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You have at this moment many constellations of thought, each composing an identity: sexual, social, cultural, educational, economic, intellectual, historical, philosophical, spiritual, among others. One or another of... Read more>


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Full realization is very, very rare. As they see it in the East, the perfection of consciousness does not come in one birth, but through thousands and thousands of incarnations. Sometimes we may see the culminating... Read more>
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  If I am at one point, when something happens in my field, my environmental field, that's negative, what I say is, "That brings me down," meaning it caught me in its model of how it all is. When I am able to... Read more>
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The other reality you're looking at is that you are, in economic terms, a consumer. In fact, that is how you are defined within the economic template that is placed on this society. You are a consumer - you're either... Read more>
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Question: You say every life situation is a perfect lesson. How is that so?   Ram Dass: The universe is made up of experiences that are designed to burn out our reactivity, which is our attachment, our... Read more>
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There is a story about an old Zen monk who was dying, who had finished everything and was about to get off the wheel. He was just floating away, free and in his pure Buddha-mind, when a thought passed by of a beautiful... Read more>
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The question of whether a being is fully realized or not depends on whether that being is really egoless or just appears to be. If a person still identifies with thought forms or desires, the work is not complete. In... Read more>
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Maharaj-ji loved to have the Sunderakand chapter from the Ramayana read aloud... At one point in the story, a message is brought to Sita (wife and devotee) from Ram (husband and God), from whom she had been separated.... Read more>


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Babaji would sometimes wax eloquent while talking about contentment in life: "The real contentment comes only when there is no desire, no hankering in your mind for anything. How can you say that you have got... Read more>
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This event happened during the Second World War. Chandra Shekar Pande, S.D.O, M.E.S, was very worried about his wife. She had fever for a long time and was now so emaciated that she was close to death. He sent a... Read more>
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Someone recently asked me what it was like to be around Maharaji. As a child, all I remember was that it was great fun. As I replay those meetings in my mind, I feel differently today - here was a man who did not look... Read more>
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In my youth I had taken a vow not to get married, from the day my aunt, who had raised me, died. My family tried to get me married, but I was adamant. When I was between the ages of twenty-five and thirty, Maharaji... Read more>
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One morning Babaji was in his small room in Kainchi. A sadhu with a half-dozen of his disciples came for Baba's darshan. I took them to his room. After they had taken their seat, Babaji said, "This is Mahant... Read more>
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Ram Dass gave a talk in Ohio in 1972 or 1973. A boy who attended the lecture that night got on the first plane the next morning, flew from Cleveland, Ohio, to New York, to London, to New Delhi, where he got in a taxi... Read more>
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If we can accept that God is inside all of us then we need not surrender to anyone but ourselves. After Maharaj-ji left his body Ram Dass discovered that he only had to go inside to feel his presence. Reside in the... Read more>


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New Mindrolling Podcast Episode: Unconscious Impulses “How unconscious thought and perception affect our waking state.” Our podcast exposes the undertow of snap judgements, fast anger, and the plague of default... Read more>
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This collection of chants come from the originally released "From Bindu to Ojas" box set in 1970, a predecessor to the release of "Be Here Now" - the box set contained the brown pages from Be Here Now, as well as vinyl... Read more>
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I was stumbling up this hill behind this giant who was like running in big leaps, crying, and I didn't wanna see a guru anyway...we climb the hill and we come around the top of the hill to a big field, overlooking a big... Read more>
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Om Namah Shivaya! Maha Shivaratri (also Shivratri) is celebrated on February 27, 2014, by Hindus all over the world. This festival glorifies the Hindu god Shiva, the lord of cosmic destruction and dance. The festival... Read more>
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When I first started to do Vipassana meditation in 1970, I'd sit for 30-40 days and come out of it so dry, my heart would be so closed, that I just wanted a Bhakti hit, I wanted to go to a devotional place and sing to... Read more>
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If you know you're dreaming, can you continue to dream? That's what the soul does - the soul appreciates that it's a dream and that it contains the ego. If you push away the ego, if you cultivate an aversion to that... Read more>
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By Chris Grosso - Excerpt from 'Indie Spiritualist' – Atria/Simon & Schuster Books, 2014) Whenever I see compassion, or real spiritual love, I’m seeing in my environment the things that I treasure in my... Read more>


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