Laksmi Nrsimha das, born Larry Pugliese in Newark, NJ is a 37 year practitioner of bhakti yoga under the mentorship of renowned teacher A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Credited in Wikipedia with influencing the hardcore scene with his soulful chanting and illuminating realizations about bhakti yoga, Laksmi Nrsimha das has led a quiet, behind the scenes life practicing and teaching spirituality under the radar of general public recognition.
After being diagnosed in 1995 with Hepatitis C, Laksmi recently underwent chemo therapy for the disease in the fall of 2008. During this most trying time, after nearly four decades of chanting, Laksmi decided to record this moving meditation on the sacred mantras of the Vedas. His first recorded meditation serves both as counter therapy to the severe side effects of his chemo therapy treatment and an honest outpouring of his heart to the dark Lord, Sri Krishna.
All in all, this recording serves as a practical demonstration of the soothing effects chanting has on the body, mind and soul even during trying times. In addition, the listener is given a glimpse into the profound mood one feels during meditation on the holy, universal hymns of ancient India.