Momoiro Clover Z – Gounn Lyrics (transla

Momoiro Clover Z – Gounn Lyrics (translated to English) – ももいろクローバーZ Gounn (歌詞) kana lyrics here: http://www.kasi-time.com/item-69346.html This particular song has many buddhist references and reads a bit like a sutra. For some reason, the Romajii conversions I found were phonetically correct according to the song, but incorrect based upon … Continue reading → http://ow.ly/2CyP5m

Momoiro Clover Z – Gounn Lyrics (translated to English)

Momiro Clover Z - Gounn
Album Art Momiro Clover Z – Gounn

ももいろクローバーZ Gounn (歌詞) kana lyrics here: http://www.kasi-time.com/item-69346.html

This particular song has many buddhist references and reads a bit like a sutra. For some reason, the Romajii conversions I found were phonetically correct according to the song, but incorrect based upon the kana, so here is my version based upon a direct kana translation.

Gounn – http://www.gounn.jp/ (official site)

(My love) I miss you.
The path stretches far beyond eternity.
Somewhere in the transience of all things,
There exists one thing that will never change.

Is this love among earthly desires?
I can’t be indifferent to desires at all.
Without a word, I can recognize with the supernatural power,
The karma showing that we were together in a previous life.

The day when heavily discouraged and cried,
Such a day is unforgettable.
Being blunt but generous at heart,
I want to catch up with the one who is like me.

With strong efforts, I piled up gemstones,
And I found they all collapsed away into pieces.
“It’s because of your delusions.”
Deceptive hundred demons are teasing and mocking!

–Chorus 1
The true miracle lies at the far end of good – the retribution of cause and effect.
It’s not a miracle, but the unknown force derived from within yourself.
I always want to see you, through a mysterious synchronicity,
We’re connected at the bottom of our souls.
Swelled up emotions, in your palms…

A scent of honeydew…

Shangri-la, the one and only
Over an unfortunate city, cruel demons are marching.
Raging in my heart,
(at) a perverse demon,
I shall cleanse it.
The mysterious death of the one hundred demons.

“Alright, I can do it alone.”
Because I want you to know why I pushed you away.

In times like this, it’s really stupid you know.
I want to show myself yielding to nothing.

So much, so much, it’s called “attraction”
Even without Heaven nor Earth, can I feel the horizons of love?
A voice asks “How ya?”
(followed by) The sound of running footsteps and laughter.

I won’t name the feeling of being torn apart any more
As Love or Friendship, it’s beyond any sort of those things, it’s everything.
Somewhere on a path of water-lilies, I want to see you (again)
We’re connected at the bottom of our soul.
Our swirling emotions cleanse our future.

Someday the end will come, that’s the fate, so I heard.
Even the prosperous inevitably decay. But I decline that.
I…
My…
I want to become my own incarnation.
Ah!

–Chorus 2

The true miracle lies at the far end of good – the retribution of cause and effect.
It’s not a miracle, but the unknown force derived from within yourself.
Being tossed into the turbulent river, in order to become enlightened
The Mandala of all living things.
I’ll send words of prayer and wishes.

(and) With gratitude, (too.)

Shangri-la, the one and only
Cruel demons are tempting. That way leads to the path of evil.
(The) entrance is good, good
But no way out
I won’t be fooled
The mysterious death of the one hundred demons.

——- Romajii

Anata ni ai taiyo
Tabijiwa eien no kanata
Shogyomujo no doko ka ni
Kesshite kawaranu mono

Bon‘nona no ka na kono ai
Zenzen muyoku ni nanka narenai
Nan’nimo iwanaide mo jintsuriki de wakaru
Zense mo issho ni ita yona karuma

Unto hekomasa re naita hi
Son’na koto no ho ga wasurerarenai
Sokkenaidakedo hontoha yasashi
Oitsukitai yoku ni teru hito

Ganbatte! Ganbatte! Tsumi ageta genseki
Koppamijin ni kuzureochite ita
Mayoi no seida yo to
Mayakashi hyakki ga karakau karakara warazu!

