When I went to India four years ago, somebody came up to me and said, “Ram Dass, you’re looking so much older!” Now try that on in this culture. You’d think, “Oh my God, I didn’t get enough sun. I’d better do something – lift, tuck, push, smile more, look healthier, get radiant, take vitamins,... Read more »
You realize as you start to come into awareness that you are experiencing other things as if you are them, rather than in a dualistic way, as if you are separate from them. Prior to experiencing that plane of existence, when you’re still seeing it as separate, you experience things like sympathy, kindness, pity, caring,... Read more »
Back in the early 70’s my audiences were all between 15 and 25 years old. They wore white, they all had flowers in their hair, and they all smiled a lot, and we would meet so that we could review the maps for our inner journeys. So one night I was lecturing to my constituents,... Read more »
My mother died in very early February of 1967, and I was at her hospital bedside. I had been sitting there quietly while she was sort of resting, I was just being spacious and aware, and noticing what was happening. As the relatives, doctors, and nurses came into the hospital room, one woman came in... Read more »
We all have these As the World Turns kind of dramas and everybody thinks it’s real, so part of the fun is to keep reminding yourself that it’s a bubble. It’s a dance, it’s a dream, it’s a play, it’s the play of form, and it’s perfect. It’s the perfect articulation of the dance, so that you... Read more »
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