Fast forward from 1974 to present day – though the year has changed, the questions asked of Ram Dass during this recording of the ‘Love Serve Remember’ box set are as relevant as ever.
Raghu Markus introduces this questions and answer session from the ‘Love Serve Remember’ boxed set of LPs that was made in 1974. Though this was from the time of Nixon and Watergate, you can fast forward all these years and the questions asked of Ram Dass are just as pertinent today.
“Although there are references that are dated, the questions are extraordinarily relevant.” – Raghu Markus
Money and Spirituality (11:10)
Ram Dass answers questions about the intersection of money and spirituality, the ideas of good and evil, and using incarceration as a time to awaken. He talks about taking a more dispassionate view of suffering in order to help relieve it, rather than add to it.
“You learn more and more that acts, per se, are neither good or evil, but rather the attachments of the people that are performing the acts that determine whether they are good or evil. It’s not the people that are good or evil, it’s the attachments that are good or evil.” – Ram Dass
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Love, Serve, Remember (26:58)
Ram Dass answers questions about dealing with the mass suffering going on in the world, and what it truly means to love, serve, and remember. He talks about why these three instructions, which were given to him by his guru, are so foundational to his spiritual path.
“You’re listening to how you can serve the god in every human being, not necessarily the worldly illusion that each person is caught in.” – Ram Dass
6 thoughts on “Ram Dass – Here and Now – Episode 13 – Fast Forward”
What grace! I am now in my 39th year of yoga and it is with such great respect and gratitude that I listen to this broadcast. I first heard these recordings in the 70’s, they were still on vinyl . As I listened today, I realized how much these recordings became a part of my foundation in Yoga. Blessing to Ram Dass and to all of you who support these teachings.
Sidney BC Canada
These questions were all great. Answered some of my own questions i had forgetten about. Thank you!
Interesting to hear Ram Dass in 1974, and to understand more fully the life he was immersed in. I was there then and read the manual on being here now, and the present moment is stil the only path…
Super discourse by Ram Das, seems so appropriate here in 2012, as if the message he is bringing has no relationship to time or cultures. RAM RAM ht
Aloha Many thanks for preserving the exquisite talks of Ram Dass. They touch our soul. Namaste
Ram Dass has been part of my life since 1973 . I still have my BE HERE NOW and almost 40 years later I am STILL HERE NOW. Namaste to all of us.