awarenesshands

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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>


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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>
consciousness

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At any moment, you are consciousness involved in a nature package. The nature package includes your heredity, your environment, all of your personality characteristics, all of the... Read more>
incarnation

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The basic rule is to ‘be here now.’ The rule is to start from exactly where we are at this moment. The rule is to be able to say about oneself and the universe with all of... Read more>
path2

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Most of us have figured out where we’re going right now, but haven’t figured out how to get there. It turns out you don’t have to figure out how to get there because if you... Read more>
grief

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Many of us have fear. Fear of loving too much, and the fear and the pain of loving when you know there will be loss - and then when there is loss, there is of course deep grief.... 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>
Embracing

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In the course of the journey you will go through stages of offering, until ultimately the recognition of the spirit will take you all the way... 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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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>