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"Christ was lost in love." - Neem Karoli Baba Prayer, sitting with a picture of a holy being, singing to the Beloved - all of these are devotional meditative practices, the way of the heart. Devotion balances the more... Read more>


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My view has evolved to seeing death — the moment of death — as a ceremony. If people are sitting with you to help as you are going through this dying ceremony, help them to see you as the soul you truly are, not... Read more>
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Artwork by H. Spencer Young (http://www.hspenceryoung.com/) When I start to get angry, I see my predicament and how I’m getting caught in expectations and righteousness. Learning to give up anger has been a... Read more>
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Question: If a Westerner were to become totally enlightened, what would happen to other people and to their feelings, especially lovers? Ram Dass: Let me start with the word "love" for a moment. I think there is a... 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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The entry to the ashram in Kainchi is at the boundary of the temple premises and just inside, about twenty-five meters away there is a big stone that Baba would often sit on, surrounded by devotees and other visitors.... Read more>


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  On the morning of September 8, Maharajji called for me and we talked privately for three-quarters of an hour on various subjects. After that I saw him again at four o'clock in his room with two or three... Read more>
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One summer a rich businessman was living in the ashram with his wife and two teenaged children for a month. Seeing how the feeding was done every day, he expressed his interest in feeding sweets to the people visiting... Read more>
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  In 1969 I wrote to KK, asking if I could send some money to Maharaji. The answer from Maharaji, delivered to me in a letter from KK, read: "We do not require any money. India is a bird of gold. We have learned... Read more>
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One day when we Westerners had been sent to the rear of the temple grounds, as was usual during the day, I decided (for sentimental reasons) to go upstairs in the building I had lived in in 1967 and sit in my old room.... Read more>
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  There was a very heavy flood, and the water of both the Ganges and Jamuna (Yamuna) had risen to a high level in Allahabad. The currents were very strong. Some stones of the adjoining fort were washed away, and... Read more>
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A large number of Westerners were being housed in an empty house belonging to one of the Indian devotees. We filled it with our bodies from wall to wall. Each day we would make our way to Dada's house where Maharaji was... Read more>
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Ram Dass was the guest speaker at a joyful Sunday morning service held at the First Church of Religious Science. He talked about aging, suffering, and silence, and about the faith which allows him to perceive his stroke... Read more>


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(Artwork by Janet Reynolds: imaginejanetreynolds.com) The process is realizing that you and I exist on more than one plane of awareness simultaneously and on one plane suffering stinks, and on another plane... Read more>
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Being peacefully in relationship to everything made me realize that my happiness isn't based on the situation being "this way" or "that way" - my happiness is one which embraces my sadness, and my love is one which... 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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by Ramgiri Braun, Ph.D. Because of the blossoming of faith in the heart, we have come into contact with the guru. This contact, however it happens, removes an enormous layer of pain and delusion. It gives us the... Read more>


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