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Buddhist view on this song?

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Buddhist view on this song?

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Re: Buddhist view on this song?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:08 am

Where is home and how can the Buddha get you there?

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Re: Buddhist view on this song?

Postby Admiral » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:22 am

To me, "home" is a metaphor of a state where one is peaceful and calm.
To "get us home" can also be seen as a metaphor of a way back to our roots.
And the Dhamma is our way to find this peaceful state...

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Re: Buddhist view on this song?

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Re: Buddhist view on this song?

Postby bodom » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:29 pm

I liked "Reinventing Your Exit" and "It's Dangerous Business Walking out Your Front Door" from these guys.

  :anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
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Re: Buddhist view on this song?

Postby OcTavO » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:40 pm

I don't really see any aspects of Buddhism in there... just very vague deity focused lyrics. You could also replace "Good God" with Brahma, Pangu, Zeus, Odin etc. and have the same effect. Actually, I would suggest Buddha is the worst fit of any of the figures because he did not particularly teach "home" and certainly not "forgiveness". The lyrics suggest being led to some kind of salvation, while Buddhism suggests there is no one to lead - only ardent striving by the individual.


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