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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>


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There is a story about an old Zen monk who was dying, who had finished everything and was about to get off the wheel. He was just floating away, free and in his pure Buddha-mind, when a thought passed by of a beautiful... Read more>
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The question of whether a being is fully realized or not depends on whether that being is really egoless or just appears to be. If a person still identifies with thought forms or desires, the work is not complete. In... Read more>
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Image Credit: © 2014 Judy Olson - www.judyolsonphotos.com My own lineage is reflected in the name Ram Dass, which means "servant of God." It's a path of devotion to God/Guru, and the expression of that devotion is... Read more>
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(Artwork by Kelly Lundeen: http://www.kellylundeenstudios.com) The optimal strategy in behavior change, with yourself and every other human being, is compassion. That means, as far as I understand it, the ability to... Read more>
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(Artwork by Gene-Manuel Whirling: http://www.gene-manuelart.com) Now does working on yourself have anything to do with whether you protest, march, drop out, drop in? No, it has nothing whatsoever to do with that,... Read more>
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(Artwork by Outi Harma: outiart.com) How do you reconcile faith and reason? Well, as I feel it now, we have come out of a period where in the evolutionary journey of us as beings, Man evolves these great frontal... Read more>
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Saints are one in their work as divine channels. They link us up with the source from which all bliss flows: love. They bake the unbaked pots and make them fit to receive the divine bliss. They illuminate the path by... Read more>


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My wife had met Maharaji and had come to get me in America to bring me back to meet him. When we first went to see Maharaji I was put off by what I saw. All these crazy Westerners wearing white clothes and hanging... Read more>
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  In March 1972, two days before the Holi celebrations, Babaji told me, "Ask your friend to engage a taxi for us. We start for Amarkantak tomorrow morning at six. The taxi must be suitable for a long journey."... Read more>
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Once I asked Maharaji how it is possible for a man to remember God all the time. He told me the story of Narada (the celestial sage) and the butcher: Vishnu (one of the aspects of God) was always praising the butcher... Read more>
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"Forgiveness is the greatest weapon, because a saint so armed is unperturbable... he can give up anger immediately." - Neem Karoli Baba. A young fellow once came and Maharaji asked him how he was, and he said, "Oh,... Read more>
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About two weeks after we got to Kainchi Maharaji said, "Doctor, I have a headache," so I ran to the back rooms where I had my medical supplies and pulled out aspirin with codeine. I was thinking, "Now, really, do I want... Read more>
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The variations in Maharaji's use of the word "jao" were infinite - from a bellow (sometimes preceded by "Ap !") for the recalcitrant to a tender, "Jao, Ma..." as he gently patted a woman devotee bowing at his... Read more>
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The hosts of the Mindrolling podcast join the DTFH to discuss the concept of the guru... LISTEN... Read more>


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KD in a far-ranging conversation with R & D, plus tracks from his brand new “Kirtan Wallah” CD. We talk about the realities of having or not having a guru… KD on non-emotional longing, loving the inner self,... Read more>
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When I was born I donned a space suit for living on this plane, it was this body, my space suit, and it had a steering mechanism which is my pre-frontal lobe and all the brain that helps with coordinating and stuff...... Read more>
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"When Eve and I got together over 15 years ago, I told her that I used to be a big fighter when I was a kid growing up in Brooklyn, so my friends called me Rocky. At that time Eve loved Tootsie Roll Pops and I began to... Read more>
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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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