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Project GreenHands - Sounds of Isha Plays for PGH

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29 May, 2019
2:49 PM

One pot, two pot, three pot four!" was the refrain of the folk song that rocked the Nehru Center in Mumbai. A simple little tune that the tribals of Tamil Nadu have been singing for many hundred years,

Sounds of Isha Plays for PGH

"One pot, two pot, three pot four!" was the refrain of the folk song that rocked the Nehru Center in Mumbai. A simple little tune that the tribals of Tamil Nadu have been singing for many hundred years, but the gravitas of the message it carries is more relevant than ever for the people today.

Project GreenHands is Sadhguru's clarion call to save planet earth, one area at a time. If everyone planted but one tree, we would have a wonderful green cover for our ravaged planet. The song is asking just that. If one person plants one tree, and another joins in, soon there will be an ocean of people, planting an ocean of trees. The simplicity of this vision is so stunning, that thousands of Isha volunteers went ahead and created a Guinness World Record by planting 852,587 saplings in 6284 locations across 27 districts in the state, in just one day (on October 17, 2006). In the following year another 4.5 million saplings have been planted.

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But then there are hearts and hands and heads all over the world who wanted to be a part of the project initiated by Sadhguru. So in his inimitable style, Sadhguru sent Sounds of Isha, his band of those who could make joyful sounds for those who were yearning to be a part of this project.

Mumbai lapped up his blessings that came in the form of amazing music. Flute that stole everyone's heart, reminding us once again of Sadhguru and his 'Leela', drums that brought back 'Vaibhav Shiva', and songs that reminded us of the many voices that come together as one at the Yoga Center. People who sat composed and tapped their feet politely in the beginning of the concert were dancing in the aisles by the time the program was half way through.

Project GreenHands is creating a future, a hope for all of us, and as Sadhguru says,"Trees and humans are in an intimate relationship. What they exhale, we inhale. What we exhale, they inhale. This is a constant relationship that nobody can afford to break or live without."

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