Open Heart Extra

29 Aug 2013
August 29, 2013

Enlightenment Just Now Coming

In India when you ask how long your food will take in a restaurant or when the train will arrive, the response is often, “Oh, it’s just now coming.” That can mean anything from a few minutes to a few days. I don’t know how long enlightenment takes. I feel as though I’ve known Maharaji.. read more →

21 Aug 2013
August 21, 2013

Suffering as Grace

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 suffering. Because.. read more →

14 Aug 2013
August 14, 2013

Making Friends with Change

All beings are on an evolutionary journey, and not just a Darwinian one. There is an evolution of consciousness reaching toward perfection, oneness, and divinity. Hindus and Buddhists believe each individual goes through countless incarnations on this road to fulfillment. A lot of people ask me, “How do you know about incarnations?” I haven’t experienced.. read more →

07 Aug 2013
August 7, 2013

Getting Straight on Your Path

Your understanding of what the universe is all about changes as you proceed further along the path towards enlightenment. As your vantage point or perspective changes, you begin to understand more and more of “how it is.” With this greater understanding comes greater compassion… an acceptance of “how it is”… an ability to see the.. read more →

31 Jul 2013
July 31, 2013

Being With What Is

Expand your perception of the world to include the horrible beauty of decay. Look at decay and see how beautiful it is in its own way. My dear friend Laura Huxley had a collection of beautiful pharmaceutical jars in her kitchen over the sink. She’d taken old beet greens and orange peels and things and.. read more →