Monday Morning Blues; precept #1.1 – Never Swat a Fly

Standard

Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band • Never Swat a Fly

Panatipata veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami

I undertake the precept to refrain from destroying living creatures.

“Never swat a fly, he may love another fly
He may sit with her and sigh the way I do with you
Never harm a flea, he may have a favourite she
That he bounces on his knee the way I do with you
You should never harm a bee if he is going anywhere
You could be concluding some fantastic insect love affair
Don’t step on an ant in the middle of a plant
He may want to but he can’t the way I do with you…”

Not that we should even need an excuse not to destroy a living creature, but these ones are excellent!

One response »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s