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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:22 am 
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For those of you that don't know of him, Buckley was a musician in the 1990's who was very spiritually aware. His song Grace includes the lines "wait in the fire" and "I'm not afraid to [die] but [life] goes so slow." Before he could finish his second album, he drowned in an offshoot of the Mississippi river, perhaps intentionally. I think he ascended this realm, as the water represents the quelling of the flames of life and of samsara. Just thought I'd share. ;)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:32 am 
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Accidental drowning & ascended this realm, as the water represents the quelling of the flames of life and of samsara?
Interesting...

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:26 am 
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Yes, I have heard of him.
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Are you being facetious, plwk? :p

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Of course!. His version of Dido's Lament is one of my favourite pieces of music.


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My wife is a big fan.
I am a Stephen Stills man myself. :smile:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:22 am 
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It also represents being carried away uncontrollably by the waves of samsara and death, and is often depicted as such explicitly in Buddhist murals... But who am I to say, for all I know you're right. And regardless, his version of Hallelujah gets me every time, especially knowing that backstory. So sad.


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