Functions of a Teacher

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As far as teachers are concerned, a teacher is found wherever you are when you’re ready for that teacher. If you’re aware enough to ask the question, “How am I going to get on with my work?” and you answer it, “Well, what I ought to do is calm my mind down,” the next question… Read more »

“Risk Being Human” Transcription

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Raghu Markus:  Hi and welcome to Ram Dass Here and Now, and I’m Raghu Markus. It’s the start of a new year, 2013. We made it! And this is the first podcast of the year. So, it’s interesting, because I went to a New Year’s party the other night. New Years eve party.  I never… Read more »

Consecrating Actions

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Artwork by Sam Brown  Take the matter of consecrating life actions. What I mean by the word consecration is bringing into consciousness the nature of the act in a cosmic plan. For example, in the old days people would say grace. Grace was a thing you waited for before you ate the turkey. Norman Rockwell characterizes… Read more »

“Promises and Pitfalls” Transcription

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Raghu Markus: Welcome to Ram Dass Here and Now. I’m Raghu Markus. Today we have a talk that I dug up from the vast archives from Ram Dass’s work over the last 40 odd years, amazing. This one is about, and is called; The Promises and Pitfalls of the Spiritual Path. It’s rich material here…. Read more »