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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suffering

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There are different strategies for coming into intimacy with The One that are appropriate for different people - different strokes for different folks. Some people can sit and... Read more>
clocknotime

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I can see in my own life the way in which clinging has caused me suffering. I remember years ago as I was losing my hair, how much I clung to somebody that had hair. So I would... Read more>
desire falling away

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(Read part one of this blog Here) Each time I would come back to the United States, from spending time in India, I would try very hard to hold onto my high. I would live... Read more>
desire

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In the course of my own journey, I have seen a clear sequence. This sequence has run over 30 years. If nothing else, I’ve learned patience and to stop counting how soon... Read more>
Learning to Let Go

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(Click Here to read part one of this article) For somebody who is spiritually awakening, ideally, you’ll be looking for a therapist who is treating personality as relatively... Read more>
Learning to Let Go

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In Western psychological terms, you don’t say to somebody, “Give up anger.” You say, “Work it out. Understand it. Go to the source of it.” Maharaj-ji didn’t say that... 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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Pomegranate Seeds - Ram Dass

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Living in the ashram at Kainchi I seldom had the opportunity to buy anything to offer Maharajji. Somehow I obtained a pomegranate one day. I waited until late afternoon when... Read more>
rddada

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The words and apples and tea and silences and laughter were all washed in a continuous river of love that poured forth from Maharajji. The devotees who “knew” were equally as... Read more>
gooddoctor

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While in Madras one day, Maharajji said, “I want to show my eyes to a good doctor. Who is a good doctor here?” I told him that there was a specialist nearby. Maharajji said,... Read more>
motherinamerica

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In the words of Dada, “We all think we are chasing the guru, but really, you see, he is chasing us.” All I knew about the hardships of India made me sure I didn’t want to... Read more>
Omniscience

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Maharaji's appearance had a childlike innocence. He welcomed people openly, and they in turn talked freely with him. If someone requested Baba to speak, he would feign ignorance... Read more>
maharajisfeet

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I was sitting for several months in Buddhist meditation in Bodh Gaya. About two-thirds of the way through the second month, this funny-looking little man started to appear in 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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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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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>
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... 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... 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... Read more>