Love is what we are; we don't get it from somebody, we can't give it to anybody, we can't fall in it or fall out of it. Love is our true Being.— Krishna Das
The most simplistic Krishna Das quotes that are little-known but priceless
Chanting is a way of getting in touch with yourself.
It's an opening of the heart and letting go of the mind and thoughts. It deepens the channel of grace, and it's a way of being present in the moment.
We have to learn to love people even if they are not giving you what you want.
.. and then not take it personally. If you feel hurt, you have to recognize that they are not hurting you because you are you, but because they are them. You have to try not to be so hard on yourself.
Don't wait for a Guru. Your life is your Guru.
We instantly believe everything we think.
Isn't that insane? It's good for us to explore the depravity of our minds, so we know we are just as crazy as everyone else!
Surrender happens by Grace. All we're doing is cleaning up the room so when Surrender walks in, He can sit down.
Letting go does not mean pushing away or negating thoughts or feelings that come to us - but instead being with the feeling. We start to feel that we are no longer victims of the stuff that happens to us. There is something we can do about it... if we just take a look at it.
Bhakti yoga isn't something you join, it's love. It means falling in love.
Hanuman not only gives liberation, he also fulfills our beneficial desires.
The heart in us is deeper than any emotion or psychological issue.
I'm reconnecting, I'm deepening, I'm opening, I'm releasing negativity and negative thoughts and all the limitations I carry around with me - again and again and again and again and again and again. And again! And that's the only thing that keeps me alive.
It takes two to tango! I need everybody to sing with me.
As we do practice something unexpected starts to happen-we get happy!
Practice is not about how you feel while you are doing it. You are planting seeds.
Bliss is easy, just take a drug. What is hard is feeling good about our real selves.
Even if somebody tells us something, the hit, the light goes on inside of us, not out there. We learn and understand everything within ourselves.
We are just here, right? We are just people doing our thing.
And the most important aspect of anything we do is our motivation, why we do it.
If you stub your toe, you don't need to dialog yourself to be good to your foot, do you? When you see things that clearly, there's no dialogue or emotional manipulation that you need to do to extend compassion to that being, because that being is a part of you, and if that being hurts, you hurt.
I mope around less. It is horrible. I miss it.
To love somebody is to let them be who they are and do what they have to do.
Don't give up on your dreams. You can become the person you know you really are.
All we can know is our own subjective version of reality.
That's the way we go through our lives. Everybody.
I just try to keep my heart open. By this, I mean to try not to let my own programmed reaction to things keep me closed down for too long.
The presence of real love in the world inspires me.
You can’t think yourself out of a box that’s made of your thoughts.
If we know anything about a path at all, it's only because of the Great ones that have gone before us. Out of their love and kindness, they have left some footprints for us to follow. So, in the same way that they wish for us, we wish that all beings everywhere, including ourselves, be safe, be happy, have good health, and enough to eat. And may we all live at ease of heart with whatever comes to us in life.
There is love in this world, and it lives within us as who we really are, not who we think we are.
Ultimately when I am with you all, what I see is my Guru. And what is he? He is love.
This is what I do to keep my head screwed on semi-straight and keep my heart open. Whenever I sing, that's why I sing. Whether it's at the Grammys, whether it's in the bathroom, whether it's in front of 10,000 people or three people, by my guru's grace, my head stays in that place.
The repetition of the holy names reveals a presence hidden within the heart.
Something begins to happen that's very disturbing - we get happy.
I didn't know what I was looking for, but I knew whatever it was that I was looking for was real.
The only real protection will come from doing a spiritual practice over a prolonged period of time. Because it retrains us to see the world and ourselves in a different way.
When you meet your guru or a being who knows, who is no longer loving, but has become love, a being who is sitting in truth, and in compassion and kindness for all beings - you know. When I met my guru, I knew. And it was before I met him physically, actually.
The ultimate act of power is surrender.
Devotion is a way of being, it's not something you do.
It's dedication to finding awareness and Love. Chanting is like asanas for the mind and the heart.
When you fall in love, nobody has to tell you. You know what you feel.
Can you imagine what it would be like to all of a sudden see another color that nobody else sees?
We all inhabit our lives, in different ways to some degree.
We see ourselves a certain way, and based on how we see ourselves, that's how we see the world.
You cannot think your way out of a box made of thought.
I chant to save my miserable ass. That's what I do.
It's inexplicable why somebody can lose a leg and it doesn't effect them at all emotionally; and another person can lose a foot and be destroyed for the rest of their lives.
Just the slightest turn toward the inside is a very big thing.
I chant to save my heart. Every time I sit down, that's what I'm doing.
Whenever I'm really stuck, when I really need to go 'in there,' I sing the Chalisa and that connects me to Maharajji, to Hanuman, to that powerful presence that's deeper than any of that stuff. And, by touching that, I'm able to overcome whatever I'm stuck in...at least for 10 minutes.
There is an eighth color that we don't have the sense apparatus to see or experience.
Devotion is a disease. And you catch it from those people who have it.
When we start talking about gurus, first of all we're starting to talk about something that can't be talked about, in the sense that you can never really know what a guru is as long as you are imprisoned by your own thoughts and circular ego. The true guru is someone who's transcended all that. And we don't know anything about that.
You can never really know what a guru is as long as you are imprisoned by your own thoughts and circular ego.
The heart is like a mirror. When we dust it off, we are able to see ourselves. The dust is all our stuff - guilt, anger - this stuff is reflected back to us. Practice removes the dust from the mirror of our hearts.