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Lyrics as mantras

Lyrics as mantras
September 20, 2009, 09:40:22 PM
I've been dabbling in meditation techniques, but I found Mr. Easwaran's passage meditation to be very effective so far.
http://www.easwaran.org/page/101

So I've been meditating on this segment of Praise of Death ever since:

Stricken to live
Hell on Earth
Shackled and bound we lie

Praise of Death
Life's a dream
We're only living to die


(Repeat slowly, times infinity)

And it's been helping me focus on what needs to be done ever since, repeating it ad nauseam, at a slow pace, when I have time to kill, sitting idly. It echoes in my subconscious, and it has far-reaching implications. They're catchy, yet rich in meaning.

Try repeating the above, gently skimming across the implications of the passage, see for yourself whether it does anything for you.

Can we think of other great parts of lyrics to serve as mantras? Something else that's catchy, yet rich in meaning.

Re: Lyrics as mantras
September 20, 2009, 11:49:18 PM
When night falls
She cloaks the world
In impenetrable darkness
A chill rises
From the soil
And contaminates the air

Suddenly...
Life has new meaning


This last sentence is a kick in the face. Satori.

Re: Lyrics as mantras
September 21, 2009, 01:05:54 AM
Can we think of other great parts of lyrics to serve as mantras? Something else that's catchy, yet rich in meaning.

Well, I'm pretty obsessed with Morbid Angel's Immortal Rites. Its meaning is so well wrapped up, in a very Metal lexicon, nearly disguised but actually revealing the spiritual, nihilistic tendencies built into the Metal worldview.

Rid us of our human waste
Cleanse our earthly lives
Make us one with darkness
Enlighten us to your ways.


Quote
(Repeat slowly...

I find this impossible to do; a great injustice to the song it's from!

Re: Lyrics as mantras
September 21, 2009, 04:18:01 AM
Quote
(Repeat slowly...

I find this impossible to do; a great injustice to the song it's from!

Hahaha, I was waiting for this! We should slow down a little bit, otherwise we get too tense and lose control.

Re: Lyrics as mantras
September 21, 2009, 05:24:21 PM
I think some Sacramentum pieces would work, especially When Night Surrounds Me:

Under the mighty wings of blackness,
I deny my earthly existence.
Embraced by thy nocturnal paradise,
I will forever belong to the night.


It's slightly more personal; like the rest of the album, but still carries the same meaning. Of course, it could be attributed to how Sacramentum wove their works - I used the "verse" of The Vision and The Voice as my own mantra, unknowingly, for a while.

Re: Lyrics as mantras
September 23, 2009, 09:18:48 PM
Somewhat long compared to the others here, but it does its job.

"I'm a Black Death Metal Warrior of Cosmos, and I yearn for the knowledge and truth, for the universe has many secrets to unfold, but of which many will not ever know... But still in the light of the fullmoon's gaze I ponder about the universe, the stars, the galaxies, the endless worlds and how I will one day get there - for a black death metal warrior is curious and powered by Satanic desire, to always seek for the Might and the New and never to feel bored like the slaves. A black death metal warrior of Satan does not have time for vanities, only high priority of death is in his minds and respect for his gods of ancient times. "

Have not learned to use Italics yet ;D

Re: Lyrics as mantras
September 23, 2009, 10:46:49 PM
Taken by the North wind blow
Into the icy abyss of colours
As I fulfilled my true self
I knew your world is not for me
...I am not one of them...


I see this being one to me

Re: Lyrics as mantras
September 25, 2009, 04:51:16 PM
At the Gates, maybe?

from "The Break of Autumn"

The timebird rose from it's nest of bones
And thrust it's beak in my eye
With the beat of charging wings
My transcience was confirmed


^ And then it's driven home by pounding out a few power chords

from "The Scar"

Empty streets fill my mind
Autumn has come to numb me blind
The end it reaches out for me
My soul still calling to be free
I want the energy to breathe, to clear thier poisoned minds
The energy i am, to end thier pointless lives


^ The lyrics are even delivered meditatively