A Metaphor for Dying

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Ram Dass - A Metaphor for Dying

Ram Dass on Changing Our Metaphor for Dying I sit with a lot of people who are dying these days because I am very interested in seeing whether we can develop a metaphor for dying that isn’t quite as horrendous as the one we have going in the West. Because our metaphor for dying comes… Read more »

When Emotion Overtakes You

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Ram Dass - When Emotion Overtakes You

Question: Is there a special technique or method to help when we are overtaken by emotion? Ram Dass: The question was, are there spiritual techniques when you are overcome by emotion? Well, I’ll tell you, as your practice gets more and more powerful, what happens is you see the stuff as it starts before it… Read more »

A Tree Isn’t Frightened

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A Tree Is Not Afraid - Ram Dass

Image Credit: Lydia Eloff Fear is the result of getting caught in the middle. Buddha says that it is the result of ignorance. And the ignorance is that when you start out as an infant with an undifferentiated awareness, and then you are taught who you are, that component, that structure which we call ego,… Read more »