Epic Rap Battles: Mahasi vs Goenka

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Daniel M. Ingram, modified 6 Years ago.

Epic Rap Battles: Mahasi vs Goenka

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Dear All,

I must admit that I truly love the Epic Rap Battles of History, as found on Youtube, and for those who don't know them, please check them out.

I like doing musical projects and I thought it would be hilarious to do a Mahasi vs Goenka one. I can do the audio and part of the rap lyrics if I can get someone who has actually heard Goenka to help with his side and make it as Goenka-thentic as possible.

I will try the Mahasi side, though I appreciate any help I can get with the lyrics. We can write them here. Anyone out there rap and have recording capabilities? I have Logic Pro Studio X and know how to use it: we can collaborate online if anyone is interested.

Let me know if anyone has interest in this,

Daniel
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Mind over easy, modified 6 Years ago.

RE: Epic Rap Battles: Mahasi vs Goenka

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Yes!

I've been thinking of writing a goofy dharma rap track for awhile.

Possible refrain:
"Who da Buddha? You da Buddha! Who da Buddha? Shoot a Buddha!"

I can write lyrics and possibly record some raps. My friend makes beats and has a pretty nice condenser mic to boot.
Andreas Thef, modified 6 Years ago.

RE: Epic Rap Battles: Mahasi vs Goenka

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Possible refrain:
"Who da Buddha? You da Buddha! Who da Buddha? Shoot a Buddha!"


Mind over easy:
Brainstorming:

my chants is easygoing
paramis overflowing
your buddhadharma's weak; your karma keeps growing
my rap lines are fine, my lyrics are sublime
all my karma's ending as i spit enlightened lines

you don't even know this
you note but you don't notice
you try to hold a lotus but your rap lines is bogus
i scan dilligent, my sanskrit's as ill as shit
please hold your noble silence as i plan to kill thi' shit

body-mind in free-flow, no room for the ego,
no room to note the dope rhymes i slang from the tivo

Man, you're gifted. This is hilarious!
Trial And Error, modified 6 Years ago.

RE: Epic Rap Battles: Mahasi vs Goenka

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No experience with rap, but this is too ridiculous for me to at least not make an attempt. emoticon  I'd say it's pretty Goenka-like based on what I know from a retreat and my readings. There may be one or two inaccuracies.

I am Goenka, my voice is deep.
When I chant it soothes and comforts.
Only way to measure progress: equanimity
Don't care about your maps and your shambles.

I brought vipassana back to India
Then to the west, didn't momma tell ya?
I have 250 centers across the world
Who even knows you? Yea a bunch of nerds.

I watch the body in perfect equanimity
If a thought arises I ignore it -b*tch!
Thinking is more suffering, I thought you would know.
That's not how you meditate, make a mental note.

They ask me if I'm enlightened, I go -say what? 
That's anohter attachment, just purify your mind.
Check out this sutra of perfect wisdom:
It says there ain't no such thing called arahat.
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Beoman Claudiu Dragon Emu Fire Golem, modified 6 Years ago.

RE: Epic Rap Battles: Mahasi vs Goenka

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Trial And Error:
No experience with rap, but this is too ridiculous for me to at least not make an attempt. emoticon  I'd say it's pretty Goenka-like based on what I know from a retreat and my readings. There may be one or two inaccuracies.

I am Goenka, my voice is deep.
When I chant it soothes and comforts.
Only way to measure progress: equanimity
Don't care about your maps and your shambles.

I brought vipassana back to India
Then to the west, didn't momma tell ya?
I have 250 centers across the world
Who even knows you? Yea a bunch of nerds.

I watch the body in perfect equanimity
If a thought arises I ignore it -b*tch!
Thinking is more suffering, I thought you would know.
That's not how you meditate, make a mental note.

They ask me if I'm enlightened, I go -say what? 
That's anohter attachment, just purify your mind.
Check out this sutra of perfect wisdom:
It says there ain't no such thing called arahat.

This is pretty awesome, and to me quite in line with the Epic Rap Battles style
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tom moylan, modified 6 Years ago.

RE: Epic Rap Battles: Mahasi vs Goenka

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start again start again
leave yo yoga at home leave yo short there too
just start again
breathin in
breathin out
feelin at the nose is what its all about

start again start again
don't ask why, don't ask when
just start again
dont like it
dont hate it
let it all swim by without hangin on
...
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Mind over easy, modified 6 Years ago.

RE: Epic Rap Battles: Mahasi vs Goenka

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Brainstorming:

my chants is easygoing
paramis overflowing
your buddhadharma's weak; your karma keeps growing
my rap lines are fine, my lyrics are sublime
all my karma's ending as i spit enlightened lines

you don't even know this
you note but you don't notice
you try to hold a lotus but your rap lines is bogus
i scan dilligent, my sanskrit's as ill as shit
please hold your noble silence as i plan to kill thi' shit

body-mind in free-flow, no room for the ego,
no room to note the dope rhymes i slang from the tivo
Adam . ., modified 6 Years ago.

RE: Epic Rap Battles: Mahasi vs Goenka

Posts: 613 Join Date: 3/20/12 Recent Posts
Mind over easy:
Brainstorming:

my chants is easygoing
paramis overflowing
your buddhadharma's weak; your karma keeps growing
my rap lines are fine, my lyrics are sublime
all my karma's ending as i spit enlightened lines

you don't even know this
you note but you don't notice
you try to hold a lotus but your rap lines is bogus
i scan dilligent, my sanskrit's as ill as shit
please hold your noble silence as i plan to kill thi' shit

body-mind in free-flow, no room for the ego,
no room to note the dope rhymes i slang from the tivo
so good haha
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Teague, modified 6 Years ago.

RE: Epic Rap Battles: Mahasi vs Goenka

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yo, lemme tell you 'bout anicca 
this is what I'm tryin' to teach ya
All ya peeps gotta know,
it's about the free flow!
Scannin, sensin' mindin' my business 
when you get dat bhanga its somethin you won't miss
Always- remove your spectacles
and when you're scannin don't forget your...
seat of the trunk.

Yo, lemme tell you 'bout annica;
I think I'm startin to reach ya
Take a dip in nibbana,
and I won't even charge ya.
Mangos so sweet gotta plant them yo,
stay away from dat neem, you reap what ya sow!
I'm tellin you now gotta hear what I say, 
Keepin it to yo self until the tenth day.

Nonsectarian. Word. 
Andreas Thef, modified 6 Years ago.

RE: Epic Rap Battles: Mahasi vs Goenka

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Here's some inspiration:
Arj Barker Sickest Buddhist
James Yen, modified 6 Years ago.

RE: Epic Rap Battles: Mahasi vs Goenka

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Tantric:

My brain fried on the New Burmese Method,
vetted to attain all doors, such intrepid,
traveler of mind space, seeing Original Face,
enter no-self door, shaking my heart core,
cadence so strong, my heart beats in song,
vibrations give life, to microphone, I hear gongs,
sounding at the sight of the might of my parami,
Lalana, Rasana, Avadhuti, Buddha families,
Karma, Heruka, blaze formations with bazooka,
movah (mover), or doer, Rudra, slain triple mula,

Angu, limala, the garland of fingers,
the divine eye; I see divine singers,
pass beyond intellect, unapproachable by thinkers,
Zing, zing, zing, snap back -flicker-

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