relativerealities

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You have at this moment many constellations of thought, each composing an identity: sexual, social, cultural, educational, economic, intellectual, historical, philosophical, spiritual, among others. One or another of... Read more>


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Our word “sacrifice” comes from the same root as sacred, and sacrifice has to do with making something holy. The worldly and the spiritual are interconnected. And what is the connection across those domains? It is... Read more>
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There are countless paths, each with its own landmarks, its own route. Meditation unfolds in a sequence, but the specific experiences and their order vary from person to person and from method to method. In devotional... Read more>
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The Sage does not talk, the Talented Ones talk, and the stupid ones argue. - Kung Tingan Though the numbers are proportionally few, many thousands of us have, through discipline and persistence, arrived at a view of... Read more>
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We have all been enchanted with getting high, having a free awareness, and so we have tried to repress or deny lows when our awareness once again gets caught in this or that. We love the illusion of being high but are... Read more>
Interpretingsuffering

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One difficulty most of us have is interpreting our suffering, and our doubts, and our confusion, and our loss of faith as part of the process of awakening. We keep feeling we fell out of grace - we blew it. "Why aren't... Read more>
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Shakti, or Prana, is the universal stuff from which it all comes. Everything here is shakti; it's all just shakti, patterns of shakti. It's the stuff of the universe, finer than quanta of energy in the physical,... Read more>
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Maharaj-ji loved to have the Sunderakand chapter from the Ramayana read aloud... At one point in the story, a message is brought to Sita (wife and devotee) from Ram (husband and God), from whom she had been separated.... 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, “yeah, right. Look at all that horrible... Read more>
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In 1967 when I first came to India, I brought with me a supply of LSD, hoping to find someone who might understand more about these substances than we did in the West. When I had met Maharajji (Neem Karoli Baba),... Read more>
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  In March 1972, two days before the Holi celebrations, Babaji told me, "Ask your friend to engage a taxi for us. We start for Amarkantak tomorrow morning at six. The taxi must be suitable for a long journey."... Read more>
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Once I asked Maharaji how it is possible for a man to remember God all the time. He told me the story of Narada (the celestial sage) and the butcher: Vishnu (one of the aspects of God) was always praising the butcher... Read more>
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"Forgiveness is the greatest weapon, because a saint so armed is unperturbable... he can give up anger immediately." - Neem Karoli Baba. A young fellow once came and Maharaji asked him how he was, and he said, "Oh,... Read more>
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About two weeks after we got to Kainchi Maharaji said, "Doctor, I have a headache," so I ran to the back rooms where I had my medical supplies and pulled out aspirin with codeine. I was thinking, "Now, really, do I want... 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 inside to feel his presence. Reside in the... Read more>


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A rare and early recording from a 1966 LSD Conference at the University of California - Prior to his travels in India, Ram Dass talks about exploring various uses of psychedelics including creating social institutions... Read more>
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Ram Dass speaks about difficult life questions including, "Should I Get Divorced?" There are multiple levels from which you can view the experiences of life. Cultivating multiple perspectives and learning to let go... Read more>
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Ram Dass interviews Thich Nhat Hanh at State of the World forum. Thich Nhat Hanh talks about using mindfulness to take tender loving care of our anger. Being aware and mindful of our breathing helps us to take good care... Read more>
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Ram Dass chats with author and teacher ,Terry Patten, about the current state of spirituality in our culture, and how to possibly address some of the systemic, destructive patterns that compromise our... Read more>
beingfreetogether

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(Breitenbush, August 1994) When you regard disturbing emotions as emptiness, that becomes your path - on the other hand, if you indulge in disturbing emotions, it's like eating a poisonous plant. However, if you... Read more>
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By Chris Grosso - Excerpt from 'Indie Spiritualist' – Atria/Simon & Schuster Books, 2014) Whenever I see compassion, or real spiritual love, I’m seeing in my environment the things that I treasure in my... Read more>


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