60 Famous quotes and sayings by Ram Dass

Ram Dass was a guru of modern yoga. He was also a spiritual teacher and an American author of the 1971 book Be Here Now. Baba Ram Dass, also known as Richard Alpert, dedicated his life to reaching out to people worldwide by teaching through his Ram Dass website. May these Ram Dass quotes help you acquire your next step to achieve your goals in life.

Famous quotes and sayings by Ram Dass
1. “Don’t compare your path with anybody else’s. Your path is unique to you.” – Ram Dass

2. “Our whole spiritual transformation brings us to the point where we realize that in our own being. We are enough.” – Ram Dass

3. “The universe is made up of experiences that are designed to burn out your attachment, your clinging, to pleasure, to pain, to fear, to all of it. And as long as there is a place where you’re vulnerable, the universe will find a way to confront you with it.” – Ram Dass

4. “I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion, and where it isn’t, that’s where my work lies.” – Ram Dass

5. “The next message you need is always right where you are.” – Ram Dass

6. “The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back.” – Ram Dass

7. “As you dissolve into love, your ego fades. You’re not thinking about loving: you’re just being love, radiating like the sun.” – Ram Dass

8. “A being whose awareness is totally free, who does not cling to anything is liberated.” – Ram Dass

9. “Let’s trade in all our judging for appreciating. Let’s lay down our righteousness and just be together.” – Ram Dass
Famous quotes and sayings by Ram Dass
10. “Your problem is you are too busy holding on to your unworthiness.” – Ram Dass

11. “Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise.” – Ram Dass

12. “The most exquisite paradox, as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can’t have it. The minute you don’t want power, you’ll have more than you ever dreamed possible.” – Ram Dass

13. “When you are causing suffering to others, you are causing suffering to yourself.” – Ram Dass

14. “The greatest thing you can do for another being is to provide the unconditional love that comes from making contact with that place in them that is beyond conditions, which is just pure consciousness, pure essence. That is, once we acknowledge each other as existing, just being, then each of us is free to change optimally. If I can just love you because here we are, then you are free to grow as you need to grow.” – Ram Dass
Famous quotes and sayings by Ram Dass
15. “We’re here to awaken from the illusion of separateness.” – Ram Dass

16. “As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can’t see how it is.” – Ram Dass

17. “Each of us finds his unique vehicle for sharing with others his bit of wisdom.” – Ram Dass

18. “Together we are all on a journey called life. We are a little broken and a little shattered inside. Each one of us is aspiring to make it to the end. None is deprived of pain here and we have all suffered in our own ways. I think our journey is all about healing ourselves and healing each other in our own special ways. Let’s just help each other put all those pieces back together and make it to the end more beautifully. Let us help each other survive.” – Ram Dass

19. “What you meet in another being is the projection of your own level of evolution.” – Ram Dass
Famous quotes and sayings by Ram Dass
20. “Everyone should smile. Life really isn’t that serious. We make it hard. The sun rises. The sun sets. We just tend to complicate the process.” – Ram Dass

21. “It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.” – Ram Dass

22. “Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it.” – Ram Dass

23. “Knowledge all by itself, without deep wisdom, ends up becoming despair.” – Ram Dass

24. “We’re fascinated by the words, but where we meet is in the silence behind them.” – Ram Dass
Famous quotes and sayings by Ram Dass
25. “Learn to watch your drama unfold while at the same time knowing you are more than your drama.” – Ram Dass

26. “Be patient. You’ll know when it’s time for you to wake up and move ahead.” – Ram Dass

27. “The most important aspect of love is not in giving or the receiving: it’s in the being. When I need love from others or need to give love to others, I’m caught in an unstable situation. Being in love, rather than giving or taking love, is the only thing that provides stability. Being in love means seeing the Beloved all around me.” – Ram Dass

28. “Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it.” – Ram Dass

29. “When you know how to listen everybody is the guru.” – Ram Dass

30. “Compassion refers to the arising in the heart of the desire to relieve the suffering of all beings.” – Ram Dass

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31. “You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success, none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here.” – Ram Dass

32. “Ask yourself, Where am I? Answer Here. Ask yourself: What time is it? Answer Now. Say it until you can hear it.” – Ram Dass

33. “Suffering is the sandpaper of our incarnation. It does its work of shaping us.” – Ram Dass

34. “As you quiet your mind, you begin to see the nature of your own resistance more clearly, struggles, inner dialogues, the way in which you procrastinate and develop passive resistance against life. As you cultivate the witness, things change. You don’t have to change them. Things just change.” – Ram Dass

35. “We are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we are so deeply interconnected with one another.” – Ram Dass

36. “Information is just bits of data. Knowledge is putting them together. Wisdom is transcending them.” – Ram Dass

37. “Start from where you are, not where you wish you were. The work you’re doing becomes your path.” – Ram Dass

38. “The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.” – Ram Dass

39. “You just love until you and the beloved become one.” – Ram Dass

40. “Our rational minds can never understand what has happened, but our hearts, if we can keep them open to God, will find their own intuitive way.” – Ram Dass

41. “The universe is an example of love. Like a tree. Like the ocean. Like my body. Like my wheelchair. I see the love.” – Ram Dass

42. “We’re all just walking each other home.” – Ram Dass

43. “You can be still and still moving. Content even in your discontent.” – Ram Dass

44. “When I look at my life, I see that I wanted to be free of the physical plane, the psychological plane, and when I got free of those I didn't want to go anywhere near them.” – Ram Dass

45. “I hang out with my guru in my heart. And I love every thing in the universe. That's all I do all day.” – Ram Dass

46. “The way you come to fully appreciate the infusion of the spirit is to more and more come fully into the moment.” – Ram Dass

47. “The game is not about becoming somebody, it’s about becoming nobody.” – Ram Dass

48. “Look at the people you don’t love and see them as an exercise for you to open your heart.” – Ram Dass

49. “If I go into the place in myself that is love, and you go into the place in yourself that is love, we are together in love.” – Ram Dass

50. “A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there’s work to be done.” – Ram Dass

51. “If you would truly bring peace to the world, identify with that place within you where you are peace.” – Ram Dass

52. “Pain is the mind. It’s the thoughts of the mind. Then I get rid of the thoughts, and I get in my witness, which is down in my spiritual heart.” – Ram Dass

53. “The thinking mind is what is busy. You have to stay in your heart. You have to be in your heart. Be in your heart. The rest is up here in your head where you are doing, doing, doing.” – Ram Dass

54. “The soul is not ruled by time and space. The soul is infinite. It blends with the one in infinity.” – Ram Dass

55. “We come into relationships often very much identified with our needs.” – Ram Dass

56. “In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight.” – Ram Dass

57. “Who you think you are will always be frightened of change. But it doesn’t make any difference to who you truly are.” – Ram Dass

58. “As we grow in our consciousness, there will be more compassion and more love, and then the barriers between people, between religions, between nations will begin to fall.” – Ram Dass

59. “These are planes of consciousness, and I think human beings exist on two planes of consciousness, the soul and the ego.” – Ram Dass

60. “The intellect is a beautiful servant but a terrible master. The intuitive, compassionate heart is the doorway to our unity.” – Ram Dass

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