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The inspiring performance by Donovan during global celebrations of Maharishi's Year of Invincibility - Part II
by Global Good News staff writer
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23 January 2008
The fifth day of the global celebrations of 12 January 2008 was a day of joyous inspiration with stories and music by Dr Donovan Leitch, legendary Scottish musician and singer-songwriter. Donovan related how the words of many of his songs, both old and new, were inspired by the total knowledge of Natural Law unfolded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Founder of the Global Country of World Peace.
Please also see Part I of this article.
Dr Leitch said that he and his family were so pleased that Invincible Donovan University is becoming a reality. 'This next song, a canon or round, brings everyone together.' He began singing, 'Little pebble on the sand,' including the famous chorus, 'Happiness Runs', which he said has become 'an anthem around the world':
'Little pebble upon the sand, Now you're lying here in my hand. How many years have you been here? . . . . The sun will always shine where you stand . . .' Chorus: 'Happiness runs in a circular motion, Thought is like a little boat upon the sea. Everybody is a part of everything anyway, You can have everything if you let yourself be.'
Donovan continued, 'As my generation looked for answers, we knew that knowledge would be in the East, and that our music would bring it to the West.' He told how Maharishi had given him a copy of his book, Love and God, and written inside it, 'For Donovan, to radiate Love and God'.
'Out of that book,' Donovan said, 'came this song—Waves of Bliss: ''From the window of my heart, your light always shines. . . . I don't see anything. I don't know anything. I just ride on the tidal waves of bliss. . . . I know I am part of the flowers in your heart. . . . like the sea in the fish, like the wood in the tree, like the fish in the sea, like the tree in the wood, . . . in the shining of the sea, in the brightness of the air, you are everything. You are everywhere. I ride on the tidal waves of bliss.'
Donovan said, 'Thank you, Maharishi. Waves of bliss—I had read about them until I experienced them.' He also sang, 'Gentle Heart, sing my song, glowing. . . . All my life I have been looking for that which I cannot see. . . . We give thanks to all you teach us, showing us the true insight.'
About the song for Invincible Donovan University, Donovan explained how Maharishi had inspired its creation, suggesting several lines and that it include the words 'universe' and 'universe-ity'. Donovan sang from the song:
'One day when the scientist will see his being, energy, make universe to shine, One day when the secret of the Sun enlightens every one, the universe will shine, Invincible.
'One day when the inner things you see will baffle all your schemes, the universe will shine. One day when immensity is near, this soul will conquer fear, the universe will shine, Invincible. Chorus: Donovan Invincible, Donovan Invincible, Donovan Invincible Universe-ity.'
After an ovation from the audience, he said that many years ago with Maharishi in Rishikesh, India, after practising Transcendental Meditation, 'we would sit together and I would sing of the holy islands of Scotland'. Donovan played a song that Maharishi had said was a 'transcendental song'; the words include: 'It is true, I can lead you to transcendence . . . . How blessed. . . I felt like a tide left me here'.
In closing, Dr Leitch again expressed his deep gratitude to Maharishi and to the Founders of Invincibility around the world. 'It is a great confirmation that we have been doing what we did all through these years. We know the world will be ok. The way has been established.'
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