Momoiro Clover Z – Black Weekend (Black Sabbath – Sweet Leaf cover) Lyrics (translated to English)

ももいろクローバーZ – Black Weekend Kuroi Shuumatsu (黒い週末) – http://idolyrics.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/kuroi-shuumatsu-%E9%BB%92%E3%81%84%E9%80%B1%E6%9C%AB-lyrics/

(Translated out of absolute curiosity. The original song by Black SabbathSweet Leaf” is a song about marijuana and smoking pot. So I wanted to know what these young ladies were actually singing about.)

Black (dark or sorrowful) Weekend

Basically composed as an anime theme song about “Brave Raidin” – a precursor to Ultraman back in the 1970’s: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_Raideen

Black weekend, come on Raideen! (ref. to Yusha Raidin – a super robot anime series)
Black weekend, come on Raideen!

No more laughs today
Had to cut my power
I’m on the verge of crying
Black weekend, come on Raideen!

Where are the tickets to the promised land
Deprived of freedom, this doll can’t sleep
A Cold, hungry never-ending nightmare
Whose fingers point to those who do not approach
Wanting worship, more and more!
I am left longing, longing.

I curse this timing
Had to cut my power again
{My nose is bleeding, is that supposed to happen?)
Have courage, then…
Black weekend, come on Raideen!

After being buried in mud and covered in poison,
I was left in silence with my weakness

Tore open a door, shaken to the soul,
I heard a crying voice
Slapped me awake
Something said that brought joy to my soul
Heard the voice once more
Have resound, brave Raideen!

I feel my pulse
The beat awakens me
Abracadabra!

[Away! Ha, ha, ha, ha, Hah! What!?]

Standing before me with dazzling eyes
I see a god of salvation
He has chosen me
We move on together and believe!

I pray you understand this is not what I wished for
To be banned and proud of being in darkness

With regret for being born
Crippled by my own loss
I have appreciation for what I’ve received
Kept alive by giving to others

I know, and you know the pain of suffering
When love doesn’t come, even after praying

Are we clear!? Let’s go!

This is not a school of fear
Leading to a world full of negativity
Grab this opportunity to do more
And I say, Never Let Go!

Hey C’mon Hello Raideen
Hey C’mon Hello Raideen
Hey C’mon Hello Raideen
Hey C’mon Hello Raideen

Together we are invincible, combined like a team
I like strong grips with guts!
I hate half-hearted fighting when it gets hot!
A straight-forward approach is best.

Oh, cruel merry-go-round
With a spiral of tears
Is it a test to bury evil?
After being buried in mud and covered in poison,
I was left in silence with my weakness

Tore open a door, shaken to the soul,
I heard a crying voice
Slapped me awake
Something said that brought joy to my soul
Heard the voice once more
Have resound, brave Raideen!

Thanks to your blessing, no longer afraid of being broken
Or spread like a stain across the broken sky.

I feel my pulse
The beat awakens me
Abracadabra!

I struggled to turn the screw in-time
Like Noah’s Ark
Towards the future
Without a second wasted

Never forgetting the people I met
Like Noah’s Ark
Were embraced
By the Shining Weekend

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Momoiro Clover Z – Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimi-tachi yo Lyrics (translated to English)

ももいろクローバーZ – Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimi-tachi yo (サラバ、愛しき悲しみたちよ) – http://idolyrics.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/saraba-itoshiki-kanashimi-tachi-yo-%E3%82%B5%E3%83%A9%E3%83%90%E3%80%81%E6%84%9B%E3%81%97%E3%81%8D%E6%82%B2%E3%81%97%E3%81%BF%E3%81%9F%E3%81%A1%E3%82%88-lyrics/

(translated by Re-blog from ldolrics.wordpress.com)

Farewell, Dear Sorrows

Are you going? Or not? You should just go
Tell me whether you wanna say it VS if you don’t wanna say it
Whether it’s up front or the opposite is the neverending question
But how you do it is the bottom line

Ah-Ha Dig it, Dig it
Ah-Ha Dig it, Dig it
Ah-Ha Dig it, Dig it
Ah-Ha Dig it up

Don’t see, don’t speak, don’t hear
Wise man, you’re death is drawing near
If you say please, it will be halted
If so, if you’re let off the hook, then laugh

The heart’s voice is echoing
A carnival of tears and hopes
In a dawn that’s ever so conceited

Don’t go… Don’t go… Don’t cry… Don’t cry…

Farewell to the tomorrow that was flinged off
For the sake of “self”-love as you know it,
With your courageous voice, shout with all your might
A flock of sheep aren’t sleeping
Look back at the shout of a lost heart
Our world has still only just begun

I’ll make you think lonely thoughts
Are you doing it? Are you slacking off? It’s alright if you slack off!
Your unexpected wailing is disasterous
So I’ll just praise you, with all my might

And I continued to dream through thick and thin
An angel came and flew down before me
And I wanna be free,
Continuing in front of the sky through thick and thin

1, 2 and 3, 4, 5 Get Up, Stand Up Free Your Soul
1, 2 and 3, 4, 5 Get Up, Stand Up Free Your Soul
1, 2 and 3, 4, 5 Stand Up And Make Some Noise!

