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by Ayden L. Gramm I never believed that I could experience the spiritual grace or energy of a holy person if I didn’t meet them, couldn’t touch them. As a skeptic, I... Read more>


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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>

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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>
dissolving

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I think I didn’t even notice the way it was dissolving, that this kind of solidity of somebody-ness was dissolving. Except that I was reminded of it in the way people kept... Read more>

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“...I’m afraid to make a mistake.” Sri Aurobindo said, “The spiritual journey is one of continually falling on your face, getting up, brushing yourself off, looking... Read more>
harmony

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Profound change is in the eye of the beholder... To see through the veil of what our senses and thinking-minds make real, to the true self, feels often like the highest... Read more>
The Pot is Full

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It is said that those who are dear to the one who is dear to you, become dear to you also. This is true, and we realized this in those early days when we gathered together as... Read more>


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I was carrying a burden of doubt when I returned to India to see Maharaj-ji in 1970.  In America there was a boy who had been my student who had died.  He was a deeply... Read more>
Faith in God

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Babaji would sometimes wax eloquent while talking about contentment in life: "The real contentment comes only when there is no desire, no hankering in your mind for... Read more>

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God Plays the Lila In my youth I had taken a vow not to get married, from the day my aunt, who had raised me, died. My family tried to get me married, but I was adamant. When I... Read more>

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During the summer of 1973 I was staying at my father’s farm in New Hampshire, and was there in September when the telegram arrived. My father and my stepmother, looking rather... Read more>

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The minute you know that there is somebody who knows it all, you are free. Because all your secrets become absurd, because somebody knows everything about you and they say,... Read more>
Conscious Aging

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Recorded at the Conscious Aging conference sponsored by the Omega Institute in 1992 on the nature of change and facing death with Ram Dass. This conscious aging conference was the... Read more>


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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>

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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>

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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>

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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>

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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>

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With an introduction from Jack Kornfield, for the keynote address to the International Transpersonal Association conference, Ram Dass reflects on the predicament our... Read more>
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When I look around me, it seems as though everyone feels like they are running out of time. Our daily lives are ruled by time. Everyone is in some kind of a rush. Everyone is... Read more>


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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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