Love with no Object

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Know that when you learn to lose yourself, you will reach the beloved. There is no other secret to be learned, and more than this is not known to me. —Ansari of Herat10 Although you may devote yourself to an aspect of the Beloved, like the guru or the deity as mother, child, or lover,… Read more »

Times of India: Being with Neem Karoli Maharaj-ji

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reprinted courtesy of Times of India, Oct 14, 2011, 12.00AM IST Being with Neem Karoli Maharaj-ji by Ram Dass We were sitting in the courtyard of the little temple in the Himalayan foothills, around Maharaj-ji, wrapped in a plaid blanket, sitting on a plank bed. Everyone had fallen silent. It was a meditative quiet, like… Read more »

They Are Not the Buddha

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How do we heal our emotional bodies and how do you see the role of psychotherapy in all this? As you quiet your mind, you begin to see the different components of your being and which ones are out of harmony in the Universe. You can see, for example, that your body energies are out… Read more »

A Tree Isn’t Frightened

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Image Credit: Lydia Eloff Fear is the result of getting caught in the middle. Buddha says that it is the result of ignorance. And the ignorance is that when you start out as an infant with an undifferentiated awareness, and then you are taught who you are, that component, that structure which we call ego,… Read more »