Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Imagine : No religion, no country, no war


Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one


Emmanuel Kelly is a victim of chemical warfare from Iraq.  He doesn't know how old he is but has managed to become a wonderful singer. Emmanuel Kelly's mom worked alongside Mother Teresa. She dedicates her life helping disabled children. She was nominated Australian of the Year twice!


A true Malaysian said...

You remember I posted about this "Imagine" sometime back in your blog here?

I was so impressed then with the lyrics of this song by John Lennon. This inspiration is very much near to Buddha's teachings which see all living beings as equals....with its first precept of 'refrain ourselves from killing'.

When we compare Buddhism with other religions especially the Abrahamic, we see a lot of differences. That's where problems lie. As a result, many people are ignorant, with greed and hatred in them. This is not just confined in non-Buddhists alone, but Buddhists as well.

So, how nice there is no religion but appreciate the existence of law of nature, which Buddhism is all about?

Justin Choo said...


Looks like you have "resurrected" in this blog!!!! Something went wrong in the other Popular & Respected blog??

What happened?! Even "Botak post" in 2008 you are just commenting now!!

Coming back to this post; only Buddhists can understand and accept the imagination of "no religion". For others their religions must "exist".

A true Malaysian said...

If you observe clearly, my comment on the other blog was not as frequent like previously, like when 'used to be' regulars as in 'Botak' post were there as well.

Even then, my infrequent comments there can be so 'sensitive' to that someone until he blows his top like a mad d...

About your comment 'resurrected', you know me, I like such topic, trying to knock sense into the thick skulls of fanatics.

Coming to this post; I can see kindness, love and compassion in the eyes of Emmanule Kelly, his mother and brothers. Apparently, Emmanule Kelly and his brother were adopted by his mom, which is impossible if religion and race come into play. Such great story remind me of you and your wife. If you are not a wonderful person, who is?

Justin Choo said...


Aiyoh, with all the praises, I think I have to buy you a sack of manogsteen. You can pay for my hybrid durians!!

A true Malaysian said...

No problem, I pay both mangosteen and durian.

Anonymous said...

John Lenon is quite a big dreamer and musician, his lyrics is quite a powerful reflection of reality we decent human being are facing living in our planet constantly bombard by those religious fanatics that feed on controlling every living soul's mind and life on earth, so that they can become filthy rich like those Arab dictators. It is simple but yet he is down to earth in his imagine world.


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