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Another One Done Gone (3:11)

Another one done gone, another one done gone,
Another one done gone, another one done gone.

I saw a woman so intent to get free,
She cut off her hair and sat under a tree.
Another one done gone...

I saw a woman so weary of desire,
She took the Buddha¡¦s precepts to put out the fire.
Another one done gone...

I saw a man so on fire for the Way,
He sat silent in a room, day after day.
Another one done gone...

I saw a man so determined to go home,
He walked up the mountain, and he sat like a stone.
Another one done gone...

Bodhisattvas, moved by our pain,
Come down into the world to teach us again.
Another one done gone...

Gate, gate, paragate,
Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha.

© Rev. Heng Sure 2005 All Rights Reserved
Music: Traditional, arr. Rev. Heng Sure
Lyrics: Rev. Heng Sure

 

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The source of this tune is the field holler "Another Man Done Gone," sung by Vera Hall. The mantra the choir sings at the end is the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajna-paramita) Mantra found at the end of the Heart of Perfect Wisdom Sutra: gate, gate, paragate, parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha! In English it means "Gone, gone, gone beyond, gone far beyond and awakened: How wonderful!"

 


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