George Harrison said recording and performing didn’t give him a happy, buzzing experience
George Harrison said he didn’t have a happy and buzzing experience while recording and performing. Spiritual matters gave him ultimate happiness.
George Harrison began his spiritual journey in the mid-1960s
In 1965, George began to realize that something was missing from his otherwise fortunate life. He wanted answers to big questions, and his Catholic upbringing didn’t help him. George also wanted to meet someone who impressed him.
Luckily, George met legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar and immediately began receiving sitar lessons from him. The legend taught the Beatles that “God is sound”, which intrigued the Beatles. George was addicted and felt he could have dropped everything in his life to learn more from his teacher.
George soon traveled to India and read many religious texts. When he returned to London, everything the Beatles were doing left George unimpressed. He added images of revered gurus to the cover of sergeant. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band as clues to his spirituality. He added religious themes to his songs.
Ultimately, spirituality was more important to George than music.
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George said he didn’t have a happy, buzzing experience recording and playing
During a 1997 interview with VH1 (per George Harrison on George Harrison: interviews and encounters), George explained that fame isn’t everything.
“I think fame is good for giving you increased experience, or at least more experience, but then it’s what you make of it, or what it reveals,” George said. “I think for me, you know, like I say, I realized I just wanted more – that’s not it. It’s not that.
“Fame is not the goal, money – although money is nice to have, it can give you a bit of freedom, you can go to the Bahamas whenever you want – but it’s not the case… it is not the solution. The answer is how to get peace of mind and how to be happy.
“That’s really what we’re meant to be here for, and the hard thing is that we all go through our lives and our days, and we don’t experience happiness – and it’s a very subtle thing to experience that. , and knowing how to do that isn’t just something you stumble upon, you have to seek it out.
George also said he didn’t have a happy, buzzing experience while recording and performing.
“Well, we’ve had happiness sometimes, but not the kind of happiness I mean, where every atom in your body is buzzing, you know,” he said. “Because, again, it’s beyond the mind. It is when there is no thought involved. It’s a pretty tricky thing to try to get to that stage because it means controlling the mind and being able to transcend relative states of consciousness: waking, sleeping, dreaming, that’s all we really know.
“But there is another state that goes beyond all of that, and it is in that state – that is where happiness and knowledge is available.”
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The former Beatle said he had a buzzing experience of God
George told Barry Miles (per George Harrison on George Harrison) that he had a buzzing experience of singing, which connected him to God.
“These vibes that you get through yoga and cosmic chanting and things like that, I mean, it’s such a buzz, it’s got you vibrating all over the place,” he said. “It has nothing to do with pills or anything like that. It’s just in your own head, the realization, it’s such a buzz, it makes you buzz in the astral plane…
“The buzz of all buzzes which is the thing which is God.”
George eventually ascended to the astral plane after his death in 2001.
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