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In this video podcast, Ram Dass is interviewed by Chris Grosso to discuss why people return to self defeating behaviors and what we can do about it; how to awaken the courage... Read more>


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Awareness is like a flashlight and it flashes on things. So your knee itches, it flashes. You think about the death in Bosnia, it flashes. You’re aware of that light over there,... Read more>
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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>
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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>
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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>
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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>
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>
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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>
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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>
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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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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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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>
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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>
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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>
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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>