Polishing The Mirror

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 →

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 →

29 Jan 2014
January 29, 2014

The Purpose of a Lineage

Image Credit: © 2014 Judy Olson – www.judyolsonphotos.com My own lineage is reflected in the name Ram Dass, which means “servant of God.” It’s a path of devotion to God/Guru, and the expression of that devotion is through service to all beings. Mother Teresa reflected this lineage when she spoke of serving the lepers in.. read more →