Beautiful stage flowers by Susan Donahue Pogwist.
A weekend, down by the Jersey shore for Heart Of Grace Workshop and Kirtan with Krishna Das…. a few highlight moments for you!
Here is a clip from the evening, Krishna Das talks about: “There is no fulfillment in stuff”
Dreams of finding lasting happiness in this world, in this world, not possible. You can find it in here (points to heart) and it’s everywhere. You get a fancy house and you get a hurricane. You get a car, then you get an accident. This world is not made for happiness. I’m sorry, it’s not…. that’s not the program. I don’t know why they tell us that’s the program. It’s not the program. And if you look for happiness in stuff, you ain’t gonna find it. That’s what the Buddha said. He came out of the jungle and he said,“Yo Monks! Stuff don’t work!” That’s what he said! He said, there will always be dissatisfaction; there will always be discontentment. There will never be fulfillment in stuff and things. That goes right on to the some of the deepest inner plains that don’t last. People get all caught up in “bliss worlds”. I wish, but those things don’t last. What lasts is Love. Real Love. Love that lasts 24 hours a day. That’s our true nature. And we’re so programmed to look outside, that we don’t see it. Looking outside for it, we will never find it. When you touch it here (touches heart), you see it everywhere. Because it is everywhere. Everybody is a part of it.
(*This is a transcription of the the content in the video featured here.)