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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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beauty

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For a long time, I felt I had to sit around judging, because people would come to me and they’d tell me all the things that were freaking them out about their gurus. All the... Read more>
kalima

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In the 11th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna shows Arjuna how it is and Arjuna is able to see all the forms of the Universe pouring into the mouth of Krishna, turning back... Read more>
mother

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In spiritual life, the basic distinction or separation is the soul from God. When a soul incarnates, that separation is reflected in psychological and physical mediums. At the... Read more>
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>
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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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>
Compassionate Action

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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>
divine channels

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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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The hosts of the Mindrolling podcast join the DTFH to discuss the concept of the guru... LISTEN... 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>
Ram Dass' Radiating Love Meditation

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Ram Dass Radiating Love Meditation, is a 12 minute guided meditation centered around taking the love you cultivate for yourself and radiating it to others, the world, the universe... Read more>
prabhav

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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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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>
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>
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>
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>