They mosh for enlightenment
Clean chakra, good karma
One with the water

from Frank Ocean – Monks Lyrics on Rap Genius


The “enlightenment” being referenced here is Enlightenment in Buddhism, which is here used as a metaphor for a music concert, where he is the idol and they worship him by dancing to his music. He compares raving and mosh pits to the idea of cleansing the chakras, making one feel enlightened, or above. This links into the title of the song (as the people referred to as Monks are often associated with Buddhism) and the reference to the Dalai Lama earlier in the verse.

Interestingly, The Sacral chakra, associated with sex, sensuality and focusing a lot on the needs and what we give up for a relationship is also the colour is also orange. Sound familiar?.

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