The Taoist Master

Bamboo Flute, Vocal, Flamenco Guitar, Harp, and Indo-Afro-Cuban Drums

Title of the Pieces:

  1. The comunication is in the eyes.
  2. Looking through the mask.
  3. Journey to Paradise.
  4. The illusion of freedom.
  5. Song to the albatros.
  6. Perseverance brings good furtune.
  7. You get the luck you deserve.
  8. The way of the Gypsy.
  9. The Sweet pain of sadness.
  10. Looking in the Mirror of the Moon.
  11. The Spirit of the Feminine.
  12. Diving deep in the Ocean of my Soul.
  13. The Taoist Master

A Taoist master was walking in forest outside Peking. Suddenly, near a lake, he saw how a white crane attacked a poisonous black snake. The snake, rolling in the mud, used a static, hypnotic power with tense, lightning-fast movements of attack and retreat. The crane was peacefully flying in the air waiting for the right moment to strike.

The Taoist master, by observing the fighting strategies of both animals, conceived the initial movements of the martial arts.
A female student who was watching the fight said ‘The snake is dirty and scares me. Is it the evil one?’
The master replied,‘The snake is not evil; it is the animal of wisdom. It uses only defensive aggression. Its poison is used to cure. Facing the snake is healing; it is power. Disease comes from the fear of not confronting the unknown.’
The snake loves to hide in dark holes inside the earth. The crane loves the purity of the sky. ‘You have to know both ends of the scale if you want to approach the point of balance between the extremes’.
The girl shrugged her shoulders and said, I don’t understand.
The master answered, How can you enjoy being clean, if you have never been dirty?
From a book written by Vidal Paz alias Django Mango
entitled Secrets of the Yellow Emperor

Featuring Artists:

Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia Bamboo FluteTata Güines Conga, Devaki Pandit Vocal, Chicuelo Flamenco GuitarNoriko TamburaIsmet Ruchimat Kantele (Harp from Finland)Agus Supriawan Sundanese DrumsDodong Karinding and Biringdong, Victor Manuel Cajón (Drum from South America), Sam Conga and DjembeDjango Mango Tabla, African Drums, Gongs and Storyteller.

All the instruments used in this sound recording are accoustic
Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Tata Güines, Django Mango