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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>


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The way in which you are part of the web of life, of incarnation, is around the dimensions, you could call it, of compassion, suffering or dealing with suffering. That when you have a society that is built on the denial... Read more>
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All methods are traps. In my relation to my guru, at first my love was so strong, all I wanted to do was rub his feet and look at his form and just be around him. Then, as time went on, not that the love grew less, the... Read more>
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This article is from a Ram Dass lecture that took place in 1976. It can be argued that much of the "upleveling" of spiritual consciousness described here is still taking place in the West. Like many of Ram Dass' words,... Read more>
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I think people awaken originally to a spiritual dimension in their life in an incredibly wide variety of ways. Some people seem to open up to it through traumatic experiences, when people describe a near death... Read more>
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Where do you feel that saints or realized beings fit into the evolution of consciousness, and what part do they play in the scheme of things, both inside the body and out of the body?  Ram Dass: All beings are... Read more>
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The following is an excerpt from a Ram Dass lecture from Listening Heart, Relationships, & Appreciating the Beloved from the Summer of 1989. It is his response to a question from an audience member "What did... Read more>
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Nowadays people come to me and say, "Dada, shall we see Maharaji again in his body?" I say, "Look here, you may be having his darshan, but if I see him again I will say, 'Do not come in that body anymore!' He carried... Read more>


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One summer a rich businessman was living in the ashram with his wife and two teenaged children for a month. Seeing how the feeding was done every day, he expressed his interest in feeding sweets to the people visiting... Read more>
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Babaji at first called me by my name, Sudhir, or just "Profes­sor." It was in 1961 that one day he started calling me Dada . Others followed, but not my Ma and Maushi Ma. He asked them why they called me by name and... Read more>

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It is the soft time of evening. On Dada's porch we listen to the sounds that attend the approaching night: people speak­ing softly as they pass along the roadway, children's laugh­ter, dogs barking, a baby crying and... Read more>
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My first darshan was sudden and unexpected, and came at a time when mentally I was least prepared for it. I lived a carefree social life with friends, mostly from my college days, whose company and friendship I valued.... Read more>
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Those who do not feel shy to admit that Babaji’s teachings have been valuable and are still with them, confess how sometimes Babaji forced the teachings on them, even when they were not interested. These people bear... Read more>
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1. Tell the truth and love everybody - Ram Dass talks about his two instructions from Maharaji- tell the truth and love everybody. It's so easy to tell little white lies to make others feel more comfortable, but it... Read more>


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      by Lama Surya Das Dzogchen Center, Cambridge, MA Thanksgiving 2014 Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh says that eighty percent of everything we think is wrong. I think he’s being generous. My late great mom, Joyce... Read more>


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