Oh-Ho Do it, Do it
Oh-Ho Do it, Do it
Oh-Ho Do it, Do it
Oh-Ho Do it now,

The heart’s voice is echoing
A carnival of tears and hopes
In a dawn that’s ever so conceited

Swing about… Swing about… Go forward… Go forward…

Farewell to the tomorrow that was flinged off
For the sake of “self”-love as you know it,
With your courageous voice, shout with all your might
A flock of sheep aren’t sleeping
Look back at the shout of a lost heart
Our world has still only just begun

Ah-Ha Dig it, Dig it
Ah-Ha Dig it, Dig it
Ah-Ha Dig it, Dig it
Ah-Ha Dig it up
Oh-Ho Do it, Do it
Oh-Ho Do it, Do it
Oh-Ho Do it, Do it
Oh-Ho Do it now, Do it now, Do it now

 

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2013-05 Shinnyo-en Buddhism Introductory Podcast – A Short History of Buddhism

2013-05 Shinnyo-en Buddhism Introductory Podcast – A Short History of Buddhism

  • A Little Mahayana and Theravada Background
  • About Walking Along the Buddhist Path
  • HH Keishu Shinso’s Successor Announced – Rev. Torikai Takashi

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In the centuries after Shakyamuni entered final nirvana, Buddhism developed into various movements, some emphasizing strict adherence to precepts (laws) and orthodox doctrines, and others that reinterpreted those precepts and doctrines to widen the Buddhist path and expand the possibilities for more people to find liberation.

A simple way of explaining how these movements grew would be to say that the former led to the development of what became Theravada Buddhism— which took hold in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia—while the latter led to the spread of what is broadly categorized today as “Great Vehicle” (Mahayana Buddhism and which later developed further in Tibet and East Asia. The Shinnyo Path and teachings developed by our masters Shinjo and Shojushinin originated out of the dharma lineage of Shingon Buddhism.

The difference between the two streams is that the Shinnyo Path—unlike its parent, Shingon—places priority on contemporary, lay expressions of traditional (Shingon) philosophy and practice. The merits of the Shingon tradition are therefore brought out all the more thanks to Shinjo’s interpretation of corresponding themes he noticed in the Mahaparinirvana Sutra when he was looking for ways to adapt what he had learned in the Shingon stream.

The Mahaparinirvana Sutra is a collection of teachings which summarizes all the important points of the Buddha’s ministry, and since Shingon Buddhism also traces its own origins to the historical Buddha, in Master Shinjo’s eyes the Shinnyo Path shares with older traditions like Theravada Buddhism what is most basic in the Buddhist path. He believed that fundamentally there was no difference between the two, and that what we had in common transcended any sectarian differences that people so often pointed to. However, we do have differences in the forms of our practice. Master Shinjo wanted to transcend the monastic-lay divide and create a path that valued tradition but was open to anyone, in contrast to the monastic emphasis in Theravada.

The way Shojushinin (our dharma mother) walked the path was to devote herself sincerely and be the first to put things into practice. This formed the basis of her efforts.

She extended her self unsparingly, always kind and loving to all. She dedicated body and soul, and her actions conveyed what the Shinnyo Path is all about. What she demonstrated through her daily life is fundamental in the understanding the goals during practice of one’s faith.

Shojushinin said, “If you really want to help people understand, you can’t just go through the motions of being nice to people. You’ll reach them when your actions and sincerity are one — when you are truly someone who cares about others.”

She also said to people, “Anyone can dictate what to do. But when you’re the first to put something into practice and demonstrate what it means, then people will gladly follow through.”

This is how Shojushinin advised people to endeavor. When you take her guidance to heart and confirm it for yourself by applying it in your actions, it will then sink in and become part of you.

Our Sesshin Training (refer to last month’s podcast for details) is a resource for providing guidance and clarity on different outcomes or destinies. It is not meant to predict the future. It points to a path of dharma on which one still has to endeavor in order to achieve happiness.  The guidance given during this training is meant to aid a person in making the best possible choice when it comes to facing a potentially life-altering decision. The reason this kind of resource is available is to provide insight that can help a person to keep walking the bodhisattva path and not get too distracted by the unavoidable decisions that one faces as an emotional human being.

Guidance given in sesshin should never be taken as contradicting common sense or sound decision making. For example, a precipitous slope or mountain path may be indicated in the guidance during sesshin rather than an easier route. This should be taken as pointing to insight that we can cultivate — such as when we have the determination to climb uphill, and our efforts are grounded in the wish to do so for the sake of the happiness of others, then no matter how steep the incline, we can carry through unafraid and with confidence. That is because when our motivations are outwardly centered, then we’re dharma centered, and we follow the natural flow of nature’s own path.

Similarly, the “dharma” in “dharma protectors” also refers to a path that truly brings us happiness because we’re walking it for the sake of others.

Finally, we close with some organizational news: Based on the governing laws of Shinnyo-en, on the second day of the Festival of Ever Present (March 29, 2013), HH Keishu Shinso appointed the Venerable Reverend Torikai Takashi, the Assistant Executive Director of the Shinnyo en Office, to become the next head of Shinnyo-en. As her appointed successor, Mr. Torikai will enter the final training stage in the transmission of the Shinnyo dharma lineage: the rites associated with the Ever Present Tathagata. But in terms of being entrusted with succeeding and upholding everything that the Shinnyo Dharma stands for, each member of the sangha shares in that responsibility. It is her sincere wish that we endeavor in this pursuit — in one heart with the ever present source of liberation, and one with the world we all live in.

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