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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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Ramana Maharshi said that God, guru, and the Self are the same. The guru, the true guide, awakens our own deeper being, or ātman, which is God itself. Ramana Maharshi realized that Self directly. His view from the... Read more>
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Full realization is very, very rare. As they see it in the East, the perfection of consciousness does not come in one birth, but through thousands and thousands of incarnations. Sometimes we may see the culminating... Read more>
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  If I am at one point, when something happens in my field, my environmental field, that's negative, what I say is, "That brings me down," meaning it caught me in its model of how it all is. When I am able to... Read more>
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The other reality you're looking at is that you are, in economic terms, a consumer. In fact, that is how you are defined within the economic template that is placed on this society. You are a consumer - you're either... 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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Question: You say every life situation is a perfect lesson. How is that so?   Ram Dass: The universe is made up of experiences that are designed to burn out our reactivity, which is our attachment, our... Read more>
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Maharaji had instructed me to be by myself and not to speak much. He had also told me to focus upon my anja and think of him; so one summer when we were in Kainchi, some fifty miles from where Maharaji was, I remained... Read more>


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We were up in the mountains visiting with Maharaji at Kainchi. The eight-year-old VW bus was doing yeoman's service each day, moving the Western devotees from Nainital down the mountain to Kainchi each morning and back... Read more>
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One night Shrimati Kamla Pande had a dream in which she saw Maharaji sitting on a takhat in the front room of a house on the roadside. He was looking outside through the door, and some young men were passing by singing... Read more>
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During the summer of 1973 I was staying at my father’s farm in New Hampshire, and was there in September when the telegram arrived. My father and my stepmother, looking rather concerned, met me when I returned from... Read more>
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The minute you know that there is somebody who knows it all, you are free. Because all your secrets become absurd, because somebody knows everything about you and they say, “yeah, right. Look at all that horrible... Read more>
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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... Read more>
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The entry to the ashram in Kainchi is at the boundary of the temple premises and just inside, about twenty-five meters away there is a big stone that Baba would often sit on, surrounded by devotees and other visitors.... Read more>
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An interview from the KQED “Meeting of the Ways” radio show, with Michael Toms and Will Noffke. Recorded in San Francisco, California on 10/18/1975. Part 1: Ram Dass speaks on his relationship with one of his... Read more>


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Ram Dass shares the three phases of his transformation. Phase one, being the unfulfilled psychologist. Phase two began after discovering LSD. In the LSD phase, he felt subtle despair from continually coming down... Read more>
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These two presentations were recorded live at a conference on conscious aging sponsored by the Omega Institute. The conscious aging conference was the first of it's kind to explore the particular social, political... Read more>
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The following playlist contains segments from a workshop with Ram Dass and Roshi Joan Halifax: We have a solid sense of self that we need to define and defend. When we feel a sense of connectedness, fear is lessened.... Read more>
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Ram Dass and Allen Ginsberg in the 1980's talk about Kerouac, polarization of the 60's, and breaking away from the social norms. One doesn't need to have the external trappings of being a hippie in order to be truly... Read more>
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It is quite a different experience, in some ways, every time we go to India. In this case, the biggest thing about India, ultimately, is really well expressed in one of the Sutras, which loosely says “In order to... Read more>


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