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The challenge is working to extricate ourselves from the reactivity to suffering around us, not to the denial of it, which we’re trying to do monstrously, all of us, most of the... Read more>


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beauty

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For a long time, I felt I had to sit around judging, because people would come to me and they’d tell me all the things that were freaking them out about their gurus. All the... Read more>
kalima

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In the 11th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna shows Arjuna how it is and Arjuna is able to see all the forms of the Universe pouring into the mouth of Krishna, turning back... Read more>
mother

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In spiritual life, the basic distinction or separation is the soul from God. When a soul incarnates, that separation is reflected in psychological and physical mediums. At the... Read more>
Perfect Truth

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As the spiritual journey progresses the guru’s demands on the chela (disciple), intensify because the demand on both sides for perfect truth increases. The chela is no longer... Read more>
Drama

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  How do you let go of drama? Don’t treat yourself so gingerly; you can let go of stuff. Sometimes it takes three breaths instead of two to do it, but you can do it. Be a... Read more>
universehands

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Often it seems like your desires get in the way of the light, and yet the only reason those desires are around is because they are old habits that you learned in order to get to... 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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himalayasstars

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When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited. —RAMAKRISHNA We came to Maharajji’s feet, impelled by our yearning for the living spirit and drawn by his light. We came... Read more>
darshan

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Not everyone who met Maharajji was “opened” or “awakened” at the initial visit. Many came, enjoyed a pleasant visit, and left apparently unaffected. They seemed to have... Read more>
Honoring Spirit

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Maharaji honored purity of spirit, no matter what the tradition or lineage. He kept drawing us back from our concerns about individual differences, back beyond the forms, with... Read more>
Great Escape

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What was to be Maharajji’s final day at Kainchi was spent in darshan, kirtan, and prayers. Both Indian and Western devotees were gathered. Maharajji was asking after everyone... Read more>
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At a bhandara around 2001, I met a woman who had come for the first time. Some years ago a copy of Be Here Now had fallen into her hands, and after reading it she knew Maharaji... Read more>
Rupee

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One day Baba arrived with some devotees at the house of Prem Lal, the manager of Titagarh Paper Mills in Lucknow. Prem Lal had engaged a new servant to clean in the kitchen who... 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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embracinghumanity

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In this lecture, held at the Asilomar Conference Grounds, Ram Dass discusses the changes he's experienced in himself over the many years that he's been teaching. He admits to... Read more>
society

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An exploration of the basic questions for anyone attempting to do business in a conscious way. Is it possible to do business, make a profit, act in truth and integrity and be... Read more>
rdsocialactionpost

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From the 'Ashram Without Walls' series, Ram Dass discusses how we can align our aspirations with our actions. We learn to listen in order to discover our dharmic role, as we... Read more>
seasonsofourlives

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A spacious reflection on the unfolding pattern of life and death, placing it in the context of nature's flow of the seasons. A succinct statement of Ram Dass' views of death and... Read more>
unworthiness

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Everything is either a vehicle for awakening or for going more deeply to sleep. When we identify with our roles, we need the others to play their roles. When Ram Dass was a... 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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bobmarley1976

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Written by David Silver  I first met Ram Dass about thirty-five years ago at the Hilda Charlton Thursday night teaching and kirtan. A hundred seekers at St. Luke-In-The-Fields... Read more>
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by Susan Dyment “Hey, look at that guy. I bet he’s got something.” Susan watched the black ’39 Buick cruise down Central Street past the library, past Yachipucci’s... Read more>
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In the fall of 1996, when I was 20 years old, I was graced with an unexpected, transcendent experience that awoke me to my own eternal being and to the spiritual reality of life.... Read more>
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“You’re tumbling into the soup,” Ram Dass said to me during our first interaction on Skype. My initial thoughts (in this order) were: “I hope it’s not clam chowder, I... Read more>
Bound-warrior-2

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Once a great master was asked, “How long is the path of healing?” He replied, “About three and a half feet.” This is the distance between the root and the... Read more>
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