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Dr. Robert Thurman and Krishna Das lecture on chanting, Maharaj-ji, embodiment, and purpose in this devotion-filled episode.
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"Human beings are such a precious embodiment...it's a great opportunity to become enlightened That's what you do when you attain freedom. You don't stop living; you become infinite life, you become one with everybody's infinite life." – Dr. Robert Thurman
"I would try to find the thing that you really want to do, and really do it. When I heard chanting in India, the first time I heard it I knew 'this, I could do.' And I'm still working at it." – Krishna Das
In this episode, Krishna Das chants and responds to questions with Dr. Robert Thurman on:
- Experiences with Maharaj-ji
- Enlightenment and Embodiment
- Having a less rigid spiritual practice
- Finding purpose
- How mantras are holographic
- Giving up your will to the divine
About Dr. Robert Thurman:
Known in academic circles as Professor Robert A.F. Thurman, Bob is a talented popularizer of the Buddha’s teachings and the first Westerner Tibetan Buddhist monk ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He is the author of many books on Tibet, Buddhism, art, politics, and culture and was named by The New York Times as the leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism. Bob is a Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University and the Co-Founder and President of Tibet House US/Menla in service of HH Dalai Lama and the people of Tibet. A close friend of the Dalai Lama’s for over 50 years, he is a leading worldwide lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism and a passionate activist for the plight of the Tibetan people. In August of 2021, he released his most recent book, “Wisdom is Bliss” from Penguin Random House.