AI BUDDHA LYRICS ©

Physical Form

This opportune physical form

Is found but once

Hard to create – Easily lost

It’s like a wish-fulfilling gem

Contemplate this

You’ll realize

No worldly actions ever last

And day and night you

Must strive to

Extract some essence from your life

All across the universe

Beings pray to be born on earth

So they may break their karmic bonds

And obtain this physical form

All across the universe

Beings pray to be born on earth

So they may break their karmic bonds

And obtain this physical form

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Interconnectedness

Far away in the heavenly abode

Of the great god Indra

There’s a wondrous net of jewels

Infinitely spread in all directions

In the extravagant taste of the deities

In each node of the net is a jewel

And since the net is of infinite dimensions

The jewels are infinite in count

Glittering like stars of the first magnitude

Most beautiful sight to behold

When you look at one of these radiant jewels

In its polished surface you’ll see:

Reflected infinitely all the other jewels

And each other jewel reflected in this jewel

Is reflecting all the other jewels in the net

In infinite reflections

Infinite dimensions

An infinite progression

In infinite time

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Clashing Worlds

This is the place where the universe started

The place where you and parted

The place of silent hope

The place where the Buddhas go

Nothing ever really burns

In this place of clashing worlds

It makes me think it makes me feel

This place where the Buddha turned the wheel

For the first time

Nothing ever really burns

In this place of silent dreams

The pilgrims come and walk the path

Where the chosen one broke free

Eons ago…

Nothing ever really burns

In this place of contradictions

Shortly after the spirits left

I felt this increase in friction

Now there is more black and white less gray

Now there’s more emotion when I pray

So many eyes like flies on me by day

So many tongues in mantra song

Chanting all the way…

This is the poorest place on earth

The poorest place on earth

The place where nothing burns

The place where mind-streams turn

This is the place where the universe started

The place where you and parted

The place of silent hope

The place where the Buddhas go

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Stainless

I take refuge in the Stainless

And the Highest Assembly

I will lead all sentience

To the perfect enlightened state

I shall generate only enlightened compassion

I shall achieve this

Only through the power of my-self

May I enter the light – Pure and selflessly

[Refuge prayer in Tibetan two times]

I take refuge in the Stainless

And the Highest Assembly

May I lead all sentience

To the perfect enlightened state

I shall generate only enlightened compassion

I shall achieve this

Only through the power of my-self

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Limitless

Lions amongst men

Buddhas of the ten directions

With bodies numerous as grains of sand

I bow down

On waves of strength

Of this prayer for exalted ways

May all Buddha realms

Be forever vast and maintained

All future times

That could possibly be

In a single instant

Manifest within me

And I myself

In the blink of an eye

Enter into all eons

Of the three times

Because:

Limitless – is the extent of space

Limitless – the number of sentient beings

Limitless – their karma and delusions

Such are the limits of my aspirations

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Artificiality

Accustomed long to love and compassion

Accustomed long to meditating

Accustomed long to contemplating

The secret whispered truth

Both Nirvana and Samsara

Are Inherent in myself

I have forgotten hope and fear

Forgotten dread of birth and death

Accustomed long to (the) continuum

Of the un-created state

I have forgotten all conventions

Of artificialities

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Furious Bliss

Stabbing the sky my with blazing Vajra

Violently rattling my skull bone drum

Shaking my bell in complete absorption

My electric body alights in bliss

Bliss, bliss, bliss – furious bliss

The Vajra electrifies all the heavens

Skull drum thunders across the earth

The bell awakens countless migratory beings

And ignites them in their furious bliss

Bliss, bliss, bliss – furious bliss

From cyclic existence deep in Samsara

To Nirvana’s Emptiness

The multiplicity of the universes

Is illuminated in furious bliss

Bliss, bliss, bliss – furious bliss

Bliss, bliss, bliss – furious bliss

Bliss, bliss, bliss – furious bliss

Playing my human bone trombone

Violently rattling my skull bone drum

I awaken young gods and goddesses

Arousing them to immerse in bliss

Bliss, bliss, bliss – furious…

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Limitless – Bardo

Lions amongst men

Buddhas of the ten directions

With bodies numerous as grains of sand

I bow down

On waves of strength

Of this prayer for exalted ways

May all Buddha realms

Be forever vast and maintained

All future times

That could possibly be

In a single instant

Manifest within me

And I myself

In the blink of an eye

Enter into all eons

Of the three times…

…because limitless – is the extent of space

Limitless – the number of sentient beings

Limitless – their karma and delusions

Such are the limits of my aspirations

May I purify – the powers of Karma

May I crush – the powers of delusion

May I render powerless – the powerful Maras

And perfect the power of the path

May I perform – an ocean of perfect deeds

May I liberate – an ocean of beings

May I see – an ocean of truths

May I realize – an ocean of Bliss

Limitless

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 Perfect Realm

 This foundation of earth

Purified with scented water

Strewn with flowers and adorned by Mount Meru

The four continents

The sun and the moon

Visualized as the purest realm

Is offered to the highest assembly

May all beings be reborn

In that perfect realm

© Peter Haeder 2017

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