Ram Dass , American spiritual leader who wrote Be Here Now, dead at 88. Ram Dass , who in the 1960s joined Timothy Leary in promoting psychedelic drugs as the path to inner enlightenment before undergoing a spiritual rebirth he spelled out in the influential book Be Here Now, died at home on Sunday.
We know what it’s like to be a “self” moving through the world of “others.” When someone feels particularly isolated or in pain, we don’t need a great deal of information in order to come to his or her aid .” ― Ram Dass , How Can I Help ?
The community’s residents edited, illustrated, and laid out the text, which ultimately became a best-selling book when published under the name Be Here Now in 1971. The 416-page manual for conscious being was published by the Lama Foundation, as Ram Dass’s benefit for the community.
Just ten years earlier, he was known as Professor Richard Alpert. He held appointments in four departments at Harvard University. Product Details.
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phrase. You use here and now to emphasize that something is happening at the present time, rather than in the future or past, or that you would like it to happen at the present time.
In the Ramayana, Rama asks Hanuman who he is, and he replies “When I don’t know who I am, I serve you . When I know who I am , you and I are one.” This means that he lives to serve Ram (God), but also sees behind the duality and realises that at the very same time he is serving God, he is serving himself, as he is God.
Ram Dass once said; ‘ We ‘re fascinated by the words , but where we meet is in the silence behind them ‘. We often become too preoccupied by words that we miss the deeper meaning and intention behind them .
Ram Dass was talking about coming home inside of ourselves. He was talking about finding our wholeness – knowing who we are at the deepest and most profound levels of our being and building our lives upon that foundation. We ‘re all just walking each other home .
Ram Dass was born into a wealthy Jewish family in Boston, Massachusetts. His father was president of a railroad company. Ram Dass wrote that he came from “a Jewish anxiety-ridden high-achieving tradition”. In 1952, he earned a degree in psychology at Tuft’s College and his doctorate at Stanford University in 1957.
The book has remained in print since its initial publication in 1971, and has sold over two million copies .