socrates

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A husband and wife tell the following story: Husband: I was working in Calcutta in the smallpox program. It was one of those times when I was having a tiny pang of remorse. I... Read more>
Photo by Marité Toledo

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Service is an endless series of questions, puzzling and insistent. It not only raises questions, it helps to answer them. Service is a curriculum. In this curriculum, we... Read more>
god, consciousness, ram dass, awareness

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What do you think God is? Well, I’ll tell you what I think God is. I’ve been thinking about it. Ram Kir, the Indian mystic, says “A God defined is a God confined.”... Read more>
The World is One Family

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Neem Karoli Baba nurtured the concept of Vasudhaiv kutumbakam (the world is one family) and would say that love binds all together. His blood relations along with countless... Read more>
Ram Dass' Radiating Love Meditation

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Ram Dass Radiating Love Meditation, is a 12 minute guided meditation centered around taking the love you cultivate for yourself and radiating it to others, the world, the universe... Read more>
Smallpox

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Dada's nephew was dying of smallpox and apparently the last moment had come, for the body had been moved from the bed to the floor. It was suggested that a drop of water from the... Read more>
cloud mirror - Image by Tim Hamilton, compassion, ram dass

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In the clarity of a quiet mind, there is room for all that is actually happening and whatever else might also be possible. Though we may be mindful of myriad details, our... Read more>
The Fall

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A man’s eight-month-old child was standing on a thirty-foot balcony. A servant and the child’s brother were there playing with a kite when the child fell to the marble floor... Read more>