Greetings Dhamma friends,
(forgive the title, I could not resist)
I found the following song about the danger of inattentiveness:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyQWhp310tIOne night while drovin' sheep, my companions lay asleep
There was not a star to illuminate the sky
I was dreamin' I suppose, for my eyes were nearly closed
When a very strange procession passed me by
First there came a Kangaroo with his swag of blankets blue
A Dingo ran beside him for a mate
They were travellin' mighty fast but they shouted as they passed
"We'll have to jog along, it's getting late!"
The Pelican and the Crane, they came in from off the plain
To amuse the company with the Highland Fling
And the dear old Bandicoot played the tune upon his flute
And the Koala Bears sat 'round all in the ring
Then the Possum and the Crow sang a song of long ago
And the Frill-necked Lizard listened with a smile
And the Emu standing near with his claw behind his ear
Said "the funniest thing I've heard for quite a while!"
Some frogs from out the swamp where the atmosphere is damp
Came bouncing in and sat upon some stones
They each unrolled their swags and produced from little bags
The violin, the banjo and the 'bones
The Goanna and the snake and the Adder wide awake
With the Alligator danced 'The Soldier's Joy'
In the spreading Silky-Oak, then the Jackass cracked a joke
And the Magpie sang 'The Wild Colonial Boy'
Some Brolgas darted out from the Teatrees all about
And performed a set of Lances very well
Then the parrot green and blue gave the orchestra it's cue
To strike up 'The Old Cabin in the Dell'
I was dreaming I suppose of these entertainin' shows
But it never crossed my mind I was asleep
'Till the boss beneath the cart woke me up with such a start
Yelling "Dreamy, where the hell are all the sheep?"
Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."