Knot of Eternity
S O N G   O F   P A L D A R B O M
by Shepa Dorje, the yogi Milarepa
Music by Winfield Shaw Clark
Duet sung by Suzann Duquette and Winfield Clark


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I can contemplate the sky,
But clouds make me uneasy.
Milarepa, tell me how
To meditate on clouds.

“If the sky’s as easy as you say,
Clouds are just the sky’s play.
Let your mind stay
Within the sky.”

I can contemplate the sea,
But waves make me uneasy.
Milarepa, tell me how
To meditate on waves.

“If the sea’s as easy as you say,
Waves are just the sea’s play.
Let your mind stay
Within the sea.”

I can contemplate my mind,
But thoughts make me uneasy.
Milarepa, tell me how
To meditate on thoughts.

“If your mind’s as easy as you say,
Thoughts are just the mind’s play.
Let your mind stay
Within your mind.”

From the Mila Grubum (The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa) Tibetan 11th century,
melody by Winfield Clark, text re-worded metrically.

Copyright © Winfield Clark 2002


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