Sunday, January 10, 2010
Disorganized Religion - Spiritual Practice as Explained by KD
At kirtan last night with Krishna Das he took a few minutes to discuss the concept of spiritual practice. I am paraphrasing...
Imagine you are on a very long train. That train is your spiritual practice and it keeps chugging forward. But you are running the length of the train...backwards. Back towards where you just left. Slowly..."gradually and eventually", that train gets to a destination whether you stood in the front car and looked at the beautiful scenery or whether you fought and cursed the forward motion of the train. Maybe you even hung tenuously off the very back door. Maybe you got off, and back on again. Still that train moves forward.