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Shyam Kalyan

Published at YouTube on May 17, 2012 by  

Vocal: Malika E Mausiqui Roshanara Begum 
Sarangi: Ustad Nazim Ali Khan
Tabla: Ustad Miyan Shaukat Hussain Khan Sahib

~courtesy da vincian

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Dokkōdō
“Accept everything just the way it is.
Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.
Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.
Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.
Be detached from desire your whole life.
Do not regret what you have done.
Never be jealous.
Never let yourself be saddened by a separation.
Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself nor others.
Do not let yourself be guided by the feeling of lust or love.
In all things, have no preferences.
Be indifferent to where you live.
Do not pursue the taste of good food.
Do not hold on to possessions you no longer need.
Do not act following customary beliefs.
Do not collect weapons or practice with weapons beyond what is useful.
Do not fear death.
Do not seek to possess either goods or fiefs for your old age.
Respect Buddha and the gods without counting on their help.
You may abandon your own body but you must preserve your honour.
Never stray from the way.”

hmm. maybe I should become an ascetic

Dokkōdō ( “The Way of Walking Alone”)

 Miyamoto Musashi ((宮本 武蔵).  1645

(via emmahalesmith)

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another version:

Do not turn your back on the various Ways of this world.

Do not scheme for physical pleasure.

Do not intend to rely on anything.

Consider yourself lightly; consider the world deeply.

Do not ever think in acquisitive terms.

Do not regret things about your own personal life.

Do not envy anothers good or evil.

Do not lament parting on any road whatsoever.

Do not complain or feel bitterly about yourself or others.

Have no heart for approaching the path of love.

Do not have preferences.

Do not harbor hopes for your own personal home.

Do not have a liking for delicious food for yourself.

Do not carry antiques handed down from generation to generation.

Do not fast so that it affects you physically.

While its different with military equipment, do not be fond of material things.

While on the way, do not begrudge death.

Do not be intent on possessing valuables or a fief in old age.

Respect the gods and Buddahs, but do not depend on them.

Though you give up your life, do not give up your honor.

Never depart from the Way of the Martial Arts.

Second Day of the Fifth Month, Second Year of Shoho [1645] Shinmen (Miyamoto) Musashi.

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“It’s unfortunate that when we feel a storm
     We can roll ourselves over ‘cause we’re uncomfortable
Oh well, the devil makes us sin
          But we like it when we’re spinning in his grip

"Love is like a sin, my love
       For the ones that feel it the most
Look at her with her eyes like a flame
         She will love you like a fly will never love you again

"It’s unfortunate that when we feel a storm
       We can roll ourselves over when we’re uncomfortable
         Oh well, the devil makes us sin
But we like it when we’re spinning in his grip

"Love is like a sin, my love
For the one that feels it the most
          Look at her with a smile like a flame
          She will love you like a fly will never love you again”

                                              ~Paradise Circus, track 7