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Guarding of six senses
Lyrics: Thich Nhat Hanh
Music: Sr. True Virtue (Sr.Chan Duc) & Rashani
Sang: Sr. Chan Duc

These eyes are a deep deep ocean
With whirlpools and violent winds  
And currents beneath the surface
And sea monsters deep within 
My boat sails in mindfulness 
I vow to hold the tiller firmly 
So that I shall not drown in the ocean of form
Using my conscious breath, I guard my eyes 
For your protection and for mine
So today continues to be a beautiful day
And tomorrow we still have each other.

These ears are a deep deep ocean 
With whirlpools and violent winds  
And currents beneath the surface
And sea monsters deep within 
My boat sails in mindfulness 
I vow to hold the tiller firmly
So that I do not drown in the ocean of sound
Using my conscious breath, I guard my ears 
For your protection and for mine
So today continues to be a beautiful day
And tomorrow we still have each other.


The nose is a deep deep ocean 
With whirlpools and violent winds  
And currents beneath the surface
And sea monsters deep within 
My boat sails in mindfulness 
I vow to hold the tiller firmly 
So that I do not drown in the ocean of sense
Using my conscious breath, I guard my nose 
For your protection and for mine
So today continues to be a wonderful day
And tomorrow we still have each other.

The tongue is a deep deep ocean 
With whirlpools and violent winds  
And shadows beneath the surface
And sea monsters deep within 
My boat sails in mindfulness 
I vow to hold the tiller firmly
So that I do not drown in the ocean of taste
Using my conscious breath, I guard my tongue 
For your protection and for mine
So today continues to be a beautiful day 
And tomorrow we still have each other. 

The body is a deep deep ocean 
With whirlpools and violent winds  
And currents beneath the surface
And sea monsters deep within 
My boat sails in mindfulness 
I vow to hold the tiller firmly
So that I do not drown in the ocean of touch
Using my conscious breath, I guard my body 
For your protection and for mine
So today continues to be a beautiful day
And tomorrow we still have each other.


The mind is a deep deep ocean 
With whirlpools and violent winds  
And currents beneath the surface
And sea monsters deep within 
My boat sails in mindfulness 
I vow to hold the tiller firmly 
So that I do not drown in the ocean of thought
Using my conscious breath, I guard my mind 
For your protection and for mine
So today continues to be a wonderful day
And tomorrow we still have each other.

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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