Co-host David Silver returns to celebrate 300 episodes of Mindrolling!
David and Raghu share their favorite memories from the last 300 episodes of the podcast and dip into the Ram Dass archives to share wisdom around the cultivation of awareness and personal transformation.
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Conversations About the Path
David and Raghu look back on the last 300 episodes of the podcast. Discussing how they have grown over the life of the show, in large part thanks to an incredible series of guests who have each had their unique wisdom to impart.
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Neem Karoli Baba’s Darshan (12:00)
Neem Karoli Baba, Maharaj-ji, left his body in 1973. Since then individuals from all over the world have continued to have their lives transformed throughout the experience of his darshan, his presence. Raghu shares a letter out of the Ram Dass archives from someone who had several encounters with Neem Karoli Baba outside of his body. A mind-blowing story that opens conversation around these miraculous experiences.
“This whole story is as much of an epiphany as anything. It changes your head around so quickly, to hear about these siddhis (abilities). To know that people experience them who are not even ready to talk about spirituality at the time.” – David Silver
“Watch Yourself, Love” (27:00)
David and Raghu look to wisdom from Ram Dass and Mingyur Rinpoche around working with our desires through the cultivation of awareness. They discuss the powerful practices available for cultivating awareness of our thoughts, emotions, and reactions.
“Awareness, in its freest sense, is this spacious vast thing that includes everything. What it does not include is chasing after thoughts and judgements about one’s self. How can you be fully human, with all this stuff, without the identification?” – Raghu Markus
The Intention to Become Nobody (46:45)
What does it mean to become nobody? Raghu shares teachings from Ram Dass on dropping our assumed identity and making space for our true selves to come forward.
“You keep looking at everybody and you know they are not who they think they are. You want to run up and shake them and say, ‘ Hey, don’t you realize that you arent who you think you are?’ But if you do, it freaks everybody. Nobody wants to hear that. Everyone here, as high as we are, we still want to think we are somebody. When we get near being nobody, it gets scary.” – Ram Dass