Amy Winehouse a Buddhist? What?
From The Sun
Amy Winehouse has missed a fair few gigs in her time because she was in a right old state.
But it was a first when she pulled out of a festival because she was in a state of Buddhist relaxation.
The smackhead singer has been trying to find peace in her chaotic life by chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.
For those of us who just have a pint when we need to unwind, that’s a form of Nicherin Daishonin Buddhism. Er, right then.
A source said: “One of her musicians introduced Amy to Buddhist chanting. She chants for ten minutes in the mornings and just before she sleeps.
“Amy has also been watching the interview clip of TINA TURNER chanting on YouTube and she reckons it’s already affecting her in a positive way.
“She has a string of Buddhist beads that she chants with, which she keeps in a red silk scarf.
“She says chanting is filling her life with positivity while she is trying to sort herself out.”
Here we’ve mocked up Wino as a Buddha figure to celebrate her spiritual awakening.
It would take a hell of a lot of chanting to calm the furious organisers of the Rock En Seine festival in Paris. They have been considering legal action for breach of contract after Amy’s no-show last Friday.
Other fans of Buddhism include PETE DOHERTY, KATE MOSS, COURTNEY LOVE, PARIS HILTON and BRITNEY SPEARS.
What a surprise.
The mantra Nam Myoho Renge Kyo is taken from the title of the greatest teaching of the first recorded Buddha, known as Siddhartha Gautama. He lived in India around 500 years before Christ was born.
The Lotus Sutra teaching declares that all living beings, regardless of gender or intelligence, have the potential to attain Buddhahood.
The chant enables believers to achieve absolute happiness and to act with boundless compassion.
Believers say they have then reached enlightenment.
The same kind of feeling Amy gets most afternoons when her pals pop round with pockets full of illegal, mind-altering drugs, I presume.
This enlightenment has helped Wino get creative for her gig at Bestival on the Isle of Wight this weekend.
She is going to dress up as a mermaid, with her backing singers dolled up as sailors.
The Little Manky Mermaid should do a cover of Under The Sea.