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We’ve ended up, here in the West, with a lot of confusion in ourselves about our relationship to family; and what we have substituted is a certain kind of sentimentality in... Read more>


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If we accept that the ends of our actions often prove unknowable, we're also freer to be focused on the process of our work as it's happening. We can be attentive to situations... Read more>
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When you begin to meditate you may notice changes right away. You may feel less anxious or more alert. You may be better able to concentrate, have more energy, be more at ease... Read more>
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In Bodhgaya, where Buddha was enlightened, perhaps a hundred of us gathered at a monastery for meditation training. For ten days at a time we meditated intensively from... Read more>
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Try these directions for mindfulness of breathing, a basic concentration practice: When you're ready to meditate, close your eyes and bring your attention to the motion of your... Read more>
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Perhaps at some time you have sat quietly by the side of an ocean or river. At first there is one big rush of sound. Listening quietly, you begin to hear a multitude of subtle... Read more>
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As we purify our own consciousness by extricating ourselves from the grosser vibrational planes, we turn back toward the formless. The practice of mantra is a technique for tuning... Read more>
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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>
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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>
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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 through the door, and... 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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Using dualism to step into non-dualism, through the Heart, is the essence of the Bhakti path. Ram Dass explains his personal journey in attempting to be an instrument of the... 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>
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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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by Ramgiri Braun, Ph.D. HeartSourcing™   All beings yearn for the great comfort and bliss of love. Why? Because it is our most essential state of being. All the... Read more>


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