Tina Turner remains one of the most popular artists in the world, the star of 11 Grammy Awards. The singer of “Proud Mary” will have us all dancing to this famous tune!
When the queen of rock and roll invites us for a “very peaceful mantra”
Faced with a real inner turmoil, the American singer has gone through difficult times. It was at the dawn of the 1970s that Tina Turner made her first encounter with spirituality and discovered Buddhism. Born into a modest family of divorced parents, Tina grew up in poverty and financial insecurity. So how did the rock star find herself at the top of her game? We can't forget her meeting with Ike Turner who became her manager as well as her partner. Adored by the public, behind the scenes, the Queen of Rock and Roll discovered the reality of domestic violence. Was this union to be the start of a descent into hell for Tina? 16 years of living together with the manager and the architect of her success, who nevertheless remained an alcoholic patient and dependent on various behavior-modifying substances, Ike became violent. Dependent on him financially, even as crazy as he was, Tina felt humiliated and abused, finding herself in a most unhealthy situation. Having had enough in this dysfunctional relationship, and under the influence of a narcissistic pervert, she attempted suicide in 1968.
Don't miss: "Me, Tina" which became a best-seller, in which she recounts her hell, in an autobiography, which was also brought to the screen in 1993 with the film "Tina, What's Love Got To Do With It?”.
But does the singer of “Proud Mary” still have more great surprises in store for us?
Clinging to life, Tina fled one night in 1976 and found an incomparable inner strength, as well as the unfailing courage to resume a solo career. Spiritual practice and her conversion to Buddhism were no coincidence. As Tina Turner confides in her book, “practice helps me to feel better, to think differently.” Tina proves her humanist commitment and invests herself by lending her voice for a very specific cause with her first album “Beyond”, with beautiful Buddhist sacred songs.
Here is the Sanskrit translation: Sarvesham Swasti Bhavatu
“May well-being, peace, wholeness and tranquility, happiness and prosperity be achieved by all”.
Sarvesham Swasti Bhavatu
May happiness be in each of us
Sarvesham Swasti Bhavatu
May the good things be for us all
Sarvesham Santir Bhavatu
Peace be with us all
Sarvesham Purnam Bhavatu
May completeness be in each of us.
Sarvesham Mangalam Bhavatu
May prosperity be in us all.
Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah
May we all be happy
Sarve Santu Niramayah
May each of us be free from disabilities.