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Re: What are the lyrics?
• Posted by: Shadowless   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, May 27, 2005, at 8:38 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: What are the lyrics? (andy)

As I read through the lyrics, I can't help but notice a very striking resemblance of this song to a 'religious' description. The first lines of the song sound like a pleading prayer to a divine spirit (the great universal spirit, God, whatever your preference).

From delusion, lead me to truth. From darkness, lead me to light. From death, lead me to eternal life.

Then, it seems as if some amazing revelation is brought to the attention of the one pleading with the spirit. Almost like this person has realized that he can overcome death by following a path of correct actions, and reach eternal life by knowing the truth about this divine spirit.

He who knows both knowledge and action, with action overcomes death, and with knowledge reaches eternal life.

Then, as if from nowhere, another being appears. The One. He is some form of savior, a Bridge of Immortality. He is also some form of incarnation of the spirit of the universe, for it states that all things (the sky, earth, and all the regions of heaven [the air]) are woven into him. It also says that the mind (of the universe maybe) and all the powers of life rest within him.

In him are woven the sky and the earth, and all the regions of the air, and in him rest the mind and all the powers of life. Know him as The One and leave aside all other words. He is the bridge of immortality.

The next part talks about the structure of life, and the different existences. Senses are first, then the mind uses its essence (reason) in determining what the senses mean. Then, the Spirit of man (the states of emotion) is stronger than reason, and can override the mind. But even this is still subject to the power of the Spirit of the Universe (God, The One, etc.), who changes all things.

Beyond the senses is the mind, and beyond the mind is reason, its essence.
Beyond reason is the Spirit in man, and beyond this is the Spirit of the Universe, the evolver of all.

If your five senses and your mind are still, then you are dead. And then, the “Path supreme” begins. This could be journey to heaven or transcending to a higher existence, etc.

When the five senses and the mind are still, and reason itself rests in silence, then begins the Path supreme.

The final part talks about seeing this Spirit of the Universe for the first time, and being embraced by it after the Path supreme is over with. When this spirit is seen, all binds on the heart (spirit) are broken, and all doubt disappears, and the Law of Karma (which basically states “what goes around, comes around”) will no longer work. In my opinion, if it no longer works, then all is forgiven, and revenge will cease to exist.

And when he is seen in his immanence and transcendence, then the ties that have bound the heart are unloosened. The doubts of the mind vanish, and the Law of Karma works no more.

Anyway, that’s what I gathered from it, and it follows Hindu (and Christian, and just about all other beliefs in a divine spirit) very clearly.

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  • What are the lyrics?  (4689 views)
       shinobigyrl7 - Saturday, May 22, 2004, at 12:15 p.m.
    •    Re: What are the lyrics?  (7130 views)
         andy - Saturday, May 22, 2004, at 11:52 p.m.
      •      Re: What are the lyrics?  (4379 views)    We're Here
           Shadowless - Friday, May 27, 2005, at 8:38 a.m.
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           ThaTrainman - Friday, June 25, 2004, at 7:08 p.m.

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