mantra

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A mantra is invested to the extent that it is passed from spirit to spirit. Openness to receive it is part of whether or not the mantra can be invested. The next thing is the... Read more>


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openingpurpleflower

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As you extricate yourself from patterns of thought, you begin to look at everything freshly. It’s as if it’s all just emerging, it’s all very precious and beautiful, very... Read more>
planning for the future

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Observation will show you that when you arrive at a new situation, the optimum strategy for dealing with that situation is to quiet down and hear the totality of it. Hear all of... Read more>
Untitled design

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Are there benefits in creating a daily practice? Well, I have two answers, the ‘up-level’ answer is, it doesn’t matter. The other answer, the one most of us want and need... Read more>
hugging

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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>
profound change

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Profound change is in the eye of the beholder. To see through the veil that our senses and our thinking minds make real, to see behind the mask to true self, feels like the... 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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surrendering

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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>
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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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>
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>
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>
American Yogi

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"American Yogi is a film about events that sound like science fiction to the average Westerner... It's a film about one man's search for his destiny... and an Indian Saint named... 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>