Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can

from John Lennon – Imagine Lyrics on Rap Genius


John, and the rest of The Beatles, were heavily interested in Eastern philosophy, particularly under the tutelage of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The Bhagavad Gita, an ancient Hindu scripture, calls for a sacrifice of one’s possession as a step on the path of Enlightenment. John is not being negative with the second line; in fact as a wealthy man himself, he knows full well the difficulty in leaving one’s possessions behind.

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