Brahma Viharas (Joy Is An Ecstatic Girl)

“Brahma Viharas (Joy Is An Ecstatic Girl)” is From Destroy It Up’s Sutra.


Joy’s an ecstatic girl, everything shines with her in the world
Obvious rhymes and ridiculous songs
Joy has sipped her weed, but she’s decided guys it’s not for me
What I need is some equanimity
Joy’s a compassionate kid, trying to forgive what the neighbor boy did
She walks a mile in his blues
Joy’s heart it overflows, look in side and you will find
So much more of the loving kind

We will suffer and we will die
We will utter, “What a beautiful life.”
Wouldn’t you rather that than no life at all?
Wouldn’t you rather that when when death comes to call?

Yoga Sutra In Sanskrit:

1.33 maitri karuna mudita upeksanam sukha dukha punya apunya visayanam bhavanatah citta prasadanam

English Translation:

By cultivating attitudes of friendliness toward happiness, compassion toward suffering, delight toward virtue and equanimity toward vice, thoughts become purified, and the obstacles to self knowledge are lessened. [Mukunda Stiles]


Borrowed from Buddhism, Patanjali offers the brahma viharas (joy, compassion, equanimity and lovingkindness) as an antedote to our suffering. The main character of this song, Joy, has embraced all of these in her life.

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