07 Mar 2012
March 7, 2012

Awareness Beyond Death

  There is a tombstone in Ashby, Massachusetts that reads, “Remember friend, as you pass by, as you are now, so once was I. As I am now, so you must be. Prepare yourself to follow me.” Something has happened to me as a result of meandering through many realms of consciousness over the past.. read more →

29 Feb 2012
February 29, 2012

When Emotion Overtakes You

Question:  Is there a special technique or method to help when we are overtaken by emotion? Ram Dass:   The question was, are there spiritual techniques when you are overcome by emotion?  Well, I’ll tell you, as your practice gets more and more powerful, what happens is you see the stuff as it starts before it.. read more →

23 Feb 2012
February 23, 2012

An Environmental Awakening

Question:  I am the father of a three year old.  It appears that, given the current trends, the planet will become uninhabitable before he can live out a normal life span.  There will be a lot of suffering if human life on the planet comes to an end.   I understand that it is all supposed.. read more →

15 Feb 2012
February 15, 2012

Compassionate Action and Suffering

  Question:   How do you visualize taking compassionate action into the field to those that appear to be creating suffering? Ram Dass:  In doing social action, you are often dealing with people who, by the nature of the way they are living their lives, are creating suffering.  And how you do social action is like.. read more →

10 Feb 2012
February 10, 2012

Using Emotions on the Spiritual Path

  How can we use our emotions positively on our spiritual path?  We can look at the practice of what is called devotional yoga, or Bhakti Yoga as it’s called in Hinduism. For example, if your relationship is to say Christ- you could take a picture of Jesus and then think about the qualities of.. read more →

25 Jan 2012
January 25, 2012

On Self Judgement

Question:  How can I judge myself less harshly and appreciate myself more? Ram Dass:  I think that part of it is observing oneself more impersonally.  I often use this image, which I think I have used already, but let me say it again.  That when you go out into the woods and you look at.. read more →

18 Jan 2012
January 18, 2012

Unconditional Love

So I started out on the New York thruway. I was just galumphing along in such a high state that I was hanging out with various forms of the Divine. I was doing my mantra, which I usually am doing one way or another, to remember that this isn’t the only game in town. So.. read more →

11 Jan 2012
January 11, 2012

The I Behind the I

Now, when you get into this place where your thoughts have given up, you are then in a strange state which for us is very very scary. Because you’re not thinking anything. I remember the first time this happened when I went for a period of time not thinking anything and I suddenly got panicked… read more →

23 Dec 2011
December 23, 2011

Ecological Consciousness

Question:  I am the father of a three year old.  It appears that, given the current trends, the planet will become uninhabitable before he can live out a normal life span.  There will be a lot of suffering if human life on the planet comes to an end.   I understand that it is all supposed.. read more →

18 Nov 2011
November 18, 2011

Acknowledge Suffering

One of the things that makes relationships so difficult is the way in which we protect ourselves from suffering — from our own and from each other’s. Because when you love someone you don’t want to lay your suffering on them and your fears. Also you are afraid if you open your heart too far their.. read more →