19 May 2014

Audio on SoundCloud: The Nalikae Tree Lullaby

Traditional lullaby from Southern Thailand, and the basis for "Ten Thousand Bridges" (www.artaksha.com). Singer and year of recording unknown. 

"Dear little child, listen to me: There was once a Nalikae coconut tree,
Alone it stood amidst the wax sea,
Neither by the rain was it shaken, nor by thunder.
It can only be reached by those
Who go beyond merit and matter."
(Origin unknown. Recording c/o the Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives.)
Print by Worapong Arunrueang from the book "The Nalikae Tree"

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