face of god


At this moment, next to you on left and right, behind you and in front of you, sits the divine Mother. Sit Shiva, Krishna, Christ, the Buddha, Allah, Yahweh. Everybody you know, you see, you remember, and everyone you will meet is another face of God. Every person is another doorway through. It’s another way that God has come to you to awaken your attachment and your clingings, to bring them to the forefront and allow you to see through them.

And so be as Sri Radha. Be so in love that the love prevents the veil from coming between you and the beloved. When this journey has wended its way, you finally become like Hanuman, who kneels at the foot of Ram. And Ram, in love of Hanuman, tries to raise Hanuman to sit beside him, at which point Hanuman would merge into Ram. But Hanuman makes himself so hard and heavy that Ram cannot lift him. He wants to stay separate in order to remain with the beloved.

Finally, we play right at the fine line between becoming the beloved and standing back one pace, one breath…. And then the breath changes and we merge once again, and then, in the next breath, here we are. It’s the two and the one in a delicate play of love. It’s the whispering of pillow talk between lover and beloved.


-Ram Dass



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