Post by christine~ on Jul 15, 2008 21:16:42 GMT -5
Below is a text file I just found on my computer ~ I picked it up from a forum or article somewhere: I recently viewed a You Tube video of an interview of John Lennon after the breakup of the Beatles. The British interviewer was asking John to recount some defining moments that aided in the breakup of the group.
John shared a story about a 1967 visit the band made to a lecture given by the famous Maharishi in Wales. Following the lecture, the group was informed that Brian Epstein, the band's manager, had died. John recounts, with come colorful language, the absurdity of the Maharishi's insistence that the band just move on saying, "Ohh, forget about it...be happy."
John says that they all went along with it at the time ~ but moving on never allowed them to conquer the sense of futility they felt ~ or addressed the significance of losing a close friend ~ much less the significance of death itself. They just moved on. They just smiled.
John Lennon, looking back some years later sees the balderdash that this advice was. He recognized the insufficiency of that type of outlook, and the toll it finally took on the four friends' relationship.