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Ram Dass – Right here and Now – Bonus Episode – Okay.C. Tewari’s Sensible Disguise with Raghu Markus & David Silver – Be Right here Now Community 2022

David Silver joins Raghu to debate ‘Sensible Disguise,’ the brand new documentary exploring Okay.C. Tewari and his relationship to Maharaj-ji. On this particular bonus episode of the Right here and Now Podcast, Raghu and David share teachings from Ram Dass that additional discover the movie’s themes of grace, devotion and love.

Sensible Disguise tells the distinctive story of a gaggle of impressed Western religious seekers from the 60s, who in assembly the good American trainer, Ram Dass, adopted him to India to fulfill his Guru, Neem Karoli Baba, familiarly often called Maharaji. Two days earlier than he left his physique, Maharaji instructed Okay.C. Tewari to deal with the Westerners, which he did resolutely till the day he died in 1997.Okay.C. Tewari—within the guise of a headmaster of a boys faculty within the foothills of the Himalayas—was secretly a Excessive Yogi, steadily in a position to enter altered states of trance, often called Samadhi, at any second.

That includes Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Raghu Markus, Radha Baum, and others—together with Okay.C’s two sons, in addition to uncommon archival interviews with Okay.C. himself—Sensible Disguise is ready within the gorgeous backdrop of India and is adorned with spectacular and transferring footage from the 1989 Maha Kumbha Mela – the biggest religious gathering on the planet, attended by Okay.C. and the group of Westerners featured all through this colourful biopic.

This movie is the story of a person who represents the intrinsic potential in all human beings to reside in direct contact with the Divine Presence. Okay.C. selected to reside throughout the humble disguise of a husband and college trainer. The brilliance is Okay.C.’s means at a second’s discover to transcend himself into chic states of consciousness. Watch Sensible Disguise Right here

Sensible Disguise

Raghu and David dive proper into the deep radiance and heart-brilliance that the western devotees who adopted Ram Dass to India skilled by means of their time spent with Okay.C. Tewari – their Indian mentor met by means of their mystical and transformative Guru, Neem Karoli Baba, affectionately known as Maharaj-ji. They focus on the “Sensible Disguise” Tewari wore, in that he was a excessive yogi who steadily entered states of samadhi (religious absorption into oneness), but nonetheless attended completely to his duties as a husband, father, and headmaster of a college.

“Okay.C. Tewari was a mentor to us once we went to India with Ram Dass. He was one of the vital essential figures in our lives. As soon as Neem Karoli Baba left in 1973, we had been lucky that he stated to Tewari, ‘You deal with the Westerners now.’ So we had been privileged to have this being; who in his personal proper was a really excessive yogi, married with youngsters, a headmaster of a non-public faculty in a mountain city within the foothills of the Himalayas. He was one of the vital outstanding examples Maharaj-ji had of somebody going into samadhi – a state of Divine absorption.” – Raghu Markus

For a deep dive on Maharaj-ji & Tewari, be part of Krishna Das on Pilgrim Coronary heart Ep. 112
Ram Dass & Okay.C. Tewari (11:08)

Spelunking clips of Ram Dass discussing pivotal coronary heart themes to the Sensible Disguise movie, David and Raghu jam on Tewari’s connection to spirituality, love, samadhi, miracles, ‘turning into any individual/no person,’ being your self, devotion, tuning the thoughts in direction of God, and the way Okay.C. represents the opportunity of discovering a path to our innermost coronary heart.

“For Tewari, as a result of he had this great devotion, when he known as on a Deity, propitiated a Deity, that Deity got here. That might solely occur with this nice love. Ram Dass stated, ‘Devotion makes it straightforward to tune your thoughts in a sure path,’ and that’s the place Tewari’s thoughts received tuned into—into an absorption of the One.” – Raghu Markus

Krishna Das talks Hanuman & shares a narrative of Okay.C. Tewari, on Pilgrim Coronary heart Ep. 118
Samadhi & Maharaj-ji // Mindfulness & Witness (35:35)

Raghu and David hearken to a clip of Ram Dass sharing a Maharaj-ji story, which sparks an in-depth reflection concerning the state of absorption in oneness that Okay.C. Tewari would always slip into, known as samadhi. From right here, they speak life, demise, bardo, mindfulness, remodeling past the sense of small self, in addition to the significance of Tewari’s honesty and humor. They shut by speaking darshan of the ‘Large Maharaj-ji’ and the love inside ourselves.

“Ram Dass is saying that it’s essential cease the practice for a minute. One of many methods through which he does it on a regular basis was by humor. And Okay.C. Tewari did the identical factor… Okay.C. may make you snicker in a second. It was light, however it at all times meant one thing. That was one of many methods through which he transmitted these very arduous issues.” – David Silver

For extra David & Raghu on life & demise, tune to Mindrolling Ep. 464


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