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Samadhi Shoes (4:04)

The Buddha got enlightened, underneath the tree.
His mind was like a round full moon,
'Cause he entered samadhi.

Chorus:
He put on samadhi shoes, put on samadhi shoes;
Walkin・ all the way to Buddhahood,
Put on samadhi shoes.
Calm your mind and body, say goodbye to the blues;
Walkin・ all the way to Buddhahood,
Put on samadhi shoes.

Samadhi concentration comes from precepts pure,
Tame your body, mouth and mind,
And walk through samadhi's door.

Chorus:
When you put on samadhi shoes, put on samadhi shoes,
Walkin・ all the way to Buddhahood,
Put on samadhi shoes.
Calm your mind and body, say goodbye to the blues;
Walkin・ all the way to Buddhahood,
Put on samadhi shoes.

I held my precepts purely, when sitting in the hall,
But when I walked out that Zendo door,
I couldn't hold those rules at all.

Chorus:
Till I put on samadhi shoes, put on samadhi shoes,
Walkin・ all the way to Buddhahood,
Put on samadhi shoes.
Calm your mind and body, say goodbye to the blues;
Walkin・ all the way to Buddhahood,
Put on samadhi shoes.

My eyes attach to beauty, my ears love pretty sounds,
But when it's time to meditate,
My mind turns upside down.

Chorus:
Till I put on samadhi shoes...

Samadhi tames my senses, I turn the light around,
My thoughts are like a gentle stream,
And I hear compassion's sound,

Chorus:
When I put on samadhi shoes, put on samadhi shoes,
Walkin・ all the way to Buddhahood,
Put on samadhi shoes.
Calm your mind and body, say goodbye to the blues;
Walkin・ all the way to Buddhahood,
Put on samadhi shoes.
Put on samadhi shoes.
Put on samadhi shoes.

© Rev. Heng Sure 2005 All Rights Reserved
Music: Traditional, arr. Rev. Heng Sure
Lyrics: Rev. Heng Sure

 

Notes:
 

Composed spontaneously during a phone call with Heather Sundberg, the family program director at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Samadhi is the state of meditative stillness and concentration that comes from ethical purity and leads to wisdom.

 


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