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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Reggae Koan.

This guys is one of my favorite artists. Matisyahu is a Hasidic Jewish Reggae/hip-hop artist. I'm a big fan of reggae and find the rhythms especially soothing, inspirational and enlightening. The lyrics in reggae are often about social justice, peace, love, spirituality and harmony and like a lot of music it brings about a sort of musical satori. Music is a powerful force in my life and one that often acts as guide along the middle-path between somethingness and nothingness. I especially like this lyric from Matisyahu's version of this Bob classic, which is a kind of reggae koan:

Everyman thinks that his burden is the heaviest.

~Peace to all beings~

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4 comments:

rfyock said...

I just wanted to thank James for his article on Buddhism and mental illness. I am looking into Buddahism and wanted to know because I myself have a mental illness. Thanks

Was Once said...

Great post, I was just talking about pity in a Dhamma class. Thanks

They call him James Ure said...

Rfyock:

Oh thank-you my friend. Know that you can reach out to me anytime. I am here for anyone who has a mental illness because I know how hard it is. I live with it too.

Was Once:

Thanks!!

Marco said...

This guy is really good. san management

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