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When you begin to meditate you may notice changes right away. You may feel less anxious or more alert. You may be better able to concentrate, have more energy, be more at ease socially, or be more powerful... Read more>


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openheartrd

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It is so incredibly gentle and beautiful to start a dialogue of love with a being who is love. Some of you have known Meher Baba who is such great love, or Christ who is a statement of love, who is love itself. You... Read more>
cloudmirror

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In the clarity of a quiet mind, there is room for all that is actually happening and whatever else might also be possible. Though we may be mindful of myriad details, our attention never wavers from the specific... Read more>
indiagirls

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The answer to dying is to be present in the moment. And the way in which you die is by being conscious at the moment of dying and saying, 'Right! Look at this! Far out! Look at this energy!' Be fully conscious now.... Read more>
dishes

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Most of the time, we’re living in our minds, in our memories, plans, reflections, and judgments. The mind is continually presenting us with thoughts, and we’re buying them, and then identifying with them, and... Read more>
earthinhands

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Someone asked me if the earth will still be habitable when their three year-old grows up. And is that part of the cosmic perfection? More than ever we are awakening to being an integral part of earth’s ecosystem. As... Read more>
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Does one really have to fret About enlightenment? No matter what road I travel, I'm going home. - Shinsho Most people don't realize what a wide variety of possibilities there are among meditative practices. Perhaps... Read more>
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socrates

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A husband and wife tell the following story: Husband: I was working in Calcutta in the smallpox program. It was one of those times when I was having a tiny pang of remorse. I went through the streets of Calcutta and... Read more>


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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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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 students of yoga. He would come and visit each... Read more>
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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. On the one hand, he was continually... Read more>
banyantree

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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, surrounded by devotees and other visitors.... 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 not come in that body anymore!' He carried... 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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fearface

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Ram Dass talks about our typical response to fear, and how that response is often counterintuitive to freeing ourselves from that fear, which ultimately stems from the realization of our own... 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 material possessions. Modern people have... Read more>


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potomac

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Dear friend, This is written while sitting with a friend on the edge of life; from heart-blood to ink on the page. - Jane Callen - 1.28.15 Why (The Who of You) The things I don't know teach me far more... Read more>
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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 pain and delusion. It gives us the... Read more>
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>
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