Ram Dass - Death is a Reminder to Live Life Fully

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Ram Dass - Death is a Reminder to Live Life Fully In Eastern traditions, the state of consciousness at the last moment of life is considered so crucial that you spend your whole... Read more>
Desires - Ram Dass, sunset photo by by Nathan Chesky

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The desire to become enlightened is still you desiring something. What happens is you start to touch places way beyond what you ever thought you were. Or you start to awaken, and... Read more>

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I was carrying a burden of doubt when I returned to India to see Maharaj-ji in 1970.  In America there was a boy who had been my student who had died.  He was a deeply... Read more>
spacesuit - Ram Dass

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When I was born I donned a spacesuit for living on this plane, it was this body, my space suit, and it had a steering mechanism which is my pre-frontal lobe and all the brain that... Read more>
Consumerism

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The other reality you're looking at is that you are, in economic terms, a consumer. In fact, that is how you are defined within the economic template that is placed on this... Read more>
Meditation

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When I first started to do Vipassana meditation in 1970, I'd sit for 30-40 days and come out of it so dry, my heart would be so closed, that I just wanted a Bhakti hit, I wanted... Read more>
Soul Identity - Ram Dass

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If you know you're dreaming, can you continue to dream? That's what the soul does - the soul appreciates that it's a dream and that it contains the ego. If you push away the ego,... Read more>
happens Death

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What happens after death? The process is realizing that you and I exist on more than one plane of awareness simultaneously and on one plane suffering stinks, and on another plane... Read more>

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Written by David Silver  I first met Ram Dass about thirty-five years ago at the Hilda Charlton Thursday night teaching and kirtan. A hundred seekers at St. Luke-In-The-Fields... Read more>
Existing Beyond Conditions - Ram Dass

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(Artwork by Kelly Lundeen: http://www.kellylundeenstudios.com) The optimal strategy in behavior change, with yourself and every other human being, is compassion. That means,... Read more>

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Now does working on yourself have anything to do with whether you protest, march, drop out, drop in? No, it has nothing whatsoever to do with that, because at any moment you are... Read more>
happiness, ram dass

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Being peacefully in relationship to everything made me realize that my happiness isn't based on the situation being "this way" or "that way" - my happiness is one which embraces... Read more>
It Might be the Dress, Ram Dass

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On the way back from India I had gotten to the Los Angeles airport where I was waiting between planes. I had come from this thing in the temple and then I’d been in Kyoto in... Read more>