George Harrison, You’re Amazing

George Harrison awakeonesGeorge Harrison, who died 13 years ago this month, not only helped music take a giant leap forward as part of the Beatles, but he used his celebrity to introduce the West to the spiritual teachings of India. Those are two phenomenal accomplishments coming from a single life.

Harrison first became enchanted with India when he traveled to the country in 1966 and met the Indian sitar master Ravi Shankar. In 1967, he encouraged his fellow Beatles to meet the founder of Transcendental Meditation Maharishi Mehesh Yogi.

In 1968, the Beatles visited Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in Rishikesh, India. Between the four of them, they composed more than 40 songs while in India, according to a blog in Houston County News, written by John Whitehead of The Rutherford Institute.

Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” is regularly played and danced to at the Oneness University in southern India, and its simple lyrics stunningly encapsulate the desire of the spiritual seekers dancing to it.

  • My Sweet Lord
  • My Sweet Lord
  • I really want to see you;
  • Really want to be with you.
  • Really want to see you Lord
  • But it takes so long, my Lord.
  • Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna
  • Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
  • Hare Rama, Hare Rama
  • Rama Rama, Hare Hare

Harrison, who yearned for a direct relationship with God, left us with spiritual and musical blessings that are timeless.

Photo: George Harrison via Wikimedia Commons

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