lovers

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Question: Human beings seem to be limited in our ability to express the impulses that stem from deep within ourselves.  Is this limitation inherited through our culture, or is it a basic human limitation?  And if it... Read more>


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lifestags

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There are many planes of reality that my consciousness can be at when I look at another person. I can look at you and I can see men and women, old and young, and light and dark and so on. I see the physical bodies. Or I... Read more>
satchitananda

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What do you think God is? Well, I’ll tell you what I think God is. I’ve been thinking about it. Ram Kir, the Indian mystic, says “A God defined is a God confined.” “What can’t be said, can’t be said and... Read more>
predicamentofparenthood

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My son has developed a neurotic habit that worries me and my wife quite a bit. What should we do? To the extent that you are free of the attachment to how it ought to be with your son and with your identity as a... Read more>
openheartrd

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It is so incredibly gentle and beautiful to start a dialogue of love with a being who is love. Some of you have known Meher Baba who is such great love, or Christ who is a statement of love, who is love itself. You... Read more>
cloudmirror

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In the clarity of a quiet mind, there is room for all that is actually happening and whatever else might also be possible. Though we may be mindful of myriad details, our attention never wavers from the specific... Read more>
indiagirls

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The answer to dying is to be present in the moment. And the way in which you die is by being conscious at the moment of dying and saying, 'Right! Look at this! Far out! Look at this energy!' Be fully conscious now.... 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, he is our guru also." Mr. Arya told my... 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, Babaji said, "This is Mahant... 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 about Brahm (the... 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 went through Babaji's room to go to my... 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 innocent impressions left by him... 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 reasons for the anger, the fever pitch... 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 divine bliss. They illuminate the path by... Read more>
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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 loving ourselves and our planet as... Read more>


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spiritualfire

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Ram Dass explains the ‘still, small voice’ of Spirit within, that pulls us toward God. He helps us understand what a guru is, and that a guru’s love is unconditional. Gurus, in earthly form, stay in separation... Read more>
maharajiredandblue

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If we can accept that God is inside all of us then we need not surrender to anyone but ourselves. After Maharaj-ji left his body Ram Dass discovered that he only had to go inside to feel his presence. Reside in the... Read more>
embracinghumanity

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In this lecture, held at the Asilomar Conference Grounds, Ram Dass discusses the changes he's experienced in himself over the many years that he's been teaching. He admits to having been caught in the separateness... Read more>
society

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An exploration of the basic questions for anyone attempting to do business in a conscious way. Is it possible to do business, make a profit, act in truth and integrity and be of genuine service all at once? In his... Read more>
rdsocialactionpost

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From the 'Ashram Without Walls' series, Ram Dass discusses how we can align our aspirations with our actions. We learn to listen in order to discover our dharmic role, as we honor our incarnation in every unfolding... Read more>
norichardalpert

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Written by Robert Harmony Carr   There is no Richard Alpert anymore, He walked through Aldous Huxley's famous door, And sailed his mind upon a distant shore, There is no Richard Alpert anymore. He met... Read more>


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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 person. He’s only been in my life now for... Read more>
ramram

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by Ramgiri (www.skillsforawakening.com) Satsang, the Buddha said, is the most important component of spiritual life. Just how true this is I found out during this years guru purnima celebration at the Hanuman Temple in... Read more>
whitetara

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To the God that wears many masks, I raise my hands in prayer above my head as if to ever so lightly touch Heaven, and say softly, 'Amen' To Kali who just decapitated me again I say thank you, the smoke I had... Read more>
potterywheel

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Written by Julia Greef As I was thinking about what to make on the potters’ wheel today, in the sense of trying to get a feel for what wants to come through me and given form and expression, I remembered how much we,... Read more>
shevanerad

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I have never had the pleasure of meeting Ram Dass in person. When I was 13, my parents sent me to yoga and meditation classes because they thought I had insomnia and it would help. (What they didn’t know was that I... Read more>
rdhand

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It was 1970 in Washington, D.C. Friends played a tape recorded lecture in which Ram Dass described his journey to India and his transformation from Harvard professor to intrepid explorer of the mind to spiritual seeker... Read more>