Dan Ellsberg tries scare tactics to get Ram Dass to take social action. Ram Dass says, “In fact nuclear weaponry are out of balance with the way of things (The Dao), so you don’t have to cajole or coerce people into acting. You can’t milk it through fear. You can just trust peoples gut. They will react through their own intuitive sense of being in tune with the way.”

“It’s the freedom of consciousness that hears the impeccable act that brings about the healing of the planet and all it’s people so that you are an instrument for the relief of suffering; Even though at another level you can see that suffering is part of the nature of things. And the perfection is that we act to relieve the suffering while acknowledging that both the act and the suffering are part of one mosaic.”