Krishna Das: One Life at a Time [2006]

Posted: January 2, 2011 in Multimedia
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Krishna Das: How do we find God?
Maharaj-ji: Serve people.
Krishna Das: How do we raise kundalini?
Maharaj-ji: Feed people.
[If you are feeding one being, you are feeding God. If you serve one person, you are serving God.]
  • Everybody sees a saint in their own way. And that is part of the quality of a saint – they give each person what they want.
  • Saints are awake – in all the three times: the past, present, future. There is no time for a saint. A real saint.
    • They do not accumulate anything because everything is theirs. It all belongs to them already.
    • He is swimming in oneness. He is oneness. He is all beings.
    • There is no way we can know who these beings are until we know ourselves completely.
  • Breaking down the barriers of separateness that you feel. Because there is no separateness other than we experience it. Because we think we are separate from God, separate from ourselves. We don’t know who we are, what we are, where we are.
  • These CD’s are not entertainment. They are yoga, mantra…They are for repetition. The more you repeat them, the deeper it gets…They become a very power presences, a powerful entrances into a deeper space. The more you do it, the more it works. Like any practices, you have to do it.
    • The stuff that mess up is on the gut level. We cannot intellectualize about. That’s why we need to do practice.
  • We can get a real edge on us when we get immersed in these practices because we start to think that we know something that other people don’t know. Suddenly we feel that makes us better than other people. More aware, more present, I am more here now, this is good you know. NO…It doesn’t work like that. The idea is not to become more of something. It is actually to  disappear eventually and become who you really are, which is not somebody who’s about who they are.
  • Allowing the effects of the practice to filter into other parts of your life.
The following is an excerpt from ‘Pilgrim of the Heart‘ audio series by Krishna Das:

“The words of these chants are called the divine names and they come from a place that’s deeper than our hearts and our thoughts, deeper than the mind. And so as we sing them they turn us towards ourselves, into ourselves. They bring us in, and as we offer ourselves into the experience, the experience changes us. These chants have no meaning other than the experience that we have by doing them. They come from the Hindu tradition, but it’s not about being a Hindu, or believing anything in advance. It’s just about doing it, and experiencing. Nothing to join, you just sit down and sing.”

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