Artwork by Martin B The fact is, I can’t take away people’s death and suffering when I’m working with their death and suffering. But I can be a presence where they can shift their consciousness in a way so they don’t experience their death and suffering the same way. But I can’t take away all… Read more »
Posts By: Ram Dass
One of the systems we’re part of, of course, is the political system. We may wish we weren’t part of it often, but we are. And all of those people playing with the power of the medium of politics, and its effect on the media and its effect on collective human consciousness, and those people… Read more »
As long as you are somebody you are dealing with finite energy. Tuning into higher energy is not possible if ego is present. The secret to tuning into higher energy is that you get it all when there is no -you- to experience it. Ram Dass uses Maharaji as an example of a being who… Read more »
Turn off your mind and float downstream. Embrace the ten thousand horrible visions and the ten thousand beautiful ones. Embrace it all. Ram Dass talks about the idea of servant, master, and surrender and how we completely misunderstand what that means in the West.
The way in which you are part of the web of life, of incarnation, is around the dimensions, you could call it, of compassion, suffering or dealing with suffering. That when you have a society that is built on the denial of other people’s suffering, for the myths of the society to be lived out, you have a very frightened society, and you have all the pathology that comes from fear. And what is the fear is that people are afraid to look at.
Karma Yoga is the transformation of being that is based on your daily work in the world. Raghu describes this talk from Ram Dass, which was recently discovered in our media archives from 1974 when Ram Dass was interviewed at a NY radio station. Ram Dass talks about taking what you do everyday and using it as… Read more »
Ram Dass tells stories of his experiences in India that expanded his consciousness and allowed him to see the true potential of human beings. The miraculous events that happened with Maharaji led Ram Dass to understand that the laws of the universe worked in a vastly different way than he had perceived before coming to India.
Ram Dass talks about relationships as a triangle with the third side of the triangle being shared awareness. He also talks about how the relationship of Guru and devotee has nothing to do with intellect. Raghu talks about Maharaji marrying westerners and relates a story of first being in India and meeting a Swami and… Read more »
Raghu tells a story about his father visiting he and his brother in India and Maharaji telling him to take LSD, which miraculously changed his life. As Ram Dass says, I was not true to my deepest self until my first experience with psychedelics. Ram Dass talks about his neuroses in a lecture he gave… Read more »
Raghu tells about Maharaji and the people who were put into a state of deep Samadhi by him, which is the complete absorbtion into the divine. Ram Dass tells a story about a group of Indian soldiers who came to see him and how he kept one soldier behind to put into a trance state.
I think people awaken originally to a spiritual dimension in their life in an incredibly wide variety of ways. Some people seem to open up to it through traumatic experiences, when people describe a near death experience or at a moment when they touch something much deeper than the traditional way that they thought about… Read more »
Raghu tells a story about going to a meditation course with some of the Westerners in India, and how Maharaji was amused by the notion so asked them to explain to him what they learned about meditation and how to meditate. Ram Dass also talks about meditation and focuses on a very simple and effective… Read more »
Where do you feel that saints or realized beings fit into the evolution of consciousness, and what part do they play in the scheme of things, both inside the body and out of the body? Ram Dass: All beings are involved in an evolutionary journey. In the course of history, and far into pre-recorded history, beings… Read more »
In 1974, in the wake of the Nixon Watergate hearings, Ram Dass produced a box set of LPs called Love Serve Remember. Included in the set were excerpts from a radio show he did that consisted of Q and A from audience members. It is amazing how relevant his answers to these questions are to… Read more »
Raghu takes his friend Krishna Das to visit Maharaji, who gives a teaching on the oneness of all traditions. Ram Dass talks about going behind our personalities and individual incarnation and karma back to the source of Om.