Please allow me to introduce myself,
I’m a mind of stealth and fame
I’ve been around ten-thousand kalpic fold
My mission is to keep you tame
My father is desire and my mother is ignorance
Our incestuous offspring are desire, pride, greed, fear and ignorance
Five to keep you company in samsara
As you properly react to your spinning wheel of pain
Pleased to meet you, won’t you guess my name?
I bid you welcome to my 10,000 hells
Where I’ve rattled old Dogen’s bones
The bones is mine, man! The bones is mine!
The rattlin’ bones is the nature of my game
I’ll make damn sure your bones is mine, too
Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name!
Five more to bring you comfort
Form, sensation, thought, volition, mortal consciousness
Faithful companions on your diurnal trail
A trail that’s never ending
Both within your body-mind and without
My mind is your mind, so faithfully complete
Pleased to meet you, can’t you guess my name?
Take refuge, take refuge in me
We’ll dream together as I teach you adharma
There is no God but phenomena, and the Raksasas are its prophets
Behold the wondrous face of my no-self
Listen to the sound of my voice
Do whatever feels good know true bliss, peace and spontaneity
This is your path, our path, and the rattling of the bones is our herald
Pleased to meet you, have you guessed my name?