Wantless

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Gone greed, gone guile, gone thirst, gone grudge,
And winnowed all delusions and faults,
Leaving the vanities of veiled view,
Right method won, the way obtained.

I know! No other is my guide!

With downcast eyes, searching within,
(Wantless in all the world become.)
With guarded senses, warded thoughts,
(Wantless in all the world become.)
With a mind that festers not, nor burns...
(Wantless in all the world become.)
Like a lion fearful not of sounds,
(Wantless in all the world become.)
Like wind not caught within a net,
(Wantless in all the world become.)
Like the lotus not by water soiled...
(Wantless in all the world become.)
Wantless in all the world I become.

Void of all stains.
Void of all pain.

Earnest, resolved for craving's end,
Listener, alert, not hesitant,
Striver, assured, with Dharma summed,
Wantless in all the world become.

Astir to win the yondmost goal,
(Wantless in all the world become.)
Not lax in thought, nor sloth in ways,
(Wantless in all the world become.)
Strong in the onset, steadfast, firm. (Wantless in all the world become.)
And rid of passion, error, hate,
(Wantless in all the world become.)
The fetters having snapped in twain,
(Wantless in all the world become.)
Fearless whenas life ebbs away...
(Wantless in all the world become.)
Wantless in all the world I have become.

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from Lions Among Men, released March 5, 2012

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The Firstborn Lisboa, Portugal

Like lions among men, THE FIRSTBORN come forth as a true force of nature within a movement where mindless, continuous repetition of the same old formulas is often mistaken for talent. The new album «Lions Among Men» is now out and it represents the ultimate stride forward in the path treaded since the band’s inception in the mid-nineties, following 2008’s critically acclaimed «The Noble Search». ... more

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