Chris Grosso – Ep. 36 – Ram Dass

Ram Dass

In this episode of The Indie Spiritualist Podcast, Chris has a compelling discussion with Ram Dass. From addiction to finding compassion for Donald Trump, Ram Dass shares his perspective on the spiritual path and using love to overcome our darkest moments.


“You have to love yourself. The foundation of all of this work is loving yourself, loving yourself as a soul. The judging mind in your head that says, “I’m no good. I’ve done evil things.” That’s all in your mind, but when you step back from that and go to the heart, to the soul, you find love because the soul loves itself, and the soul is what you really are. Not your ego. Your ego is a dream. It’s maya.” – Ram Dass 

Episode Outline


  • Why people return to self-defeating behaviors and what we can do about it
  • How to awaken the courage and love inside of us
  • Activating the emotional heart
  • How to love yourself
  • Levels of consciousness
  • Donald Trump
  • How to work with addictions
  • And more

About Ram Dass

Ram Dass first went to India in 1967. He was still Dr. Richard Alpert, a prominent Harvard psychologist and psychedelic pioneer with Dr. Timothy Leary. He continued his psychedelic research until that fateful Eastern trip in 1967 when he traveled to India. In India, he met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba, affectionately known as Maharajji, who gave Ram Dass his name, which means “servant of God.” Everything changed then – his intense dharmic life started, and he became a pivotal influence on a culture that has reverberated with the words “Be Here Now” ever since. Ram Dass’ spirit has been a guiding light for three generations, carrying along millions on the journey, helping to free them from their bonds as he works through his own.

For more visit and listen to his podcast Here & Now on the Be Here Now Network

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