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Try these directions for mindfulness of breathing, a basic concentration practice: When you're ready to meditate, close your eyes and bring your attention to the motion of your breath as it enters and leaves your... 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Leaving aside physical suffering and mental torture, there was another kind of deeper and more painful suffering which Babaji could not neglect. Many times it was to rescue the helpless that he had to run away like a... Read more>
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We suffer when there is an imbalance between our inner truth and the way we live our lives. Responding to a comment by one of the participants at the 1993 "Wisdom Heart" retreat, Ram Dass gave this lecture about... 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 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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