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Once you have drunk from the water of unconditional love, no other well can satisfy your thirst. The pangs of separation may become so intense that seeking the affection of the Beloved becomes an obsession. When we were... Read more>


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Aging gives us a chance to learn to use the shadows in our life as vehicles for our awakening — and the longest shadow of all is death. How you relate to death is the key spiritual work of aging. And how you see death... Read more>
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One way to get free of attachment is to cultivate the witness consciousness, to become a neutral observer of your own life. The witness place inside you is simple awareness, the part of you that is aware of everything... Read more>
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In India when you ask how long your food will take in a restaurant or when the train will arrive, the response is often, "Oh, it's just now coming." That can mean anything from a few minutes to a few days. I don't know... Read more>
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Question: What are some of the ways that I can deal with suffering and then start taking it to a place of Grace? Ram Dass: For most people, when you say that suffering is Grace it seems off the wall to them. And... Read more>
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All beings are on an evolutionary journey, and not just a Darwinian one. There is an evolution of consciousness reaching toward perfection, oneness, and divinity. Hindus and Buddhists believe each individual goes... Read more>
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Your understanding of what the universe is all about changes as you proceed further along the path towards enlightenment. As your vantage point or perspective changes, you begin to understand more and more of "how it... Read more>
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It is said that those who are dear to the one who is dear to you, become dear to you also. This is true, and we realized this in those early days when we gathered together as Babaji's devotees. Babaji was a well-known... Read more>


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In my youth I had taken a vow not to get married, from the day my aunt, who had raised me, died. My family tried to get me married, but I was adamant. When I was between the ages of twenty-five and thirty, Maharaji... Read more>
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One morning Babaji was in his small room in Kainchi. A sadhu with a half-dozen of his disciples came for Baba's darshan. I took them to his room. After they had taken their seat, Babaji said, "This is Mahant... Read more>
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Ram Dass gave a talk in Ohio in 1972 or 1973. A boy who attended the lecture that night got on the first plane the next morning, flew from Cleveland, Ohio, to New York, to London, to New Delhi, where he got in a taxi... Read more>
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Kishan Lal Sah, a teacher from Ramgarh, Nainital often visited Kainchi to have Baba's darshan. His devotion was such that Baba was both his guru and God. Inspite of his deep faith, Kishan Lal was feeling depressed. He... Read more>
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Late one evening Sri Ma and Sri Jiwanti Ma and some other women devotees arrived in Kainchi for Baba's darshan. Baba was not there; he had gone to Bhumiadhar. There were no buses at that time to return to Nainital or to... Read more>
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One day at Church Lane, Maharaj was in a happy mood, and only my mother, my wife, and I were sitting by his takhat. In that atmosphere my mother asked him, "Baba, show me God." At once Baba said, "You will see. You will... Read more>
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Ram Dass invites us to try on a new perspective for our lives - to take the Soul's view of our incarnation as a journey into form and a reawakening into Awareness. (San Rafael, CA - 1995)   Photo by Mary... Read more>


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In this sound clip, Ram Dass talks about the history of Mysticism in America, specifically in the sixties. The shift was from absolute reality (what your thinking mind thought it understood) to other kinds of... Read more>
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In the 60s and 70s many of us journeyed to the East in search of 'something'. In the foothills of the Himalayas, some of us were graced to touch the living spirit through our guru, Neem Karoli Baba. Being with the... Read more>
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Ram Dass answers questions about attachment, addiction and relationships. The root of suffering is the clinging of the mind to the things which separate one from all of it. When that separation happens, there is... Read more>
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Ram Dass talks about Einstein's transcendence and arrival at the understanding of the laws of the universe - not solely by using his rational mind, but by going through another doorway into another way of thinking about... Read more>
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Image Credit: Patricia Ariel - http://patriciaariel.tumblr.com/ Ram Dass talks about the process of using your life experiences as a vehicle for awakening. You sit with the process in yourself so that you see... Read more>
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How can you remain loving when there is so much danger in the world? You are afraid that justice and love are not all they ought to be, you are afraid that if you were to stand open in love you will receive... Read more>
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It is quite a different experience, in some ways, every time we go to India. In this case, the biggest thing about India, ultimately, is really well expressed in one of the Sutras, which loosely says “In order to... Read more>


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