Episode 135 - The Pull to God w/ Ram Dass
In this episode, Brynn Anderson and I listen to a rare and powerful lecture from the spiritual teacher.. Ram Dass.. In this lecture called, 'The Pull to God', Ram Dass talks about the motivations that bring a spiritual essence into form again and again, the various games we play throughout our existence, and why we take on the roles we do in life.. He also discusses our relationship with the divine, and gives us a behind the scenes look at the nature of reality itself... This amazing lecture was recorded in Gainesville, FL, 11/27/75.. Drop In!
Ram Dass Bio:
Ram Dass also known as Baba Ram Dass, was an American spiritual teacher, guru of modern yoga, psychologist, and author. His best-selling 1971 book, Be Here Now, which has been described by multiple reviewers as "seminal", has sold two million copies and helped popularize Eastern spirituality and yoga with the baby boomer generation in the West. He authored or co-authored twelve more books on spirituality over the next four decades, including Grist for the Mill (1977), How Can I Help? (1985), and Polishing the Mirror (2013).
Dass was personally and professionally associated with Timothy Leary at Harvard University in the early 1960s.
In 1967, Alpert traveled to India and became a disciple of Hindu guru Neem Karoli Baba who gave him the name Ram Dass, meaning "Servant of Ram". In the coming years, he founded the charitable organizations Seva Foundation and Hanuman Foundation. He traveled extensively giving talks and retreats and holding fundraisers for charitable causes in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. In 1997, he had a stroke which left him with paralysis and expressive aphasia. He eventually grew to interpret this event as an act of grace, learning to speak again and continuing to teach and author books. After becoming seriously ill during a trip to India in 2004, he gave up traveling and moved to Maui, Hawaii, where he hosted annual retreats with other spiritual teachers until his death.Get bonus content on Patreon
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