1969 Beatles made the song ”All you need is love”, what happened to that message?
As a child born in the fifties I recollect the atmosphere of happiness, joy and expecting of peace. The Second World War was over and we believed in peace, we believed in love for one and all. What happened? All the nationalists and right winged people all over the world today shows a darkness, a going backward to a more primitive and separated view of living, a survival fear seem to have taken over. Why? Today when we can communicate with almost anybody in this world, something that was unheard of when I was young. Why not convey a message of peace?!
Our World was the first live, international, satellite television production, which was broadcast on 25 June 1967. 14 countries participated in the production that was transmitted to 24 countries with an estimated audience between 400 to 700 million people. The program was coordinated by the BBC in London. It ended with this Beatles song (rehearsal) see you tube: https://youtu.be/D4zS2biDur8
Here you can see a later clip from a concert that was held on 3 June 2002, Buckingham Palace Garden, London, England
I watched this live communication with H.H. The Dalai Lama in Dharamsala one morning. Beautiful to see his interactions with everybody. The most interesting message that I picked up from his teaching this morning is that he invites the secular world as well as the religious people from all walks and traditions to educate people in ethics from the beginning, not to feed fear as a religious person, not to talk about hell, (or heaven, or God), but to teach our children to discriminate, to think, to develop inquiry. The world does not need religion, the world needs discrimination and compassion. Love it!
Compassion, inner peace, love, happiness, forgiveness, humanity, education, democracy and so on, this is what The Dalai Lama talks on relentlessly. What would the world be without such people; Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, H H The Dalai Lama, Malalla, Greta Thunberg and many, many, many voices of peace and equality. Quote of love: https://images.app.goo.gl/nGWLC5jucnkb1YGs7
Conclusion for this week:
Be aware of what you put out, what you spread around you. Be realistic but also choose to focus on constructive ways to spread human kindness. If we want to talk about how to improve things in your society, how can we do it in a loving constructive way?
One more thing: I was watching a youtube film on the guru Osho and his funeral. One of the beautiful things he said at the end was that when a Buddha leaves his/her body he/she is planted into every devotee that had loved them.
He said he never was born and never died- just like Sri Ramana Maharishi said: You say I am dying, but I am not going anywhere, where can I go, I am here. When we are sensitive we can feel the truth of these statements, because truly we are all one.When I sit near the Samadhi (grave) of Sri Ramana Maharishi, I can clearly feel his presence and that this presence is love, pure love, so friendly.
Next weeks blog in Swedish, welcome back! /Franciska (Kali) von Koch