Posted by: Gray | December 26, 2014

Song: You Never Know (when a Bodhisattva will arise . . . )

In times of busyness and frustration it is important to remember that we never know when opportunity will come, Way will Open, possibilities will unfold . . . or a Bodhistattva will arise. Call it what we will, in whatever tradition from which we come, we are led time and again by experience to see that that which reaches from the Beyond is always available to reach us here, now, in this moment . . . widening our view and enlarging our preoccupied minds through a transforming Presence . . .

Here is a song I wrote that reflects this:

“You Never Know (when a Bodhisattva will arise)”
available as a Youtube video at: http://youtu.be/udBdYTYW7TQ
 


Quiet in the meadow, stretched from earth to sky

Digging down for minerals, reaching up for light.

As pistils and stamens make their statements, expressed in hopes as seeds they fertilize,

You never know . . . when a bodhisattva will arise.

 

Busy, busy, busy, bustling from flower to flower

Harvesting the honey, communicating pollen.

While in the tree a cocooned caterpillar, wrapped in silk suspended lies.

You never know . . . when a bodhisattva will arise.

 

Busy, busy, busy, going from thing to thing.

Not centering in silence, not taking time to sing.

But then an unexpected interruption, a shock, a startle, a surprise.

You never know . . . when a bodhisattva will arise.

 

Encountering compassion

Come in an unexpected guise

Relaxing every muscle, opening into a smile.

Inexplicable elation, breathing out a sigh

You never know . . . when a bodhisattva will arise.

 

Words and lyrics by Gray Cox
2014 shared under a Creative Commons License 
recorded by Josh Tohn and Max Paris at the Maximum Tohn Studio,
College of the Atlantic, 2014
(In tuning of C, C, E, G, C, D)

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