truthamidstchange

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When somebody comes to me and they are suffering deeply, my first experience is one of empathy with their pain; my heart hurts. Then as my mind quiets down, I start to experience expanded awareness in which I am... Read more>


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truthamidstchange

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When somebody comes to me and they are suffering deeply, my first experience is one of empathy with their pain; my heart hurts. Then as my mind quiets down, I start to experience expanded awareness in which I am... Read more>
lovers

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Question: Human beings seem to be limited in our ability to express the impulses that stem from deep within ourselves.  Is this limitation inherited through our culture, or is it a basic human limitation?  And if it... Read more>
burnout

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In order to be able to cultivate awareness of the intuitive heart, you have to finally come to terms with things like suffering and death. Many of us respond to them with denial, because it’s just too much, and you... Read more>
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"When you forget all your dualistic ideas, everything becomes your teacher, and everything can be the object of worship." - Shunryu Suzuki If several teachers are available in your area, how do you select one? I say in... Read more>
burnout

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We all play our part...and act...and burn out...and are helped or help ourselves to stand up again. As we struggle against the challenges and frustrations inherent in service, we will find good counsel, many methods,... Read more>
pinkpurpletri

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If we accept that the ends of our actions often prove unknowable, we're also freer to be focused on the process of our work as it's happening. We can be attentive to situations as they occur. What lies before us is it.... Read more>
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At a bhandara around 2001, I met a woman who had come for the first time. Some years ago a copy of Be Here Now had fallen into her hands, and after reading it she knew Maharaji was her guru. She lived in the rural... Read more>


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A husband and wife tell the following story: Husband: I was working in Calcutta in the smallpox program. It was one of those times when I was having a tiny pang of remorse. I went through the streets of Calcutta and... Read more>
nobabahere

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Sri Baba Neeb Karori Maharaj was the very embodiment of grace and compassion. He showered affection, fed people, and made them laugh. He loved everyone without discrimination and could not bear to see anyone in... Read more>
maharajjismile

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The saints choose different ways of doing their work. Babaji chose a life neither of a householder nor of a mendicant. He did not carry any of the outward signs that he was a sadhu or saint—no beads, no long beard, no... Read more>
onefamily

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Neem Karoli Baba nurtured the concept of Vasudhaiv kutumbakam (the world as one family) and would say that love binds all together. His blood relations along with countless others merged within this worldwide family.... Read more>
maharajjilaments

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Dada's nephew was dying of smallpox and apparently the last moment had come, for the body had been moved from the bed to the floor. It was suggested that a drop of water from the Ganga, with which Maharajji's feet had... Read more>
darshan

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The minute you meet him, if you are ready, he will plant himself within you - the seed. And time is nothing. Maharajji often counseled the Indian devotees to sit in silence; just to sit, listen, and absorb. But around... Read more>
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rdsmiling

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Ram Dass explains that the best method for learning to discriminate between intuitive versus egoic action is through basic trial and error. Part of our humanity involves making mistakes and the acknowledgement of... Read more>


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rdsmiling

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Ram Dass explains that the best method for learning to discriminate between intuitive versus egoic action is through basic trial and error. Part of our humanity involves making mistakes and the acknowledgement of... Read more>
experimentsintrust

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Ram Dass reminds us to try and remain open to all the environments and personalities that we encounter. The dispassionate power that accompanies distrust does not promote liberation. When we understand that our true... Read more>
omnamahshivaya

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"The only thing we have to offer to one another is our very being" - Ram Dass Ram Dass encourages us to tap into the infinite and unbearable compassion that is available in every moment. Discover where you are caught... Read more>
fearface

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Ram Dass talks about our typical response to fear, and how that response is often counterintuitive to freeing ourselves from that fear, which ultimately stems from the realization of our own... Read more>
thesun

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"All evil vanishes from life for him who keeps the sun in his heart." Ram Dass encourages us to bring warmth to the world and to all those around us, without discrimination. "We and them is a state of mind. If you... Read more>
cocoon

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"If you want perfection in your spiritual journey you must honor your incarnation and become totally free of it" The goal is not to realize God and forget humanity, but to fully embrace both by coming to the... Read more>
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divinepleasureoffood

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Ancient Tantra approaches the Divine through awareness, sensuality, and pleasure. Tantra teaches us that all pleasures that we experience are a reflection of a higher Divine pleasure—and through these pleasures, the... Read more>


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divinepleasureoffood

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Ancient Tantra approaches the Divine through awareness, sensuality, and pleasure. Tantra teaches us that all pleasures that we experience are a reflection of a higher Divine pleasure—and through these pleasures, the... Read more>
slowdownandconnect

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My father has always pursued his goals and passions like a man chasing his dreams as the sun sets. As a result, he’s lived in a hurry. And he’s always eaten as if each meal is a race against time, a mundane task to... Read more>
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Goddess of Music, the Arts, and Wisdom   Traditionally, people of many thousands of years ago, placed their confidence and valued the unseen world more than they did in material possessions. Modern people have... Read more>
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When I first encountered the notion of infusing love into food in the book Like Water for Chocolate, it seemed far-fetched. Then Ayurveda taught me that preparing food with loving attention and blessing it with... Read more>
patterns

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What happens when we are faced with recurring patterns or characters in our lives and we aren’t sure if we need to shift a situation or even walk away? If we are practicing, how do we know when to make a change? Until... Read more>
anyaramdass

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I first read Be Here Now by Ram Dass in 1991 while backpacking in India. It propelled me on my spiritual journey. So, earlier this year, when a friend told me about a weeklong retreat with Ram Dass in Maui, I signed up.... Read more>
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