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At one point Maharaji said, "See everything as the Mother and you will know God." What was he talking about, seeing your mother in everything? We Westerners have our share of relationship complexities with our mothers,... Read more>


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To facilitate the exploration of the mind it is helpful to understand the various levels of reality, to examine the perceptual fields that different beings have, to see what different realities look like. It is well... Read more>
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As our roles shift in older age, so does our sense of community, and feelings of isolation often accompany elder life. When I spoke about this to Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen Master, he said that in spite of the... Read more>
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  Ask yourself: Where am I?  Answer: Here.  Ask yourself: What time is it?  Answer: Now.  Say it until you can hear it.  Set alarm clocks or design your day or put up notes on the wall so that a... Read more>
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Imagine feeling more love from someone than you have ever known. You're being loved even more than your mother loved you when you were an infant, more than you were ever loved by your father, your child, or your most... Read more>
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  As far as teachers are concerned, a teacher is found wherever you are when you're ready for that teacher. If you're aware enough to ask the question, "How am I going to get on with my work?" and you answer it,... Read more>
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The words and apples and tea and silences and laughter were all washed in a continuous river of love that poured forth from Maharajji. The devotees who “knew” were equally as happy with Maharajji’s insults as... Read more>


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  Maharaji had instructed me to be by myself and not to speak much. He had also told me to focus upon my anja and think of him; so one summer when we were in Kainchi, some fifty miles from where Maharaji was, I... Read more>
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  When Maharajji had drawn anyone to him, he cared for and protected that person. He would provide whatever was needed. Whether you took it or not, that was up to you. Occasionally, however, he did force. One... Read more>
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  Dada Mukerjee & a photo of Maharaji In the beginning of May, Didi and I used to go to Kainchi for our uninterrupted stay of three months. Babaji had left Allahabad after Holi, and we were looking... Read more>
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Babaji would sometimes wax eloquent while talking about contentment in life: "The real contentment comes only when there is no desire, no hankering in your mind for anything. How can you say that you have got everything... Read more>
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  Years back I'd heard a tale of horror, which happened to a young French girl traveling through India. She'd been fascinated by Aghori sadhus, who have a reputation for being way out on the fringes of the sadhu... Read more>
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KK Sah LOVE K.K. Sah  Enter into an Indian family and then you can understand love. Love does not wait for logic and is the easiest path of all. The first test of love is that it knows no bargaining—true love... Read more>
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Recorded on 6/21/1970 in West Franklin, New Hampshire Part 1: “We are all addicted to methods we use to get to the light”. The problem with these methods is that they all involve an object. These objects,... Read more>


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Judd Apatow sat down in his cluttered home office not long ago and introduced himself to Ram Dass, the spiritual teacher and author of the seminal book on meditation, Be Here Now. Apatow, the comic visionary and... Read more>
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Judaism is a spiritual path, a set of practices intended to facilitate living an awakened life. Passover is the Jewish holiday celebrating the Exodus from Egypt, the holiday of freedom. During the Passover Seder, Jewish... Read more>
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In order for us to be able to make these teachings available to everyone, we need your support. As Ram Dass says, “When you see the Beloved all around you, everyone is family and everywhere is love.” We are all... Read more>
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It was a perfect storm of sorts when I found a craft that would carry me through it all. In 1975, I was 25 years old—just coming into my adult life. I completed college, had a job, a husband, friends; it was all... Read more>


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