYRICS IN HINDI:

हे आत्मा के पुत्र!
मेरा प्रथम परामर्श यह है: एक शुद्ध दयालु एवं प्रकाशमय ह्रदय धारण कर ताकि पुरातन अमिट एवं अनंत श्रेष्टताका साम्राज्य तेरा हो!
-बहाउल्लाह

CHORDS & LYRICS:

Dm C Bb A
हे आत्मा के पुत्र! हे आत्मा के पुत्र! हे आत्मा के पुत्र! हे आत्मा के पुत्र!
Dm-C Bb-A Bb-C Dm
मेरा प्रथम परामर्श यह है;
Dm C Bb-A Dm
एक शुद्ध दयालु एवं प्रकाशमय ह्रदय धारण कर (धारण कर)
Dm-C Bb-A Bb A C
ताकि पुरातन अमिट एवं अनंत श्रेष्टताका
Dm C Bb A
साम्राज्य तेरा हो! साम्राज्य तेरा हो! साम्राज्य तेरा हो! साम्राज्य तेरा हो!
Dm C Bb A
हे आत्मा के पुत्र! हे आत्मा के पुत्र! हे आत्मा के पुत्र! हे आत्मा के पुत्र!

Dm C Bb Dm
O Son of Spirit! O Son of Spirit! O Son of Spirit! O Son of Spirit!
Dm C Bb-A-Bb-C Dm
My first counsel is this
Dm
Posses a pure kindly
C Bb A Dm
and a radiant heart, radiant heart, radiant heart
Dm C Bb-A-Bb-C Dm
that thine may be a sovereignty
Dm C Bb A Dm
Ancient, imperishable and everlasting (and everlasting, and everlasting)
Dm C Bb Dm
O Son of Spirit! O Son of Spirit! O Son of Spirit! O Son of Spirit!

You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: “Mera Pratham Paraamarsh (My first counsel)” by Arman & Gloria [Audio Track]

Watch the entire Studio Sessions video series on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel here: Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions playlist

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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