Baby, You Don’t (Avidya)

“Baby, You Don’t (Avidya)” is From Destroy It Up’s Sutra.

Lyrics:

You think you got it together, but baby, you don’t
You say, “I’m the captain of this boat!”
Before it set sail, you didn’t see if it would float
You think you got it together, but baby, you don’t

You preach of the purity of your soul
You say you got it all under control
But when push comes to shove, you can never go with the flow
You think you got it together, but baby, you don’t

You feel the heat, from your head to your feet
Hot air in your cheeks, blowing your nonsense at me
The word on the street, is you can’t be beat
But what it looks like to me, is a few moves from defeat

You think you got it together, but baby, you don’t
You yell from the pulpit, “Do I have your vote?!”
But you’ll never push those beliefs down our throats
You think you got it together, but baby, you don’t

Yoga Sutra In Sanskrit:

2.5 anitya asuci duhka anatmasu nitya suci sukha atma khyatih avidya

English Translation:

Ignorance is the view that the ephemeral, the impure, the pain of suffering — that which is not the Self — is permanent, pure, pleasurable, and the True Self. [Mukunda Stiles]

Commentary:

Early in the second chapter of The Yoga Sutra, Patanjali describes five reasons we suffer. This song is about avidya, the first of these five kleshas, or afflictions. Avidya can be explained as a general ignorance of the real nature of our true self. The second klesha, asmita, or ego or false sense of “I,” also makes weaves itself through this song.

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