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There are certain situations in life that sometimes pull out of you planes of reality that are deeper than the ones you normally have access to. Like, I work with a lot of... Read more>


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inward

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...The wild beasts do not intend to cast their reflection; and the lake has no mind to receive their image. It is only when you do not get caught in the words, that we can... Read more>

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Maharajji said to me, “Love everyone, serve everyone, and remember God." ...and I have been trying to do what he told me. So, on this one trip I took the Greyhound bus down... Read more>
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>
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>

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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>

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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>

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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>
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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>
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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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>

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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>
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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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>

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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>

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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>

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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>