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Predicament of Loving

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This is the path of love. The path of the heart. Like all paths, it is fraught with pitfalls and traps, and most of our emotions are either in the service of our minds or our... Read more>
awaken

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Question: Given that we are to do anything, how can I best help others awaken spiritually? I’m thinking of my grandchildren primarily. Ram Dass: There is an intense desire,... Read more>
Working with Impulse

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Question: Human beings seem to be limited in our ability to express the impulses that stem from deep within ourselves.  Is this limitation inherited through our culture, or is... Read more>
dualistic

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"When you forget all your dualistic ideas, everything becomes your teacher, and everything can be the object of worship." - Shunryu Suzuki If several teachers are available in... Read more>
burnout

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We all play our part...and act...and burn out...and are helped or help ourselves to stand up again. As we struggle against the challenges and frustrations inherent in service,... Read more>
Being Present

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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>
separate

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How does who we think we are affect what we have to give? How does this "delusion of consciousness" which "separates us from the rest," narrow the range of our compassion? What... Read more>
predicament

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My son has developed a neurotic habit that worries me and my wife quite a bit. What should we do? To the extent that you are free of the attachment to how it ought to be with... Read more>
Relative Realities - Ram Dass, Photo by Rohit Gowaikar

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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,... Read more>

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We try so hard to overcome separateness with others. More intimacy. More rubbing of bodies. More exchanging of ideas. But always it's as if you are yelling out of your room and I... 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... Read more>
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