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Unconditional Love Really Exists

Ram Dass

Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It’s not "I love you" for this or that reas...

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13K reads, 8 comments

The Game Is To Be Where You Are

Ram Dass

When I was born I donned a spacesuit for living on this plane, it was this body, my spacesuit, and it had a steering mechanism which is my pre-frontal lobe and all the brain that helps with coordinati...

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13K reads, 15 comments

Beyond Content Of Thought

Ram Dass

Instead of trying so hard to get out of the shadow, the dark, which I think actually reinforces the shadow and its reality, just do your practices. See, if somebody says, “I’m having these...

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21K reads, 12 comments

Suffering Leads to Grace

Ram Dass

For most people, when you say that suffering is Grace it seems off the wall to them. And we’ve got to deal now with our own suffering and other people’s suffering. That is a distinction th...

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19K reads, 32 comments

Be Love Now

Ram Dass

Imagine feeling more love from someone than you have ever known. You’re being loved even more than your mother loved you when you were an infant, more than you were ever loved by your father, yo...

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66K reads, 15 comments

Untested Simplicity of the Villages

Ram Dass

Is the vision of simple living provided by this village in the East the answer?  Is this an example of a primitive simplicity of the past or of an enlightened simplicity of the future? Gradual...

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11K reads, 9 comments

The Opportunity Aging Offers

Ram Dass

One of the best parts of aging is entering the "don't know," learning to be someone who can rest comfortably in uncertainty. There are as many ways of embodying wisdom as there are people on this eart...

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7K reads, 8 comments

Compassion in Action

Ram Dass

I'm explicitly making my life a teaching, by expressing the lessons that I've learned through it so it can become a map for other people. Everybody's life could be like that, if they choose to make it...

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4K reads

The Emerging Game

Ram Dass

As chaos increases - and there's a lot of inertia in the system that seems to suggest that is the direction we're going in - it behooves us to prepare ourselves to ride the changes. If, in the face of...

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5K reads

When Skills Meet Demand

Ram Dass

For surfers it is the moment when they come into equilibrium with the incredible force of the wave. For skiers it is when the balance is perfect. When our skills fit the demand perfectly, then there ...

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3K reads

Compassion in Action

Ram Dass

When we look at the vast sadness and suffering in the world, we often experience intense pain in our hearts. The suffering so often seems cruel, unnecessary, and unjustified ~ reflecting a heartless ...

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12K reads, 5 comments

The Witness

Ram Dass

George Gurdjieff, a Russian philosopher-mystic noted that if you set an alarm clock at night in order to get up early to get some work done, who you are in the morning when the alarm goes off is quit...

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7K reads, 3 comments