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The Sage does not talk, the Talented Ones talk, and the stupid ones argue. - Kung Tingan Though the numbers are proportionally few, many thousands of us have, through discipline and persistence, arrived at a view of... Read more>


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pathofservice

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"One does nothing and nothing is left undone." This mystical injunction points to one of the key components of the path of action: nonidentification with being the actor. I had always assumed that I had to identify... Read more>
rose

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I honor the light in all of us. The more I love God, the more I love the forms of God, which are all forms. Living from the soul is very much a heart-center journey. I get on a busy, and by the time I get off, I feel... Read more>
spiritualfamily

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As your spiritual practices start to work, your reasons for being with people start to change, and who you want to be with changes too. Sometimes it's not easy, as longstanding relationships or jobs are discarded. Your... Read more>
stream

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Beings who have understood how it all is, who have realized their identity with the ātman, are stream-enterers; they have tasted the flow of the nectar of liberation. They are a breed apart from other people in the... Read more>
learningtogrieve2

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It is important, as we get older, to learn how to grieve. Although this may sound self-evident, experience has taught me that it is not. In a culture that emphasizes stoicism and forward movement, in which time is... Read more>
flowers

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As you pass through life on the way to God, what's important is not what you experience, but how you identify with or cling to what you experience. Depending on your method, an experience may be figure or ground on your... Read more>
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maharajiheadtilt

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Once I found myself becoming very angry while at Maharaji's temple. Most of the anger was directed against my fellow Western devotees. Although there were perhaps some justifiable reasons for the anger, the fever pitch... Read more>


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BROR0079

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Maharaji's appearance had a childlike innocence. He welcomed people openly, and they in turn talked freely with him. If someone requested Baba to speak, he would feign ignorance and say he didn't know anything; he... Read more>
maharajisfeet

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I was sitting for several months in Buddhist meditation in Bodh Gaya. About two-thirds of the way through the second month, this funny-looking little man started to appear in the upper-right-hand corner of my awareness.... Read more>
nkbaba

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When Maharajji came out you never knew what to expect. He could do the same thing a week in a row until you’d think, “Well, he’ll come out at 8:00.” Then he might not come out all day, or he might just go into... Read more>
neemkarolitemple

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Babaji was known as a great saint — a highly realized soul with all the spiritual powers. Writing about Baba, Swami Vijayananda, a disciple of Anandamayi Ma, called him "a yogi whose name radiates an aura of mystery... Read more>
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Tuma karuna ke sagara Tuma palana karata Mein sevaka tuma swami Kripa karo bharata Om jaya jagadeesha hare. You are an ocean of compassion You are the sustainer I am the servant, you the Lord Grant me your... Read more>
divinepersonhumanframe

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Babaji was known as a great saint — a highly realized soul with all the spiritual powers. Writing about Baba, Swami Vijayananda, a disciple of Anandamayi Ma, called him "a yogi whose name radiates an aura of mystery... Read more>
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hgmadhava

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In May of this year my good friend Sridhar invited me to a Hare Krishna Kirtan conclave in North Carolina, saying he knew how much I loved Kirtan. He also knew that I was a little shy of the ISCON movement in general... Read more>


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Using trees as a metaphor Ram Dass explains how we can judge ourselves less and start to appreciate ourselves more. Taken from the audio talk, 'Fear, Anger, Love" which you can purchase as an MP3 playlist for $9 to... Read more>
rdcolorhands

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(Audio recorded 9/26/1975 - Lawrence, KS - University of Kansas) Part 4: Ram Dass leads a visualization and begins a Q & A period with the audience. Topics include the guru, love and opening the heart,... Read more>
Kali

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Ram Dass urges us to offer our insecurities and frustrations to Kali, who lives off of our impurities - to release them into her welcoming hands, so we can allow ourselves to embody beauty in the Divine... Read more>
egodeath

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Raghu Markus introduces a talk given by Ram Dass, “Promises & Pitfalls.” Ram Dass talks about the promises and the pitfalls of the spiritual path, and the shift of reality that happened in the sixties that... Read more>
rdtypwrtier

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(Audio recorded on 9/26/1975 - Lawrence, KS - University of Kansas) Part 1: Ram Dass discusses how our attachments keep us in the illusion that we are separate beings and that our true selves want only to... Read more>
STARS

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What do you do when someone does something or says something that hurts you? Taken from the audio talk, "Fear, Anger, Love" which can be purchased as an MP3 playlist for $9 to support the Love Serve Remember... Read more>
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determinedbeing

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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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shevanerad

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I have never had the pleasure of meeting Ram Dass in person. When I was 13, my parents sent me to yoga and meditation classes because they thought I had insomnia and it would help. (What they didn’t know was that I... Read more>
rdhand

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It was 1970 in Washington, D.C. Friends played a tape recorded lecture in which Ram Dass described his journey to India and his transformation from Harvard professor to intrepid explorer of the mind to spiritual seeker... Read more>
kdarjun

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If there is one day in a life that was the end of one thing and the beginning of another thing that was the day I met Ram Dass... Before that I was running around to every yogi who came to America. I remember doing... Read more>
mstouch

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After I returned home from my extraordinary time at the Ram Dass retreat at Omega Institute in 2003 where and how I found out that Maharaji was my Guru (see Part 1) I was riding the proverbial emotional roller coaster.... Read more>
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From the moment I finished reading Be Here Now, back in the early 70's, I knew my life would never be the same. Ram Dass and his story had an immediate and profound effect on my spirit. I knew Maharaj-ji was the real... Read more>
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Suffering is the primary motivating factor behind spiritual practice. Few people, if any, show up just looking to broaden their horizons. Most feel like they are flying through life with their hair on fire. This has... Read more>
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