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Knowledge (Mantra 10)

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The wise have explained that one result is derived from the culture of knowledge and that a different result is obtained from the culture of nescience.

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Everyone's complaining
about the problems
but they remain in confusion
not caring about the real knowledge
that offers the perfect eternal solution
these days there's no respect for the wise
every man for himself when the goal is to rise
in the material sense of the word
but headaches are caused
the world becomes absurd
lethal weapons to wipe out others
material knowledge but illusion covers
students not shown
life's real purpose
not taught to serve life
but taught to serve dust
tiny tiny creatures
try to dominate the world
but in due course of time
death will unfurl
its merciless attack
on the would be kings
frustrating old age and disease stings

Nescience leading to nationalism
a prison of the mind increasing chauvinism
but the reality is we sit on a rock
floating through space and time tic tocks
innumerable planets populating space
like dust particles
but we glorify our race
our species, our country
our companies and friends
new life begins
but another one ends

anyad evāhur vidyayā-
nyad āhur avidyayā
iti śuśruma dhīrāṇāḿ
ye nas tad vicacakṣire

No one likes to hear about death
but we all have to breathe our last breath
sounds pretty grim but that's the reality
in a world of duality
there's always mortality
span of human life decreasing
allure of the senses cruelly teasing
we can plan and plan to make things different
but only by love can we really be lifted

To serve humanity is a noble thing
but what can helping the temporary body bring?
if the soul has not been fed
then temporary meals can't help when we're dead
to educate the brain has no real gain
if the knowledge doesn't help us
attain a higher plane
it all dissipates in the due course
so a better service?
endorse the source
of course
full love and energy is not so easy
but every step towards Him
He'll take three
to you and me
so put simply
hear and discuss
His activity
this is not imaginary
not necessary
to live in a monastery
unified diversity
not fragmentary
just needs love and sincerity

Following the wisdom route
we can taste the ripened wisdom fruit
sweetened by the beak of the bird
who repeats the facts of what was heard
shelter of a spiritual guide
free from ego, envy, pride
hear the message
that remains unchanged
fear dissipates
fate rearranged

anyad evāhur vidyayā-
nyad āhur avidyayā
iti śuśruma dhīrāṇāḿ
ye nas tad vicacakṣire

No one likes to hear about death
but we all have to breathe our last breath
sounds pretty grim but that's the reality
in a world of duality
there's always mortality
span of human life decreasing
allure of the senses cruelly teasing
we can plan and plan to make things different
but only by love can we really be lifted

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from Śrī Īśopaniṣad: The Album, released April 8, 2014

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Sometimes I'm a musician/poet/video-artist/street performer, but really I'm just a wandering soul learning the lessons of life as I traverse its diverse path. Check out my website for more.

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