Working with Impulse

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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... Read more>


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Simplicity

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We are all economic entities. Now, when I was a child, my father had come from a very poor family. I’m sure many people’s father’s had come from poor families, but I never... Read more>
Making a Choice

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One can look at one’s living situation as a reflection of the values you are optimizing or maximizing. And it’s important that you do that. A lot of people just end up for... Read more>
agingman

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When you look at your community, which includes the churches, the bureaucracy, the social groups you are a part of, you’re standing back to look at the part you’re playing in... Read more>
Freedom in Simplicity

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When you finally begin to become free, you’re not interested in having your consciousness constantly captured by the telephone, television, or radio. I used to be so stimulated... Read more>
using silence

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Silence is very much part of my universe now, an awareness of silence. My universe involves using silence and not waiting for something to happen, because the silence is... 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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Thul-Thul Nan-Nan

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When Maharajji came out you never knew what to expect. He could do the same thing a week in a row until you’d think, “Well, he’ll come out at 8:00.” Then he might not come... Read more>
Mystery & Miracles - Ram Dass, Maharajji

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Babaji was known as a great saint — a highly realized soul with all the spiritual powers. Writing about Baba, Swami Vijayananda, a disciple of Anandamayi Ma, called him "a yogi... Read more>
nkbfromafar

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Tuma karuna ke sagara Tuma palana karata Mein sevaka tuma swami Kripa karo bharata Om jaya jagadeesha hare. You are an ocean of compassion You are the sustainer I am the... Read more>
divinepersonhumanframe

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Babaji was known as a great saint — a highly realized soul with all the spiritual powers. Writing about Baba, Swami Vijayananda, a disciple of Anandamayi Ma, called him "a yogi... Read more>
hanumanji

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As I have said before, when I first met Babaji I was not at all interested in sadhus or saints. It was out of sheer grace that he visited our house. Although many unusual things... Read more>
atouchofgrace

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One day in 1968 Maharaji sent word that a group of nine of us would go for a ride in the Land Rover. After one stop at an apple orchard, we went up into the mountains to a rest... Read more>
Compassion and Being

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"The only thing we have to offer to one another is our very being" - Ram Dass Ram Dass encourages us to tap into the infinite and unbearable compassion that is available in... 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.... 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... 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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kdarjun

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If there is one day in a life that was the end of one thing and the beginning of another thing that was the day I met Ram Dass... Before that I was running around to every yogi... Read more>
mstouch

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After I returned home from my extraordinary time at the Ram Dass retreat at Omega Institute in 2003 where and how I found out that Maharaji was my Guru (see Part 1) I was riding... Read more>
maharaji-2

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From the moment I finished reading Be Here Now, back in the early 70's, I knew my life would never be the same. Ram Dass and his story had an immediate and profound effect on my... Read more>
scary-monkey-2

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Suffering is the primary motivating factor behind spiritual practice. Few people, if any, show up just looking to broaden their horizons. Most feel like they are flying through... Read more>
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My friend Caitanya had come to Delhi and said he wanted me to come and meet Neem Karoil Baba. He was having a problem with addiction and a devotee had suggested he go to get... Read more>
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Written by Jeremiah Goodman  Far from home, I find myself wandering among the cherry blossoms here in Japan. As I walk among these living teachers of repose, I am reminded of... Read more>