Ram Dass quotes

Who is Ram Dass?

American spiritual teacher Ram Dass, nom de plume of Richard Alpert, is the author of the seventies book Be Here Now.

Ram Dass quotes

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

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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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“Be here now.”

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“Every religion is the product of the conceptual mind attempting to describe the mystery.”

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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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“Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation.
Use it!”

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“I can do nothing for you but work on myself. You can do nothing for me but work on yourself!”

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“If you meditate regularly, even when you don’t feel like it, you will make great gains, for it will allow you to see how your thoughts impose limits on you. Your resistances to meditation are your mental prisons in miniature.”

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“If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.”

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“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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“Information is just bits of data. Knowledge is putting them together. Wisdom is transcending 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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“It's only when caterpillarness is done that one becomes a butterfly. That again is part of this paradox. You cannot rip away caterpillarness. The whole trip occurs in an unfolding process of which we have no control.”

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“Let's trade in all our judging for appreciating.”

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

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“Our interactions with one another reflect a dance between love and fear.”

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

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“Suffering is the sandpaper of our incarnation. It does its work of shaping us.”

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

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“The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back.”

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

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“The quieter you become the more you can hear.”

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“The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering.”

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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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“Treat everyone you meet like God in drag.”

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

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“We're fascinated by the words--but where we meet is in the silence behind them.”

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

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