Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Say You'll Go - Janelle Monae

The song above is possibly my favorite song on Janelle Monae's album. I was singing it and the word "nirvana" is in it. Of course, I've heard the word before but never really thought about its meaning. Through the context of the song, I understood but I wanted to look it up to confirm my thoughts so I used the handy-dandy dictionary on my desktop.

nirvana |nərˈvänə; nir-|

noun Buddhism
a transcendent state in which there is neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self, and the subject is released from the effects of karma and samsara. It represents the final goal of Buddhism.
Hinduism liberation of the soul from the effects of karma and from bodily existence.
• a state of perfect happiness; an ideal or idyllic place : Hollywood's dearest dream of small-town nirvana.

ORIGIN from Sanskrit nirvāṇa, from nirvā ‘be extinguished,’ from nis ‘out’ + vā- ‘to blow.’\

Also, if you haven't heard Janelle's ArchAndroid, give it a listen. It's dope!!

Here's a little taste of its goodness!

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