Illuminating the essence of Tantric Devotion, Ram Dev leads a guided ‘Guru Meditation’ before sharing on the Divine Mother, the Unmanifest Absolute, Buddhism, emotions, and nonduality.
Yoga, Tantra, & Guided Guru Meditation
Exploring the differences between traditional yoga and the path of tantra, Ram Dev shares deeply on the notion of devotion in relation to one’s Deity, Guru, or God. Sharing a Guided ‘Guru Meditation’ aimed at merging the practitioner with the ethereal empty love energy of the One behind it all, Ram Dev harkens Neem Karoli Baba’s tantric wisdom: The best form to worship God is every form.
“Yoga is more the practice to purify and get rid of negative qualities and replace them with positive ones through awareness. Tantra, on the other hand, we are aware of what we love, there’s nothing to suppress and change, and realize we can be with things the way they are.” – Ram Dev (Dale Borglum)
Join Raghu and Ram Dev (Dale Borglum) in a conversation on death, spirituality, Maharajji, and Hanuman, on Ep. 390 of Mindrolling
The Mother & the Unmanifest Absolute (14:38)
Illuminating the balanced aspects of Hindu Tantra, Ram Dev highlights the ever-present cosmic union of The Mother, all perceivable, relational forms we experience; and the male principle, the Unmanifest Absolute. Sharing a hilarious story of attempting to stay up all night in a holy garden in Vrindavan for darshan of the Hindu deities Radha and Krishna making love; Ram Dev relays the tantric importance of this divine union – the stage right before the two merges into the One.
“In Hindu Tantra, the Mother is all form, energy, matter, thought – anything that can be experienced is the Mother. So the relationship with the Mother is the relationship with life; it’s the relationship of anything we can perceive and experience. The male principle is the Unmanifest Absolute. Moment to moment these two are making love all the time.” – Ram Dev (Dale Borglum)
Ram Dass offers deep and profound insight into Tantric Devotion and the Divine Mother’, on Ep. 153 of Here & Now
Buddhism & Emotions; Nonduality & Tantric Devotion (25:58)
Diving into Buddhism’s and His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s relationship to emotions, Ram Dev explains how the path isn’t anti-emotion, but anti-clinging to emotions. Touching on this subtle yet alchemizing nuance, Ram Dev outlines tantric and nondual perspectives for transmuting passionate emotions. Relaying the inherent inner power of repeating a mantra, Ram Dev offers methods of tangible tantric devotion for the modern world.
“In tantra when a passion arises, you instantaneously transmute it into it’s wholesome analogue. So that anger is really the same energy as ‘cutting through’ – the energy that discriminates between wisdom and ignorance. Anger is not good or bad, pure or impure. It’s just energy.” – Ram Dev (Dale Borglum)
Explore how to deal with passionate emotions, like anger, through Tantric Devotion, with Ram Dev, on Ep. 53 of Healing at the Edge
Photo by Vishnu Digambar via Neem Karoli Baba Photos