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vertical line Posted on Dec.31.2012 @ 01:26AM EDT by QuantumZen
I have a friend. He is amazing musician. He's aware and that is felt in his every song and guitar chord, not to mention the deepness of words he sings. While I listen to his music, I disappear, so does good/bad, near/far, now/then... It is just the perfection. What do you think about it? Isn't it just as enlightening as years of meditation? Yes, It doesn't last long after the song ends, but it is a good peek :)
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Reply from QuantumZen
Dec.31.2012
01:40AM EDT 
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vertical line this is very very spontaneous and not rhymed translation of one of his songs. Please try to find something in these words :)

White Russian knows how much I have time
Black Russian keeps me alive
Glasses don't lie
They get empty and bright
I wanted to break in, but the key was outside

I am just a worm in a dream of a butterfly
Just an old dog that can't smell his way anymore
Unweighable carat of blue carbunculus
The center of the Universe inside a pot of tea

Oh, holy mother how beautifully everything spins
When a match stick creates the world from emptiness
When river flows silently and you watch it like insane
Master Eckhart just teach your children.

I put my make up like a girl before God just like before man
But he is just what's left after the paint is gone
And however hard I'd try the morning still comes
when someone else gets up instead of me.
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Reply from leoj99
Dec.31.2012
02:51AM EDT 
vertical line I think music is one of the tools you can use so you can stop thinking.
If you are absorbed with the music you are not thinking. When you think again you are divided and the song is not as good as it was when you are completely out of your thoughts.
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Reply from leoj99
Dec.31.2012
02:53AM EDT 
vertical line After the music back to normal thoughtful and stressful life...lol
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Reply from QuantumZen
Dec.31.2012
03:57AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "After the music back to normal thoughtful and stressful life...lol


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.........I agree with you. But a glimpse of it keeps me motivated ;)
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Reply from justin
Dec.31.2012
08:19AM EDT 
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vertical line You will see exactly what it is you want to see in the music.
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Reply from Avisitor
Dec.31.2012
08:37PM EDT 
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vertical line Where are ... YOU ... while you are listening to the son??
Being enthralled by music or a movie isn't the same as being aware.
But, however you like it ... hahaha
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Reply from QuantumZen
Jan.01.2013
06:30AM EDT 
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vertical line Isn't it? There is no me only chords :) That's the closest I've got
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Reply from Woodsman
Jan.01.2013
10:28AM EDT 
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vertical line Apple runs
Apple chase
Apple pie
Apple paste

Gonna go get some now
Gonna be found free
Pick up off the ground
As red love hearts in trees

Apple town
Apple be
Apple crown
Apple free, me, to see, no sound just me and apples any time

A round round round apple z
z z z z z z
zeeee aaap  pull tee
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Reply from Avisitor
Jan.02.2013
08:52AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Isn't it? There is no me only chords :) That's the closest I've got"
.........

Ever hear of being lost in the music??
Or being part of the movie??
You have lost your awareness
You don't know where it is
Some places like to play music while they meditate
So, they can become enthralled by the music ... hahaha
It is a distraction .. an unnecessary one ...

Remember awareness is the practice
So why degrade your practice with stuff that takes you away from the here and now??

I'm not saying that there is no place for music.
I'm saying that there is a time and a place for everything
But, music isn't part of the practice
At least not now ... hahaha
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Reply from QuantumZen
Jan.02.2013
11:53AM EDT 
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vertical line I understand your words and yet I imagine that in the highest level of enlightenment drinking tea, listening to music and brushing autumn leaves is the most perfect practice.
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Jan.02.2013
12:50PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "I understand your words and yet I imagine that in the highest level of enlightenment drinking tea, listening to music and brushing autumn leaves is the most perfect practice. "
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Tell me the truth ... has it worked for you so far??
Have you achieved the highest level of enlightenment???
In your ideal of a world, drinking tea, listening to music and brushing autumn leaves sounds like perfect practice.
But, like most people, full of delusions ... hahaha
Sorry, no reflection upon you ... it is just funny.
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Reply from QuantumZen
Jan.02.2013
01:12PM EDT 
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vertical line I don't have goals or pride in what I've achieved (If it can be called an achievement in the first place :)). Sometimes I meditate "And for a time, it is good", sometimes a dissolve in music and then it is good again :)
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Jan.02.2013
01:12PM EDT 
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vertical line I don't have goals or pride in what I've achieved (If it can be called an achievement in the first place :)). Sometimes I meditate "And for a time, it is good", sometimes a dissolve in music and then it is good again :)
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