What music are you listening to right now?

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Postby Mindstar » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:25 pm

was just listening to this... its magic

Wherever he goes, there he is unafraid.. Wherever he sleeps, there he is unalarmed!
The nights and days does neither touch nor burn him. He sees nothing in this world
that is to be kept or lost.. Therefore his mind dwells in goodwill and gentle kindness
towards all beings until he falls asleep.
SN I 110
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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Postby Ben » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:23 am

"One cannot step twice into the same river, nor can one grasp any mortal substance in a stable condition, but it scatters and again gathers; it forms and dissolves, and approaches and departs."

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Postby Dan74 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:12 am



a very Dhammic song...

Will you loose the flowers
Hold on to the vase?
Will you wipe all those teardrops
Away from your face?
I can't help thinking
As I close the door,
I have done all of this
Many times before.


And if you are in the mood for a love song from beyond the grave:

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Postby SDC » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:34 am

Something very special in heavy music

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Postby santa100 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:14 am

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Postby Dan74 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:45 am



The lyrics take on a new unintended meaning in the light of the ongoing ponderings here, but a hauntingly beautiful song regardless.
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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Postby Mindstar » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:34 pm

Wherever he goes, there he is unafraid.. Wherever he sleeps, there he is unalarmed!
The nights and days does neither touch nor burn him. He sees nothing in this world
that is to be kept or lost.. Therefore his mind dwells in goodwill and gentle kindness
towards all beings until he falls asleep.
SN I 110
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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Postby Zentruckdriver » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:25 pm

This is one I like.
Dipping a toe in or pulling myself from a swamp...yeah that covers it for now.
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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Postby ES06 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:13 am

Heart sutra in Sanskrit by Imee Ooi.

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Postby Edith Clampton » Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:12 pm

I have been reading a talk by Ajahn Sumedho called “Religious Convention and Sila Practice”. He says:

    “One night, we were sitting in our forest monastery in Thailand meditating, when I heard an American pop song that I really hated when I was a layman. It was being blasted out by one of those medicine sellers who go to all the villages in big vans with loudspeakers that play this kind of music in order to attract the villagers to come and buy their quacky medicines. The wind was blowing in the right direction and the sound of ‘Tell Laura I Love Her’ seemed right here in the meditation hall itself. I hadn’t heard American pop music for so many years, so while this smarmy sentimental song was playing I was actually beginning to cry! And I began to recognise the tremendous emotional pull of that kind of music. If you don’t really understand it, it grabs your heart and you get caught up in the excitement and emotion of it. This is the effect of music when you’re not mindful.”

    http://www.amaravati.org/documents/cittavivaka/data/03reli.html

I had never heard of this song before and was intrigued as to what might have made the ajahn hate it so much. Searching Youtube I learned that there are in fact several versions of it. I expect Ajahn Sumedho would have been listening to the original of 1960. This was sung by a certain Ray Peterson — a notable early triumph for American pioneers of artificial intelligence. Though the whole of the USA was hoodwinked into accepting "Ray" as a real person, he was eventually revealed to be merely a singing robot constructed from thermoplastic polymer fibres.

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Having now listened to several versions, my verdict is that the best of the lot is an unsentimental Scottish adaptation by Billy Connolly. In this version the tragic ballad’s outcome is reversed: instead of Tommy it’s Laura who ends up splattered.

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Postby SamBodhi » Thu May 01, 2014 9:56 am

"An inward-staying
unentangled knowing,
All outward-going knowing
cast aside."
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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Postby truth3762 » Thu May 01, 2014 11:53 pm

I find this song very inspiring. It addresses such an important issue directly, but with compassion. I find the video, music and words very powerful. I pray it ends the suffering.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjD7OpX6EOc
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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Postby manas » Fri May 02, 2014 4:23 am



Damn well love this song.
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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Postby Edith Clampton » Fri May 02, 2014 5:29 pm





We Are The Ovaltineys by The Ovaltineys (ca 1935)



Charming, isn’t it? It’s the sort of song one could happily listen to all day and night.

In fact I’ve recently started using the Ovaltineys’ song as background to my daily boxing and aerobic workout. Like many an amateur pugilist I had previously been working out to the tune of Soomaaliyeey toosoo (“Wake Up, Somalia!”), which is the old national anthem of Somalia. Unfortunately the Somalian government abolished the old anthem, replacing it with an astonishingly boring new one called Qolobaa Calankeed (“Our Nation’s Flag”). There’s no way in the world that I’m going to box and pump to a dull-as-ditchwater dirge like that! The new anthem’s sole merit, as far as I can see, is that it’s insipid enough not to arouse the wrath of the more volatile strains of Mussulmen that infest that poor country.

So, it’s farewell to the musical compositions of Mogadishu as far as this lady is concerned: from now on I’ll be working out to the Ovaltineys.

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Postby Mkoll » Sun May 04, 2014 11:26 am

Melodic Psytrance :twothumbsup:

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Postby Sekha » Tue May 06, 2014 4:42 pm

It probably won't sound like you would imagine from seeing the cover

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Postby SDC » Thu May 08, 2014 1:39 am

A suite by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn - two of the great composers of the last century.

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Postby SDC » Sat May 10, 2014 2:50 am

Early '70s Duke Ellington

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Postby purple planet » Sat May 10, 2014 2:27 pm

everyone can be good or bad everyone has a heaven and hell inside him


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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Postby Crazy cloud » Sat May 17, 2014 8:19 am

your name Mori means forest like the infinite fresh green distances of your blindness
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