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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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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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Question: I'd like to know about forgiveness as a bridge between the separate self and the awakened soul. Ram Dass: That's a nice way of phrasing the question. It's a step on a ladder that goes from dualism into... Read more>
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One morning Babaji was in his small room in Kainchi. A sadhu with a half-dozen of his disciples came for Baba's darshan. I took them to his room. After they had taken their seat, Babaji said, "This is Mahant... 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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A large number of Westerners were being housed in an empty house belonging to one of the Indian devotees. We filled it with our bodies from wall to wall. Each day we would make our way to Dada's house where Maharaji was... Read more>
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Recorded at the Conscious Aging conference sponsored by the Omega Institute in 1992 on the nature of change and facing death with Ram Dass. This conscious aging conference was the first of its kind on aging. Ram... 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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New Mindrolling Podcast Episode: Unconscious Impulses “How unconscious thought and perception affect our waking state.” Our podcast exposes the undertow of snap judgements, fast anger, and the plague of default... Read more>
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This collection of chants come from the originally released "From Bindu to Ojas" box set in 1970, a predecessor to the release of "Be Here Now" - the box set contained the brown pages from Be Here Now, as well as vinyl... Read more>
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I was stumbling up this hill behind this giant who was like running in big leaps, crying, and I didn't wanna see a guru anyway...we climb the hill and we come around the top of the hill to a big field, overlooking a big... 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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