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“We're all just walking each other home.”
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“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”
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“We're fascinated by the words--but where we meet is in the silence behind them.”
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“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.”
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“The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can't have it. The minute you don't want power, you'll have more than you ever dreamed possible.”
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“I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion--and where it isn't, that's where my work lies.”
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“The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back.”
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“Be here now.”
Ram Dass, Be Here Now
“In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight.”
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“Your problem is you are too busy holding on to your unworthiness.”
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“As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can't see how it is.”
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“Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise.”
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“Treat everyone you meet like God in drag.”
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“The most important aspect of love is not in giving or the receiving: it's in the being. When I need love from others, or need to give love to others, I'm caught in an unstable situation. Being in love, rather than giving or taking love, is the only thing that provides stability. Being in love means seeing the Beloved all around me.”
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“Let's trade in all our judging for appreciating. Let's lay down our righteousness and just be together.”
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“What you meet in another being is the projection of your own level of evolution.”
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“The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organized or regulated. It isn't true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.”
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“Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.”
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“The next message you need is always right where you are.”
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“We are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we are so deeply interconnected with one another.”
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“Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it.”
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“I would say that the thrust of my life has been initially about getting free, and then realizing that my freedom is not independent of everybody else. Then I am arriving at that circle where one works on oneself as a gift to other people so that one doesn't create more suffering. I help people as a work on myself and I work on myself to help people.”
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“A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there's work to be done.”
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“If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.”
Ram Dass, Be Here Now
“I'm not interested in being a "lover." I'm interested in only being love.”
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“It's all real and it's all illusory:
that's Awareness!”
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“Every religion is the product of the conceptual mind attempting to describe the mystery.”
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“The game is not about becoming somebody, it's about becoming nobody.”
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“Learn to watch your drama unfold while at the same time knowing you are more than your drama.”
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“We're here to awaken from the illusion of separateness”
Ram Dass, How Can I Help? Stories and Reflection on Service

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