I had brought a picture with me of a boy who had died in America under strange circumstances. In 1968 he had come to see me in New Hampshire and had become one of my first students of yoga. He would come and visit each week and he immediately absorbed everything I shared with him… Read more »
Posts By: Ram Dass
It always boils down to this question: How did we get so attached in the first place, or why? I have really nothing but a cop-out answer for that. I mean not a clear answer because, just as I said, ultimately the laws of the universe are not rationally knowable, because they are not within… Read more »
I honor the light in all of us. The more I love God, the more I love the forms of God, which are all forms. Living from the soul is very much a heart-center journey. I get on a bus, and by the time I get off, I feel like I have met intimately family… Read more »
1. Tell the truth and love everybody – Ram Dass talks about his two instructions from Maharaji- tell the truth and love everybody. It’s so easy to tell little white lies to make others feel more comfortable, but it is what Maharaji asks us to do. 2. Real love – Ram Dass talks about how… Read more »
Ram Dass – Learning to Grieve It is important, as we get older, to learn how to grieve. Although this may sound self-evident, experience has taught me that it is not. In a culture that emphasizes stoicism and forward movement, in which time is deemed “of the essence,” and there is little toleration for slowness,… Read more »
Not everyone is ready to talk with you about dying. We have to honor all of our individual differences. Years ago my father was about to have a minor surgery, and the night before, I visited him in the hospital. No operation is minor when you’re eighty years old. We had a nice visit. I… Read more »
Mad with joy, life and death dance to the rhythm of this music. The hills and the sea and the earth dance. The world of man dances in laughter and tears. Why put on the robe of the monk, and life aloof from the world in lonely pride? – Kabir A persistent trap all along… Read more »
How to Be Kind to Yourself Raghu: Can you talk about how we go about cultivating compassion so that we start to become more kind to ourselves and to others? Ram Dass: We’ve lived our lives with negative images of ourselves, from childhood on, and we’ve built upon those images, and built upon them, and… Read more »
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Ram Dass discusses an experience he had taking LSD in Mexico.
In the course of the journey you will go through stages of offering, until ultimately the recognition of the spirit will take you all the way home…
Using trees as a metaphor Ram Dass explains how we can judge ourselves less and start to appreciate ourselves more. Taken from the audio talk, ‘Fear, Anger, Love” which you can purchase as an MP3 playlist for $9 to support the Love Serve Remember Foundation.
In the Kali Meditation, Ram Dass urges us to offer our insecurities, frustrations, and all the things that intrude and take us out of the flow of the universe to Kali. Who lives off of our impurities – to release them into her welcoming hands, so we can allow ourselves to embody beauty in the… Read more »
Psychedelics Raghu Markus introduces a talk given by Ram Dass, “Promises & Pitfalls.” Ram Dass talks about the promises and the pitfalls of the spiritual path, and the shift of reality that happened in the sixties that was predicated by psychedelics. This shift blew apart the traditional religious systems that were in place at the time, and the… Read more »
All spiritual practice ultimately becomes the preparation of your body, your heart, and your mind to receive God. The path of going into God in truth, is not an easy path.