Citaat van de maand archief

Archief van het citaat van de maand, iedere maand vanaf augustus 2014 een nieuw citaat in de Kirtan-nieuwsbrief.
Archive of  Quotes of the month, each month since augus 2014 a new quote in the Kirtan-newsletter.

Citaat van de maand / Quote of the month

December 2017

We can’t think our way out of a prison that is made of thoughts, so let’s sing!
 ~ Krishna Das ~
My Guru said: “start singing!” He didn’t say anything about stopping.
~ Krishna Das ~

November 2017

“Whenever I’m really stuck, when I really need to go ‘in there’,
I sing the Chalisa and that connects me to Maharaj-ji, 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

The way I sing, I try to let the mantra do the work. I simply pay attention to the prayer and repeat it with as much of my being as I can. I don’t try to manipulate emotions, I don’t try to manufacture any kind of feeling at all, it naturally arises. My understanding is that these mantras, these names, come from within us, they come from that place within that is deeper than the mind, deeper than thoughts, deeper than emotions. So, by turning our attention in that direction toward our soul, we move deeply into our true nature.”
– Krishna Das –

Oktober 2017

We are trained to believe that beautiful things are outside of us. With kirtan we chant words and phrases that come from a place inside of us, in any one of us. A place that is deeper than thought and emotion. It reveals the beauty that we have inside our own heart”
-Krishna Das-

September 2017

“Longing itself is the flow of love.
Don’t push it away.
That missing fills us so completely and that’s what it’s all about.”
-Krishna Das-

The only thing we need to renounce is our self-hatred, judgment of ourselves + sense of unworthiness.
-Krishna Das-

Juni 2017

“The path that I’m on is not the renunciate path.
My path is to live in the world fully, in the best way possible.
Maharaj-ji said ‘Love Everyone. Serve Everyone. Remember God’.
He never told us to go to the jungle.”
~Krishna Das

Mei 2017

“Keep breathing.
If you keep breathing eventually something changes.”
-Krishna Das-

April 2017

I don’t know if there is God, I know there is Love – Unconditional Love -and I know I like to be in that love, and that maybe God.
All you have to do is look, and chanting reminds us to look.”
-Krishna Das-

februari 2017

“If one has love within themselves, they will see it everywhere.
If one doesn’t have love within themselves, they won’t find it anywhere.”
-Krishna Das-

januari 2017

It’s not unfair to say that the chanting of mantras is intended to be a completely mindless activity.
Yoga doesn’t ask us to believe in anything. It asks us to practice, and examine our experience until we can witness the truth in the book of our own heart. No one else can read it for you, or tell you what it means.
Whether you experience these mantras as ancient wisdom or psychological metaphor or complete nonsense is up to you.
-Dave Stringer-

“Ram… Shiva… these are not names of things. These are the Names of states of being. The state when the thoughts are not there.”
– Krishna Das-

Citaten 2016

december 2016
“There are no answers to anything.
The answers happen when the question disappears.”
– Krishna Das-

“The gift you offer another person is just your being”
– Ram Dass –

november 2016
“The heart is like a mirror. When we dust it off, we’re 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-

“Who you think you are is the dust on your own heart. Practice clears the dust to reflect your true beauty.”
– Krishna Das-

oktober 2016
“Love everyone. Serve everyone. Remember God”
~ Neem Karoli Baba-

juni 2016
“Chanting breaks down the difference between the inside and the outside. It’s about having a heart that never shuts down, that nothing can shut down.”
– Krishna Das-

april 2016
“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 heart”
~Krishna Das

“Feeling good is not the point – it’s being connected so that the highs and lows don’t matter. You spend less time at the mercy of all those heavy negative thoughts.”
-Krishna Das-

april 2016
“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-

maart 2016
“We have to find a way to open our hearts, to quiet our minds, to let go our fears and our selfishness, our guilt and our anger and jealousy. Everything is already present in our own hearts. By repeating these Names over and over, we are moving ourselves into that place in us.”
~Krishna Das-

Citaten 2015

oktober 2015
The music and chanting help to deepen the silence, no effort is needed……..
Basically, punctuate the silent sitting with sound. As I said, the music is there to deepen the silence, not to entertain…… Your voice………is a door into peace and tranquillity…….
These activities arise from, and disappear into, the silence which you and your friends have gathered to enjoy.
Deva Premal

mei 2015
Krishna Das:
Everyday, every time is sit down at the harmonium, you think that I am just floating around in extacy? And I drop like little raindrops on the harmonium and I make beautiful sounds, and I go home and go to sleep and… Bull…., no!!! It ain’t the way it is! Every time I sit down it is practice.
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april 2015

“Hanuman and Christ are the same.”
“Meditate like Christ, he lost himself in love”.
-Neem Karoli Baba-

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februari 2015

Krishna Das, deze keer in antwoord op de vraag hoe belangrijk het is om de betekenis van de mantra’s / kirtans die je zingt te weten:
““It won’t hurt them! But the most important thing is that they should know that they’re singing to this loving presence that is always present, within and without, called by all these names. These are all names of God, these are all names of that place.
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januari 2015

-Krishna Das-
“Chanting, helps us dive into a deeper place in our hearts. Peace of heart comes as the process of coming closer to our Self continues to burn our shortcomings in the fire of the deepest Love”
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Citaten 2014

november 2014

You are not gonna find God out there, you’ll only gonna find him in here.
And the only thing in the way is your own nonsense.

Neem Karoli Baba said: people come already taught by God. An interesting concept.
People just need to listen to themselves. The whole thing is to learn to trust yourself, learn to listen to your intuition. Pay attention to yourself, not see yourself through others’ eyes all the time. See what you want, who you are, what works for you. That’s the whole path, to listen to yourself.
-Krishna Das-

oktober 2014
If you bring up what is within you, what you bring up will set you free.
If you do not bring up what is within you, what you do not bring up will destroy you..
-Nag Hamadi geschriften-

september 2014
So what exactly should I be devoted to?
There is a text that says: ” If I am Shiva, and you are Shiva, and all is Shiva, then in which direction should I bow?”
-Dave Stringer:-

augustus 2014
“If it can be solved, there’s no need to worry,
and if it can’t be solved, worry is of no use.”
-Dalai Lama-