And yet, still, a very “exotic”, dare I say, “Chinese-y” font was chosen for the video, one should point out. Very interesting, the intersection and friction between Buddhism and exoticism as it “presents itself” or “indigenizes” to “the West”.
One particular traditional bell gāthā, same text as the above, with more elaboration and including Bodhisattva Vows:
Hari OM Tat Sat - Moola Mantra
Om Sat Chit Ananda Parabrahma
Sri Bhagavathi Sametha
Sri Bhagavathe Namaha
My smile is stuck.
I cannot go back to your Frownland.
My spirit’s made up of the ocean and the sky and the sun and the moon and all my eyes can see.
I cannot go back to your land of gloom where black jagged shadows remind me of the coming of your doom.
If anyone could take the above, here it is in a different performance with the lyrics:
Discovering Schnittke. Wow.
An acoustic lullaby from one of the best and most well-mastered albums ever.
Fleetwood Mac - Never Going Back Again (Remastered Version)
hang drums instrumental
Nice one. Angst
I’ve listened to the following for more of my life than any music. It is DN33, translated by Bhante Sujato and spoken by Amy: