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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... Read more>


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awareness

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If you don’t use the part of the mind that is the intuitive heart-mind, if you don’t cultivate it and use it, you’re just left in a reactive kind of puppetry. It’s... Read more>
denial

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In the ascent and descent between planes of consciousness, there are two kinds of fears that people often face. On the way up, there is the fear of dying or surrendering or... Read more>
flashlightofself

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Awareness is like a flashlight and it flashes on things. So your knee itches, it flashes. You think about the death in Bosnia, it flashes. You’re aware of that light over there,... Read more>
openingpurpleflower

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As you extricate yourself from patterns of thought, you begin to look at everything freshly. It’s as if it’s all just emerging, it’s all very precious and beautiful, very... 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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Love Beyond Love

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On one occasion, KK invited me to join him and his cousin ML in an evening drive out to Kainchi to deliver some lamps and supplies that had been purchased at Maharaji's... Read more>
The Language of the Heart

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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... Read more>
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I had brought a picture with me of a boy who had died in America under strange circumstances. In 1968 he had come to see me in New Hampshire and had become one of my first... Read more>
NKB-Bridge-Women

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In trying to understand Maharaji's teachings about truth, one would have to decide whether what Maharaji did or what he said was the more accurate reflection of those teachings.... Read more>
uttis

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The entry to the ashram in Kainchi is at the boundary of the temple premises and just inside, about twenty-five meters away there is a big stone that Baba would often sit on,... Read more>
thikhai

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Nowadays people come to me and say, "Dada, shall we see Maharaji again in his body?" I say, "Look here, you may be having his darshan, but if I see him again I will say, 'Do... 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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Inner Voice

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In order to fully trust our inner voice we must first tune to the frequency of the heart. The more we quiet the mind and free ourselves from clinging to thought forms the better... Read more>
Obsessions

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Ram Dass encourages us to make friends with our neurosis through compassion, rather than trying to avoid or push it away. As we free ourselves from identification with these... Read more>
Ram Dass on Being Love

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How can we cultivate surrender? How can we develop a relationship to the Guru? In this 20 minute video, Ram Dass describes his relationship to his Guru, Maharaji, as a life-long... Read more>
Intuition vs. Ego

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Ram Dass explains that the best method for learning to discriminate between intuitive versus egoic action is through basic trial and error. Part of our humanity involves... 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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anyablog2

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When I first encountered the notion of infusing love into food in the book Like Water for Chocolate, it seemed far-fetched. Then Ayurveda taught me that preparing food with loving... Read more>
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... 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... 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... Read more>