"Don't be a hard rock when you really are a gem," was the lyrical verse from Lauryn Hill I meditated on after hearing the song during a workout yesterday. It reminded me of a Diamond Sutra verse (gatha): "Taraka timiram dipo
Supinam vidyud abhram ca
Evam drastavyam samskrtam." A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream, a flash of lightening in a summer cloud, a flickering lamp, a phantom, or a dream - all of these are fleeting, just as our view of the world should be.
What it means is that no matter how we see things, if we dare to look deeper, we are able to free ourselves from its illusion by unfolding its true place and vibration in the universe.
Being a "hard rock" means that we have gotten caught in the "illusion" and solidified our minds to its [our] potential where the light of truth, wisdom, positivity can not pass through. Instead, we can be gems that refract and bend light into varying wavelengths of piercing beauty.
In other words: Don't get caught up in the illusion - reflect light. Don't be a hard rock when you really are a gem.
#HipHop meets #Buddhism.
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