A Meeting of the Minds and Heart

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In the West it’s hard to even conceive of enlightened beings. We have much to learn about how to approach them, how to be with them, how to use them on our own journey into our heart. Cultures like that of India have customs and forms that, although perhaps not directly transferable, can show us… Read more »

Making it Sacred

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Chopping wood and carrying water is an example of Karma Yoga…the yoga of daily life. The way to do it is this: Do what you do but dedicate the fruits of the work to Ram. That’s the most esoteric way of saying it. Another way of saying it is: Do it without attachment. Another way… Read more »

Karma Yoga

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Question: Our first question is, we would like for you to define the term Karma Yoga and the second part to that would be how would you suggest that we, as lay people, manifest that form of yoga in our lives? Ram Dass: Well in the simplest sense you could say that Karma Yoga is… Read more »

Death is a Reminder to Live Life Fully

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In Eastern traditions, the state of consciousness at the last moment of life is considered so crucial that you spend your whole life preparing for it. Mahatma Gandhi, the great Indian leader, walked into a garden to give a press conference and was assassinated. As he fell, all he said was “Rām!” the name of… Read more »