Lasith (lasith) wrote,
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Thinking Hurts my brain

Here's a link where I tried to kinda spread my wings...

http://www.livejournal.com/community/buddhists/807343.html

You know that unless you are a bird..or a bat..or an insect...you should not expect to fly if you spread your wings...I kinda find that the group was nice and I'm proud to be a member but I don't think I want to post too much there...I hate to believe that there is a right or wrong in religion...perspective means so much...But the thing I hate about buddhism is that they ponder the smallest thing...For instance whether it's ok to kill spiders because they kill fleas...Of course it's wrong...It is a buddhist's hope that the spider will not kill the flea and how can you punish something for something it hasn't done...Unless possibly you see it trying to kill a flea...I am sure Buddhist's don't believe in the Death Penalty...See Buddhist's contemplate too much...including me...It is interesting that a lot of my Buddhist teaching is from the Jataka tales...A group of stories about Buddha's past lives...In these stories included among justice, honesty, kindness, and compassion is the idea of sacrifice...The buddha is often in a situation where in a Vulcan sense "Sacrifice the One for the Good of the Many" he must sacrifice himself for the good of others...Often he gives his head to be put on the chopping block for the king who sees the greatness of the buddha and decides to compassionate to all...But there are other stories where it is only for one creature that he gives his life...Is this suicide...It is..But I doubt anyone really makes suicidal decisions for such noble causes...And yet the Sri Lankan people have the highest rates of suicide in the world...Sadly it is this belief that there is better worlds than this one where there is so much suffering...The religion and our interpretation has led our people to in a sense not value our life...It is a sad fact but I think that it was never the Buddha's wish for us to do this...It is lucky that we live in a world where we can enact change...So with the idea of Changes...Let's listen to Tupac...

-1-
Come on come on
I see no changes wake up in the morning and I ask myself
is life worth living should I blast myself?
I'm tired of bein' poor and even worse I'm black
my stomach hurts so I'm lookin' for a purse to snatch
Cops give a damn about a negro
pull the trigger kill a nigga he's a hero
Give the crack to the kids who the hell cares
one less ugly mouth on the welfare
First ship 'em dope and let 'em deal the brothers
give 'em guns step back watch 'em kill each other
It's time to fight back that's what Huey said
2 shots in the dark now Huey's dead
I got love for my brother but we can never go nowhere
unless we share with each other
We gotta start makin' changes
learn to see me as a brother instead of 2 distant strangers
and that's how it's supposed to be
How can the devil take a brother if he's close to me?
I'd love to go back to when we played as kids
but things change, and that's the way it is

Chorus:
That's just the way it is
Things'll never be the same
That's just the way it is
aww yeah
(Repeat)

-2-
I see no changes all I see is racist faces
misplaced hate makes disgrace to races
We under I wonder what it takes to make this
one better place, let's erase the wasted
Take the evil out the people they'll be acting right
'cause both black and white is smokin' crack tonight
and the only time we chill is when we kill each other
it takes skill to be real, time to heal each other
And although it seems heaven sent
We ain't yet, to see a black President dead, uhh
It ain't a secret don't conceal the fact
the penitentiary's packed, and it's filled with blacks
But some things will never change
try to show another way but you stayin' in the dope game
Now tell me what's a mother to do
bein' real don't appeal to the brother in you
You gotta operate the easy way
I made a G today But you made it in a sleazy way
sellin' crack to the kids. I gotta get paid,
Well hey, that's the way it is

Chorus:
That's just the way it is
Things'll never be the same
That's just the way it is
aww yeah
(Repeat)

Talking:
We gotta make a change...
It's time for us as a people to start makin' some changes.
Let's change the way we eat, let's change the way we live
and let's change the way we treat each other.
You see the old way wasn't working so it's on us to do
what we gotta do, to survive.

-3-
And still I see no changes can't a brother get a little peace
It's war on the streets and the war in the Middle East
Instead of war on poverty they got a war on drugs
so the police can bother me
And I ain't never did a crime I ain't have to do
But now I'm back with the blacks givin' it back to you
Don't let 'em jack you up, back you up,
crack you up and pimp smack you up
You gotta learn to hold ya own
make them jealous when they see ya with ya mobile phone
But tell the cops they can't touch this
I don't trust this when they try to rush I bust this
That's the sound of my tool you say it ain't cool
my mama didn't raise no fool
And as long as I stay black I gotta stay strapped
and I never get to lay back
'Cause I always got to worry 'bout the pay backs
some buck that I roughed up way back
comin' back after all these years
rat-tat-tat-tat-tat that's the way it is uhh

Chorus:
That's just the way it is
Things'll never be the same
That's just the way it is
aww yeah

You're my brother, you're my sister
That's just the way it is (way it is,way it is)
Things will never be the same
You're my brother, you're my sister
That's the way it is
Aww yeah

Some things will never change
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