Music: All Things Must Pass

COMING IN THIS SEASON OF LOSS, GEORGE HARRISON'S DEATH REMINDS US THAT WHILE EVEN BEATLES ARE MORTAL, THEIR WISDOM STILL MOVES THROUGH US

Do western tourists still make pilgrimages to the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's retreat? In the early 1980s you could always spot them there in Rishikesh, in the Himalayan foothills of northern India. Some came in search of the maharishi to learn more about transcendental meditation. Most of them really made the trip to pay tribute to the Beatles. On any given day you found them trying to reconnect to the current that had passed through their lives in the days before the band broke up. They were the ones you saw crouching in the grass, reaching down to touch the concrete landing...

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