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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community

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One can look at one’s living situation as a reflection of the values you are optimizing or maximizing. And it’s important that you do that. A lot of people just end up for... Read more>
agingman

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When you look at your community, which includes the churches, the bureaucracy, the social groups you are a part of, you’re standing back to look at the part you’re playing in... Read more>
simpleflowerhand

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When you finally begin to become free, you’re not interested in having your consciousness constantly captured by the telephone, television, or radio. I used to be so stimulated... Read more>
silencekids

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Silence is very much part of my universe now, an awareness of silence. My universe involves using silence and not waiting for something to happen, because the silence is... Read more>
solidground

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There are many stages of the process of transformation. There is a stage where you feel something in you that is behind your social façade and your social relationships to... Read more>
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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maharajisfeet

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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>
youhavetosacrificesomthing

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Once a Mother came to Maharaji and said, "Maharaji, you always talk about worldly things - how many children, how much education, which job, how much money. Why don't you teach us... Read more>
0128

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On October 12, 1974, a holiday, I went out to a bookshop about twelve o'clock. My mother, my auntie, my brother, all were sitting on the porch. About one o'clock I returned and... Read more>
sweetnessweremember

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Babaji could be so very affectionate, behaving just like a son to the Mothers. His great power, the miracles and such, no doubt were there, but the very soft, delicate, sweet and... Read more>
maharajiheadtilt

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Once I found myself becoming very angry while at Maharaji's temple. Most of the anger was directed against my fellow Western devotees. Although there were perhaps some justifiable... Read more>
saints

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Saints are one in their work as divine channels. They link us up with the source from which all bliss flows: love. They bake the unbaked pots and make them fit to receive the... Read more>
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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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allone

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Ram Dass explores the variety of ways in which we enter into relationships, eventually coming to the understanding that we are all God, and must act accordingly. (recorded in... Read more>
facingdeath2

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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>
livingthemystery

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The process is realizing that you and I exist on more than one plane of awareness simultaneously and on one plane suffering stinks, and on another plane suffering is grace. And... Read more>
sunradiate

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This 12 minute meditation lead by Ram Dass centers around taking the love you cultivate for yourself and radiating it to others, the world, the universe - focusing on all of us... 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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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... 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... Read more>
determinedbeing

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It was a perfect storm of sorts when I found a craft that would carry me through it all. In 1975, I was 25 years old—just coming into my adult life. I completed college, had a... Read more>
skyline

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I became aware of Ram Dass in the early 1970s through Be Here Now. An avid member of Dick Alpert’s explorers club, I had the opportunity to see Ram Dass talk in NY and... Read more>
beherenow

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I’m not really sure how one can adequately put into words the power and utterly intense compassion in which one meets Ram Dass, whether through his inspiring works, or in... Read more>