CD 6: Continuation of Tathagata’s Meditation about the Village Life
Promethean man is the creature made by Prometheus. According to the Greek creation myth, the sun-hero Prometheus has created the human beings from clay and goddess Athena has breathed life in these promethean creatures, who are destined to suffer in heat and cold and seek shelters from constant challenges of nature. Prometheus stole the fire of Heaven to help his creatures. Carrying the fire of Prometheus the human beings have risen against Heaven and sought destiny in their own hands. This has led to the perpetual punishments hurled by the gods on the mortal life.
Since then the mortals are seeking a salvation from this suffering world. Orpheus, the Heavenly musician of the Greeks beckons them to a transcendental path. Christianity mirrors a similar theme, where Christ takes sufferings on himself on the cross to redeem the pains of the mortal beings. Then he resurrects and appears in the aspect of Orpheus to guide the mortals to the Divine realm outside the suffering world.
1. The cry of the Promethean man
2. Promethean man’s confusion
3. Poetic man’s vision of the goddess
4. Goddess descending from the mountain
5. Dilemma and melancholy of the man in chain
6. The guide of the soul returns
7. Guide of the Soul frees man from the village life and gives him the direction to go
8. Journeyman bids farewell to the village life
9. Tathagata meditating in the Hall of Illusion addresses men and women
Wagner, Festival March, Tannhauser; Mozart, Serenade; Wagner, Ride of the Valkyries; Debussy, Arabesque Nr.1