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John Lennon Quotes About Reincarnation?
17 February 2011
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Hey guys!

I am currently writing a tongue-and-cheek article about John Lennon as a possibly reincarnate, and how he would be relevant to modern day society. Sounds silly, I know, but I am really looking forward to the outcome.

However, I need some help. I really need quotes by Mr. Lennon (or anyone related) about such topics. This means reincarnation, death, life after death, spirituality... anything like this!

I know there are a few around, especially during their trip to India period, but am struggling to find any online. I remember a few being in The Beatles Anthology, but like an idiot, I left this in my home country when I moved to London [Image Can Not Be Found]

Can anybody help? And if it's not too much trouble, references would be nice too!

Thanks guys!
Jared

17 February 2011
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John: Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. 

John: When you're drowning you don't think, "I would be incredibly pleased if someone would notice I'm drowning and come and rescue me." You just scream.

John: I'm not afraid of death because I don't believe in it. 
It's just getting out of one car, and into another.

:) Hope it helps. 

 The Beatles;   Paul John George Ringo and me .. Shannon!  Favourite Beatle; James Paul McCartney.

 

17 February 2011
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I love the third one. I think that's great.

Of course, he also wrote "We all shine on..." and he did happen to say "Everyone loves you when your six foot in the ground." 

I'm looking here online and someone has a post on some board called "Help, I think my cat is the reincarnate of John Lennon," but unfortunately it won't load properly.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
17 February 2011
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I think you'd be better served with another Beatle here. a-hard-days-night-george-10

Honestly I can't really think of any, and I've listened to a bunch of his interviews...I know that George has been quoted as saying that John believed that we are all just spirits and that our spirit never dies, it just continues on in another form. Now whether John really believed that or not is questionable, but maybe he did.

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17 February 2011
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These are great guys! Thanks so much for the help!

 

Hey - even George or any other Beatle quotes would be great if you guys know of any off hand!

 

I did find a good one by Lennon, when asked about what Maharishi said about the death of Brian Epstein:

“He told us not to get overwhelmed by grief, and to -- whatever thoughts we have of Brian, to keep them happy, because any thoughts we have of him will travel to him wherever he is.”

Anything else like this? What do you think Lennon's opinion of life-after-death was?

 

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17 February 2011
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"Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try, no hell below us, above us only sky"

"God is a concept by which we measure our pain"

"You tell me you found Jesus. Christ!
 Well that's great and he's the only one
 You say you just found Buddha?
 and he's sittin' on his arse in the sun?
 You say you found Mohammed?
 Kneeling on a bloody carpet facin' the East?
 You say you found Krishna
 With a bald head dancin' in the street?" from his demo called Serve Yourself

Not sure if those help, but I don't know if he really believed in life after death.

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17 February 2011
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17 February 2011
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Yes!

 

"There's no real such thing as death anyway. I mean, it's death on a physical level, but life goes on everywhere... and you just keep going, really. The thing about the comfort is to know that he's OK." - Harrison

 

Exactly the kind of thing I am looking for, thanks!

17 February 2011
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Of course what John believed and what is true could vastly different things.

I would be more interseted in what John has to say about reincarnation NOW than what he said 30 years ago or more.

"She looks more like him than I do."
17 February 2011
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In You Never Give Me Your Money, Dogget writes that someone claimed to be channelling Lennon's spirit. He'd allegedly written a new song that went "when your final day comes, you're gonna be dead". Doggett observes the damage being dead had done to Lennon's skills as a wordsmith.

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17 February 2011
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The Walrus said:

In You Never Give Me Your Money, Dogget writes that someone claimed to be channelling Lennon's spirit. He'd allegedly written a new song that went "when your final day comes, you're gonna be dead". Doggett observes the damage being dead had done to Lennon's skills as a wordsmith.


In the Words of Me "Bullshit 101"

*17*

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

18 February 2011
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The Walrus said:

Doggett observes the damage being dead had done to Lennon's skills as a wordsmith.


That post caused laughing of the out loud type to happen.

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

12 May 2013
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Gotta say, this topic is the first topic I ever read on this forum and what caught my attention in the first place. I shared this article on another forum but looks like nobody cared there, maybe here people will? hard to say. Anyways, apparently John believed to be the reincarnation of Yoko's great-grandfather.

