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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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Your understanding of what the universe is all about changes as you proceed further along the path towards enlightenment. As your vantage point or perspective changes, you begin to understand more and more of "how it... Read more>
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Expand your perception of the world to include the horrible beauty of decay. Look at decay and see how beautiful it is in its own way. My dear friend Laura Huxley had a collection of beautiful pharmaceutical jars in her... Read more>
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A soul takes human birth in order to have a series of experiences through which it will awaken out of its illusion of separateness. The physical experience of being incarnated is the curriculum, and the purpose of the... Read more>
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In the elderly, two sets of values operate simultaneously: the desire to stay active and to maintain a sense of self-worth in the eyes of others, and the desire to withdraw from social commitments to a more leisurely,... Read more>
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If we are to help heal the world, we need to remember that it is a sacred place. Our actions need to be positive statements, reminders that even in the worst times there is a world worth struggling for. We need to find... Read more>
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Though you can start meditation at any time, it's harder if your life is chaotic, and if you're feeling paranoid, if you're overwhelmed with responsibilities, or if you're sick. But even starting under these conditions,... 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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The following story takes place after Maharaji had taken his mahasamadhi (left his body). We had gone to India to meet Shri Siddhi Ma. Before going on to Kainchi, we were staying in Delhi. We went to do a few errands... Read more>
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  Sometimes Maharaji would get angry... really angry. One time, we were sitting in the back of the temple with him and this guy who lived across the street named Purnanand, who Maharaji had known for many, many... Read more>
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  Baba-ji gave my husband the mantra "Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya" in the presence of a large sat sang at the Lal Kuthi. At the time he gave my husband diksha he said nothing to me, leaving me very sad. In 1973... Read more>
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  One winter I was in Vrindavan for Holi. Papa Singh, one of Maharaji's longtime devotees was there that year. Papa Singh was of the Jat caste and known in his younger days to be very forthright and something of... Read more>
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  The following story was told by KK Sah, a close family friend of Ram Dass since he first met Maharaji in 1967. It was KK who translated for Ram Dass in his meetings with Maharaji and who also took Ram Dass... Read more>
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    "Aways" artwork by Tma Das A few days after Maharaji's mahasamadhi (leaving his physical body), a busload of foreign devotees descended upon Vrindavan. Accompanied by Ram Dass, they came from all... 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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Take a break and immerse yourself in this meditation to rediscover the living spirit with Ram Dass in this ten-minute guided meditation. Breathing very gently, in and out of the chest, imagine you are immersed in the... Read more>
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Ram Dass and Roshi Joan Halifax join the Duncan Trussell Family Hour and discuss death, dying, psychedelics, and the nature of the soul. Duncan had the opportunity to spend time with these two old friends on Maui during... Read more>
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How does the feeling of opening to love connect with the idea of God? "When you see the way in which we get trapped in the sense of separateness and identification with body and personality, how do you awaken out of... Read more>
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How does the feeling of opening to love connect with the idea of God? "When you see the way in which we get trapped in the sense of separateness and identification with body and personality, how do you awaken out of... Read more>
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How does the feeling of opening to love connect with the idea of God? "When you see the way in which we get trapped in the sense of separateness and identification with body and personality, how do you awaken out of... Read more>
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How can we use our emotions positively on our spiritual path? How do you acknowledge others hurting you? How do you deal with anger? Ram Dass answers questions on these topics in this audio set. "When you want to... 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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