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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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Generally I think that the first level of fears are concerned with the part of us which is in nature, the unconscious impulses that Freud talks about. And I think that there is a fear that if one lets go of rational... Read more>
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Question: In a rapidly deteriorating situation, like in this country and the world today, why are the most aware people that I know of, and others, really feeling the need to get into heavy political action? And this... Read more>
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The only thing you have to offer another human being, ever, is your own state of being. You can cop out only just so long, saying, “I’ve got all this nice stuff, I know all this and I can do all this.” But... Read more>
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Ram Dass wrote a letter some years ago to a family who had lost their young daughter, Rachel.  Although he wrote it to these two parents specifically, everything in this letter applies to anyone who has lost a... Read more>
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A mantra is a phrase, or it could be a sound or a phrase. It is a phrase that you repeat over and over and over again. Take for example the phrase Om Mani Padme Hum. This phrase is perhaps one of the most widely used... Read more>
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What I experienced at that time of meeting Maharaji, in fact, within those first few minutes of meeting him was the experience of surrender which was no surrender.  In other words, I didn’t begrudgingly give up my... 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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Once Maharajji had gone from Allahabad to Jagganath Puri with some of the devotees. I could not go because I had to run the household. At about four o'clock one afternoon I was relaxing, my mother and auntie were... Read more>
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One morning, Babaji began talking about pujas and prayers and going on pilgrimages. "Prayer and worship should be done by everyone, every day, as the highest obligatory duty to God; visiting temples and pilgrimages... Read more>
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A young Englishman named Lawrie once stayed in Babaji's ashram at Hanumanghar for about a year. He had been interested in India's spiritual heritage and had come to India to learn about it. He had met Babaji, secured... Read more>
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My mother and aunt were deeply religious and accepted Babaji as the head of the family. Ma would often tell us that the family and the household belonged to Baba and we were all his children. Her whole treatment of him... Read more>
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One summer a rich businessman was living in the ashram with his wife and two teenaged children for a month. Seeing how the feeding was done every day, he expressed his interest in feeding sweets to the people visiting... Read more>
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Babaji at first called me by my name, Sudhir, or just "Profes­sor." It was in 1961 that one day he started calling me Dada . Others followed, but not my Ma and Maushi Ma. He asked them why they called me by name and... Read more>
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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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      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>


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