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Hal R's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
CCj on heaven and god

That's lots of food for thought or nonthought if I put my Zen hat on.

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake

WalpoleChinaCat's picture
Joined: Jun 7 2007
this must be heaven

Excellent composition CCJ not sure if you researched all that but my hats off to you for sharing it for the masses

Peace on the Increase


iknowurider's picture
Joined: Oct 23 2007
That's beautiful CCJ

Wonderful to read & so true.

Thank God for the GOGD :-)


c_c's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
this must be heaven

thank heaven for the Grateful Dead, Hunter, Barlow, Dylan, and every other lyric and song writer in this grate big wide world!!

Better Bad Luck
When the sun hangs low in the heaven and the cold clear dew
Speak it from the pits or from heaven above
China Doll
A pistol shot at five o'clock; the bells of heaven ring
Cortical Five
The boat is small, it rolls to Heaven, at a crawl
Did I Mention (I Want Your Love)
I want your rainbow in my sky, your Heaven in my blue
Drunkard's Carol
Another cup for Heaven's sake
Fair To Even Odds
Hear the hot sweet winds of heaven, thick and red as blood to me
Gathering Flowers For The Master's Bouquet
Surely it's so, for in heaven's own way
Hard Time
That shines from heaven through the roof of my car
They say that Heaven ain't so far away
Heaven Help The Fool
Heaven help the fool; guess I showed the sons of bitches
Heaven help the fool, professional gimme-fiver
High Timberline
So close to heaven, up high timberline
If I Had The World To Give
Or ask for the moon and heaven too?
Jack Straw
Took his rings, four bucks in change, ain't that heaven sent
Jacob Baum (Water Witch)
All the wells were long gone dry--heaven presented no sign
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
I feel like I'm knocking on heaven's door
The Last Song
Stars in the heaven, birds in the nest
Let It Be Me
Don't take this heaven from one
Love Doesn't Have To Be Pretty
It's a long climb to heaven this way
Money Money
Lovely to look upon, heaven to touch
New Orleans
And you ain't been to heaven if you ain't been there
No More Do I
Let me live in your blue heaven when I die, when I die
One More Saturday Night
I looked up into heaven, lord I saw a mighty sign
Writ in fire across the heaven, plain as black and white
Then God way up in heaven, for whatever it was worth
The Pits Of Thunder
Here in the whirlwind pits of thunder where the hounds of Heaven bay
Prodigal Town
If heaven has sent it or hell has just lent it
Rock-n-Roll Blues
God・スs in his heaven, it's like I said
Rosa Lee McFall
Then God way up in heaven, for her one day did call
Roving Sign
I may go straight to heaven when I kick this mortal shell
Saint Of Circumstance
This must be heaven, tonight I crossed the line
This must be heaven, 'cause here's where the rainbow ends
Well it's been heaven, but even rainbow's will end
Sangre De Cristo
Halfway to Heaven, call your name
Simply Nowhere
I took a trip to heaven, and I clambered down to hell
The Song Remains
Trying to forget the days when heaven met the world below
Standing on the Moon
Just looking up to heaven at this crescent in the sky
A lovely view of heaven but I'd rather be with you
Star Baby Gap
You know I love you in heaven, I love you in hell
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
If you get to heaven before I do
Tiger Rose
Tiger Rose, Heaven knows, I just love you so
Tough Changes
Could it be heaven hanging low, now or never, who's to know
Track 6
Track Six to heaven, baby, wouldn't that be nice
Oh baby, you know it can be just like heaven
It was heaven before, yes it was
Upside Down
My whole world turned for heaven's sake
A Voice From On High
It's coming from heaven on high
Way to Go Home
Like the moon in high heaven, you're just going through a phase

thank God for the Grateful Dead:

