churchboy

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We’ve ended up, here in the West, with a lot of confusion in ourselves about our relationship to family; and what we have substituted is a certain kind of sentimentality in... Read more>


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meetingtheguru

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As the spiritual journey progresses the guru’s demands on the chela (disciple), intensify because the demand on both sides for perfect truth increases. The chela is no longer... Read more>
floating

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  How do you let go of drama? Don’t treat yourself so gingerly; you can let go of stuff. Sometimes it takes three breaths instead of two to do it, but you can do it. Be a... Read more>
universehands

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Often it seems like your desires get in the way of the light, and yet the only reason those desires are around is because they are old habits that you learned in order to get to... Read more>
notefromrd

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Greetings,   When I look back on the suffering in my life, I now see it as a gift. I would have never asked for it for a second, I hated it while it was happening and I... Read more>
calmwater

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We are all economic entities. Now, when I was a child, my father had come from a very poor family. I’m sure many people’s father’s had come from poor families, but I never... Read more>
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maharajipuris

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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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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>
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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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devotion

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Using dualism to step into non-dualism, through the Heart, is the essence of the Bhakti path. Ram Dass explains his personal journey in attempting to be an instrument of the... 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>
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... 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>
cocoon

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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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by Ramgiri Braun, Ph.D. HeartSourcing™   All beings yearn for the great comfort and bliss of love. Why? Because it is our most essential state of being. All the... Read more>


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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>
mahrajji-smile

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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>
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... Read more>
blossom

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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>
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... Read more>