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  • Juline Smit posted an update 3 years, 11 months ago

    You might want to have a listen to the Japanese animation Spirited Away.

    Made me think of the Nembutsu and our calling to Amida.

    Here is a youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Cln9kVpEI

    Itsumo Nando Demo (Always With Me) English Lyrics
    Original Japanese Lyrics by: Kaku Wakako
    Originally Performed by: Yumi Kimura

    You call out to me from somewhere within my fragile soul
    Your voice like fantasy, telling me to keep on dreaming
    I can’t stop these tears from flowing, or the ache inside my heart
    But on the other side of sadness, I know I’ll find you waiting there

    Even if we fall, we see the boundless sky up above
    Each time we gaze upon it, the blue seems to renew
    Our spirits as we walk on this long, lonely road
    The end can’t be seen so we must embrace possibility

    As I bid farewell, my heart stops, in tenderness I feel
    My silent body begins to listen to what is real
    The wonder of this life and of death’s tranquil mysteries
    The wind, town and flowers all dance in sweet unity

    La la la la la la…

    You call out to me from somewhere within my fragile soul
    Your voice like fantasy, telling me to keep on dreaming
    Why speak of sorrow, or life’s oh so painful woes?
    Instead let those same lips, sing a gentle song of love

    Never forget these memories so they may forever guide you
    Heed their murmur, the undercurrent of life streaming through
    Even if your dreams break, nostalgia will always remain
    To remind you that those dreams glimpsed at what is precious, dear and true

    Windows of beginning, stillness, new light of the dawn
    Let my silent, empty body be filled up and then reborn
    No need to search outside, or sail across the seven seas
    Because shining here inside me, it’s right here inside me,
    I’ve found the light of your voice; it has always been with me

    La la la la la la…