I’m working on my Maitri
It doesn’t matter who you are
Just only that you’re living
I’m trying so hard

I’m working on Pramoda
I can’t say I’ve gone as far
I’m so happy now to see you
Yeah, you soul star

That’s the Jaina blues (x4)

I’m working on my Karuna
I’m gonna help you through this part
Nothing’s gone your way it seems
You’re trying so hard

That’s the Jaina blues (x2)

I never dreamed
That this would be
So hard

I’m working on Madhyastha
I won’t finish what you start
I’m not trying to listen
Yeah, I’m trying so hard

That’s the Jaina blues (x2)
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Notes:
Link to Jain World website from the profile of frankusblackus

Quotes:
"Jaina is one of those Keith Richards tunings...Dave Philips showed me...can't remember right now. Actually I gotta learn it again if we're gonna do the song...guess I could play it differently."
-Frank Black
Posted on the FrankBlack.Net forum Sept. 17, 2003

Definitions and References:
These are four of the Bhavnas, or virtues, of Jainism:

Maitri - Amity, love, and friendship
Pramoda - Appreciation, respect and joy
Karuna - Compassion
Madhyastha - Equanimity and tolerance



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