Krishna Das – Pilgrim Heart – Ep. 99 – Meeting Shiva

Krishna Das brings us inside his heart cave for a Q&A featuring questions about what meeting Shiva actually means, how we can find time for meditation, and why motivation matters. 

Krishna Das brings us inside his heart cave for a Q&A featuring questions about what meeting Shiva actually means, how we can find time for meditation, and why motivation matters. 

In this ‘Hanging in the Heart Space‘ session from Dec. 10th, 2020, Krishna Das explores how we can find motivation for practice& commune with Shiva.

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Motivation Matters

Krishna Das answers questions about Wavy Gravy, Bernie Glassman, and how to help someone who isn’t willing or able to help themselves. He talks about how Mingyur Rinpoche was able to overcome panic attacks precisely because he was motivated to do so, but it’s very hard to help someone deal with an issue if they don’t feel that motivation.

“The person themselves really has to want to heal themselves, or be healed, either with outside help or however. And that’s something that you can’t make somebody do.” – Krishna Das

Mingyur Rinpoche explores the idea of open awareness on BHNN Guest Podcast Ep. 73

Meeting Shiva 

Krishna Das answers questions on what meeting Shiva really means, how to deal with loneliness, and how to deal with anger towards politicians. He talks about how practice is not about getting some particular type of experience that you like, it’s about dealing with stuff like anxiety, loneliness, and anger. There’s nowhere we can go where that stuff won’t be.

“So I would try to get over this idea that Shiva is somewhere else. When you learn to deal with your life with equanimity and kindness and compassion for yourself and everybody in your life, then you’ll have a shot at actually meeting Shiva, not before.” – Krishna Das

Our Job is to Love Everyone 

Krishna Das answers questions on finding time for meditation, not believing the stories we tell ourselves, and the process he goes through when chanting the Hanuman Chalisa. He talks about how our job is to love everyone, peace is actually our true nature, and that we need to relax and start from where we are rather than where we’d like to be.

“If we keep trying to arrange our lives so that we feel good, we’ll never be successful. Things are always changing, always moving around. We’re not in control of life. The only thing we could ever control would be our own reactions.” – Krishna Das

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