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Mad with joy, life and death dance to the rhythm of this music. The hills and the sea and the earth dance. The world of man dances in laughter and tears. Why put on the robe of the monk, and life aloof from the... Read more>


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Artwork by Sam Brown  It turns out that the universe is lawful - not in a logical law, by the way. The law I'm talking about is what would be called the divine law. That is, it's not logical law in the sense... Read more>
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Hanging out with realized beings or saints, with their words and pictures, is a way to inspire and find guidance for your own path. A realized being is like a pure mirror who shows you all of the places where there is... Read more>
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I kept hoping to get esoteric teachings from Maharaj-ji, but when I asked, “How can I become enlightened?” he said things like, “Love everybody, serve everybody, and remember God,” or “Feed people.” When I... Read more>
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One of the things that’s helped me from not getting too trapped in our cultural models is that I do travel a great deal in other cultures. And in other cultures I’m always surprised at how different the feelings are... Read more>
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My view has evolved to seeing death — the moment of death — as a ceremony. If people are sitting with you to help as you are going through this dying ceremony, help them to see you as the soul you truly are, not... Read more>
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Artwork by H. Spencer Young (http://www.hspenceryoung.com/)   When I start to get angry, I see my predicament and how I’m getting caught in expectations and righteousness. Learning to give up anger has... 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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Babaji used many methods to mitigate the sufferings and hardships of people who visited him. They were seldom done in the public gaze, but they were going on every day. Some poor farmer would come and say, "Out of my... Read more>
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In February of 1973, I met Neem Karoli Baba at the Hanuman mandir on Parikrama Road in Vrindaban, one day before he left for Kainchi Dham. At that time, I had only $300 in American Express checks, and $100 I would... Read more>
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I desired to have Maharaji come visit my home but kept putting off asking him. I had told Dada of my desire, hoping that he could help me to invite Maharaji. I had just met Maharaji for the first time a few weeks... Read more>
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Babaji was known as a great saint — a highly realized soul with all the spiritual powers. Writing about Baba, Swami Vijayananda, a disciple of Anandamayi Ma, called him “a yogi whose name radi­ates an aura of... Read more>
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It is the soft time of evening. On Dada’s porch we listen to the sounds that attend the approaching night: people speak­ing softly as they pass along the roadway, children’s laughter, dogs barking, a baby crying... Read more>
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PART 1: In this address, to the Bassett Hospital staff in Cooperstown, NY, Ram Dass points to the mystical perspective of life being seen as a preparation for death. He discusses different ways we can approach death... Read more>


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"Today we remember Pete Seeger, an icon in both the folk music world and the realm of social activism. I never knew that he loved this particular bhajan - this is a very special song for those of us who were in India... Read more>
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As you quiet your mind down and trust yourself, you know the answer because everyone is a Goddess in drag. If you don't know, you have to really look at it and find out who you truly are. We are so busy not being... Read more>
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(Artwork by Janet Reynolds: imaginejanetreynolds.com) The process is realizing that you and I exist on more than one plane of awareness simultaneously and on one plane suffering stinks, and on another plane... Read more>
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Being peacefully in relationship to everything made me realize that my happiness isn't based on the situation being "this way" or "that way" - my happiness is one which embraces my sadness, and my love is one which... Read more>
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In this sound clip, Ram Dass talks about the history of Mysticism in America, specifically in the sixties. The shift was from absolute reality (what your thinking mind thought it understood) to other kinds of... 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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