On this transferring and humorous speak about utilizing the stuff of life to get free, Ram Dass shares how we will rejoice spirit by means of service by merging our divinity with our humanity.
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“So you find yourself understanding that you simply serve as a way to work on your self, and you’re employed on your self as a way to be a greater instrument of service. And you may really feel the circle work, you possibly can simply really feel that circle work.” – Ram Dass
On this episode, Ram Dass talks about:
- Shifting residence to look after his aged father and the way that grew to become a technique for him
- Getting known as away from a meditation retreat to assist out his cancer-stricken stepmother
- Larry Sensible and the founding of the Seva Basis
- How the Seva Basis put service into motion on a really massive scale
- The distinction between the Sanskrit phrases Dharma and Seva
- The paradox of struggling
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About Ram Dass:
Ram Dass first went to India in 1967. He was nonetheless Dr. Richard Alpert, a distinguished Harvard psychologist and psychedelic pioneer with Dr. Timothy Leary. He continued his psychedelic analysis till that fateful Jap journey in 1967, when he traveled to India.
In India, he met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba, affectionately referred to as Maharaj-ji, who gave Ram Dass his title, which implies “servant of God.” Every thing modified then – his intense dharmic life began, and he grew to become a pivotal affect on a tradition that has reverberated with the phrases “Be Right here Now” ever since. Ram Dass’ spirit has been a guiding gentle for 3 generations, carrying alongside tens of millions on the journey. Ram Dass teaches that by means of the Bhakti follow of unconditional love we will all join with our true nature. By way of these teachings, Ram Dass has shared a little bit piece of Maharaj-ji with all who’ve listened to him.
Be Right here Now, Ram Dass’ monumentally influential and seminal work, nonetheless stands because the extremely readable centerpiece of Western articulation of Jap philosophy, and find out how to dwell with pleasure and love one hundred percent of the time within the current, luminous or mundane. Be Right here Now continues to be the instruction handbook of selection for generations of religious seekers. Forty years later, it’s nonetheless a part of the timeless current.
Ram Dass handed away at his residence on Maui on December 22, 2019. Main as much as his passing, he continued to show at his semi-annual retreats with different esteemed Bhakti and Buddhist thought leaders.
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