relativerealities

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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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totalityofthemoment

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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>
meditationblackandwhite

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"From the moment you came into the world of being , A ladder was placed before you that you might escape." - Divani Shamsi Tabriz Initially most people choose to meditate out of curiosity or to relieve psychological... Read more>
highmoon

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"Paradise is the prison of the sage as the world is the prisoner of the believer." - Yahja b. Mu'adh al-Razi For many of us who have come into meditation through psychedelics, the model we have had for changing... Read more>
Seasons

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The transformation that comes through meditation is not a straight-line progression. It's a spiral, a cycle. My own life is very much a series of spirals in which at times I am pulled toward some particular form of... Read more>
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After you have practiced for a while, you will realize that it is not possible to make rapid, extraordinary progress. Even though you try very hard, the progress you make is always little by little. - Shunryu... Read more>
prayer

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"Christ was lost in love." - Neem Karoli Baba Prayer, sitting with a picture of a holy being, singing to the Beloved - all of these are devotional meditative practices, the way of the heart. Devotion balances the more... Read more>
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sitaram

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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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The variations in Maharaji's use of the word "jao" were infinite - from a bellow (sometimes preceded by "Ap !") for the recalcitrant to a tender, "Jao, Ma..." as he gently patted a woman devotee bowing at his... Read more>
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It is said that those who are dear to the one who is dear to you, become dear to you also. This is true, and we realized this in those early days when we gathered together as Babaji's devotees. Babaji was a well-known... Read more>
bodhgaya

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In the winter of 1971 it started getting very crowded and Maharajji began telling people to go to different places. I was told to go to Puri. He also said I could go and see Goenka (a well-known Buddhist meditation... Read more>
babaumbrella

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Leaving aside physical suffering and mental torture, there was another kind of deeper and more painful suffering which Babaji could not neglect. Many times it was to rescue the helpless that he had to run away like a... Read more>
birdeye

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Maharaji had instructed me to be by myself and not to speak much. He had also told me to focus upon my anja and think of him; so one summer when we were in Kainchi, some fifty miles from where Maharaji was, I remained... Read more>
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My wife had met Maharaji and had come to get me in America to bring me back to meet him. When we first went to see Maharaji I was put off by what I saw. All these crazy Westerners wearing white clothes and hanging... Read more>
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maharajiredandblue

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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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unworthiness

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Everything is either a vehicle for awakening or for going more deeply to sleep. When we identify with our roles, we need the others to play their roles. When Ram Dass was a psychologist, he needed you to be a patient.... Read more>
timelessness

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With an introduction from Jack Kornfield, for the keynote address to the International Transpersonal Association conference, Ram Dass reflects on the predicament our technology has created. He suggests steps we need... Read more>
ganesh

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Ram Dass was the guest speaker at a joyful Sunday morning service held at the First Church of Religious Science. He talked about aging, suffering, and silence, and about the faith which allows him to perceive his stroke... Read more>
moonatnght

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Ram Dass describes the levels the Western mind has to go through to move beyond rational thought, and accept that other planes of reality are just as real as the physical plane. Then, and only then, can we give up... Read more>
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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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pratham

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Sorrow everywhere. Slaughter everywhere. If babies are not starving someplace, they are starving somewhere else. With flies in their nostrils. But we enjoy our lives because that's what God wants. Otherwise the... Read more>
ramrammantra

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It’s six in the morning, the most precious time in my day. I cross my legs, ready for whatever comes. Yesterday it was a piece of work. The mantra starts and I could not settle down. Yes, it got more quiet upstairs,... Read more>
kainchi

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It is quite a different experience, in some ways, every time we go to India. In this case, the biggest thing about India, ultimately, is really well expressed in one of the Sutras, which loosely says “In order to... Read more>
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>
desire

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by Tehya Sky Receiving cannot happen in the vessel of wanting. This is our meditation right now. Everything has a vibration. When you embody the energy of wanting, the vehicle of your being takes a particular... Read more>
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