In this wide-ranging interview with Radio For Peace, Ram Dass talks about Satsang/community and how it can uplift us as well as become a trap.
“The possibility is there in the spiritual community to die into the truth. But people die very hard and as a result, fall back on structures that can enhance separateness.”
There is pressure in Satsang to conform to the median and that pressure to conform can get individuals calcified. Institutions that are optimum for the spirit are totally creative and imaginative. We are in the process of dissolving and being creative every moment.”
Ram Dass also talks about belief and faith- “Faith is an aspect of the nature of being. Belief won’t help you when you are facing death.”
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