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The true saint goes in and out amongst the people and eats and sleeps with them and buys and sells in the market and marries and takes part in social intercourse, and never forgets God for a single moment. - Abu Sa'id... 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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Expand your perception of the world to include the horrible beauty of decay. Look at decay and see how beautiful it is in its own way. My dear friend Laura Huxley had a collection of beautiful pharmaceutical jars in her... Read more>
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A soul takes human birth in order to have a series of experiences through which it will awaken out of its illusion of separateness. The physical experience of being incarnated is the curriculum, and the purpose of the... Read more>
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In the elderly, two sets of values operate simultaneously: the desire to stay active and to maintain a sense of self-worth in the eyes of others, and the desire to withdraw from social commitments to a more leisurely,... 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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  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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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 cannot... 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 because 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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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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How can we love and accept ourselves more? Ram Dass talks about most people experiencing feelings of unworthiness and inadequacy as a result of... Read more>
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Take a break and immerse yourself in this meditation to rediscover the living spirit with Ram Dass in this ten-minute guided meditation. Breathing very gently, in and out of the chest, imagine you are immersed in the... Read more>
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Ram Dass and Roshi Joan Halifax join the Duncan Trussell Family Hour and discuss death, dying, psychedelics, and the nature of the soul. Duncan had the opportunity to spend time with these two old friends on Maui during... 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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Dear friend, This is written while sitting with a friend on the edge of life; from heart-blood to ink on the page. - Jane Callen - 1.28.15 Why (The Who of You) The things I don't know teach me far more... Read more>


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