I AM. Deathless (EP)

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released May 10, 2016

Ethereal Riffian is:

Val Korniev – guitar/vocal/didgeridoo
Olexander Korniev – bass
Max Yuhimenko – lead guitar
Nikita Shipovskoi – drums

Guest Musicians:

Maha Tretyakova – djembe
Yaroslaw Kaminskiy – didgeridoo

Written and performed by Ethereal Riffian
Recorded at Bobina Records during summer-winter 2015
Mixed and mastered by Max Poops at Bobina Records
Release prepared in association with Robustfellow Prods.

Artwork by Mila Hopeful, Oksana Zinkovskaya,
Max Gavronsky, Phill Dobrov and Val Kornev

“I AM. Deathless” Book

The release of “I AM. Deathless” book is planned for the end of 2016. Keynote of the story is spiritual education; it is aimed to motivate the reader for self-knowledge and self-development. The plot of the book narrates a story about the events that are taking place in 2050. The future world, where the battle for power is headed not by political alliances, but by global corporations. The world where technologies have conquered people of the developed countries and where longing to understand the deep nature of reality is still inherent only to a handful of people. The main character of the book is a skillful agent of the secret service, who has staged his own death. He goes to the ancient city of Rishikesh near the foothills of Himalayas to test the new model of the latest virtual weapon and to meet his own destiny.

Below you can read a clipping from the dialogues of one of the book’s characters — Sapu. He is the wise one, who helps the seekers to find their true Self.

"I AM"

A holy man, who lived in the 20th century commented the attempts to achieve immortality in the following way — “Do you know the common trait of people who strived to bodily immortality? They all perished!” In our age, science on our planet can't substantially prolong life of the human body, but our vast universe is a home for many civilizations. Some of them have reached the level of technological evolution which allows them to prolong the lifetime of their bodies up to 5 000 years. However, few beings can use a lifetime like this to their own advantage. Is there any sense to spend a lifetime of 5 000 years pleasing the endless needs of one's body? Immortality is useless if one spends his time like this. You ask me how you can reach immortality, but first let's see what you understand by immortality and then find out if you really need it.
To explain the notion of immortality, I will remind you of one story from the life of Jesus Christ. While talking to Pharisees, Jesus spoke: “Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.” The Pharisees felt strong resentment when they heard it and they asked him if he thought that he was greater than the Abraham. Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” The Pharisees infuriated and started to take stones to cast them at Jesus, but Jesus already left the temple.
Saying “if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death”, Jesus, like Buddha and other enlightened beings before him and after him, talks about liberation from ignorance and about the future existence. Not about the future existence of the physical body, but about the existence of a subtle body, which has a different name in various traditions and cultures (soul, consciousness, jiva, atman, monad). Death of the body ceases to be a horrible outcome of existence, being turned into a step to eternal life.
Saying “Before Abraham was I AM”, Jesus uses the phrase “I AM”. He doesn’t say “I” or “I was”, but “I AM”. Jesus doesn’t mean his personality, but the common universal denominator, inherent to all beings. It is beyond space and time, has reality within itself and is eternally existing. This grand denominator was inherent to Jesus, as well as to the Pharisees, but they couldn’t feel it in themselves, didn’t understand Christ’s words, and because of this they became enraged.
The way to Immortality isn’t easy. It implies serious inner work that is barely compatible with the mundane life. But you have to ask yourself whether you are satiated with the mundane life enough to renounce it. Do you have a longing for immortality? Do you really need it?

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Ethereal Riffian Киев, Ukraine

Ethereal Riffian's activity has two main objectives: to compose unconventional music, which is able to expand the frames of the listener’s musical perception, and to shed light on the existence of a subtler plane, whose laws if understood properly may help to perceive the reality on a deeper level. Join us if you're ready for the intermediation between two worlds. ... more

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Track Name: Drum of the Deathless
Dust abodes, ephemeral and fettered
All things riddled with the script divine
Epiphany unfolds with the pulse of the matrix
Behold, and you'll see its might

Surrender

No matter priests bawl
No matter eras fall
No matter mind's noise
Tune into drum's voice

Just stand in the middle of the war
That leads us to the selfless notion
Ascend, absorb this potion

Just sail, from the never to the core
Of what we are in this formful fable
Lay down in the Deathless cradle

Drum's heard, ships sail
All to witness the gale
Track Name: Sword of the Deathless
The agony and torture once more are delivered
Faceless tormentor emerged once again
Dire chimaras see you, their teeth shimmer
Know, they're all but a reflection of your pain

Introspect the duality's riddle to locate the real enemy

On the anvil of Thy, put your will and forge
Forge, till mind gets melted, and blacksmith is no more
But forge diligently, scurpulously
Step on the path of timeless legends

Tormenting consciousness: You're empty, you're nothing, you're meaningless, a broken torch. A tiny spec of soulless matter that came out of nowhere and that will dive back into the bleak, cold eternity. You can't protect the ones you love, life can take them away any second, and you will watch this with a grim, helpless stare. You want to change the world but you can't even change a tiny shameful habit of your precious so called "personality". You can't protect yourself, you seek shelter in drugs, sensual pleasures, religions, gurus, but they can't offer you anything but a short relief, and then you fall back into the abyss of your psychotic ignorance and misery. You can't even love, it's an imitation of love based on egoical addiction which forms a lifetime of suffering with short glimpses of sensational joy. You have no license to exist. You are the misery itself, can't you see? Can't you see who you are? WHO ARE YOU?

Suffering consciousness: I...I'm sorry, I'm so sorry...I couldn't do anything...I'm sorry that I...that I exist...I'm sorry for being the scum I am....I didn't mean to have all these thoughts, I didn't mean to perform all these actions...It's just in me...it's in me...I'm so dirty, I'm worthless...I had no right...no right...I don't even deserve to be loved...I don't deserve anything, because of how dirty I am...I want this to stop...Oh, God, The Great Spirit, anyone in there, I just want it to stop, I just want it to stop right now!!!

Egoical consciousness: So you think, you don't need me? You think you don't need me anymore? But who are you without me? I have served you, I have protected you all your life. And now you want to abandon me. Abandon me? You dirty little fool! You're NOTHING without me! Absolutely nothing. If you abandon me, you will perish forever. Do you want to perish forever? Who do you think you are without me?

The Deathless: I AM. Deathless

Hold this sword of the warrior
He who has slain all the enemies