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Ram Dass (Love Serve Remember Foundation)
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The Game of Awakening

We have built up a set of ego habits for gaining satisfaction. For some it involves pleasure; for others, more neurotic, it involves pain. As you look at many people’s lives you see that their suffering is in a way gratifying, for they are comfortable in it. They make their lives a living hell, but a familiar one.
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The ego, false self, is the only hell that exists. In it I make a false idol of the things I tell myself I am beside the love I was created to be in the world. All the rest is just suffering.
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Spiritual Materialism

Ram Dass talks about the promises and the pitfalls of the spiritual path, and the shift of reality that happened in the sixties that was predicated by psychedelics. This shift blew apart the traditional religious systems that were in place at the time, and the psychedelics gave people a connection...
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Zen & Love

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 to go to a devotional place and sing to God…
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Be Here Now

In 1970, Ram Dass’ Be Here Now became the counter-culture bible for thousands of young people seeking enlightenment in the midst of the darkness of Vietnam. It was a pioneering bridge, written in colloquial language, from the psychedelic 60s to eastern spirituality, and over the years has sold more than two million copies.

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Dying Consciously

My view has evolved to seeing death — the moment of death — as a ceremony. If people are sitting with you to help as you are going through this dying ceremony, help them to see you as the soul you truly are, not as your ego. If they identify you as your ego, during the last part of this ceremony they will cling to you and pull you back instead of facilitating your transformation.

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Which Method is for Me?

Most people don’t realize what a wide variety of possibilities there are among meditative practices. Perhaps because of mass advertising, they’ve come to identify meditation with a specific practice, like sitting with your eyes closed to repeat mantra, as in the TM technique, or facing a blank wall to empty your mind, as in zazen. The choice of methods available to help you gain inner freedom is actually quite diverse. There are many, many methods and groups to choose from, besides the few well-known names.

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Psychedelics & A Shift In Reality

Ram Dass talks about the promises and the pitfalls of the spiritual path, and the shift of reality that happened in the sixties that was predicated by psychedelics. This shift blew apart the traditional religious systems that were in place at the time, and the psychedelics gave people a connection that they had never experienced before: a feeling that they were interconnected with the universe. When we see how much of our behavior is a defense mechanism to alleviate the pain of separateness, we begin to realize the importance of healthy intuitive and compassionate hearts.

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Courage to Love Online Retreat: Featuring Ram Dass, Roshi Joan Halifax and Krishna Das

May 1st 3rd - Sessions Begin at 5pm PT / 8pm ET each day 

Each day will feature three hours of contemplations, meditations and dharma talks from these three luminaries which includes:

– Discovering an intimacy with unconditional love
– Finding out how courage can transform us
– Learning to take emotional risks and make friends with change

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Viewing Suffering as Grace

My experiences have been that my own suffering has turned out to be grace and that I often see other people’s suffering as grace even though they don’t see it that way, but I don’t say to them “it’s grace.” Because for them it’s suffering so I do what I can to relieve that suffering, but at the same moment my understanding that they will gain wisdom through...
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Beautiful,dear Ram!!!!!!!
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When we see the Beloved in each person, it's like walking through a garden, watching flowers bloom all around us.
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I love this post !!!!!!
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Official Page for Ram Dass and the Love Serve Remember Foundation
Ram Dass, spiritual leader and author of "Be Here Now" and other highly acclaimed works, continues to reach out and share his teaching throughout the world via the Love Serve Remember Foundation.

Since 1968, Ram Dass has pursued a panoramic array of spiritual methods and practices from potent ancient wisdom traditions, including bhakti or devotional yoga focused on the Hindu deity Hanuman; Buddhist meditation in the Theravadin, Mahayana Tibetan and Zen Buddhist schools, and Sufi and Jewish mystical studies.

 Perhaps most significantly, his practice of karma yoga or spiritual service has opened up millions of other souls to their deep, yet individuated spiritual practice and path. Ram Dass continues to uphold the boddhisatva ideal for others through his compassionate sharing of true knowledge and vision. His unique skill in getting people to cut through and feel divine love without dogma is still a positive influence on many, many people from all over the planet.
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