Spiritual Reflections: Quotes from Ram Dass

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Ram Dass an American spiritual teacher, academic and clinical psychologist and author, Ram’s best known book, Be Here Now (1971), has been described as “seminal,” and helped popularize Eastern spirituality and yoga with the baby boomer generation in the West.

Ram Dass covers spiritual topics in all of his work and one of his best tricks is to use humor to break through the mind’s barriers.

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Enjoy these Inspirational Ram Dass Quotes

“I hang out with my guru in my heart. And I love every thing in the universe. That’s all I do all day.”

“The universe is an example of love. Like a tree. Like the ocean. Like my body. Like my wheelchair. I see the love.”

“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.”

“I’m not interested in being a ‘lover.” I’m interested in only being love.”

 

“When you are already in Detroit, you don’t have to take a bus to get there.”

 

“Your problem is you are too busy holding on to your unworthiness.”

 

“Our plans never turn out as tasty as reality.”

 

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“Only that in you, which is me can hear what I’m saying.”

 

“Each of us finds his unique vehicle for sharing with others his bit of wisdom.”

 

“Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise.”

 

“Let’s trade in all our judging for appreciating.

 

Let’s lay down our righteousness and just be together.”

 

“In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight.”

“Be patient. You’ll know when it’s time for you to wake up and move ahead.”

 

“Compassion refers to the arising in the heart of the desire to relieve the suffering of all beings.”

 

“My guru said that when he suffers, it brings him closer to God. I have found this, too.”

“What you meet in another being is the projection of your own level of evolution.”

 

“As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can’t see how it is.”

“A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there’s work to be done.”

 

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“It’s all real and it’s all illusory: that’s Awareness!”

 

“The game is not about becoming somebody, it’s about becoming nobody.”

 

“I am not this body. I am in this body, and this is part of my incarnation and I honor it but that isn’t who I am.”

 

“The next message you need is always right where you are.”

“Inspiration is God making contact with itself.”

 

“Treat everyone you meet like God in drag.”

 

“We’re all just walking each other home.”

 

“Be here, now!”

 

 

 


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