21 January 2014

O Nembutsu - Namo Amida Bu

Enjoy the melody while sing through the song.


O! Nembutsu!
(Sung to the melody of “Amazing Grace”)
[Traditional, Lyrics ©2003 by José M. Tirado]

O! Nembutsu!
The Name that calls
Wells up inside of me.
I call that Name
It calls me too,
Namo-Amida-Bu!

Unhindered Light...
Infinite Life...
Amida surrounds me.
This little self, 
This little me,
No greater Love than this.

How warm your Light
Bright´ning my heart,
How warm your Vow 
Of Life!
Your promise filled,
Yes, verily,
And taken just for me!

O Primal Vow
The First Promise,
Whose power takes me home!
To that Pure Land
From which I can
Be wakened and released.

Bright Light of Life
Of Purity,
Light shining on us all:
The young or old,
The rich or poor,
All taken, as we are....

O! Nembutsu!
The Name that calls
Wells up inside of me.
I call that Name
It calls me too,
Namo-Amida-Bu!



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(Sung to the melody of “Amazing Grace”)
[Traditional, Lyrics ©2003 by José M. Tirado]
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01 January 2014

New Beginnings

You can look to the stars in search of the answers
Look for God and life on distant planets
Have your faith in the ever after
While each of us holds inside the map to the labyrinth
And heaven's here on earth

We are the spirit the collective conscience
We create the pain and the suffering and the beauty in this world

Heaven's here on earth
In our faith in humankind
In our respect for what is earthly
In our unfaltering belief in peace and love and understanding

I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise
Of ordinary people leading ordinary lives
Filled with love, compassion, forgiveness and sacrifice

Heaven's in our hearts
In our faith in humankind
In our respect for what is earthly
In our unfaltering belief in peace and love and understanding

Look around
Believe in what you see
The kingdom is at hand
The promised land is at your feet
We can and will become what we aspire to be

If Heaven's here on earth
If we have faith in humankind
And respect for what is earthly
And an unfaltering belief that truth is divinity
And heaven's here on earth

I've seen spirits
I've met angels
Touched creations beautiful and wondrous
I've been places where I question all I think I know
But I believe, I believe, I believe this could be heaven
We are born inside the gates with the power to create life
And to take it away
The world is our temple
The world is our church
Heaven's here on earth

If we have faith in human kind
And respect for what is earthly
And an unfaltering belief
In peace and love and understanding
This could be heaven here on earth

*Tracy L. Chapman
Heaven's Here on Earth