money

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It takes facing a lot of truth within yourself to hear the kind of work you can do when you are in your own development. It’s hard to acknowledge that you really want money or... Read more>


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We all get preoccupied with where we’re not. I mean, I get letters from people all the time with vivid descriptions of where they’re not. The amount of consciousness they... Read more>
integrity

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I think that you and I are being called upon to do some incredible work, but it is also really demanding work. I think it demands that out of our compassion for all beings and for... Read more>

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I think that part of is observing oneself more impersonally. I often use this image: When you go into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees... and... 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>
Baba Attends a Marriage

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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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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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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>

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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>

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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>
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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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>
facing death

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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>

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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>
Katrina Chester - Ram Dass

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September 11th is one day we will all likely be remembering forever. It changed the lives of so many. As a New Yorker, I experienced things I’ve never fully been able to... 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>

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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>

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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>