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A timeline of how John Lennon created ‘Instant Karma!’

A timeline of how John Lennon created ‘Instant Karma!’

A timeline of how John Lennon created ‘Instant Karma!’
January 28
12:01 2022

The term ‘karma’ had been no stranger to John Lennon following his famous trips to India with The Beatles earlier on in the 1960s. During their travels, the group would meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who guided the Fab Four through sessions of transcendental meditation while teaching them the boons of spirituality and mindfulness. Among the teachings were many of the strong values held in Hinduism, including karma. Karma, for those who aren’t aware, is the ultimate sum of one’s actions, if one acts in a good manner, then they can expect good things to come to them, but if they act badly, then bad things will await them in the next life. On the morning of January 27th, 1970, Lennon wrote ‘Instant Karma!’ in a spur-of-the-moment idea to create a song that would bluntly teach people that they must take responsibility for their actions. The lyrics are particularly spiritual for Lennon, on a level that would be more synonymous with his friend George Harrison.

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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