44 Inspiring Ram Dass Quotes
Below are 44 inspiring Ram Dass quotes for your enjoyment. Enjoy!
“It’s all real and it’s all illusory: that’s Awareness!”
“Emptiness is not really empty; emptiness is full of everything. The ‘everything’ just isn’t manifest.”
“I am without form without limit. Beyond space – beyond time. I am in everything. Everything is me. I am the bliss of the universe. I am everything.”
“The freer I get, the higher I go. The higher I go, the more I see. The more I see, the less I know. The less I know, the more I’m free.”
Be Here Now By Ram Dass
“We’re talking about metamorphosis
We’re talking about going from a caterpillar to a butterfly.We’re talking about how to become a butterfly.” - Ram Dass from Be Here Now
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This love is actually part of you; it is always flowing through you. It’s like the subatomic texture of the universe, the dark matter that connects everything. When you tune in to that flow, you will feel it in your own heart—not your physical heart or your emotional heart, but your spiritual heart, the place you point to in your chest when you say, “I am.” – Ram Dass Love Quotes
“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.”
“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.”
“Don’t think about the past. Just be here now. Don’t think about the future. Just be here now."
"The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back."
“A relationship starting out as one that awakens love can only remain a living vehicle for love to the extent that it is continually made new or reconsecrated.” – Be Here Now Quotes
“Compassion refers to the arising in the heart of the desire to relieve the suffering of all beings.”
“The universe is made up of experiences that are designed to burn out your attachment, your clinging, to pleasure, to pain, to fear to all of it. And as long as there is a place where your vulnerable, the universe will find a way to confront you with it.” – Be Here Now Quotes
"The thinking mind is what is busy. You have to stay in your heart. You have to be in your heart. Be in your heart. The rest is up here in your head where you are doing, doing, doing." – Be Here Now Quotes by Ram Dass
“Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we’re so deeply interconnected with one another. Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being love is the supreme creative act.” – Ram Dass Quotes on Responsibility
“Our whole spiritual transformation brings us to the point where we realize that in our own being. We are enough.”
“The next message you need is always right where you are.”
“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.”
“Start from where you are–not where you wish you were. The work you’re doing becomes your path.”
"I hang out with my guru in my heart. And I love everything in the universe. That's all I do all day." – Be Here Now Quotes
“We’re here to awaken from the illusion of separateness”
"The way you come to fully appreciate the infusion of the Spirit is to more and more come fully into the moment, where this moment is enough." – Ram Dass Quotes on Gratitude
“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.”
“Early in the journey, you wonder how long the journey will take and whether you will make it in this lifetime. Later you will see that where you are going is HERE and you will arrive NOW...so you stop asking.”
""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."
“As you dissolve into love, your ego fades. You’re not thinking about loving; you’re just being love, radiating like the sun.”
“Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your Transformation. Use it!” - Ram Dass Be Here Now
“Learn to watch your drama unfold while at the same time knowing you are more than your drama.”
“Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it.”
“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.”
“Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being, it is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It’s not ‘I love you’ for this or that reason, not ‘I love you if you love me.’ It’s love for no reason love without an object.” – Baba Dass Quotes
"You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don't have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success - none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here."
“The greatest thing you can do for another being is to provide the unconditional love that comes from making contact with that place in them that is beyond conditions, which is just pure consciousness, pure essence. That is, once we acknowledge each other as existing, just being, just being, then each of us is free to change optimally. If I can just love you because here we are, then you are free to grow as you need to grow.” – Ram Dass Quotes on Self Growth
“When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You’re too this, or I’m too this.’ That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.” – Ram Dass Quotes Trees
“And suddenly I realized that he knew everything that was going on in my head, all the time, and that he still loved me. Because who we are is behind all that.” – Baba Ram Dass Quotes
"The journey across the great ocean of existence is a journey inward ever in deeper and deeper and the deeper you get in the more you meet truth"
"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."
"As we grow in our consciousness, there will be more compassion and more love, and then the barriers between people, between religions, between nations will begin to fall. Yes, we have to beat down the separateness." – Baba Ram Dass
"I remember my first visit with my guru. He had shown that he read my mind. So I looked at the grass and I thought, 'My god, he's going to know all the things I don't want people to know.' I was really embarrassed. Then I looked up and he was looking directly at me with unconditional love." – Guru Ram Dass Quotes
“What how your mind judges. Judgment comes, in part, out of your own fear. You judge other people because you’re not comfortable in your own being. By judging, you find out where you stand in relation to other people. The judging mind is very divisive. It separates. Separation closes your heart. If you close your heart to someone, you are perpetuating your suffering and theirs. Shifting out of judgment means learning to appreciate your predicament and their predicament with an open heart instead of judging. Then you can allow yourself and others to just be, without separation.” – Guru Ram Dass
“Together we are all on a journey called life. We are a little broken and a little shattered inside. Each one of us is aspiring to make it to the end. None is deprived of pain here and we have all suffered in our own ways. I think our journey is all about healing ourselves and healing each other in our own special ways. Let’s just help each other put all those pieces back together and make it to the end more beautifully. Let us help each other survive.” – Ram Dass Quotes On Healing
“As you quiet your mind, you begin to see the nature of your own resistance more clearly, struggles, inner dialogues, the way in which you procrastinate and develop passive resistance against life. As you cultivate the witness, things change. You don’t have to change them. Things just change.”
"If I go into the place in myself that is love, and you go into the place in yourself that is love, we are together in love. Then you and I are truly in love, the state of being love. That's the entrance to Oneness. That's the space I entered when I met my guru." – Ram Dass Quotes On Relationships
“Let’s trade in all our judging for appreciating. Let’s lay down our righteousness and just be together.”
“I can do nothing for you but work on myself...you can do nothing for me but work on yourself!”
“If you think you are enlightened; go home for Thanksgiving.”
“We’re fascinated by the words–but where we meet is in the silence behind them.”
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