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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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"When you are with someone you love very much, you can talk and it is pleasant, but the reality is not in the conversation. It is simply in being together. Meditation is the highest form of prayer. In it you... Read more>
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Practices of purification are done in order to "cool us out," so we're not creating so much heavy karma for ourselves. We are constantly preoccupied with the creations of our minds. Einstein said, "The true value of a... 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 number of... 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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Most of Maharaji's devotees were householders, people who were very involved in daily life. They had children, jobs, all kinds of stuff. And he would just go from house to house, village to village, town to town,... Read more>
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  We were staying at this hotel in Bombay, and Maharaji would come to see us, or we would go to this apartment building in Bombay where this devotee and his married daughter lived. There was a big bed in the... Read more>
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  Photo by Robert S. A lecturer from Allahabad University asked Baba, "How can I have God's darshan?" Baba immediately replied, "Go to a forest in search of God on a dark night without a light or weapon. You... Read more>
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The following story took place after Maharaji left his body (Mahasamadhi). People who were with him while he was in his physical body and those who never met him are still experiencing his care and protection. Many... Read more>
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One day Maharaji came out of the ashram holding my hand. Both of us sat in the ashram jeep, and Baba asked the driver, Ramanand, to take us to Bhumiadhar. When we arrived, Brahmachari Baba, who looked after the temple,... Read more>
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Babaji would sometimes talk 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 and do not want... 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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Ram Dass talks about the promises and the pitfalls of the spiritual path, and the shift of reality that happened in the sixties that was predicated by psychedelics. This shift blew apart the traditional religious... Read more>
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People awaken through a wider variety of paths than anticipated; there are other ways of knowing things than through the senses and the thinking mind. Clip from a lecture in San Francisco, California,... Read more>
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Ram Dass talks about the predicament of moving from the role of thinking you're a person doing good for others to a place where your righteousness dissolves and you can simply relate to another being as a soul. From... Read more>
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Ram Dass’ audio programs Who You Are (Parts 1 and 2) are now available for streaming and download. Each part is roughly thirty minutes long, and explores why we're here on earth, using TV channels as metaphors to get... Read more>
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Sorrow everywhere. Slaughter everywhere. If babies are not starving someplace, they are starving somewhere else. With flies in their nostrils. But we enjoy our lives because that's what God wants. Otherwise the... Read more>


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