"Enlightenment" as written by and Van Morrison....
Chop that wood
Carry water
What's the sound of one hand clapping
Enlightenment, don't know what it is

Every second, every minute
It keeps changing to something different
Enlightenment, don't know what it is
Enlightenment, don't know what it is
It says it's non attachment
Non attachment. Non attachment

I'm in the here and now, and I'm meditating
And still I'm suffering but that's my problem
Enlightenment, don't know what it is

Wake up

Enlightenment says the world is nothing
Nothing but a dream, everything's an illusion
And nothing is real

Good or bad, baby
You can change it anyway you want
You can rearrange it
Enlightenment, don't know what it is
Chop that wood and carry water
What's the sound of one hand clapping
Enlightenment, don't you know what it is

All around baby, you can see
You're making your own reality everyday because
Enlightenment, don't know what it is

One more time

Enlightenment. Don't you know what it is
It's up to you
Enlightenment. Don't know what it is
It's up to you, everyday
Enlightenment, don't know what it is
It's always up to you
Enlightenment, don't know what it is
It's up to you, the way you think


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"Enlightenment" as written by Van Morrison

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    General Commenti read somewhere that part of the song was about van's experiences meditating and how it wasnt working for him
    pinkubus_floydon July 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentor his experiences with zen rather, including but not limited to meditation
    pinkubus_floydon July 10, 2002   Link

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