Krishna Das answers questions about raising Kundalini, how chanting can help us deal with suffering, and the influence of great beings on our lives, plus he leads a round of chanting.
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Krishna Das begins with some thoughts on chanting as a practice, and why he knew it was the right path for him. He answers a question about raising Kundalini energy and talks about why he was never encouraged to do that as a practice.
“Kundalini yoga is a very powerful technique, and it’s very easy, because of the energy involved, to get totally sidetracked and totally lost in the shininess of your ego.” – Krishna Das
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Dealing with Suffering (1:22:05)
Krishna Das answers questions about his guru, how chanting can help us deal with suffering, why chanting sometimes brings us to tears, and how to love those who treat us badly.
“The experiences we had [with Neem Karoli Baba] were so moving for us and so powerful in our lives, we can’t help but be changed by them and talk about them with other people.” – Krishna Das
Great Beings (1:36:40)
Krishna Das answers questions about the influence of great beings on our lives, whether or not we’re responsible for our thoughts, the importance of paying attention to the sound of the chant, and why we shouldn’t push things on our family.
“You are not your thoughts. You are not your emotions. You experience those terrible, unhappy feelings, but they are not you. So you always have the possibility of letting go of them, of releasing them, even if it’s just for a second.” – Krishna Das
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Closing Kirtan (1:50:45)
Krishna Das closes the show with some chanting, including the Hanuman Chalisa.