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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pathofservice

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"One does nothing and nothing is left undone." This mystical injunction points to one of the key components of the path of action: nonidentification with being the actor. I had always assumed that I had to identify... Read more>
spiritualfamily

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As your spiritual practices start to work, your reasons for being with people start to change, and who you want to be with changes too. Sometimes it's not easy, as longstanding relationships or jobs are discarded. Your... Read more>
stream

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Beings who have understood how it all is, who have realized their identity with the ātman, are stream-enterers; they have tasted the flow of the nectar of liberation. They are a breed apart from other people in the... Read more>
flowers

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As you pass through life on the way to God, what's important is not what you experience, but how you identify with or cling to what you experience. Depending on your method, an experience may be figure or ground on your... Read more>
onjudgment

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Watch how your mind judges. Judgment comes, in part, out of your own fear. You judge other people because you're not comfortable in your own being. By judging, you find out where you stand in relation to other people.... Read more>
needforaguru

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Regarding the question of whether you need a guru: there are stages in your development where you need a guru. However, you've got to understand what a guru is. A guru is not a teacher. The relation between the guru and... Read more>
sitaram

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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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maharajisfeet

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A large number of Westerners were being housed in an empty house belonging to one of the Indian devotees. We filled it with our bodies from wall to wall. Each day we would make our way to Dada's house where Maharaji was... Read more>
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Saints are one in their work as divine channels. They link us up with the source from which all bliss flows: love. They bake the unbaked pots and make them fit to receive the divine bliss. They illuminate the path by... Read more>
M-05-0239

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Leaving aside physical suffering and mental torture, there was another kind of deeper and more painful suffering which Babaji could not neglect. Many times it was to rescue the helpless that he had to run away like a... Read more>
0152

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Babaji could be so very affectionate, behaving just like a son to the Mothers. His great power, the miracles and such, no doubt were there, but the very soft, delicate, sweet and innocent impressions left by him... Read more>
hanumansitting

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There was a very heavy flood, and the water of both the Ganges and Jamuna had risen to a high level in Allahabad. The currents were very strong. Some stones of the adjoining fort were washed away, and water was getting... Read more>
M-05-0022

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During the months I was in yogi training at Maharaj-ji’s little temple in the hills, I got really high. It felt like light was pouring out of my head. At one point I had to go to Delhi to get my visa renewed. I went... 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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transformationofaman

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Ram Dass shares the three phases of his transformation. Phase one, being the unfulfilled psychologist. Phase two began after discovering LSD. In the LSD phase, he felt subtle despair from continually coming down... Read more>
consciousaging

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These two presentations were recorded live at a conference on conscious aging sponsored by the Omega Institute. The conscious aging conference was the first of it's kind to explore the particular social, political... Read more>
joanhalifax

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The following playlist contains segments from a workshop with Ram Dass and Roshi Joan Halifax: We have a solid sense of self that we need to define and defend. When we feel a sense of connectedness, fear is lessened.... Read more>
rdginsberg

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Ram Dass and Allen Ginsberg in the 1980's talk about Kerouac, polarization of the 60's, and breaking away from the social norms. One doesn't need to have the external trappings of being a hippie in order to be truly... Read more>
indiespiritualist

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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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