Mindrolling – Raghu Markus & David Silver – Ep. 87 – Ram Dass On The Near Death Experience

Near Death

Ram Dass talks with the Mindrollers about near-death experience, the safety of death, light beings, the Soul Pod, the Tibetan Book of the Dead…and G-d’s extensive wardrobe. He ends with describing his joy at witnessing the awakenings of so many people he has influenced.

Episode Outline:

·      Ram Dass’ Impression of the NDE – We are ushered into the perspective of the Soul, and encounter other ‘light beings’ that seek to understand our connection to our previous incarnation. These beings are our ‘Soul Land Companions’

·      From Ego to Soul – When we operate at the Soul level, our perception shifts into a heightened state of compassionate awareness

·      The Soul comes directly from God – The Atman (the One) is in everything. We move from Ego, to Soul, to the One – from that place of awareness, we are all indistinguishable

·      The Soulpod Satsang

·      The Unifying Bond of the ‘Soul Complex’ (The Undying Soul)

·      Drop, Become, Merge – Moving out of the perceptual mind and into the ocean of Love

·      ‘Death is Safe’ – Approaching death, without being overcome by fear

·      Parallels Between Psychedelics, NDE, and The Tibetan Book of the Dead

·      Cultural/Religious Imprinting (God’s Extensive Wardrobe) – There are many forms, but the message is consistent

·      Approaching the Transition – Ram Dass describes his experience and preparation in moving closer to death. Everything he can say and do is under the control of Maharaji. He witnesses all that comes to him with joy, rather than attachment

·      Unending Awakening – Ram Dass continues to awaken through everything and everyone that he encounters. We can always trust in the eternal presence of Love, in whatever form it comes

·      Dropping the Body – In death, the Soul drops the body, and moves on, in an intimate relationship with God, with the One

Stuff from the Episode:

Recommended Books from Ram Dass:

Raymond Moody – Life After Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon–Survival of Bodily Death

Anita Moorjani – Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing

Nanci L. Danison – Backwards: Returning to Our Source for Answers

Recommended Music from Raghu & Dave:

Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy

Lunatic – Kongos

Recommended Books from Raghu & Dave:

Deepak Chopra – Life After Death: The Burden of Proof

Delog Drolma – Journey to Realms Beyond Death

Nanci Danison Books

Swami Venkatesananda – The Concise Yoga Vasistha

Ram Dass – Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying

Padma Sambhava – The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between


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For more on near death experience, check out this episode of Mindrolling with NDE researcher Dr. Jeffrey Long

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