You Are the Ladle

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One summer a rich businessman was living in the ashram with his wife and two teenaged children for a month. Seeing how the feeding was done every day, he expressed his interest in feeding sweets to the people visiting the ashram and sought Babaji’s permission to do so. He said he would get the required… Read more »

Functions of a Teacher

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  As far as teachers are concerned, a teacher is found wherever you are when you’re ready for that teacher. If you’re aware enough to ask the question, “How am I going to get on with my work?” and you answer it, “Well, what I ought to do is calm my mind down,” the next… Read more »

“Risk Being Human” Transcription

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Raghu Markus:  Hi and welcome to Ram Dass Here and Now, and I’m Raghu Markus. It’s the start of a new year, 2013. We made it! And this is the first podcast of the year. So, it’s interesting, because I went to a New Year’s party the other night. New Years eve party.  I never… Read more »

Consecrating Actions

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Artwork by Sam Brown  Take the matter of consecrating life actions. What I mean by the word consecration is bringing into consciousness the nature of the act in a cosmic plan. For example, in the old days people would say grace. Grace was a thing you waited for before you ate the turkey. Norman Rockwell characterizes… Read more »