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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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How Do you clean up your game? How do you get to God? Well, you use methods. The method of offering it to Kali, of purification is one method; meditation is a method, devotion... Read more>
face of god

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At this moment, next to you on left and right, behind you and in front of you, sits the divine Mother. Sit Shiva, Krishna, Christ, the Buddha, Allah, Yahweh. Everybody you know,... Read more>
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  Many students, in their zeal to get to God, reject their incarnations. They reject their identity with themselves as human beings. They try to push away their... Read more>
shivalingham

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We are manifest through the vehicle of the mother. The entire Universe is manifest or given birth through the vehicle of Mother. The Mother is the instrument for converting spirit... Read more>
saints

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“The heart of a saint is like butter, but it’s not, because it melts for the sufferings of others, not only its own…” - Maharaj-ji. We have been through thousands and... Read more>
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You can alway look at situations as, "Did the person make the moment?" Or, "Did the moment make the person?" In this way I can feel, for example, that my journey towards... 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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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... Read more>
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>
bodhgaya

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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>
babaumbrella

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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>
birdeye

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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>
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The hosts of the Mindrolling podcast join the DTFH to discuss the concept of the guru... LISTEN... Read more>


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omnamahshivaya

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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>
thesun

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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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The past few months have been extremely busy with the day-to-day tasks of setting up the new house and taking care of my family. My routine suffered and my meditation dwindled; I... Read more>


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indiespiritualist

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By Chris Grosso - Excerpt from 'Indie Spiritualist' – Atria/Simon & Schuster Books, 2014) Whenever I see compassion, or real spiritual love, I’m seeing in my... Read more>
katrinard

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I am a misfit. We are all misfits. I never fit in. I didn’t fit in at school or after. The classic round peg in a square hole. I was the kid with the undiagnosed dyslexia, which... Read more>
fromlove

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From love we learn to ease our fretful longing for more and to rest in the blessedness of things as they are. From love we learn to heal our losses and our fears of... 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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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>