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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>


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personality

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I have noticed that, as I’ve progressed on this pathway, I’ve picked up a lot of rules and regulations. And in picking up the rules and regulations of should and shouldn’t, that who’s taken the brunt of that in... Read more>
scale

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I make my living as a lawyer, and without demeaning the profession, the standards of care and the obligations of the profession are grounded in a plane of separateness, at least from my point of view there are times... Read more>
alltheways

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I often find tremendous difficulty in making decisions…how do I know if it’s my head talking or my intuition or heart? Ram Dass: If you were a completely enlightened being, every action would come out of the... Read more>
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What I was wondering is if you could talk a little about distinguishing between healthy independence, like your refusal to go to medical school, and an egoism that would be an obstacle to personal growth. Ram Dass:... Read more>
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Question: If everything in ourselves and the world is constantly changing, how do we make a decision that we will be able to live with in the next moment? Ram Dass: Well, you make a decision based on the optimum... Read more>
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maharajipuris

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My brother's friend Mr. Arya is from Nainital, and he works at the State Bank of India. He asked my brother, "Do you know Neem Karoli baba Maharaj?" My brother Toni said, "Yes, he is our guru also." Mr. Arya told my... Read more>


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maharajipuris

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My brother's friend Mr. Arya is from Nainital, and he works at the State Bank of India. He asked my brother, "Do you know Neem Karoli baba Maharaj?" My brother Toni said, "Yes, he is our guru also." Mr. Arya told my... Read more>
socrates

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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>
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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>
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This 12 minute meditation lead by Ram Dass centers around taking the love you cultivate for yourself and radiating it to others, the world, the universe - focusing on all of us loving ourselves and our planet as... Read more>


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lookinginmirror

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Ram Dass encourages us to make friends with our neurosis through compassion, rather than trying to avoid or push it away. As we free ourselves from identification with these tendencies they often begin naturally to fall... Read more>
Ram Dass on Being Love

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How can we cultivate surrender? How can we develop a relationship to the Guru? In this 20 minute video, Ram Dass describes his relationship to his Guru, Maharaji, as a life-long companionship. He answers several... Read more>
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>
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norichardalpert

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Written by Robert Harmony Carr   There is no Richard Alpert anymore, He walked through Aldous Huxley's famous door, And sailed his mind upon a distant shore, There is no Richard Alpert anymore. He met... Read more>


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When I look around me, it seems as though everyone feels like they are running out of time. Our daily lives are ruled by time. Everyone is in some kind of a rush. Everyone is trying to get everything done before the... Read more>
americanyogicropped

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"American Yogi is a film about events that sound like science fiction to the average Westerner... It's a film about one man's search for his destiny... and an Indian Saint named Neem Karoli Baba, also known as... Read more>
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>
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