Ram Dass, aka Baba Ram Dass, born Richard Alpert

Ram
Dass, aka Baba Ram Dass, born Richard Alpert
1931

American Spiritual Teacher, Author "Be Here Now", Founded Seva Foundation and Hanuman Foundation, Professor at Harvard University well-known for his association with Timothy Leary, both dismissed for experiments on the effects of psychedelic drugs on human subjects, also known for association with Hindu guru Neem Karoli Baba

Author Quotes

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

You can

You give up not meditating. It's called meditation action. There's no way out of it. Meditation means to be constantly extricating yourself from the clinging of mind.

Yes. In the 60's, there was a famous slogan,] Be Here Now... Be Somewhere Else Now.

You and I are the force for transformation in the world. We are the consciousness that will define the nature of the reality we are moving into.

Whenever anybody that I trusted brought along some new chemical, I would open my mouth and off I'd go.

Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being love is a supreme creative act.

When we're identified with Awareness, we're no longer living in a world of polarities. Everything is present at the same time.

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

When the heart is open, it's easier for the mind to be turned toward God.

When we see the Beloved in each person, it's like walking through a garden, watching flowers bloom all around us.

When I look at my life, I see that I wanted to be free of the physical plane, the psychological plane, and when I got free of those I didn't want to go anywhere near them.

What we're seeing "out there" is the projection of where we're at

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

When I got the stroke, I was surrounded by people with negative takes on it. That is our culture's attitude toward stroke and I had that attitude.

What the word God means is the mystery really. It's the mystery that we face as humans the mystery of existence, of suffering and of death.

We're here to awaken from the illusion of separateness.

We're being trained through our incarnations

We're fascinated by the words

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.

We were exploring this inner realm of consciousness that we had been theorizing about all these years and suddenly we were traveling in and through and around it.

We're all just walking each other home.

To dissolve agitations and attachments of the mind is to remove the veils from our heart. It allows us to meet one another in the purity of love.

Treat everyone you meet like God in drag.

There is something in humanity that goes to the brink

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First Name
Ram
Last Name
Dass, aka Baba Ram Dass, born Richard Alpert
Birth Date
1931
Bio

American Spiritual Teacher, Author "Be Here Now", Founded Seva Foundation and Hanuman Foundation, Professor at Harvard University well-known for his association with Timothy Leary, both dismissed for experiments on the effects of psychedelic drugs on human subjects, also known for association with Hindu guru Neem Karoli Baba