The Way of the Guru, Part 1

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When I first came back to America from India in 1967 I didn’t really talk much about the guru because it seemed so inappropriate for the west. For one thing, there is always a mixed reaction to surrendering to another person. Surrendering in the west is almost always a negative. We don’t like being told… Read more »

Compassion

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Image Credit: Doug Smith – http://TheLoveRealm.com For some years in California, a young man came to my lectures in a bed, brought in a bed. He was a quadriplegic. He could not speak. He was about twenty-eight years old. He was like this (laying back on a slant). His attendant could hold his hand over… Read more »

I Am Loving Awareness – GAIAM Life Article

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I Am Loving Awareness View the GAIAM Life Article HERE “I have a practice in which I say to myself, I am loving awareness.” To begin, I focus my attention in the middle of my chest, on the heart-mind. I may take a few deep breaths into my diaphragm to help me identify with it. I… Read more »

Dealing With Suffering and Seeing it as Grace

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Question: What are some of the ways that I can deal with suffering and then start taking it to a place of Grace? Ram Dass: For most people, when you say that suffering is Grace it seems off the wall to them. And we’ve got to deal now with our own suffering and other people’s… Read more »