–Chorus 1
Hon mono no kiseki wa yoi ingaoho no hate
Kiseki janakute jibun no naka kara michibiku michi no chikara
Itsu demo aitai yo fushigina shinkuroshiti de
Tamashi no oku tsunagatte iru
Fukureta kanjo anata no tenohira

Kanro no nioi…

Shanbaraya shanimuni muni
Zan’nen’na machi no ue o zankokuna oni ga toru
Kokoro de abareru
Amanojaku o
Joka shite miseru
Kai shi hyakki

Daijobu hitori de dekiru tte
Tozaketa no wa shitte hoshikara

Kon’na toki bakka tayoru no wa iyada na
Ore tari shinai sugata misetai

Kon’nanimo kon’nanimo yoba re teru hikareru
Ten mo ji mo naku aisuru kyochi e tonde ikeru no ka
Toikakeru koe ga doya?
To doyadoya warau

Chigire-sona omoi ni mo namae wa tsukenai yo
Koi toka yujoda toka zenbu o koe teru subete ga aru
Anata ni aitai yo suiren no michi no doko ka de
Tamashi no oku tsunagatte iru
Uzumaku kanjo kiyomete yukitai

Itsuka wa owari yuku sore ga sadameda to kiita
Joshahissui demo o kotowari
Watashi wa
Watashi no
Keshin ni naritai
Aa

–Chorus 2

Hon’no mono no kiseki wa yoi ingaoho no hate
Kiseki janakute jibun no naka kara michibiku michi no chikara
Kidzuka sa reru tame ni gekido no kawa ni osa reta
Nama kitoshi nama Keru mononomandara
Inori no negai no kotoba o okuru yo

Kansha o komete

Shangurira shanimuni muni
Zankokuna oni ga izanau sotchi no michi wa yokoshima no michi
Iriguchi wa yoi yoi
Deguchi wanai
Damasa renai yo
Kai shi hyakki

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You know, after years and years of the good old Nestle’s Tollhouse Semi-sweet Morsels (chips), and decades of making all those $1 million chocolate chip cookie recipes, it’s about time (like since 1960) that the regular good old 100% dark finally shows up.

Nestle's Tollhouse Dark Chocolate Morsels (chips)
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Nestle's Dark Morsels (nutritional info)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great for those last-minute, I can’t find any Ghiradelli anywhere moments – because they do happen, and it’s usually during a holiday season.  Now, if Nestle’ will just update their website to actually show they produce these, all will be good with the world (chocolate-wise.)

 

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10) You’re thinking about buying a Ferrari. But you need 15 of them. In black carbon fiber. And are hiring NZ Kiwis to drive them for you.

9) You’ve asked your local real estate broker to price the 6 houses on either side of yours to see how much it would cost to own your entire neighborhood.

8) You’ve just applied 100 sequential Windows Updates (each mentioning something non-specifically horrible will happen to Windows if don’t apply them) to your PC, some of which you had to fix and re-write, and rebooted each time in-between and don’t see any problem with that.

7) Your burger and fries order at McDonalds has a problem, but instead of talking to a manager, you want to go online and open a Sev 2.1 Service Request, with immediate cell phone call-back requested.

6) The new iPhone App you just purchased comes delivered on 100 DVD-ROM‘s, or downloadable digital archive images, and again, you don’t see an issue with that.

5) Your car stereo only has one song playing on infinite repeat: AC/DC’s Back in Black.

4) For some reason every article of clothing you wear has your company logo on it (including your undies), and you see that as completely normal.

3) That new food processor you bought for US$2000 keeps having bizarre breakdowns, but you’re pretty sure it will be fixed in next month’s firmware upgrade.

