by Greg Krehbiel on 12 February 2017
I’ve been on a bit of a George Harrison kick recently, and I’ve been listening to a lot of his top hits, one of which is “My Sweet Lord.”
As you probably know, Harrison’s lord is Krishna, and George had some pretty weird religious views.
I find it all very sad because I don’t doubt Harrison’s sincerity, but I do doubt there was any hope that he was going to be united to Krishna, despite his heartfelt pleas.
Part of me wants to say, “Isn’t it a pity.” (One of Harrison’s songs.) But I also recognize that his beliefs may have given form and meaning to his life.
But that also makes me sad — that so many of us find joy and meaning in life by latching on to fantasies.
2017-02-12 » Greg Krehbiel