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>


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peacock

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Ram Dass, how can we make sex sacred? Ram Dass: Things that come to mind in response to that question are the way in which you make something into a sacrament; the way in which you invest a ritual; the way in which you... Read more>
careerscrabble

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A lot of people are very afraid of career planning, to deal with the inconsistency of growth and the chaotic look that you may have if you keep changing your game. Many people begin to be a teacher, and then they... Read more>
helpingothersawaken

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Question: Given that we are to do anything, how can I best help others awaken spiritually? I’m thinking of my grandchildren primarily. Ram Dass: There is an intense desire, once you have tasted something as sweet as... Read more>
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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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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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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A man’s eight-month-old child was standing on a thirty-foot balcony. A servant and the child’s brother were there playing with a kite when the child fell to the marble floor thirty feet below. The mother tried to... Read more>
maharajirams

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Not only was Maharaj-ji watching over us, but he could easily see within us as well. And that was quite a different matter. To realize that someone has access to the secret compartments of your mind is unnerving. It... Read more>
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Maharajji recited the mantra "Ram Ram" all the time, twenty-four hours a day. Whenever he wanted to write something, he would write "Ram Ram," whether on paper or in a book. If he was to send a letter to someone, he... Read more>
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Maharajji always guided people to program their minds with "the truth." An element of this truth is simply right thinking about daily mundane actions, because thinking is mostly about what we say and do throughout the... Read more>
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When asked why he was surrounded by so many badmash (naughty people), Maharajji said, "Only sick people come to a doctor." And like an old and trusted family physician, Maharajji was available day and night for his... 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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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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Learning to live in the moment can be such a difficult task for even the most mindful of us, yet it's so important in order for us to become free. When we honor who we are we can start to liberate ourselves from our... Read more>
allone

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Ram Dass explores the variety of ways in which we enter into relationships, eventually coming to the understanding that we are all God, and must act accordingly. (recorded in... Read more>
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Part of our agenda as people of any age is to find some way of being with the idea of death. Whether confronting our own passing or grieving the death of someone we love, we're trapped in our pain - until we look... Read more>
livingthemystery

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The process is realizing that you and I exist on more than one plane of awareness simultaneously and on one plane suffering stinks, and on another plane suffering is grace. And the question is, “Can you balance... 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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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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What some may think to be archaic tales of a foreign religion, the great Indian epics of Gods and demons are in fact the most sublime psychology of the higher Self. With the key to their true meaning these ancient... Read more>
ramanamaharshi

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The practice of Ramana Maharshi's teaching does not require outward ritual or ceremonies, it takes one straight to the source of one's own being, which is the source from whence all religions spring and must... Read more>
indiespiritualist

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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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