Songs from Plum Village

 

Songs from Plum Village

Dear Friends

Dear friends, dear friends,
Let me tell you how I feel.
You have given me such treasure,
I love you so.

Love, joy, inner peace,
Like a Sunday morning breeze
All my friends are so lovely / joyful / peaceful.
I love you so. I love you so.

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Breathing in, Breathing out

Breathing in, breathing out; breathing in, breathing out;
I am blooming as a flower; I am fresh as the dew.
I am solid as a mountain, I am firm as the earth; I am free.

Breathing in, breathing out; breathing in, breathing out;
I am water, reflecting what is real, what is true,
and I feel there is space deep inside of me;
I am free, I am free, I am free.

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No Coming, No Going

No coming, no going, no after, no before.
I hold you close to me, I release you to be so free.
Because I am in you, and you are in me
Because I am in you, and you are in me

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Happiness is Here and Now

Happiness is here and now, I have dropped my worries.
Nowhere to go, nothing to do, no longer in a hurry.
Happiness is here and now, I have dropped my worries
Somewhere to go, something to do, but I don┬┐t need to hurry.

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I Have Arrived I am Home

I have arrived, I am home,
in the here and in the now.
I have arrived, I am home,
In the here and in the now.
I am solid, I am free,
I am solid, I am free,
in the ultimate I dwell,
in the ultimate I dwell.

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In out, Deep Slow

In, out; Deep, slow;
Calm, ease; Smile, release;
Present moment, Wonderful moment.

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Island of the Self

Breathing in I go back to the island within myself.
There are beautiful trees within the island,
there are clear streams of water,
there are birds, sunshine and fresh air,
breathing out I feel safe.
I enjoy going back to my island.

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Here is the Pure Land

Here is the Pureland, the Pureland is here.
I smile in mindfulness, and dwell in the present moment.
The Buddha is seen in an autumn leaf,
The Dharma in the floating cloud,
The Sangha body is everywhere, my true home is right here.
Breathing in flowers are blooming.
Breathing out I am aware that bamboos are swaying.
My mind is free and I enjoy every moment.

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