"I help people as a way to work on myself, and I work on myself to help people... To me, that's what the emerging game is all about."
REMARKABLE ENCOUNTERS WITH RAM DASS
In the late Sixties, when Ram Dass first returned from India, he began to share with American audiences his personal transformation from Richard Alpert to Ram Dass. After hearing Ram Dass’s words of his direct experience with Neem Karoli Baba, or Maharajji as we came to call him, we were deeply affected and drawn to the experience of “hanging out” with Ram Dass either on his lecture tours or at his father’s farm in New Hampshire.
As we started meeting each other and sharing our stories of how we met Ram Dass, we realized that there was a common theme or understanding - a connection through Ram Dass to unconditional love, to an honest direct awareness of the foibles of being human, and to having a sense of humor about it all.
—by Raghu Markus, excerpt from the ebook "Remarkable Encounters with Ram Dass"
RAM DASS, one of America's most beloved spiritual figures, has made his mark on the world by teaching the path of the heart and promoting service in the areas of socially-conscious business practices and care for the dying. Ram Dass first went to India in 1967. He was still Dr. Richard Alpert, an eminent Harvard psychologist and psychedelic pioneer with Dr.Timothy Leary. In India, he met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba, affectionately known as Maharajji, who gave Ram Dass his name, which means "servant of God."
On his return from India, Ram Dass became a pivotal influence on a culture that has reverberated with the words "Be Here Now" ever since. With Be Love Now (Harper One) Ram Dass completes his trilogy that began with Be Here Now in 1970 and continued with Still Here in 2004. Ram Dass has been a beacon for spiritual seekers worldwide, challenging us to find new sources of meaning and purpose in our lives.
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