04-15-2007, 08:42 AM
Join Date: Mar 2007
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| | Wonderful Interview
I just read this wonderful interview with Carlos Santana and wanted to share it with everyone (not just music fans!). A few choice quotes:
Many of your albums have a mystic or esoteric element. What is your message after all? What more do you want to teach people? |
CS: Well, you know, Iím so happy that you asked straight-up what the message is, what the purpose is of what we do. I would like people to understand this saying, "May the heavens open up and the angels bless each
and every one with the deep awareness of your own light." If you can do that, you will be a better person. You will transcend being Christian or being Muslim or being Hindu, because when you die, theyíre not going to care about that stuff on the other side. They only care about how much light, joy and love you shared while you were on this planet.
So, "all that I am" means that Iím not afraid. I have the courage to say I transcended and graduated being American or Mexican or all that kind of stuff. I have no allegiance or alliance to any flag or country. That to me is like Starbucks or Pepsi-Cola. Itís just a business. It doesnít mean anything to me. My only alliance is to the heart of humanity, like Desmond Tutu, like the Dhali Lama, like Nobel Peace Prize women. You know, there comes a point where all that dying means is I graduated from being the little Mexican or the little American, into the universal concept of Iím not a drop of water anymore, I am part of the ocean. And if you can claim that, with humility, then youíre able to create miracles.
Consciousness is the people, men and women, who immediately go to where thereís an earthquake and, without recognition, they heal, feed, or bury. Or, very quietly, just their presence elevates others. Itís the most important thing that you can do on this planet, to elevate, transform and illumine your own consciousness. Everything else is really like show business and a waste of time, as far as Iím concerned because money, you canít take it [with you], you know. You canít take anything other than the satisfaction of knowing that you ignited another human being to the recognition of her own or his own light. Now thatís consciousness.
And my favourite:
Why do we have to hit the wall to think with consciousness? We donít. Just wake up to your own divinity. If Jesus was here he would say, ďMan, Iím carrying a lot of people on my back. Why donít you use your own legs?Ē
Read the full interview here: Carlos Santana Interview