Walking Up the Mountain

Mantra: Walking Up the Mountain

  • Complete Mantra:

    Walking up the mountain
    And I got you by my side
    I got thunder in the valley
    And this bone-dry mountain high
    Walking up the mountain
    Climbing side by side
    Walking up the mountain, with you

    In the Jemez Ponderosa where the pinons meet the sky
    And the hard as granite mountains meet the rain clouds flying by
    As you and I look out and see the world spread out below
    With different eyes and hearts and all the different things we know
    There are cars down on the highway, ten miles to the east
    See the glint of distant sunlight in the rat-tat dancing heat
    But to you, you see their faces and the failing lives they lead
    Then you wink at me and reckon there´s a way I might succeed

    With you I´m never certain just exactly where I stand
    You scare me when you do the things I just can´t understand
    If I slow down you tell me that I´m moving up too fast
    If I speed up you tell me, slow down kid,  you´ll never last
    When I ask you how to live my life, you laugh and ask me why
    You tell me I´d be better off to ask you how to die
    Come with me we´ll climb up through the sandstone to the sky
    Oh Yogi, son of Guru, come and see with your own eyes

    As the rain fell on the mountain I saw every human life
    Has the value of a raindrop falling from the sky
    It don´t matter to the heavens just who lives or just who dies
    It don´t matter to the rainclouds where the rain falls from the sky.
    As the clouds blew off I saw the stars shining in the night
    In the trillion points of light I saw that each one had a life
    and if nothing seems to matter,  tell me what´s a life to do
    He said the only thing that matters is the memory of you

    I don´t know where we´re going, won´t you help me find the way
    You say it doesn´t matter cause we don´t know anyway
    We´ll walk back down the mountain, there beneath the setting sun
    See the time of evolution has only just begun.
    We´ve got thunder on the mountain and sunlight on the plains
    We´re always moving forward, never pass this way again
    With a smile and a wink you turn and walk away
    Oh Yogi, son of Guru, there´s still a chance you say

  • Author: Guru Dass Singh