“Abhinivesha” is From Destroy It Up’s Sutra.
What if I never kick the bucket and avoid the big sleep?
What if my toes never curl in?
What if I’m never six feet deep?
I don’t want to live forever, just want to live the best I can.
I want to turn my chips in, and leave with cash in my hand.
What if I never buy the farm?
What if I never give up the ghost?
What if I never meet my maker?
I’ll regret that one the most.
Some people don’t want to be taken.
Some people don’t want that last breath.
But imagine what you’ll give up if you cheat your own death.
I’ve afraid I’ll never die.
I guess that’s what it’s like to really be alive.
Yoga Sutra In Sanskrit:
2.9 svarasavahi vidusah api tithe rudhah abhinivesha
Clinging to life and the fear of death are sustained by an intrinsic force in the same way the other primal causes of suffering persist (dominating even the wise). [Mukunda Stiles]
The last reason we suffer, as described by Patajanli, is our fear of death, or abhinivesha. That’s understandable, right? So much so that Patanjali mentions even the most wise experience this fear. This song flips the fear on it’s head, imagining a worse fate — not dying at all.
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