Asian Music Show Podcast #5

..I found this show when browsing Jone’s music shows podcasts, she has an Index. I immediately reblogged it here for all of you. Jae and Jone are lovers of Buddhism, too – I should have known!  Jae will be my co-author for the Buddhist Glossary I’m putting together, similar to my Multimedia Glossary. The one linked to above, is not mine, someone else wrote it.

This show has Sacred Texts, Hymns, and Songs from Buddhism. It is still an Asian Music show, with other kinds of music; but this show has more Buddhist songs in it than any other Podcast of hers that I have heard.


Jone's Podcasts.

Asian Music #5, August 23, 2016. 




1. Blue Lotus, 11:21.
2. Sangkala, 6:37.
3. Song, 3:31.   
4. Da Bei Zhou (The Great Compassion Mantra), 8:23.
5. Kaleran, 5:09.   
6. Ganges Delta Blues, 9:59.
7. Tibetan Buddhism Tantric Buddhist Blessing, 3:48.
8. Degung Sunda Bulan Dagoan (Sundanese), 7:18.
9. Song of Paldarbom (Milarepa), 2:18.
10. Sogano for Koto, 3:33.  
11. Cita Utsawa, 12:35.
12. Haru No Umi (live), 7:48.
13. New Heart Sutra (a capella), 4:21.
14. Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra Mantra, 8:21.
15. Circular Thoughts, 16:00.
15. Reumbeuy Bandung, 4:41.
16. Through The Looking Glass, 5:53.
17. Discourse On The Eight Realizations Of The Great Beings (excerpt), 9:01.
18. Love, 2:23.
19. Ocean Mist, 5:55.
20. In Tibetan Bowls, 1:40.  
21. The Jade Princess, 2:58.
22. A Meeting By The River, 10:09.
23. Thus Spake Milarepa: Chapter 7 (soundtrack excerpt), 3:17.

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  1. Here is the text of the Eight Realizations, which are sung above.

    The Eight Realizations Of The Great Beings.

    The First Realization is the awareness that the world is impermanent. All political regimes are subject to fall; all things composed of the four elements are empty and contain the seeds of suffering. Human beings are composed of the five skandhas (form, feeling, perception, mental formations, consciousness), aggregates, and are without a separate self. They
    are always in the process of change – constantly being born and constantly dying. They are empty of self, without sovereignty. The mind is the source of all confusion, and the body is the forest of all impure actions. If we mediate on these facts, we can gradually be released from samsara, the round of birth and death.

    The Second Realization is the awareness that more desire brings more suffering. All hardships in daily life arise from greed and desire. Those with little desire and ambition are able to relax their bodies and minds, free from entanglement.

    The Third Realization is that the human mind is always searching for possessions and never feels fulfilled. This causes impure actions to ever increase. Bodhisattvas however, always remember the principle of having few desires. They live a simple life in peace in order to practice the Way, and consider the realization of perfect understanding as their only career.

    The Fourth Realization is the awareness of the extent to which laziness is an obstacle to practice. For this reason, we must practice diligently to destroy the unwholesome mental factors, which bind us, and to conquer the four kinds of Mara (Unwholesome mental factors, five aggregates, death, distractions (e.g. fantasies or forgetfulness), in order to
    free ourselves from the prisons of the five aggregates and the three worlds (world of desire and passion, the world of form (without desire and passion), the world of formlessness (only mental functioning)).

    The Fifth Realization is the awareness that ignorance is the cause of the endless round of birth and death. Therefore, Bodhisattvas always remember to listen and learn in order to develop their understanding and eloquence. This enables them to educate living beings and bring them to the realm of great joy.

    The Sixth Realization is the awareness that poverty creates hatred and anger, which creates a vicious cycle of negative thoughts and activity. When practicing generosity, Bodhisattvas consider everyone, friends and enemies alike, as equal. They do not condemn anyone’s past wrong-doing, nor do they hate those who are presently causing harm.

    The Seventh Realization is that the five categories of desire (being wealthy, being beautiful, being ambitious, finding pleasure in eating, being lazy) lead to difficulties. Although we are in this world, we should try not to be caught up in worldly matters. A monk, for example, has in his possession three robes and one bowl. He lives simply in order to practice the Way. His precepts keep him free from attachment to worldly things, and he treats everyone equally and with compassion.

    The Eighth Realization is the awareness that the fire of birth and death is raging, causing endless suffering everywhere. We should take the Great Vow to help everyone, to suffer with everyone, and to guide all living beings to the realm of great joy.

    The Discourse on the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings is an ancient Buddhist text recited regularly in Plum Village practice centers all over the world.

    This translation has been prepared by Thich Nhat Hanh from the Chinese Taisho Revised Tripitaka, No. 779. It appears in Thich Nhat Hanh, Chanting From The Heart (2006).

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  3. Here is the text of the new (2014) English translation of The Heart Sutra.


    The Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore

    while practicing deeply with
    the Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore,
    suddenly discovered that
    all of the five Skandhas are equally empty,
    and with this realisation
    he overcame all Ill-being.
    “Listen Sariputra,
    this Body itself is Emptiness
    and Emptiness itself is this Body.
    This Body is not other than Emptiness
    and Emptiness is not other than this Body.
    The same is true of Feelings,
    Perceptions, Mental Formations,
    and Consciousness.
    “Listen Sariputra,
    all phenomena bear the mark of Emptiness;
    their true nature is the nature of
    no Birth no Death,
    no Being no Non-being,
    no Defilement no Purity,
    no Increasing no Decreasing.
    “That is why in Emptiness,
    Body, Feelings, Perceptions,
    Mental Formations and Consciousness
    are not separate self entities.
    The Eighteen Realms of Phenomena
    which are the six Sense Organs,
    the six Sense Objects,
    and the six Consciousnesses
    are also not separate self entities.
    The Twelve Links of Interdependent Arising
    and their Extinction
    are also not separate self entities.
    Ill-being, the Causes of Ill-being,
    the End of Ill-being, the Path,
    insight and attainment,
    are also not separate self entities.
    Whoever can see this
    no longer needs anything to attain.
    Bodhisattvas who practice
    the Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore
    see no more obstacles in their mind,
    and because there
    are no more obstacles in their mind,
    they can overcome all fear,
    destroy all wrong perceptions
    and realize Perfect Nirvana.
    “All Buddhas in the past, present and future
    by practicing
    the Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore
    are all capable of attaining
    Authentic and Perfect Enlightenment.
    “Therefore Sariputra,
    it should be known that
    the Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore
    is a Great Mantra,
    the most illuminating mantra,
    the highest mantra,
    a mantra beyond compare,
    the True Wisdom that has the power
    to put an end to all kinds of suffering.
    Therefore let us proclaim
    a mantra to praise
    the Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore:
    Gate, Gate, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha!
    Gate, Gate, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha!
    Gate, Gate, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha!”

    “The Insight that Brings us to the Other Shore” translation by Thich Nhat Hanh (2014) is licensed
    under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.


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