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I kept hoping to get esoteric teachings from Maharaj-ji, but when I asked, “How can I become enlightened?” he said things like, “Love everybody, serve everybody, and remember God,” or “Feed people.” When I... Read more>
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One of the things that’s helped me from not getting too trapped in our cultural models is that I do travel a great deal in other cultures. And in other cultures I’m always surprised at how different the feelings are... Read more>
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My view has evolved to seeing death — the moment of death — as a ceremony. If people are sitting with you to help as you are going through this dying ceremony, help them to see you as the soul you truly are, not... Read more>
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Artwork by H. Spencer Young (http://www.hspenceryoung.com/) When I start to get angry, I see my predicament and how I’m getting caught in expectations and righteousness. Learning to give up anger has been a... Read more>
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Question: If a Westerner were to become totally enlightened, what would happen to other people and to their feelings, especially lovers? Ram Dass: Let me start with the word "love" for a moment. I think there is a... Read more>
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Aging gives us a chance to learn to use the shadows in our life as vehicles for our awakening — and the longest shadow of all is death. How you relate to death is the key spiritual work of aging. And how you see death... Read more>