The Rub
Said, Ive had no lovin・ since God knows when
Amagamalin Street
You can load up that gun but God help you, Chet
Arizona Lightning
You broke every law of God and man
Ballad of Casey Jones
Put their trust in the hands of God
Ballad Of A Thin Man
And you say, "Oh my God, am I here all alone?"
Barbed Wire Whipping Party
The other day I went to Mars and talked to God
Book Of Daniel
Drinking glory to himself as though he were a god
Boys In The Barroom
Does God look down on the boys in the barroom
Brown-Eyed Women
Delilah Jones went to meet her God
Mother of God, he didn't spend much time as a child
Cupful Of Rain
God bless you and keep you from harm
The Devil Rode Out
were it not already sold to God above and Christ below
Dice With The Universe
God don't play dice with the universe
With the universe God don't play dice
God with the universe don't play dice
God don't roll no dice around here
End Of The Road
God knows for one time in my life, I acted with reserve
God knows it may shrink to fit
Face Me
I pray to God you find someone else, even if it isn't me
Franklin's Tower
God save the child who rings that bell
Friday Hand
God only knows what he's talking about, God only knows but he tries
Games People Play
God grant me the serenity to remember who I am
I'll Sing Again
Of busted dreams and god-forsaken men
I'm A Loving Man
I'll make you shout Great God Almighty
Independence Day
My God, you would have sworn it from the sound
It Doesn't Matter
Whenever Man plans, it makes God laugh
Ivory Wheels/Rosewood Track
Swore to God in lightning storm he'd catch her, too
John Henry's Burial
God rest that steel drivin' boy
So let us keep in touch with Jesus and in the special love of God
Just Passin' Through
This little old morsel of God's sweet batter
Keep Your Day Job
God bless the child with his own stash
Key To Your Room
God damn, Buddy, whatcha talking about?
Last Flash Of Rock And Roll
Singing Nearer My God but Not Just Yet
Let The Mountain Be My Home
God writes testament in stars, believe no words you read
Maggie's Farm
Well she talks to all the servants about man and God and law
Me And My Uncle
Love my uncle, God rest his soul
Morgan Montague
But they wrote, here lies Montague, God got the final laugh
Northeast By West
If it had not of been for you, God knows how it would end
One More Saturday Night
Then God way up in heaven, for whatever it was worth
Red Car
If you run as fine as you look, God knows you must run all right
Rosa Lee McFall
Then God way up in heaven, for her one day did call
Samson and Delilah
She had good looks - God knows - and coal black hair
Stagger Lee
Three piece band on the corner played "nearer my God to thee"
Tioga Pass
Glory in the morning and God bless you
Tons Of Steel
Well I have prayed to God this ain't the day we meet
Uncle John's Band
God damn, well I declare, have you seen the like?
We Can Run
Like hammering blow from God's left hand
The Wheel
Big wheel turning by the grace of God

and, thank Allah, too!

Blues For Allah
Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jerry Garcia

In "Box Of Rain" Robert Hunter notes:

"This lyric is a requiem for King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, a progressive and democratically inclined ruler (and, incidentally, a fan of the Grateful Dead) whose assassination in 1975 shocked us personally. The lyrics were printed in Arabic on the jacket of te Middle Eastern release of the album."

Arabian wind
The Needle's Eye is thin
The Ships of State sail on mirage
And drown in sand
Out in no man's land
Where Allah does command

What good is spilling blood?
It will not grow a thing
"Taste Eternity", the swords sing
Blues for Allah, Insh'Allah

They lie where they fall
There's nothing more to say
The desert stars are bright tonight
Let's meet as friends
The flower of Islam
The fruit of Abraham

The thousand stories
Have come round to one again
Arabian Night
Our gods pursue their fight
What fatal flowers of darkness
Bloom from seeds of light

Bird of Paradise
Fly in the white sky
Blues for Allah, Insh'Allah

Let's see with our heart
These things our eyes have seen
And know the truth must still
Lie somewhere in between

Unusual Occurrences In The Desert
Under eternity
Under eternity
Under eternity blue (note 3)
Under eternity
Under eternity
Under eternity blue

Bird of Paradise
Fly in white sky
Blues for Allah, Insh'Allah

and religion:

Desolation Row
Her profession's her religion; her sin is her lifelessness

special kudos and muchas gracias to for making the lyric searches so easy.

love and peace.

Joined: Mar 12 2008
a new song

I look up at the sky, sitting here watching the universe go by
We're born, we live, we die. Fill what's between with Love, and learn to fly
Ane take the time to see, life's reality, there's only one way to be free, and that's to Love

I walk and wonder why, we let the chance at Heaven here just pass us by
We fight and then we cry, and though it seems we can't go on but still we try
So take the time to see, God's diversity, there's only one way to be free
And that's to Love

Joined: Mar 12 2008
Small wheel turn by the fire

Small wheel turn by the fire and rod
Big wheel turn by the grace of God

Jerry sure played a lot of Gospel music, and I am grateful for that
Jerry jammin for Jesus, let your lovelight shine

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
I am truly sorry to be missing this

but alas I have a previous engagement. I hope to get a full report!

