Krishna Das – Pilgrim Heart – Ep. 150 – Advice from Maharaj-ji

In a dharma talk on alleviating suffering, Krishna Das offers up wisdom from Maharaj-ji for all of our hungry hearts.

Today’s episode originally aired on Krisha Das’ “Hanging Out In the Heart Space” online satsang on March 17th, 2022. Be sure to subscribe to Krishna Das on Youtube to get new episodes of “Hanging Out In the Heart Space”, fresh music from KD and more: Krishna Das Music

“Maharaj-ji used to say all the time, ‘if you want to put fresh milk in a cup you have to wash it first otherwise the milk will turn sour’. So, this path is a path of cleaning the cup of our own hearts to hold the nectar of love.” – Krishna Das 

This time on Pilgrim Heart, Krishna Das talks about: 
  • His first experience with chanting in India
  • The path of desireless action
  • Stories of K.C. Tewari and Maharaj-ji
  • Going through a dark night of the soul
  • Inherent goodness within us all
  • Finding peace within during times of anguish and uncertainty
  • Love and miracles experienced in Maharaj-ji’s presence
  • How to ask things of Maharaj-ji
  • Dedicating our practice to all beings that are suffering
  • The Hungry Hearts Chalisa

“If you sincerely ask for something, you’ll get it at the right time, if it’s good for you. Maharaj-ji will not give you things that are not good for you, no matter how many times you ask” – Krishna Das

About Krishna Das:

Layering traditional Hindu kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Grammy nominee, Krishna Das has been called yoga’s “rock star.”  With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das – known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD – has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling chant artist of all time. His album ‘Live Ananda’ (released January 2012) was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age album category.

KD spent the late ’60s traveling across the country as a student of Ram Dass, and in August 1970, he finally made the journey to India, which led him to Ram Dass’ own beloved guru, Neem Karoli Baba, known to most as Maharaj-ji.

Krishna Das now travels the world sharing his kirtan practice and wonderful stories of his life, of Maharaji-ji, of his life on the Path and discusses bringing chanting into our lives through retreats and workshops. To date, KD has released 15 well-received albums, most recently Trust in the Heart released in October 2017.

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Listen to more from Krishna Das: 
Bring back the wandering mind in Episode 126 of Pilgrim Heart: Come Home to the Chant
Learn about Transforming Negative Karmas with David Nichtern and Krishna Das
Hear about the power of mantra repetition in Ep. 70 of Pilgrim Heart

Tune into Episode 108 of Pilgrim Heart to hear Krishna Das do A Chant to Neem Karoli Baba
Learn more about the ways that Peace Comes From Practice in Episode 102 of the Pilgrim Heart Podcast
Tune into Ep. 89 of Metta Hour featuring Krishna Das and Sharon Salzberg to learn about finding direction