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Here is a quote from the great saint, Anandamayi Ma, “It is true that this body has no relationship with any of you except the kinship of the Atma,” meaning the source, truth,... Read more>


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Learning to Let Go

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(Click Here to read part one of this article) For somebody who is spiritually awakening, ideally, you’ll be looking for a therapist who is treating personality as relatively... Read more>
Learning to Let Go

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  In Western psychological terms, you don’t say to somebody, “Give up anger.” You say, “Work it out. Understand it. Go to the source of it.” Maharaj-ji didn’t... Read more>
cutupmoney

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I have met people who seem to be happy with very little, and I’ve met people who seem very unhappy with an awful lot. I was teaching a fellow to fly once whose uncle was a... Read more>
using service

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  If you’re going to relieve suffering, the root cause of the suffering is ignorance, and that ignorance has to do with the ignorance about your own separateness or your... Read more>
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Faith in God

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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... 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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Audio Download: Awareness, Perspective and Change

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Listen to sample tracks below: - 90 Minute Audio Download- Recorded live at the Eupsychia Conference at Embodying Spirit, held September 30 through October 2, 1994, in... Read more>


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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 resistance only exacerbates the fear and... Read more>
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blossom

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by Ramgiri Braun, Ph.D. Because of the blossoming of faith in the heart, we have come into contact with the guru. This contact, however it happens, removes an enormous layer of... Read more>


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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>
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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>
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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>
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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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