Sunday, February 27, 2011

Oh, Freedom

Events conspired this morning to make me remember the spiritual, "Oh, Freedom." Above is an incomparable singalong during the celebration of Pete Seeger's 90th birthday.  A man we were blessed to have during our time, and I was lucky to see in concert - also saw Bernice Johnson Reagan in concert - all because I married the right man.

This song is to me incomparably dharma - that is, reality as Buddhism teaches it.  And it is that eventually we will die, and that will be a kind of freedom from the troubles of this body.  And that furthermore, we do not need to be slaves, we can rise above the demands of the culture and choose freedom and happiness.

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