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The way we use the term 'guru' in the west (since we don’t understand it very well) is like a sort of 'super teacher'. There are a lot of people that present themselves as gurus, and that has nothing to do with... Read more>


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"Christ was lost in love." - Neem Karoli Baba Prayer, sitting with a picture of a holy being, singing to the Beloved - all of these are devotional meditative practices, the way of the heart. Devotion balances the more... Read more>
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The true saint goes in and out amongst the people and eats and sleeps with them and buys and sells in the market and marries and takes part in social intercourse, and never forgets God for a single moment. - Abu Sa'id... Read more>
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"In fact, a person always finds when he begins to practice meditation that all sorts of problems are brought out. Any hidden aspects of your personality are brought out into the open, for the simple reason that for the... Read more>
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Ram Dass (and Chogyam Trungpa) on the Loss of Meaning The attainment of enlightenment from ego's point of view is extreme death, the death of self, the death of me and mine, the death of the watcher. It is the... Read more>
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My own lineage is reflected in the name Ram Dass, which means "servant of God." It's a path of devotion to God/Guru, and the expression of that devotion is through service to all beings. Mother Teresa reflected this... Read more>
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Question: The problem seems to be that when you are in a relationship, in the beginning everything is happening, but when you marry that person it changes.  I’ve been in several relationships, major relationships,... 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, he is our guru also." Mr. Arya told my... 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, "What do I know? England is so far off." But... 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 spiritual kid whose father was a foreign... 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 anything. How can you say that you have got... 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 mountain to Kainchi each morning and back... 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 some young men were passing by singing... 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 concerned, met me when I returned from... Read more>
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In order to fully trust our inner voice we must first tune to the frequency of the heart. The more we quite the mind and free ourselves from clinging to thought forms the better able we are to hear the deeper voice... Read more>


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An interview from the KQED “Meeting of the Ways” radio show, with Michael Toms and Will Noffke. Recorded in San Francisco, California on 10/18/1975. Part 1: Ram Dass speaks on his relationship with one of his... Read more>
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PART 1: In this address, to the Bassett Hospital staff in Cooperstown, NY, Ram Dass points to the mystical perspective of life being seen as a preparation for death. He discusses different ways we can approach death... Read more>
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Recorded at the Conscious Aging conference sponsored by the Omega Institute in 1992 on the nature of change and facing death with Ram Dass. This conscious aging conference was the first of its kind on aging. Ram... Read more>
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In May of this year my good friend Sridhar invited me to a Hare Krishna Kirtan conclave in North Carolina, saying he knew how much I loved Kirtan. He also knew that I was a little shy of the ISCON movement in general... Read more>
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(60 Minutes) Meditations on the Gita combines readings from the Bhagavad Gita by Ram Dass with musical accompaniments by John McDowell, Steve Gorn and Gardner Cole. Chants by Ram Dass, Diana Rogers and Shyamdas... Read more>
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When I look around me, it seems as though everyone feels like they are running out of time. Our daily lives are ruled by time. Everyone is in some kind of a rush. Everyone is trying to get everything done before the... Read more>


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