satchitananda

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What do you think God is? Well, I’ll tell you what I think God is. I’ve been thinking about it. Ram Kir, the Indian mystic, says “A God defined is a God confined.” “What can’t be said, can’t be said and... Read more>


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earthinhands

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Someone asked me if the earth will still be habitable when their three year-old grows up. And is that part of the cosmic perfection? More than ever we are awakening to being an integral part of earth’s ecosystem. As... Read more>
differences

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Does one really have to fret About enlightenment? No matter what road I travel, I'm going home. - Shinsho Most people don't realize what a wide variety of possibilities there are among meditative practices. Perhaps... Read more>
informationaddiction

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"The teaching which is written on paper is not the true teaching. Written teaching is a kind of food for your brain. Of course it is necessary to take some food for your brain, but it is more important to be yourself by... Read more>
bleedinghearts

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When you have the compassion that comes from understanding how it is, you don't lay a trip on anybody else as to how they ought to be. You don't say to your parents, "Why don't you understand about the spirit, and why... Read more>
relativerealities

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You have at this moment many constellations of thought, each composing an identity: sexual, social, cultural, educational, economic, intellectual, historical, philosophical, spiritual, among others. One or another of... Read more>
meditativawareness

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"You carry heaven and hell with you." - Sri Ramana Maharshi Normal waking consciousness, dream states, emotional states, and other states of consciousness are different realities, somewhat like channels of the TV... Read more>
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onefamily

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Neem Karoli Baba nurtured the concept of Vasudhaiv kutumbakam (the world as one family) and would say that love binds all together. His blood relations along with countless others merged within this worldwide family.... Read more>


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maharajigrin

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Maharajji always guided people to program their minds with "the truth." An element of this truth is simply right thinking about daily mundane actions, because thinking is mostly about what we say and do throughout the... Read more>
maharajipropped

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When asked why he was surrounded by so many badmash (naughty people), Maharajji said, "Only sick people come to a doctor." And like an old and trusted family physician, Maharajji was available day and night for his... Read more>
KP-714466

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On one occasion, KK invited me to join him and his cousin ML in an evening drive out to Kainchi to deliver some lamps and supplies that had been purchased at Maharaji's instructions for a forthcoming holiday ritual.... Read more>
sitaram

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Maharaj-ji loved to have the Sunderakand chapter from the Ramayana read aloud... At one point in the story, a message is brought to Sita (wife and devotee) from Ram (husband and God), from whom she had been separated.... Read more>
Maharaji-LSD-Story

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I had brought a picture with me of a boy who had died in America under strange circumstances. In 1968 he had come to see me in New Hampshire and had become one of my first students of yoga. He would come and visit each... Read more>
NKB-Bridge-Women

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In trying to understand Maharaji's teachings about truth, one would have to decide whether what Maharaji did or what he said was the more accurate reflection of those teachings. On the one hand, he was continually... Read more>
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livingthemystery

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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 suffering is grace. And the question is, “Can you balance... Read more>


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anyaramdass

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I first read Be Here Now by Ram Dass in 1991 while backpacking in India. It propelled me on my spiritual journey. So, earlier this year, when a friend told me about a weeklong retreat with Ram Dass in Maui, I signed up.... Read more>


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fromlove

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From love we learn to ease our fretful longing for more and to rest in the blessedness of things as they are. From love we learn to heal our losses and our fears of loss. Love awakens us. It shows us the... Read more>
mahrajji-smile

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by Ramgiri Braun, Ph.D. There is only one reason why we meet our guru: because we are blind to the indescribable love and the eternal light of our soul. So when that timeless reality wants to awaken in us, it shakes... Read more>
potomac

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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>
blossom

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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>
pratham

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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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