2) You seriously consider purchasing Ni’ihau (in the Hawaiian islands)

1) Your 13 year-old daughter helped her school create a complex summer school registration system, but you just smirk and snicker that she chose to host it using Microsoft SQLServer, and mutter about read-consistency and parallel block reads.

12c) You incessantly fixate on figuring out how that family potato farmer in western North Dakota could increase his crop yield, if he only used a database.

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(Based upon guidance in Resonance, Issue 7, 12/2013)
For buddhist practitioners, and arguably everyone in general, the actions and words of others are our best reflection of who we are, and what we represent to others. Going through life thinking, “Wow, everyone I know is so negative. Why can’t they be more positive?”  Or when service at an establishment is particularly poor or excellent, it isn’t so much a random factor of what solely someone else chose to do. We, as the other 50% of that interaction, are bringing ourselves, and our own actions, speech and thoughts to the very same connection with another person.

We observe that each of those opportunities to connect with another person come with messages, spoken and unspoken. Each of us may hear these voices in every encounter, and find in them lessons for reflection and action. Listen to the words of your mother and father. Listen to your husband or wife. Listen to what everyone around you has to say. Listen to all manner of counsel, and to the groans of the sick and suffering. You will find the voices of the buddhas hidden within them. Listen with sincerity and awaken. This most basic practice is the first step toward a direct experience of the timeless essence of buddhahood.

Think about what you feel when you hear or receive the communications from others. What goes through your mind if someone is uttering a robotic, “Thanks, have a happy holidays…” over and over, versus someone who seems to have genuine appreciation or caring, and simply smiles and says, “Thank you.” You can sense whether someone is genuinely conveying gratitude, or repeating a rehearsed autonomic script designed by a marketing writer.  And did the way you approached the situation, invite the kind of response you received?

When you start to really figure out what it’s like to be in another person’s position, perhaps a fast-food service clerk who meets an endless stream of people who just want to get through an order, and perhaps really would prefer an iPad menu to a human interaction, becoming increasingly numb towards the never-ending line of people waiting for their turn to hear, “Welcome to… may I take your order?” Do you ever start that interaction with gratitude that they’re ready to help? Or do you respond equally automatically, “Yes, I want…” Listen to yourself, and think about if that’s the kind of words you want to receive. Listen to others and discover why they respond that way to you.

Of course, listening without resulting action is equally non-productive and does not lead to actual practice. So, in performing your own personal fitness listening training, you will also develop your skills in conveying compassionate truth. People who ask for opinions and comments are easier to deal with than those refusing to listen, but even then the words chosen must not only be heartfelt and kind, but also be appropriate to the recipient.

Realize first that a person who is taking the time and energy to refute what you’re saying, and arguing, has already demonstrated a basic caring of your opinion, otherwise why not just shrug and walk away? How do you know when the wrong words are in-use? Ever witnessed a conversation that goes, “Oh, you’re so stubborn.” And the reply is, “No, I’m not!” — wrong words, with a defensive response. That person doesn’t want to hear that they’re stubborn. There’s a different path to get through what you’re trying to say. But to know that path, you need to be open and understanding what the person wants. For that person, being stubborn is a negative trait, with which they consider being labeled as unacceptable But their passion, commitment, and perseverance are all alternate ways they express their steadfast determination. So it’s those traits that are yours to learn to appreciate..

Achieving the bodhisattva path is not about simply shaving your head like a monk – at that point, you now have a shaved head. That would be akin to holding a paint brush and palette of enamel paints, and saying you’re a painter. The Shinnyo Path is a lay Buddhist practice based upon what you do, not what you try to appear like, or say you’re going to do.

So, what is a bodhisattva life? …doing what is basically right, such as being honest and making efforts to be in harmony with others, all the while thinking what it means to be an example to others. It’s about trying to become someone that others can count on, be it at home as a good family member, or in the community and society at large. This is what it means to accomplish what bodhisattvas do, and walk the path to becoming a buddha oneself (also known as… enlightenment.)