Ram Dass passes away

His top 10 quotes from mind body

	Be here, now."
	"It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed."
	"The next message you need is always right where you are."
	"If you think you're enlightened, go spend a week with your family."
	"Compassion refers to the arising in the heart of the desire to relieve the suffering of all beings."
	"I hang out with my guru in my heart. And I love every thing in the universe. That's all I do all day."
	"The universe is an example of love. Like a tree. Like the ocean. Like my body. Like my wheelchair. I see the love."
	" [Unconditional love](https://www.ramdass.org/category/love/)  really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It's not 'I love you' for this or that reason, not 'I love you if you love me.' It's love for no reason, love without an object.'"
	"The quieter you become, the more you can hear."
	"We're fascinated by the words—but where we meet is in the silence behind them."


Seems fantastic. But how do you convince someone in pain that it’s good for you?
An uncle of mine lost his 40 year old son. Yes sure – is what he needed. Now go and use that and comfort him saying is needed for him ! Terrible. There is a time and place for everything

Love someone for loves sake. Very lofty thoughts or ideas. But how do you convince your mind ?

Lofty ideas are quoted by many. What is needed is how does one reach there?

That is then the beginning of the path. And there are tricks to it !

Many people say he took Samadhi. Such words diminish the greatness of something very divine. Very rare. Death is not samadhi. Samadhi is something very specific
I have written about it in my blogs elsewhere

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