Pop song about Western fixation for Eastern philosophies

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    This is a nice italian pop song by Francesco Gabbani (candidate for the victory of the Eurovision Song Contest)

    I translated into english the (IMHO) amusing but somewhat provocative lyrics (with some erudite references):

    WESTERN's KARMA (by Gabbani - Ilacqua - Chiaravalli)

    Being or having to be?
    Hamletic doubt
    Contemporary like the Neolithic man
    In your 2x3 cage, be comfortable

    Intellectuals in the cafes - Internet-ologists
    Honorary members of the group of anonymous selfists
    Intelligence is démodé
    Easy answers
    Useless dilemmas

    A.A.A. Wanted for
    Stories with grand finale
    Hoped for
    Whatever happens Panta Rei
    And singing in the rain

    Chorus:
    Nirvana lessons
    There's Bhudda in indian line (T. Note: italian slang for "in single line")
    Yard time for everyone, an hour of glory
    Olè!
    The crowd shouts a mantra
    Evolution stumbles
    The naked monkey dances
    Western's Karma
    Western's Karma
    The naked monkey dances
    Western's Karma

    Chanel drops raining
    On aseptic bodies
    Save yourself from the smell of your fellow men
    Everyone know-it-all with the web
    Cocaine of the masses
    Opium of the poors

    A.A.A. Wanted
    Virtual Humanity
    Sex appeal (sex appeal)
    Whatever happens Panta Rei
    And singing in the rain

    (Chorus)

    When life is distracted, men fall.
    Western's Karma
    Western's Karma
    The monkey picks himself up again

    Namasté!

    Olé!

    (Chorus)
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2017
  2. Enthetan

    Enthetan Mutant

    The way I measure how good a philosophy is, is by looking at the people who practice it.

    Are the people who practice it generally happy?

    Does the philosophy produce a society which is prosperous?
     
  3. wogX

    wogX Patron

    Mormons seem happy and generally prosperous. I wouldn't take that at face value.
     
  4. Enthetan

    Enthetan Mutant

    What are your criteria for a "good philosophy"?
     
  5. ThetanExterior

    ThetanExterior Goldenrod SP

    I agree.

    L. Ron Hubbard, who thought he knew everything about everything, died raving about spirits of dead aliens being everywhere.

    Bill Robertson thought he had improved on Hubbard's work. He died of cancer.

    Alan C. Walter thought he had improved on Hubbard's work. He died of cancer.

    It might be interesting to do a comprehensive study of the fate of all those who thought they knew it all.
     

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