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Try these directions for mindfulness of breathing, a basic concentration practice: When you're ready to meditate, close your eyes and bring your attention to the motion of your breath as it enters and leaves your... Read more>


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Though you can start meditation at any time, it's harder if your life is chaotic, and if you're feeling paranoid, if you're overwhelmed with responsibilities, or if you're sick. But even starting under these conditions,... Read more>
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"Knowing others is wisdom; knowing the self is enlightenment." - Tao Te Ching You cross the street to avoid looking in the eyes of a homeless woman. Your heart is calling, but you don't respond. Why? Maybe it's because... Read more>
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The most important aspect of love is not in giving or the receiving: it’s in the being. When I need love from others, or need to give love to others, I’m caught in an unstable situation. Being in love, rather than... Read more>
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My interest in aging came from a personal direction: I was getting older — and so were the baby boomers, who were fast approaching fifty. In this youth-oriented culture, aging is a profound source of suffering, and... Read more>
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Issues of sexuality, gender, and spirituality have come out of the closet since the Sixties. Because of midwives and hospices, even birth and death are out as well. Aging remains one of our culture's last taboos.... Read more>
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The variations in Maharaji's use of the word "jao" were infinite - from a bellow (sometimes preceded by "Ap !") for the recalcitrant to a tender, "Jao, Ma..." as he gently patted a woman devotee bowing at his... 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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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 forward to our visit to Kainci. During this time, Didi's... 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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  I was being visited by an American friend of mine who doesn't believe in God. I invited her to come and meet Maharaji but she resisted because she didn't believe in saints. I told her to come anyhow... Read more>
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We suffer when there is an imbalance between our inner truth and the way we live our lives. Responding to a comment by one of the participants at the 1993 "Wisdom Heart" retreat, Ram Dass gave this lecture about... Read more>


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How does the feeling of opening to love connect with the idea of God? "When you see the way in which we get trapped in the sense of separateness and identification with body and personality, how do you awaken out of... Read more>
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How can we use our emotions positively on our spiritual path? How do you acknowledge others hurting you? How do you deal with anger? Ram Dass answers questions on these topics in this audio set. "When you want to... Read more>
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How can we use our emotions positively on our spiritual path? How do you acknowledge others hurting you? How do you deal with anger? Ram Dass answers questions on these topics in this audio set. "When you want to... Read more>
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How can we use our emotions positively on our spiritual path? How do you acknowledge others hurting you? How do you deal with anger? Ram Dass answers questions on these topics in this audio set. "When you want to... Read more>
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How can we use our emotions positively on our spiritual path? How do you acknowledge others hurting you? How do you deal with anger? Ram Dass answers questions on these topics in this audio set. "When you want to... Read more>
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How can we use our emotions positively on our spiritual path? How do you acknowledge others hurting you? How do you deal with anger? Ram Dass answers questions on these topics in this audio set. "When you want to... 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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