mantra

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A mantra is invested to the extent that it is passed from spirit to spirit. Openness to receive it is part of whether or not the mantra can be invested. The next thing is the... Read more>


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dissolving

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I think I didn’t even notice the way it was dissolving, that this kind of solidity of somebody-ness was dissolving. Except that I was reminded of it in the way people kept... Read more>
karmayoga

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In the simplest sense, you could say that Karma Yoga is using your karma as a way of coming into ‘yog’, or union with God, by using the “stuff” of your life. Using it as... Read more>
beyondromanticism

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As you become more conscious in a relationship, you can no longer milk it for its romanticism, because it is more interesting than that. It really is, but people keep wanting to... Read more>
takingrisks

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“...I’m afraid to make a mistake.” Sri Aurobindo said, “The spiritual journey is one of continually falling on your face, getting up, brushing yourself off, looking... Read more>
harmony

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Profound change is in the eye of the beholder... To see through the veil of what our senses and thinking-minds make real, to the true self, feels often like the highest... Read more>
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Baba Attends a Marriage

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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,... Read more>


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Timeless Darshans - Ram Dass

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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... Read more>
The Fall

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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... Read more>
Type of Intimacy

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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... Read more>
babajiramram

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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... Read more>
Truthful

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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... Read more>
Selfless Loving Service

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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... Read more>
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facing death

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a 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,... Read more>


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Practical Aspects for Dealing with Fear

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Practical Aspects for Dealing with Fear Ram Dass invites us to move toward our fears, sitting with them and slowly softening until we can embrace the things that scare us. Our... Read more>
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American Yogi

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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... Read more>


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Steven Newmark

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by Steven Newmark Ok, I admit, I wouldn’t tell everybody that I talk to a picture of my Guru (who is not alive). But I’ll tell you. If you have a Guru who has left his body,... Read more>
kala

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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... Read more>
American Yogi

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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... Read more>
divine pleasure of food, Anya El-Wattar

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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... 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... Read more>
saraswatiblogcover

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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... Read more>
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