So I turned to my colleague at work and asked him what he did last night. “Oh watched Eastenders, it was really good, then had a couple of beers and went to bed”, was the response. “What did you do last night?” he asked. I paused thinking of how I considered the evolution of consciousness and how it may be subjective, that I sometimes experience life as a sea of existential emptiness and that I ultimately considered this emptiness as a sign that the heart truly yearns for happiness through beauty and love – beyond the superficial demands of the ego for position and wealth – which is of course ultimately unsatisfying – and questioned how I may move beyond this existential wasteland and shifting sands that we call modern life, and ultimately satisfy my inner most hearts yearning for a taste of this Ecstasy.
So pausing for a second I looked at him and said, “Yeah, a couple of beers and a repeat of Sex and the City did it for me”.
But seriously folks. I consider myself very fortunate to have heard Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj talk several times about higher things. I found these videos on You Tube and consider them a treasure.
If reading the work of G.K. Chesterton, C.S Lewis , Thomas Merton or Mary Midgely means anything to you and you want more, you will relish this. For a taste of a true philosophical and theological rock experience. Have a look at this.
Also the full audio file is available from London Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math website