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THANKS TO
"QUETZAL" AND "MAD MONK"
(OF THE RAMALILA.NET BULLETIN BOARD),
WE NOW HAVE THE SPOKEN TEXT OF THE SAMURAI CD

THE SAMURAI PREPARES
Enlightenment exists within all things. All things are Enlightenment. Enlightenment has always existed; exists right now, and will always exist. Enlightenment comes from meditation. Clear your mind; still your thoughts. Be absorbed in sound; in music.

Enlightenment is beyond all of this. Enlightenment is beyond all of this. All of these worlds; all of these times; all of these places... everything here will come and go. Nothing remains, except...Enlightenment.

THE SAMURAI CONFRONTS HIMSELF
In ancient time, Enlightenment was sought in the forests, by the seas, and on the mountains and in the deserts. Today Enlightenment is the city, with it's noise and it's sounds. On the other side of sounds and noises in the cities...is perfect stillness.

Allow your mind to drift into the currents of Enlightenment; far beyond this and any world, where there are no beginnings and endings; there is only endless perfection.

THE SAMURAI IN BATTLE
The lightning and thunder of life are clamorous. Beyond them is the stillness of perfect light and Enlightenment. We exist for a transient moment, and then we dissolve again into the clear light of reality; the Dharmakaya; the endless cycle of perfection and light as it manifests itself.

THE EMPTINESS OF LIFE
On the other side of this life, there is Enlightenment that stretches on forever; past thousands and millions of stars and suns...into Eternity.

THE EMPTINESS OF SPACE
Enlightenment is Union: the union of the finite and the infinite; the union of man and woman; time and space; conception, creation, destruction. All these things, all these worlds, are part of the play of Enlightenment. Lose yourself in your life; in your work, in your play. In the physicality of existence, Enlightenment also exists.

TRANSIENCE
Trust yourself. Be still; be open. Humility is the ability to experience Eternity as your body, mind and spirit. To be the light is not an easy thing; to give up individuality. Prayer, fasting, meditation, concentration, focus: these are the outer forms and expressions of Enlightenment.

AFTER BATTLE
Meditate of Light. Clear your mind. Allow the inner light from all the endless worlds of light to flow through you into this world. Be a bridge. Join all the worlds
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COMPLETION IS BEGINNING AGAIN
Be optimistic. Always be positive, because beyond this transient surface of pleasure and pain, there is endless ecstasy. You can't understand life. You can convince yourself that you have. What you can do is be empty; empty of thoughts, and hatreds and violence so that the clear light of perfect Enlightenment can fill you... to the brim.

SWORD OF THE SAMURAI
The mind is such a simple thing. Beyond the mind is the Greater Self. Beyond the Greater Self is the stillness, the warmth, and the perfect light of Enlightenment.

DEFEATING DEATH
All rivers flow to the ocean they say. All men and women flow to the ocean of their death, and there is a renewal at death; there is a rebirth into a new life... a new river.

MERGING WITH THE TAO
What you focus on you will become, so always focus on that which is the highest, brightest, and happiest: the most noble of all things... Enlightenment.

- Rama, Zazen: Samurai.

Lyrics copyright 1993 by Zazen Music, Inc

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