Consciousness searches for Ecstasy: Excerpt from a talk by Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj

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.

This talk is one of seven video files. They are all available on You Tube.

Also the full audio file is available from London Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math website