09 Apr 2014
April 9, 2014

The Value of Faith in God

Babaji would sometimes wax eloquent while talking about contentment in life: “The real contentment comes only when there is no desire, no hankering in your mind for anything. How can you say that you have got everything and do not want anything more when you are holding an empty vessel in your hand? You might.. read more →

19 Feb 2014
February 19, 2014

Ram Dass Gives Maharaji the “Yogi Medicine”

In 1967 when I first came to India, I brought with me a supply of LSD, hoping to find someone who might understand more about these substances than we did in the West. When I had met Maharajji (Neem Karoli Baba), after some days the thought had crossed my mind that he would be a.. read more →

29 Jan 2014
January 29, 2014

Hanumanji Was Always at Peace

  In March 1972, two days before the Holi celebrations, Babaji told me, “Ask your friend to engage a taxi for us. We start for Amarkantak tomorrow morning at six. The taxi must be suitable for a long journey.” My friend returned in the evening saying the taxi had been engaged. Babaji told him the.. read more →

08 Sep 2011
September 8, 2011

Dada and Maharaji’s Unique Relationship

Those who do not feel shy to admit that Babaji’s teachings have been valuable and are still with them, confess how sometimes Babaji forced the teachings on them, even when they were not interested. These people bear testimony that life with Baba was not merely of cheer and free from worries, but was also a life of.. read more →

21 Aug 2011
August 21, 2011

Open Your Heart in Paradise Retreat 2010

To order a DVD of the full Open Your Heart in Paradise Retreat footage, go to the Ram Dass Webstore read more →

16 Aug 2011
August 16, 2011

Police Superintendent Gets His Post

Ram Narayan said that during his long period of service, he had to work in many different places in the state and it was difficult to have Babaji’s darshan when he wanted it. In almost every town where he was posted, there were people who knew Babaji. Sometimes Babaji visited them, but it was difficult.. read more →

Sometimes during our nightly satsang, Babaji used to visit us in our room, where we were busy with our talk. One night, more than an hour had passed and we were still talking when Babaji entered the hall, sat down on Shukla’s bed and began counting the layers of bedding. Babaji said, “You are enjoying.. read more →

19 Jul 2011
July 19, 2011

Love is the Most Powerful Medicine

In relationships, when the other person doesn’t fit into your model of how heaven would be, you don’t have to play God. You just have to love individual differences and appreciate them the way they are. Because love is the most powerful medicine. read more →

06 Jul 2011
July 6, 2011

When I Look at Relationships

Image Credit: Annie B - www.annieb-art.co.uk Question: How can we maintain our own integrity or identity in a relationship, especially a close one, without compromising the integrity of others? Ram Dass: Which you do you want to preserve?    Let me play with it a little bit.   When I look at relationships, my own and others, I.. read more →

06 Jul 2011
July 6, 2011

Maharaji Saved the Governor

Babaji’s second visit was important to me – not because of the abuses hurled at me or the temper shown, but for a new revelation. In this period, the big politicians were not coming to Babaji, yet rarely had he been so particular about the cleanliness of his room and temple premises and the controlling.. read more →