Joined: May 26 2007
'St Stephen with a Rose': Ritual, Rapture and the GD Experience

Sunday, June 1st
'Saint Stephen with a Rose': Ritual, Rapture and the Grateful Dead Experience

Guest Speaker: Mary Goodenough
Guest musician: David Gans
Worship Leader: David Dodd

Drawing on mythologist Joseph Campbell's lecture: "Ritual and Rapture: From Dionysus to the Grateful Dead," Goodenough will discuss ritual and rapture as they relate to the Grateful Dead experience. Grateful Dead concerts were, as Campbell discovered first hand, a container for religious experience characterized by an opening of the heart. The music, dancing and participation of all present created a ritual performance that brought about a catharsis of mind, heart and senses, thus opening one both into full awareness of the self and one's relationship with the natural world. Goodenough will also consider a few lyrical images (from Grateful Dead anthem "Saint Stephen," and others), then briefly describe their personal signifiance as well as their centrality to the Grateful Dead experience.

Mary Goodenough, a member of UUP, is a published scholar on the topic of Grateful Dead spirituality. David Gans, guest musician, is a long-time authority on the band and a wonderful musician in his own right. UUP member David Dodd has published three books about the band, and runs the Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics website. Gans/GD Hour blog
GD Hour station list

c_c's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
forgiveness and apologies

Vincent Vega: Jules, did you ever hear the philosophy that once a man admits that he is wrong, that he is immediately forgiven for all wrongdoings?

Zen Story: "Is that so?"

Hakuin was a famous Zen master in Japan. He lived in a remote village and was often praised by his neighbours as a man of pure living.

Once, a beautiful, unwedded girl in the village was found pregnant. Being a very conservative village, the family was furious. The girl refused to confess who the man was, but after much beating and harasssment by her parents, she finally named the master Hakuin.

In great anger, the girl's family confronted the master, but all he would do was calmly say, "Is that so?".

After the baby was born, it was brought to Hakuin and he took very good care of the child. He begged for milk and other things the little one needed from his neighbours. By this time, Hakuin's reputation was completely destroyed, but that didn't trouble him. He was often scorned by the villagers, but that didn't bother him, either.

A year later, the girl-mother finally broke down and confessed the truth. The baby's father was not Hakuin, but a young man who worked nearby. The girl's parents went to Hakuin at once and begged profusely for his forgiveness, and to get the baby back.

Hakuin willingly gave back the baby and all he said was, "Don't worry about it. Go home".


c_c's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
old school

old school

if Ihave to explain, you wouldn't understand is my first response.

but, ok, one example,

First, please try to understand the use of vocabulary from a different age or time period, there was a period of time that the term 'old man' and 'old lady' were about as endearing as you could possibly be in our world. (hers and mine) far more loving than the term wife in OUR opinion... if SHE (my old lady) don't mind and prefers to be called that, that is what I do.

SO: (here is the lesson, trifecta--pretty please with sugar on top, please read carefully)
the old school notion, would be, 'if they are happy with that, why should I care or disagree?'

is there something wrong with being a kitchen hand?? if a person does their job well, and has self respect for doing so; than that is a wonderful thing in my book. this is also an old school idea. if a person chooses a path in life, or accepts their fate with dignity,r and does what they do well and in earnest, I respect that. something wrong with 'bad words'? did I ever say 'fuck you' or fuck those people?? nope.

and if you go back and re-read the 'sock' post, you might discover that I said sock, not a punch sock. 'to shut up comments like that' talking about the 'fuck the Irish' you wrote.

truth be told, I never read what you write, Trifecta, I stopped reading what you say long ago before on the old board.

again, my way of thinking was, 'if he is happy thinking that, why should I care or disagree?'

if others want to debate, or whatever, cool for them.

now I regret I saw what you said, -- but skimming down I could not help but see that, 'fuck the Irish' and yeah, like I said, it was totally beat to see that, and totally un-cool. and 'fuck the Irish from Ireland, and I am a Conway so it is ok to say that about those people because my ancestors came from there... sheesh.

I was reading The Teaching of Buddha, (893rd edition published by the Society for the Promotion of Buddhism) and I will quote from that:

"We must not let wild words pass our lips lest they arouse feelings of anger and hatred."

to everyone else:

I apologize for putting this shit here in the religion thread because it is not directly related to religion, though I did get my cool Buddha quote which was right on target me thinks.

( I was also gonna say 'is there something wrong with being a carpenter".... but didn't want to confuse the issues more)

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