Friday, March 18, 2011

John Lennon - Love is all you need


Love, love, love, love,
love, love, love, love.

There's nothing you can do
that can't be done.
Nothing you can sing
that can't be sung.
Nothing you can say
but you can learn how to play
the game; It's easy.

There's nothing you can make
that can't be made.
No one you can save
that can't be saved.
Nothing you can do
but you can learn how to be you
in time It's easy.

All you need is love
love is all you need.
Love, love, love, love,
love, love, love, love.

There's nothing you can know
that isn't known.
Nothing you can see
that isn't shown.
Nowhere you can be
that isn't where you're meant to be.
It's easy.

All you need is love,
love is all you need.

- John Lennon

This song reminds me of the sovereignity of Ekonkar -- it reminds me that we do not control much. So a lot of the things we do, are useless. Except surrendering to the will to the ruler of our destiny. Surrendering is nothing but loving. And singing is the expression of love! So, the purpose of life remains to sing! This is what my Dear Guru Nanak meant in the 15/16th century in this morning prayer, Japji when he said "Hukam Rajai" -- here is another translation of this poem:

Do not try to clean
what can't be pure
Do not try to quiet
what can't be at peace
Do not try to feed
hunger that doesn't die
Do not try to know
what can't be understood
Acede to the power
that rules everyone


This also reminds me of the poem by Guru Gobind Singh (Jin Prem Kiyo) which comes to the same conclusion:

Doesn't matter how long
my shut eye meditates
and howsoever long
my open mind contemplates

How far I rummage
from place to place;
every holy pilgrimage
just goes to waste!

Or have down deep
many scriptures dug,
but still fail to be
ONE like the lovebug.

The plain truth remains
the eternal life of spring
that I wish to attain
only true love can bring