Due to a diminishing number of requests the editors of this blog have updated our musical offerings to you this holiday season. Determined to fill the lacuna of online Buddhist Christmas Carols we present a lovely new/old Dharma tune filled with chestnuts, mistletoe and yuletide cheer.
Empty Christmas to You
(By Michael Harjne) (Michael, are you responsible for this?)
(To the tune of "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”)
Chestnuts roasting free of all desire,
Jack Frost sitting in repose;
Yuletide sutras are intoned by the fire,
By monks adorned in Santa's clothes.
Everybody knows, some Dharma and some mindfulness,
Help to make a silent night;
Tiny thoughts full of greed and distress,
Will disappear into the light.
You know that peace is here right now,
It's just that all our searching misses it somehow;
So sit your suffering ass beside the tree
Unwrap the presence of a self-less mystery.
And so I offer you this fond lampoon
With tongue in cheek, but reverence too
Although I might mean it in a nondual way
Merry Emptiness to you.