Wednesday, November 29, 2006

God is Now Taking Calls

Spike Wilbury

"From the Hindu point of view each soul is divine. All religions are branches of one big tree. It doesn't matter what you call Him just as long as you call. Just as cinematic images appear to be real but are only combinations of light and shade, so is the universal variety a delusion. The planetary spheres, with their countless forms of life, are naught but figures in a cosmic motion picture. One's values are profoundly changed when he is finally convinced that creation is only a vast motion picture and that not in, but beyond, lies his own ultimate reality."

- George Harrison (emphasis mine)
UPDATE: Rereading the second half of this quote I am struck by some of the similarities between the Hindu outlook on the universe and that expressed by Jewish Kabbalists (Some of which I'm just becoming exposed to via an introductory course at the Seminary). Perhaps its just that all mystic systems have their similarities, as do all religions in general. Or perhaps they were both on to something. Something I'll have to ponder (as if I don't have enough already!)


The background image on this page is a Hebrew translation of the verse from Bob Dylan's song  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), from which the title of this blog is taken. Translation courtesy of Yoram Aharon of Hod-HaSharon's page--found via YudelLine-- which has many Dylan lyrics in Hebrew.