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Awareness is not aware of itself. It's not self-conscious, it's just awareness. In that sense, the entire universe is awareness. It is not self-consciously aware; it’s just... Read more>


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For each of us, you’ve got to be very quiet to hear your unique dharma, your unique way of expression. Somebody comes along and their major thing in life is to regain the... Read more>
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Passionate involvement without attachment is an interesting thing to aspire to and unless you can develop it, unless enough of us develop it I think we are in for some interesting... Read more>
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If you don’t use the part of the mind that is the intuitive heart-mind, if you don’t cultivate it and use it, you’re just left in a reactive kind of puppetry. It’s... Read more>
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In the ascent and descent between planes of consciousness, there are two kinds of fears that people often face. On the way up, there is the fear of dying or surrendering or... Read more>
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Awareness is like a flashlight and it flashes on things. So your knee itches, it flashes. You think about the death in Bosnia, it flashes. You’re aware of that light over there,... 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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"Meditation is good, one can attain a pure mind by one-pointedness and detachment. Meditate upon one point and you will know God." - Maharaji  Maharaji would sometimes say,... 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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We were up in the mountains visiting with Maharaji at Kainchi. The eight-year-old VW bus was doing yeoman's service each day, moving the Western devotees from Nainital down the... Read more>
Changing Hearts

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Changing Hearts One night Shrimati Kamla Pande had a dream in which she saw Maharaji sitting on a takhat in the front room of a house on the roadside. He was looking outside... 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>
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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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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Ram Dass was the guest speaker at a joyful Sunday morning service held at the First Church of Religious Science. He talked about aging, suffering, and silence, and about the faith... Read more>
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Ram Dass describes the levels the Western mind has to go through to move beyond rational thought, and accept that other planes of reality are just as real as the physical... Read more>
Ram Dass on Love - Ram Dass

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1. Tell the truth and love everybody - Ram Dass talks about his two instructions from Maharaji- tell the truth and love everybody. It's so easy to tell little white lies to... Read more>
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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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