Ram Dass sits down for a conversation with Raghu Markus around generosity and sharing the gifts of spiritual life.
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What About Generosity? (Opening) – Ram Dass and Raghu look at the delightful consequences of generosity. They talk about the methods and modalities that allow us to cultivate and share our generosity with others.
“Generosity, generous with love; generous with compassion.” – Ram Dass
Our Motivations (11:00) – When Ram Dass returned home from India, his goal was to share as many of the teachings he was exposed to in the East. He and Raghu discuss the motivation behind doing all that work. They look at the motivations of ego and attachment that are behind some of our expressions of generosity.
Maharaj-ji’s Gifts (19:20) – Our hosts reflect on the most important gifts that Maharaj-ji gave to his devotees and have filtered through to the younger generations across the globe.
Living from the Heart (27:20) – Ram Dass talks about the traps of spiritual materialism and ways we can prevent turning the gifts of spiritual practice into more decoration for our ego. We look at the refuge of the loving witness. He and Raghu discuss the shift in perspective about himself and the universe that Ram Dass’s stroke provided.
“Live as if the oneness was real and all things are one. Live not in words, go behind them. Be the loving witness.” – Ram Dass
Jack Kornfield examines what happens when we open ourselves to generosity through sharing our gifts and by receiving the kindness of others gracefully on Ep. 75 of the Heart Wisdom Podcast.
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