Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band § Morning Blues
There isn't any obvious connection with this song and the teaching I'm posting with it. Just a sweet little song about feeling the blues and Buddha's explanation for its causes.
"The origin of the blues, as a noble truth, is this: It is the craving that produces renewal of being accompanied by enjoyment and lust, and enjoying this and that; in other words, craving for sensual desires, craving for being, craving for non-being.
"Cessation of the blues, as a noble truth, is this: It is remainderless fading and ceasing, giving up, relinquishing, letting go and rejecting, of that same craving.
"The way leading to cessation of the blues, as a noble truth, is this: It is simply the noble eightfold path, that is to say, right view, right intention; right speech, right action, right livelihood; right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration.