Ram Dass – Here and Now – Ep. 230 – The Truth of Your Deepest Being

Ram Dass explores how to find the balance between emptiness and compassion in the face of immense suffering and tap into the truth of your deepest being to hear your unique dharma.

This episode is a continuation of the talk from Here and Now Ep. 229 – The Sword of Discrimination

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In this powerful talk from 1992, Ram Dass explores:

  • Boundaries and the nature of love
  • Belief systems and faith
  • How his work with death and dying has prepared him for dealing with a dying culture and the looming ecological disaster
  • His work with the Seva Foundation and the power of community
  • Tapping into the truth of your deepest being to hear your unique dharma
  • Finding the balance between emptiness and compassion in the face of immense suffering

“If you and I are to be instruments of the healing of the world, it is that we are quiet enough to hear our dharma, our way, and that we live our way as a statement. As Gandhi said, ‘My life is my message.’ We live our lives in such a way that the way you are in the supermarket, the way you are with your loved ones, the way you are when you’re facing pain, it is all part of the deepest wisdom statement you are able to make. It is the truth of your deepest being. For that, you have to listen inward very quietly as your offering to all beings.” – Ram Dass

About Ram Dass:

Ram Dass’ spirit has been a guiding light for generations, carrying along millions on the journey. Ram Dass teaches that through the Bhakti practice of unconditional love, we can all connect with our true nature. Through these teachings, Ram Dass has shared a little piece of his guru, Maharajji, with all who have listened to him.

Listen to more episodes of the Ram Dass Here and Now Podcast:
Go back to the very beginning of the journey as Ram Dass talks about his early years in life and the psychedelic experience that changed everything in Here and Now Ep. 1.
How does our perception shape our experience of suffering? Ram Dass investigates the many roots of suffering in Here and Now Ep. 132.
We all touch states of transcendence. Ram Dass explores how we can come into contact with the path of awakening in Here and Now Ep. 164.
Ram Dass breaks down the history of psychedelics and helps us understand the risks and rewards of these consciousness-altering chemicals in Here and Now Ep. 183.
Cut to the chase of what spiritual practice is all about. Ram Dass helps us escape the prison of our egos in Here and Now Ep. 201