Friday, 9 May 2008

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one
I'd already joined the dream......long before I'd even heard of the song. It's called Imagine, by John Lennon, and bhaiyya told me to listen to it when he was here.
No political boundaries, at least no war, a world currency (like the euro, only for the whole world...though I don't know what the consequences would be like)...no religion...or harmony between all religions....I mean, spirituality and the soul is something else.....it an energy, what we call God.....it's not a human-attributed form.....the trouble starts, I think, when we start making claims on God, my God is the only one and you must worship him kinda thing. Rituals. We have long ago kicked God out of church, it says a bit indirectly in The Witch of Portobello (Paolo Coelho.). Why can divorced people not take communion? We take something as vast, incomprehensible, and beautiful as God, the life-force, the Spirit, whatever we call it, and then we try to bind it down with all our rules of worship. What use is it? O mean, I gave up proper Hindu worship a few years ago, but I still pray, in my own way, to calm me down, whenever I need it. And it helps. Because here I'm doing it from my heart....the shlokas I'd be reciting wouldn't come from my heart.........
Homo sapiens are the only ones who kill their own species for reasons other then food or self defence, i suppose. I think.......it's because of the mind........our powerful minds.........In a few million years the mind has conjured up almost all the good and evil since the species was born....it's all the mind... our collective minds made these moral systems, the norms, the society......
Maybe........if the whole world was quiet for a while...........maybe then everything we've done, been, thought up would come crashing down.....

12 comments:

The Holy Cow said...

Favourite. All. Time. Favourite.

The Holy Cow said...

The song, that is.

Bubbles of FireWhiskey said...

the songs beautiul... i dont know if you've heard if this event called the pangea day...

http://www.pangeaday.org/

it seems like a very worthy concept...

freudian slip said...

ur 16
uve listened to it
now!!!????
sheesh
were going to have to create a curriculum for your new playlist,
lot to make you listen to.
and i wasnt going to talk 2 u coz of the whole line abt getting off ur back, will huff and puff un peu.

theres another version of the song thts never been treated oh so well, its a cover by a perfect circle, listen to it when u want to feel the same way, just a little angrier.

u coulve expressed some sympathy u noe.

taurius1 said...

The latest cover of the song (made in the US, ofcourse) has changed the lyrics a bit...

"One country... and One religion too"


Sad, innit? :(

Mystique said...

2 holy cow: :)

2 bubbles: no........I'll check it out...

2 rushi: well duh you have to get me a new playlist....and he-ey....i'm sorry, really.....couldn't say much else really...no i'm actually genuinely VERY happy for you. She seems saner than the rest.....
sorry about the line....

2 taurius: the complete opposite. Sigh. US pigs.

plzdonttrythisathome said...

I dont like this song basically because its too slow and thers not to much of guitar work in it. but the song was created based on his idea of peace but i really dont no how it was helpful..? i prefer not hearing than hearing it and doing ntn abt it. and youve heard now>...??????????????????????????????????????????????/

♥bμşγ-ŵŗϊŧēŕ♥ said...

I havent heard the song, but beautiful lyrics.

I wish too.

five_silver_rings said...
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five_silver_rings said...

Bit of a wishful thinking there, ain't it?

Hmm.. honey, honestly I believe whatever *imagining* Lennon had done, he did so when he was a bit high.

It's all nice and daisy to dream about such things, but reality is, what reality shows. Call me a pessimist if you may, but the exploitative and money-hungry society we live in, forces me to be one.
Yes, if the world would be silent and just *think* of all the world wars it has created and witnessed, all the religious and regional demarcations it has drawn, not only exterally, but internally as well, and think about all the lives which have suffered and beared the brunt of it.. When the world would face this moment of revelation, it would crumble... it would surely, crumble.

Impressionist said...

I totally love that song!
one of my fav!

-I

Mystique said...

2 venky: yes. i know i'm pretty backward.

2 monica: see? you haven't heard it either!

2 radhika: sigh....reality hits me in the head....ok, ok we need a balance and all....good has no meaning without bad....but dontcha think the balance is tipping?

2 impresionist: :)