16. februar 2012

The first utterance of Lord Buddha

The story goes that this verse of four lines is the first utterance of Buddha Shakyamuni after awakening to true and complete enlightenment.

Deep and quiet, simple, clear, unformed.

A truth that is like nectar, I have found.

Whoever I explain it, no one will understand.

So, in the jungle, silent, I remain.

However, the Buddha did teach -- after being requested by Indra and Brahma who offered a clockwise-coiled white conch and a thousand-spoked golden wheel.

Lyrics & vocals: Erik Pema Kunsang
Music & vocals: Tara Trinley Wangmo
Piano and production: Niels Erichsen