Wednesday, December 8, 2010

John Lennon - Imagine



Remembering John Lennon's famous song Imagine after 30 years of his passing today. I too imagine all the people sharing all the world! You are not the dreamer alone, I'm one too!!

At the same time, I categorically disagree with John's statement, in his song "God", that "God is a concept by which we measure our pain." What John was trying to say was that the more pain and distress we feel, the more we need/like the "idea" of God. The problem I see with that statement is that I have not found this statement to be true in my experience. Most angels who remind me of God (including John's own song, Imagine) tend to be grateful of what God has given us and accept His will, and pray for love, and are therefore satisfied. My angels do not remember God just in pain, they remember God always.

"Imagine" reminds me of our one Creator. "No religion" reminds me of Guru Nanak saying, "I am not a Hindu, I am not a Muslim." These ideas are beautiful, and therefore the song is as popular as it is. Here are the lyrics, and below the lyrics a video of the song. Enjoy!

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 that 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 that 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