This is a link to the original article: http://imaginepeace.com/archives/10408

The family’s money had been made several generations earlier by her
great-grandfather Zenjiro Yasuda: this would intrigue Lennon when they
returned to Japan in the 1970s. During one of their visits, he picked up
a Japanese news magazine that contained a feature on prominent Japanese
figures who had shaped the country into a modern industrial and
economic powerhouse.

“It was about all these people who
influenced and affected Japan in history,” Yoko remembers. Lennon knew
nothing of Yasuda, but as Yoko told him more, he paused to reflect.

Yasuda
had refused the offer of a baronetcy from the then emperor; generations
separated the two men, but only a few years before his visit to Japan,
Lennon had handed back his MBE in protest against the British role in
the Biafran war and support of America in Vietnam. Yoko says that he
looked at a portrait of Yasuda and said: “That guy is me in my past
life.”

“He just said that out of the blue,” Yoko recalls. “And I
said, ‘Don’t wish for that. Because he was assassinated.’ ” She found
out years later that her great-grandfather shared a birthday with her
late husband.

Elsewhere in the city there are reminders of
her previous incarnation as a young Japanese aristocrat. Yoko, small and
neat in her Bulgari sunglasses and jauntily angled hat, perches on the
balcony of the Hibiya Hall, the people’s concert auditorium built more
than 80 years ago by Yasuda — a self-made billionaire whose largesse to
the citizens of Tokyo is commemorated in a large bronze relief high on
the wall.

Her great-grandfather Yasuda, the creator of her
family’s wealth, was the son of a samurai. In 1858, when he was 20, he
moved to Tokyo to become a servant. An entrepreneur by nature, at the
age of 28, he opened a money-changing house and went on to found the
Yasuda Bank. It began as a bank for ordinary people with a branch in
every village, and grew into a hugely lucrative and influential business
conglomerate.

Yasuda was killed in 1921 by a sword-wielding socialist named Heigo Asahi.

“Afterwards
Asahi killed himself and left a letter to the world, saying that he’s
assassinated this capitalist. But some people believe that he had asked
my great-grandfather for money and he was refused. And others believe
that he was just a very enthusiastic socialist.”

This
year — the 30th anniversary of his death — Lennon would have turned 70.
Yoko has guarded her husband’s legacy and meets her lawyer every Tuesday
to discuss the latest developments concerning his estate. Not for the
money, though. She doesn’t need it.

“This is a very interesting thing,” she says.

“My
great-grandfather Zenjiro created a huge financial power. And the
reason was, in those days bankers were the people who were seriously
changing the world.” But her father, who was a frustrated concert
pianist, had a different view. “He said, ‘No, they’re not the ones —
it’s going to be music that’s going to change the world.’ And he was
right.”

 
12 May 2013
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Totally forgot about this thread!

Just so you guys know, I ended up writing this article a long time ago, thanks for the help!

You can read it here.

13 May 2013
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Interesting read Jared, albeit filled with conspiracies that are hard to grasp at first. @Spectre, the coincidence is really scary!

"And in the End the Love you take is equal to the Love you make"
"When I was a robber *Piano Chord* in Boston Place"
"Let's hope this turns out pretty darn good huh"
"Pete may be the best, but Ringo is the star"
Paul:"Don't be nervous John"
John:"I 'm not"
13 May 2013
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Gerell said
@Spectre, the coincidence is really scary!

 

If you compare pictures of Yasuda and Lennon they look kinda similar as well.

 

13 May 2013
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John had somewhat chinky eyes too.

"And in the End the Love you take is equal to the Love you make"
"When I was a robber *Piano Chord* in Boston Place"
"Let's hope this turns out pretty darn good huh"
"Pete may be the best, but Ringo is the star"
Paul:"Don't be nervous John"
John:"I 'm not"
13 May 2013
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Slightly spooky resemblances. This all comes down to whether you believe in reincarnation or not though, or coincidences.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

13 May 2013
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I'm not surprised that they shared the same birthday.  All of that makes sense to me.  I wonder if Yoko is the reincarnation of someone who knew Yasuda, maybe his mother?

"This Beatles talk bores me to death." --John Lennon

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^^^ Why are you not surprised?

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

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