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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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  We have to constantly ask ourselves, "How do I use my every moment to get there?"  It's got to be done with the flow of love and the quietness of mind. It's like the women in India who go to the well and come... Read more>
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Silence is the garden of meditation. - Ali Meditation helps other parts of your life become more simple. As you enter quieter spaces you will see how clinging to desires has made your life complicated. Your clinging... Read more>
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Love it the way it is. - Thaddeus Golas Our deep conditioning from school exams, grades, and the like gives us the habit of looking at every achievement competitively, in terms of where we stand. How are we doing:... Read more>
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"Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine." - Shunryu Suzuki The final step in integrating meditation into your awareness is to use the stuff of daily life as part of your... Read more>
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Many times in the course of meditation you will think of things you'd rather be doing. There may be moments of boredom, of sexual desire, doubt, or fatigue. At these moments you must call upon your faith. Faith in what?... Read more>
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Meditation texts name certain mental states that are hindrances. Try to be aware and work to overcome them in your meditation. The major unhelpful states are: tiredness and torpor, strong desires, distractedness,... 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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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>
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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>
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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>
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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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As I have said before, when I first met Babaji I was not at all interested in sadhus or saints. It was out of sheer grace that he visited our house. Although many unusual things were happening, we failed to realize... Read more>
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RDmaharaji

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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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"Roshi Joan honors us with her wisdom and illuminated presence. She gets into the need for authentic daily practice and avoidance of the quick fix…dealing with moral distress…actualized compassion and retaining... Read more>
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Recorded on 6/21/1970 in West Franklin, New Hampshire Part 1: “We are all addicted to methods we use to get to the light”. The problem with these methods is that they all involve an object. These objects,... 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>
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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>
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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>
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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>
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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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Written by Jeremiah Goodman  Far from home, I find myself wandering among the cherry blossoms here in Japan. As I walk among these living teachers of repose, I am reminded of a verse in the Tao Te Ching that says... Read more>
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Written by David Silver  I first met Ram Dass about thirty-five years ago at the Hilda Charlton Thursday night teaching and kirtan. A hundred seekers at St. Luke-In-The-Fields Episcopal Church on Hudson Street in... Read more>
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by Susan Dyment “Hey, look at that guy. I bet he’s got something.” Susan watched the black ’39 Buick cruise down Central Street past the library, past Yachipucci’s Drug, and over the bridge into West... Read more>
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In the fall of 1996, when I was 20 years old, I was graced with an unexpected, transcendent experience that awoke me to my own eternal being and to the spiritual reality of life. It came out of nowhere (I had not... Read more>
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By Damon Orion - originally published at Reality Sandwich. Jim Carrey's single greatest contribution to humanity is quite possibly his statement, "I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they... Read more>
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“You’re tumbling into the soup,” Ram Dass said to me during our first interaction on Skype. My initial thoughts (in this order) were: “I hope it’s not clam chowder, I can’t stand mollusks,” followed by... Read more>
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