Krishna Das quotes

  • Don't wait for a Guru. Your life is your Guru.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Waiting #Life Is #Guru

  • 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.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Heart #Mirrors #Dust

  • 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

    #Fall #Love Is #Giving

  • 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.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Heart #Dedication #Mind

  • The heart in us is deeper than any emotion or psychological issue.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Heart #Issues #Emotion

  • 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.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Letting Go #Heart #Grace

  • 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.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Powerful #Touching #Overcoming

  • 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.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Hurt #People #Giving

  • 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!
    -- Krishna Das

    #Crazy #Believe #Thinking

  • Grace removes obstacles that we don’t even know are there. Grace is what arranges our lives so we are forced to look within.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Grace #Looks #Obstacles

  • 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.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Letting Go #Mean #Feelings

  • 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.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Kindness #Heart #Wish

  • On the Path, it’s impossible to know how you are doing because it’s the judger who is disappearing.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Path #Impossible #Disappear

  • The ultimate act of power is surrender.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Surrender #Ultimate

  • Surrender happens by Grace. All we're doing is cleaning up the room so when Surrender walks in, He can sit down.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Grace #Rooms #Cleaning

  • To love somebody is to let them be who they are and do what they have to do.
    -- Krishna Das

  • Hanuman not only gives liberation, he also fulfills our beneficial desires.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Giving #Desire #Liberation

  • Grace surrounds us and holds us like the sky holds everything in it … and as soon as I find a way to let go of my story, I keep seeing over and over again that grace is always here and it includes the forgetting and the remembering. The practice is the opening of the hand to catch the raindrops, which are always falling. If you don't open your hand, you get wet, but you don't get much to drink.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Letting Go #Fall #Hands

  • Bliss is easy, just take a drug. What is hard is feeling good about our real selves.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Real #Self #Feel Good

  • When our desires are fulfilled, and we still feel unhappy - this is the moment we begin the process of letting go.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Letting Go #Unhappy #Desire

  • Unlimited inner strength can only be awakened when it is in the service of Love....When we align ourselves with that love and act in service of that love, anything is possible.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Inner Strength #Unlimited #Anything Is Possible

  • The repetition of the holy names reveals a presence hidden within the heart. Something begins to happen that's very disturbing - we get happy.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Heart #Names #Holy

  • As we do practice something unexpected starts to happen-we get happy!
    -- Krishna Das

    #Practice #Unexpected #Something Unexpected

  • The Presence is our own presence. We are not getting anything from the outside. We already have all we need inside.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Needs

  • You can't manipulate a heart open. You can only allow it to open in the right circumstances.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Heart #Circumstances #Manipulate

  • Devotion is a disease. And you catch it from those people who have it.
    -- Krishna Das

    #People #Disease #Devotion

  • Chanting just hits you and you want to be a part of it. That’s the point of this whole thing. That’s what cuts through all the ‘stuff’. You get lit up. You don’t have to know what it means.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Mean #Cutting #Want

  • Just the slightest turn toward the inside is a very big thing.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Bigs #Turns

  • You can’t think yourself out of a box that’s made of your thoughts.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Thinking #Made #Boxes

  • You cannot think your way out of a box made of thought.
    -- Krishna Das

    #Thinking #Way #Made