Swami Rama





Swami Rama

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Swāmī Rāma was born Brij Kiśore Dhasmana or Brij Kiśore Kumar,to a northern Indian Brahmin family in a small village called Toli in the Garhwal Himalayas. From an early age he was raised in the Himalayas by his master Bengali Baba and, under the guidance of his master, traveled from temple to temple and studied with a variety of Himalayan saints and sages, including his grandmaster, who was living in a remote region of Tibet. From 1949 to 1952 he held the prestigious position of Shankaracharya of Karvirpitham in South India. After returning to his master in 1952 and practising further for many years in the Himalayan caves, Swami Rama was encouraged by his teacher to go to the West, where he spent a considerable portion of his life teaching, ...more


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“the simple way of speaking the truth is by not lying. If you do not lie, you are speaking the truth. But if you are trying to speak the truth and you do not know what truth is, then you are making your own truth. You say my truth is my truth and I am speaking the truth and you should listen to me. That is confusion. Do not lie. By not lying, you practice
speaking the truth.”
Swami Rama, Conscious Living: A Guidebook for Spiritual Transformation

“Resulta imposible comprender lo que existe mediante razonamientos o debates intelectuales. La verdad absoluta no puede ser probada científicamente porque no puede ser observada, verificada ni demostrada a través de percepciones sensoriales. (...) Ésa es la razón por la que los científicos no pueden llegar a ninguna conclusión objetiva sobre la inmortalidad del alma y la vida del más allá, y en cualquier caso nada podría convencerlos. (...) El mundo objetivo es solo la mitad del universo. Lo que percibimos mediante nuestros sentidos no es el mundo en su totalidad. La otra mitad, que abarca la mente, los pensamientos y las emociones, no puede ser explicada por las percepciones sensoriales de objetos externos. (...) El alma no ha sido creada. Es esencialmente conciencia y es perfecta. Tras la disolución del burdo cuerpo, todo permanece latente. El alma pervive.”
Swami Rama

“A thought is like an unripened fruit that is not yet eaten by anyone. Ripening the fruit means bringing a positive thought into action. Many good thoughts die because they are not brought into action, so your good thoughts should definitely be brought into action.”
Swami Rama, The Art of Joyful Living



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