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by Ayden L. Gramm I never believed that I could experience the spiritual grace or energy of a holy person if I didn’t meet them, couldn’t touch them. As a skeptic, I... Read more>


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Awareness is not aware of itself. It's not self-conscious, it's just awareness. In that sense, the entire universe is awareness. It is not self-consciously aware; it’s just... Read more>
awakening

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There is an intense desire, once you have tasted something as sweet as spiritual awakening, to want to share it with people you love. The desire is so strong that you get into... Read more>
diversity

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In the spring of 1991 I co-taught a workshop called “Spirituality for Social Activists.” There were 100 social, political activists, and then there were ‘we spiritual... Read more>
silence

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Just play with the silence for a moment. Instead of using it as expectancy, waiting for something to happen, flip it just slightly and just be in it. Are you really here or are... Read more>
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The Pot is Full

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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... Read more>


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The Pot is Full

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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... Read more>

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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... Read more>

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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... Read more>

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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... 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... Read more>
surrendering

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One morning Babaji was in his small room in Kainchi. A sadhu with a half-dozen of his disciples came for Baba's darshan. I took them to his room. After they had taken their seat,... Read more>
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Conscious Aging

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Recorded at the Conscious Aging conference sponsored by the Omega Institute in 1992 on the nature of change and facing death with Ram Dass. This conscious aging conference was the... Read more>


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Compassion and Being

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"The only thing we have to offer to one another is our very being" - Ram Dass Ram Dass encourages us to tap into the infinite and unbearable compassion that is available in... Read more>

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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... Read more>

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"All evil vanishes from life for him who keeps the sun in his heart." Ram Dass encourages us to bring warmth to the world and to all those around us, without discrimination. "We... Read more>

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"If you want perfection in your spiritual journey you must honor your incarnation and become totally free of it" The goal is not to realize God and forget humanity, but to... Read more>

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Learning to live in the moment can be such a difficult task for even the most mindful of us, yet it's so important in order for us to become free. When we honor who we are we... Read more>
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kala

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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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by Ramgiri Braun, Ph.D. There is only one reason why we meet our guru: because we are blind to the indescribable love and the eternal light of our soul. So when that timeless... Read more>

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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... Read more>

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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... Read more>

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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... Read more>
india - 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... Read more>