- This is the title of a little booklet written by Sri Chinmoy. I
searched the Sri Chinmoy online library and found many many other
beautiful poems that include positive imagination.
I was inspired to visit Noivedya's online home.
As many ways lead to Rome I found a very inspiring article about John
Lennon's famous and popular song "imagine".
It has become obvious by now that I am not good at understanding New
Zealand, Australian or any other English humor and may start adding
the country I am living in under my signature. ;-)
But yet I was so strongly reminded of the song "imagine" that I
searched for an online video and found the following one most
Try to sing it and you will find out that it is not just a three line
love song but requires some inner cry inside your heart to be able to
sing it. You will also find out that John is extremely one with his
Often famous and popular musicians become victims to criticism
because of their life-style. I think besides their incredible musical
talents they are normal people such as myself and others. And aren't
we are all imperfect human beings who are longing for happiness and
When I was very young many musicians such as John Lennon, Neil Young,
Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Santana and many others gave
me great comfort and when I revisited their top hits today I felt
only motherlike gratitude to them.
I was also reminded of a passage in one of Sri Chinmoy's editions
of "Questions and Answers" I just read yesterday that had touched my
heart and confirms my feelings.
I would like to post an excerpt of that answer to a question asked by
a student of Sri Chinmoy:
"I will give you another example. Yesterday morning I went to Goose
Pond Park. It was drizzling and I was running slowly. Five times I
passed by a man sitting on a bench who was heavily drunk. Each time I
came by him, he smiled at me. I could not understand what he was
saying, but each time I passed by him, he said something encouraging
to me. Now if I had had to consciously try to see the divine in him"
if I had said, "He is also God's creation. Although he is drinking
heavily, let me see the divine in him" "I would have been wasting my
time. But each time I came by, spontaneously I got such joy.
I do not care for drinking at all. But while I was passing him,
I was seeing the divine in him. His inner divinity immediately attracted me. His heart entered into me and my heart entered into
him. Therefore I sincerely got joy."
Many thanks to Sri Chinmoy, Noivedya and John Lennon for their