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The past has flown away. The coming month and year do not exist; Ours only is the present's tiny point. -Mahmud Shabistari There have been moments in your life when you were pure awareness. No concepts, no... Read more>


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Question: If a Westerner were to become totally enlightened, what would happen to other people and to their feelings, especially lovers? Ram Dass: Let me start with the word "love" for a moment. I think there is a... Read more>
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Aging gives us a chance to learn to use the shadows in our life as vehicles for our awakening — and the longest shadow of all is death. How you relate to death is the key spiritual work of aging. And how you see death... Read more>
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One way to get free of attachment is to cultivate the witness consciousness, to become a neutral observer of your own life. The witness place inside you is simple awareness, the part of you that is aware of everything... Read more>
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In India when you ask how long your food will take in a restaurant or when the train will arrive, the response is often, "Oh, it's just now coming." That can mean anything from a few minutes to a few days. I don't know... Read more>
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Question: What are some of the ways that I can deal with suffering and then start taking it to a place of Grace? Ram Dass: For most people, when you say that suffering is Grace it seems off the wall to them. And... Read more>
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All beings are on an evolutionary journey, and not just a Darwinian one. There is an evolution of consciousness reaching toward perfection, oneness, and divinity. Hindus and Buddhists believe each individual goes... Read more>
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The entry to the ashram in Kainchi is at the boundary of the temple premises and just inside, about twenty-five meters away there is a big stone that Baba would often sit on, surrounded by devotees and other visitors.... Read more>


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  When Maharajji had drawn anyone to him, he cared for and protected that person. He would provide whatever was needed. Whether you took it or not, that was up to you. Occasionally, however, he did force. One... Read more>

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In the beginning of May, Didi and I used to go to Kainchi for our uninterrupted stay of three months. Babaji had left Allahabad after Holi, and we were looking forward to our visit to Kainci. During this time, Didi's... 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 everything... Read more>
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  Years back I'd heard a tale of horror, which happened to a young French girl traveling through India. She'd been fascinated by Aghori sadhus, who have a reputation for being way out on the fringes of the sadhu... Read more>
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LOVE K.K. Sah  Enter into an Indian family and then you can understand love. Love does not wait for logic and is the easiest path of all. The first test of love is that it knows no bargaining—true love cannot... Read more>
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I was being visited by an American friend of mine who doesn't believe in God. I invited her to come and meet Maharaji but she resisted because she didn't believe in saints. I told her to come anyhow because Maharaji was... Read more>
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A spacious reflection on the unfolding pattern of life and death, placing it in the context of nature's flow of the seasons. A succinct statement of Ram Dass' views of death and reincarnation, and of the soul's journey... Read more>


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In the 60s and 70s many of us journeyed to the East in search of 'something'. In the foothills of the Himalayas, some of us were graced to touch the living spirit through our guru, Neem Karoli Baba. Being with the... Read more>
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Ram Dass answers questions about attachment, addiction and relationships. The root of suffering is the clinging of the mind to the things which separate one from all of it. When that separation happens, there is... Read more>
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Ram Dass talks about Einstein's transcendence and arrival at the understanding of the laws of the universe - not solely by using his rational mind, but by going through another doorway into another way of thinking about... Read more>
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Image Credit: Patricia Ariel - http://patriciaariel.tumblr.com/ Ram Dass talks about the process of using your life experiences as a vehicle for awakening. You sit with the process in yourself so that you see... Read more>
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How can you remain loving when there is so much danger in the world? You are afraid that justice and love are not all they ought to be, you are afraid that if you were to stand open in love you will receive... Read more>
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How can we love and accept ourselves more? Ram Dass talks about most people experiencing feelings of unworthiness and inadequacy as a result of... Read more>
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From love we learn to ease our fretful longing for more and to rest in the blessedness of things as they are. From love we learn to heal our losses and our fears of loss. Love awakens us. It shows us the... Read more>


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