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The challenge is working to extricate ourselves from the reactivity to suffering around us, not to the denial of it, which we’re trying to do monstrously, all of us, most of the... Read more>


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Greetings,   When I look back on the suffering in my life, I now see it as a gift. I would have never asked for it for a second, I hated it while it was happening and I... Read more>
Simplicity

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We are all economic entities. Now, when I was a child, my father had come from a very poor family. I’m sure many people’s father’s had come from poor families, but I never... Read more>
Making a Choice

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One can look at one’s living situation as a reflection of the values you are optimizing or maximizing. And it’s important that you do that. A lot of people just end up for... Read more>
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When you look at your community, which includes the churches, the bureaucracy, the social groups you are a part of, you’re standing back to look at the part you’re playing in... 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>
Compassion and Being

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"The only thing we have to offer to one another is our very being" - Ram Dass Ram Dass encourages us to tap into the infinite and unbearable compassion that is available in... 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>
American Yogi

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"American Yogi is a film about events that sound like science fiction to the average Westerner... It's a film about one man's search for his destiny... and an Indian Saint named... Read more>


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