Open Heart Extra

25 Jul 2012
July 25, 2012

The Consciousness of Saints

  Where do you feel that saints or realized beings fit into the evolution of consciousness, and what part do they play in the scheme of things, both inside the body and out of the body?  Ram Dass: All beings are involved in an evolutionary journey. In the course of history, and far into pre-recorded history,.. read more →

18 Jul 2012
July 18, 2012

Maharaji on Love

  The following is an excerpt from a Ram Dass lecture from Listening Heart, Relationships, & Appreciating the Beloved from the Summer of 1989. It is his response to a question from an audience member “What did Maharaji say about love?” read more →

11 Jul 2012
July 11, 2012

Blessing Our Food As Part of God

Before I eat, I bless my food. For many people, saying grace in childhood was a time of impatience when adults were controlling the situation, but I’ve discovered that it can become a moment to reawaken a living truth. When I get food, I hold the food up or sit with my hands beside my.. read more →

05 Jul 2012
July 5, 2012

Giving Up Isn’t Failing

  My stepmother Phyllis and I went to the doctors together and we did the whole thing of getting all the reports and dealing with all the emotions. Now she was a very tough New England lady. She was wonderful, grounded, tough, poker-playing, smoking, just fun. She was argumentative and tough and willful. She had.. read more →

27 Jun 2012
June 27, 2012

A Heavy Curriculum

  If somebody is a problem for you, it’s not that they should change, it’s that you need to change. If they’re a problem for themselves that’s their karma, if they’re causing you trouble that’s your problem on yourself. So, in other words when Christ is crucified, he says “forgive them, they don’t know what.. read more →