09 May 2012
May 9, 2012

A Kind Word Turneth Away Wrath

  The following is an excerpt by late Aikido master Terry Dobson in the anthology “The Peaceful Warrior,” edited by Rick Fields (Tarcher/Putnam, 1994) as retold by Ram Dass in An Experiment in Awareness – Mile High Church, Colorado, June 24, 1994. The train clanked and rattled through the suburbs of Tokyo on a drowsy Spring afternoon… read more →

21 Mar 2012
March 21, 2012

Whenever You Remember Me, I Will Come

In September 1961, I had finished my bath and tea early in the morning and came into my room to study. While taking out the book which I had been reading the night before, I was amazed to see “Ram Ram” written over the whole cover page. I was familiar with Babaji’s handwriting so it.. read more →

07 Mar 2012
March 7, 2012

Babaji’s Heart

In 1972 Babaji once complained that there was something wrong with his heart. It was painful and he could not sleep at night. Of course, there was no question of his sleep—he would be awake all night whether ill or not. Someone suggested that he be taken to Dr. Joshi, the Civil Surgeon, at Nainital… read more →

25 Jan 2012
January 25, 2012

On Self Judgement

Question:  How can I judge myself less harshly and appreciate myself more? Ram Dass:  I think that part of it is observing oneself more impersonally.  I often use this image, which I think I have used already, but let me say it again.  That when you go out into the woods and you look at.. read more →

18 Jan 2012
January 18, 2012

Babaji's Footprints

A young Englishman named Lawrie once stayed in Babaji’s ashram at Hanumanghar for about a year. He had been interested in India’s spiritual heritage and had come to India to learn about it. He had met Babaji, secured his grace, and was allowed to stay in the ashram, studying with Haridas Baba. read more →

13 Dec 2010
December 13, 2010

Dealing With Suffering and Seeing it 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.. read more →