…..'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'…..

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menorise [men-oh-rIse]; the process of inculcation.

Fifteen years ago today, George Harrison passed from this mortal coil. He was the Beatle member who made most serious spiritual researches and lived the life of vedanta. It was a great delight to find the video I share with you today, for it allows us to hear quite fully his explanation of vedanta (though he never uses the name) and how it had informed his life in a way that nothing else could.  Even the discussions on the 'pop' life show George's great depth and insight as does the section on society and government.... and then there's the music.  I hope you enjoy this.

For those of you who are new readers, YAM is a vedantaacharya (teacher of vedic knowledge), having spent several years of study, and latterly, two years in gurukula under intensive training - this is akin to being priest or minister or rabbi. Vedanta is the philosophy which informs all faith systems, being the path of knowledge. Christianity has Gnosticism, Islam has Sufism, Judaism has the Kabbalah, etc.

For the curious and the seekers of that something within which is not currently being answered; for those who, like George, long to have a more meaningful and serious 'conversation with life', you may find some benefit from Vedanta.  

It is not necessary to release your current faith system or practices.  What sincere seekers often find is that study of Vedanta raises their awareness and appreciation of those existing disciplines. It even speaks to those who profess no faith - the greatest sceptics often make the best vedantins, as it encourages challenge and enquiry. (The most sceptical news reporter Balakrishna Menon become one of its most profound exponents; as HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda.) Vedanta is not, of itself a 'religion', it is a philosophy, a scientific exploration into the subjective - you being the subject!

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  1. I enjoyed that.

  2. I listened to most of the video but saved the rest for a little later today. What a great interview. George Harrison was always my favorite Beatle and I enjoyed his later music as well.

  3. We miss him so much! Such a huge loss!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley


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