When Emotion Overtakes You

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Question: Is there a special technique or method to help when we are overtaken by emotion? Ram Dass: The question was, are there spiritual techniques when you are overcome by emotion? Well, I’ll tell you, as your practice gets more and more powerful, what happens is you see the stuff as it starts before it… Read more »

An Environmental Awakening

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Question:  I am the father of a three year old.  It appears that, given the current trends, the planet will become uninhabitable before he can live out a normal life span.  There will be a lot of suffering if human life on the planet comes to an end.   I understand that it is all supposed… Read more »

Compassionate Action and Suffering

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  Question:   How do you visualize taking compassionate action into the field to those that appear to be creating suffering? Ram Dass:  In doing social action, you are often dealing with people who, by the nature of the way they are living their lives, are creating suffering.  And how you do social action is like… Read more »

Using Emotions on the Spiritual Path

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How can we use our emotions positively on our spiritual path?  We can look at the practice of what is called devotional yoga, or Bhakti Yoga as it’s called in Hinduism. For example, if your relationship is to say Christ- you could take a picture of Jesus and then think about the qualities of his… Read more »