"Vipassana is a science of mind and matter: how the mind is influencing the body and later how the body is influencing the mind."

from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Vipassana Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

VIPASSANA

As we’ll see in subsequent annotations on this song, vipassana (pronounced vih-PAW-suh-nuh) is a school of Buddhism focused on meditation, the relationship between mind and body, and the relationship between man and his environment: specifically, his relation to time. It teaches us to let go of wordly desires in order to be happy with what we have.

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