"The human soul is potentially
divine - the goal is to manifest that divinity"
"I think people who can truly
live a life in music are telling the world, "You can have my
love, you can have my smiles. Forget the bad parts, you don't need
them. Just take the music, the goodness, because it's the very best,
and it's the part I give most willingly." " - George Harrison
[i guess it's religion-related =) -Aya.]
"Up until LSD, I never realized
that there was anything beyond this normal waking state of consciousness.
But all the pressure was such that, as Bob Dylan said, "There
must be some way out of here." I think for me it was definitely
LSD. The first time I took it, it just blew everything away. I had
such an incredible feeling of well-being, that there was a God and
I could see Him in every blade of grass. It was like gaining hundreds
of years of expirence within twelve hours. It changed me and there
was no way back to what I was before. It wasn't all good, though,
because it left quite a lot of questions as well." - George
"I still practice Transcendental
Meditation and I think it's great. Marharishi only ever did good
for us, and although I have not been with him physically, I never
left him." - George Harrison
"My life belongs the Lord Krishna
now. I'm just the servant of Krishna. I've never been so humble
in all my life, and I feel great!" - George Harrison
"It is one of our perennial
problems, whether there is actually a God. From the Hindu point
of view each soul is divine. All religions are branches of one big
tree. It doesn't matter what you call Him just as long as you call.
Just as cinematic images appear to be real but are only combinations
of light and shade, so is the universal variety a delusion. The
planetary spheres, with their countless forms of life, are naught
but figures in a cosmic motion picture. One's values are profoundly
changed when he is finally convinced that creation is only a vast
motion picture and that not in, but beyond, lies his own ultimate
reality." - George Harrison
"Through Hinduism, I feel a
better person. I just get happier and happier. I now feel that I
am unlimited, and I am more in control of my own physical body.
The thing is, you go to an ordinary church and it's a nice feeling.
They tell you all about God, but they don't show you how the way.
They don't show you how to become Christ-concious yourself. Hinduism,
however, is different." - George Harrison
My translation from Spanish to English
of George's Introduction in the book: KRSNA, The Supreme Personality
"All the world is searching
for Krsna. Some may not be aware of it, but that is what they're
Krsna is God, the origin of all that
exists, the cause of everything that is, was & will be.
Since God is unlimited, He has many
names. Allah, Buddha, Jehovah, Rama: All are Krsna, all are one.
God isn't abstract, he has equally as many personal, as impersonal
aspects in his personality, which is supreme, eternal & pure
consciousness. Like a drop of water has the same qualities as an
ocean of water, similarly does our conscience contain the same qualities
of God, but, due to our identification & attachment to material
energy (our bodies, senses, material possesions & ego), our
true transcendental consciousness is contaminated & like a dirty
mirror it is incapable of reflecting a pure image.
Throughout much of our lives, our
association with the temporary has risen. This transitory body,
a sack of bones & flesh, is considered erroneously as our true
body & we have accepted this temporary condition as conclusive.
Throughout the ages, great Saints
have been living proof of this eternal & permanent state of
consciousness, that can be relived in all living souls. Every soul
is potentially divine.
Krsna says in the Bhagavad~Gita:
Remain always in the I, liberating all contaminating material, the
yogi reaches highest state & perfected happiness of contact
Yoga, a scientific method for comprehending
God (or I), is the process where we purify our conscience, detain
contamination, reach a perfect state, pure consciousness & good
If God exists, I want to see him.
There's no sense believing in something without proof & meditation,
Krsna consciousness are methods from which to obtain a better perception
of God. In that way you can see, hear & play with God. Perhaps
this may sound weird, but God is really there next to you.
There exists many branches of Yoga:
Raja, Jnana, Hatha, Kriya & Bhakti, of which each method is
The Swami Bhaktivedanta, as his title
indicates, is a yogi who follows Bhakti Yoga or devotion to God.
Through serving God by each thought, word, action & singing
his sacred names, by which the devotee quickly gains consciousness
Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna,
Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare
This is sung while walking. I ask
that you take advantage of this book, KRSNA, & understand it.
I also ask that you make an appointment to get to know God now,
through the process of liberating oneself, Yoga & give peace
All you need is love, Hari Bol
"The living thing that goes
on, always has been, always will be. I am not really George, but
I happen to be in this body."
"Everybody has to burn out karma
and escape reincarnation and all that."
"these vibrations you get through
yoga, cosmic chants and things like that-I mean, it's such a buzz.
It buzzes you right through the astral plane."
"Singing to the Lord or an individual
is, in a way, the same."
George on Brian's death:
"The Maharishi told us not to
be too overshadowed by grief. I have lost only a few people who
were very close to me. This is one of those ocassions, but I feel
my course on meditation here has helped me to overcome my grief
more easily than before."
George on criticisms of his promoting
"the world is ready for a mystic
"Silent meditation is rather
dependant on concentration, but when you chant, its more of a direct
connection with God."
George on Krishna Consciouness:
"It was like a door opened somewhere
in my subconscious, maybe from a previous life."
George on lyrics from That Which
I Have Lost:
"right out of the Bhagavad Gita.
In it I talk about fighting the forces of darkness, limitations,
falsehood & morality."
George on 2~month trip to study in
India with Ravi:
"I went partly to learn and
partly to see and learn as much as I could about India as possible.
I'd always heard stories about men in caves in the Himalayas, hundreds
of years old, and people who can levitate, and people who get buried
under the ground for six weeks and lots of what the West would call
mysticism. But when you get there you find that this is happening
all over the place, with people materializing left, right and center.
I know everybody has a different interpretation of God, but whatever
God is, by becoming one with that you naturally discover every sort
of law that governs. Thats why people like Jesus can make these
sort of miracles."
George one yr later, re~assesing
experience in India & the Beatles world influence:
"Here everybody is vibrating
on a material level, which is nowhere. Over there [India], they
have this great feeling of something else thats just spiritual going
on. Once you get to the point where you really believe that you're
harmonizing with a great power. The more I realize that we're not
doing it, The Beatles, but that someone else is doing it."
George on how his Spirituality helped
him cope with Beatle fame:
"You either go crackers and
commit suicide, or you try and use every incident in order to realize
something and attach yourself more strongly to an inner strength.
It helps me rise above the heaviness we've all gone through and
are still going through. Its all a part of maya [illusion]."
George giving an explanation on his
beliefs in 1968:
"It's basically a cosmic vision
in which life on Earth is but a fleeting illusion edged between
lives past and future beyond physical mortal reality. I don't know
what as. You go on being reincarnated until you reach the actual
Truth. Heaven and Hell are just a state of mind. We are all here
to become Christ~like. The actual world is an illusion. I'm beginning
to know that all I know is that I know nothing."
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