Open Heart Extra

05 Mar 2014
March 5, 2014

The Wheel of Formlessness

  We have to constantly ask ourselves, “How do I use my every moment to get there?”  It’s got to be done with the flow of love and the quietness of mind. It’s like the women in India who go to the well and come back with jugs full of water on their heads. They’re.. read more →

26 Feb 2014
February 26, 2014

Perfect Lessons

Question: You say every life situation is a perfect lesson. How is that so? Ram Dass: The universe is made up of experiences that are designed to burn out our reactivity, which is our attachment, our clinging, to pain, to pleasure, to fear, to all of it. And as long as there are places where.. read more →

19 Feb 2014
February 19, 2014

Ocean of Devotion

Once you have drunk from the water of unconditional love, no other well can satisfy your thirst. The pangs of separation may become so intense that seeking the affection of the Beloved becomes an obsession. When we were with Maharaji, we were intoxicated with his form, the colors of his blanket, the buttery softness of.. read more →

12 Feb 2014
February 12, 2014

Uncooked Seeds

There is a story about an old Zen monk who was dying, who had finished everything and was about to get off the wheel. He was just floating away, free and in his pure Buddha-mind, when a thought passed by of a beautiful deer he had once seen in a field. And he held on.. read more →

05 Feb 2014
February 5, 2014

Nobody Home

The question of whether a being is fully realized or not depends on whether that being is really egoless or just appears to be. If a person still identifies with thought forms or desires, the work is not complete. In perfection there’s no clinging at all. Perhaps now you begin to see the subtlety of.. read more →