satchitananda

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What do you think God is? Well, I’ll tell you what I think God is. I’ve been thinking about it. Ram Kir, the Indian mystic, says “A God defined is a God confined.” “What can’t be said, can’t be said and... Read more>


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Love it the way it is. - Thaddeus Golas Our deep conditioning from school exams, grades, and the like gives us the habit of looking at every achievement competitively, in terms of where we stand. How are we doing:... Read more>
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"Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine." - Shunryu Suzuki The final step in integrating meditation into your awareness is to use the stuff of daily life as part of your... Read more>
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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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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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Our word “sacrifice” comes from the same root as sacred, and sacrifice has to do with making something holy. The worldly and the spiritual are interconnected. And what is the connection across those domains? It is... Read more>
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There are countless paths, each with its own landmarks, its own route. Meditation unfolds in a sequence, but the specific experiences and their order vary from person to person and from method to method. In devotional... Read more>
onefamily

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Neem Karoli Baba nurtured the concept of Vasudhaiv kutumbakam (the world as one family) and would say that love binds all together. His blood relations along with countless others merged within this worldwide family.... 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>
Ram Dass Gives Maharaji the “Yogi Medicine”

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Ram Dass reflects on conscientiously dosing Maharaji with LSD In 1967 when I first came to India, I brought with me a supply of LSD, hoping to find someone who might understand more about these substances than we did... 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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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 suffering is grace. And the question is, “Can you balance... Read more>


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Raghu Markus introduces a talk given by Ram Dass, “Promises & Pitfalls.” Ram Dass talks about the promises and the pitfalls of the spiritual path, and the shift of reality that happened in the sixties that... Read more>
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(Audio recorded on 9/26/1975 - Lawrence, KS - University of Kansas) Part 1: Ram Dass discusses how our attachments keep us in the illusion that we are separate beings and that our true selves want only to... Read more>
STARS

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What do you do when someone does something or says something that hurts you? Taken from the audio talk, "Fear, Anger, Love" which can be purchased as an MP3 playlist for $9 to support the Love Serve Remember... Read more>
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Ram Dass talks about the promises and the pitfalls of the spiritual path, and the shift of reality that happened in the sixties that was predicated by psychedelics. This shift blew apart the traditional religious... Read more>
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Recorded on 4/18/1970 - Dublin, NH - Cumbres Growth Center Part 5: Ram Dass encourages us to minimize external stimulation to reach one-pointedness. When practiced long enough, mantras become autonomous. An... Read more>
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Recorded on 4/18/1970 - Dublin, NH - Cumbres Growth Center Part 1: Ram Dass discusses the Western illusion of thinking that we always need to "do" something. When we learn to use that same energy to work on... Read more>
anyaramdass

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I first read Be Here Now by Ram Dass in 1991 while backpacking in India. It propelled me on my spiritual journey. So, earlier this year, when a friend told me about a weeklong retreat with Ram Dass in Maui, I signed up.... Read more>


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