purplelotus

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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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sacrifice

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Our word “sacrifice” comes from the same root as sacred, and sacrifice has to do with making something holy. The worldly and the spiritual are interconnected. And what is the connection across those domains? It is... Read more>
pathway

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There are countless paths, each with its own landmarks, its own route. Meditation unfolds in a sequence, but the specific experiences and their order vary from person to person and from method to method. In devotional... Read more>
rdgiggle2

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"If it were not laughed at, it would not be sufficient to be Tao." - Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching Did you ever have a bad day? Everything seems to go wrong and you are completely lost in anger, frustration and self-pity. It... Read more>
mountaintop1

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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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We have all been enchanted with getting high, having a free awareness, and so we have tried to repress or deny lows when our awareness once again gets caught in this or that. We love the illusion of being high but are... Read more>
Interpretingsuffering

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One difficulty most of us have is interpreting our suffering, and our doubts, and our confusion, and our loss of faith as part of the process of awakening. We keep feeling we fell out of grace - we blew it. "Why aren't... Read more>
thikhai

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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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atouchofgrace

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One day in 1968 Maharaji sent word that a group of nine of us would go for a ride in the Land Rover. After one stop at an apple orchard, we went up into the mountains to a rest house owned by the forestry service. The... Read more>
himalayasstars

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When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited. —RAMAKRISHNA We came to Maharajji’s feet, impelled by our yearning for the living spirit and drawn by his light. We came from Europe and Great Britain, the United... Read more>
darshan

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Not everyone who met Maharajji was “opened” or “awakened” at the initial visit. Many came, enjoyed a pleasant visit, and left apparently unaffected. They seemed to have “no business” with Maharajji, that is,... Read more>
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Maharaji honored purity of spirit, no matter what the tradition or lineage. He kept drawing us back from our concerns about individual differences, back beyond the forms, with his oft-reiterated remark, “Sub Ek (All... Read more>
greatescape

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What was to be Maharajji’s final day at Kainchi was spent in darshan, kirtan, and prayers. Both Indian and Western devotees were gathered. Maharajji was asking after everyone at the temple and elsewhere. Twice he put... Read more>
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At a bhandara around 2001, I met a woman who had come for the first time. Some years ago a copy of Be Here Now had fallen into her hands, and after reading it she knew Maharaji was her guru. She lived in the rural... Read more>
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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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>
communityspiritualquest

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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>
methodstoconsciousness2

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Recorded on 4/18/1970 - Dublin, NH - Cumbres Growth Center Part 5: Ram Dass encourages us to minimize external stimulation to reach one-pointedness. When practiced long enough, mantras become autonomous. An... Read more>
consciousnessmandala

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Recorded on 4/18/1970 - Dublin, NH - Cumbres Growth Center Part 1: Ram Dass discusses the Western illusion of thinking that we always need to "do" something. When we learn to use that same energy to work on... Read more>
vinoth

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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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Bound-warrior-2

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Once a great master was asked, “How long is the path of healing?” He replied, “About three and a half feet.” This is the distance between the root and the crown chakras. This past week I had the great honor... Read more>
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