From the 2012 Open Your Coronary heart in Paradise retreat in Maui, Ram Dass is joined by Mirabai Bush and Sharon Salzberg for a freeform jam session devoted to the trail of affection.
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Bhakti and the Path of Love
Mirabai Bush kicks off this dialogue on love with tales of the Indian goddess Mirabai. She talks about driving an elephant with Ram Dass, reads poetry from Hafiz and Rumi, and tells the story of why Maharajji gave her the identify Mirabai. She notes how sorrow and struggling open us to like, and tells a narrative of feeling wrapped in love by the Satsang, the neighborhood of seekers.
“Ram Dass mentioned, ‘May we journey on that journey elephant?’ And he mentioned, ‘Certain.’ And we acquired up on the elephant and Ram Dass mentioned, ‘Let’s fake that we’re Ram and Sita.’ So we rode round on this elephant for some time pretending. After which we acquired down and we went into the tea store. And on the best way in, Ram Dass mentioned, ‘Don’t inform anyone.’” – Mirabai Bush
Mirabai Bush talks with Lei’ohu Ryder and Maydeen ‘lao about Ram Dass and the womb of Maui in Strolling Every Different Dwelling Ep. 9
Of Rugs and Love (21:00)
Ram Dass tells a narrative involving a buddy who couldn’t comprehend Ram Dass’ assertion about loving a rug as a lot as a human being. He talks about how every second in life is lovable, even those full of aches and pains. For Ram Dass, love goes in the direction of one thing. He talks about meditating on loving every little thing and the way love can’t be rationalized.
“I used to be meditating on loving every little thing. I seemed on the wall, and I beloved the wall. Nicely, I mentioned, ‘It’s God’s manifestation. I find it irresistible for that motive. Folks created it. It’s fabricated from cells… every one has God in it.’ However I couldn’t rationalize it, I simply beloved it. I find it irresistible. Simply this, simply this.” – Ram Dass
Ram Dass explores a love that’s invulnerable to the winds of change in Right here and Now Ep. 210
The Ripple Impact (29:25)
Sharon displays on the entire beings who helped her get to the place she is in life and talks about how that deep acknowledgment and understanding is what she calls love. She recounts the significance of Ram Dass on her path to changing into a instructor and tells tales of the early days at Naropa College. Sharon touches on what Mirabai mentioned about struggling resulting in openness.
“Simply the intricacies of our connection, and even the reward giving, you recognize, the issues that we do and the presents that we make and the issues we organize, and simply the way it ripples out.” – Sharon Salzberg
Sharon Salzberg talks in regards to the items of Ram Dass’ legacy in Mindrolling Ep. 422