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Ram Dass Quotes (Sayings to Inspire your Inner Man)

Filed in Quote by on August 26, 2022

Ram Dass real name is Richard Alpert, an American spiritual guide, teacher, and best-selling author of the 1971 book “Be Here Now.” He taught how to live in the present and become aware of our inner self while having an impact on people all over the world and bringing yoga to the West. Read these Ram Dass quotes to get inspired.Ram Dass Quotes (Sayings to Inspire your Inner Man)

Ram Dass Quotes

Ram Dass “Be Here Now” has sold over two million copies since then. Learn more from these impactful quotes.

1. “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.”

2. “It’s all real and it’s all illusory: that’s Awareness!”

3. “I hang out with my guru in my heart. And I love every thing in the universe. That’s all I do all day.”

4. “I’m not interested in being a ‘lover.’ I’m interested in only being love.”

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

6. “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. Yes, we have to beat down the separateness.”

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

8. “Each of us finds his unique vehicle for sharing with others his bit of wisdom.”

9. “When many people have this heart connection, then we will know that we are all one, we human beings all over the planet. We will be one. One love. And don’t leave out the animals, and trees, and clouds, and galaxies – it’s all one. It’s one energy.”

10. “What you meet in another being is the projection of your own level of evolution.”

11. “The game is not about becoming somebody, it’s about becoming nobody.”

Quotes and Sayings

12. “I am not this body. I am in this body, and this is part of my incarnation and I honor it but that isn’t who I am.”   “Ram Dass Quotes”

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

14. “Only that in you, which is me can hear what I’m saying.”

15. “I have always said that often the religion you were born with becomes more important to you as you see the universality of truth.”

16. “Treat everyone you meet like God in drag.”

17. “You and I are the force for transformation in the world. We are the consciousness that will define the nature of the reality we are moving into.”

18. “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 loare ng as there is a place where your vulnerable, the universe will find a way to confront you with it.”

19. “Be here, now!”

20. “Your problem is you are too busy holding on to your unworthiness.”

21. “In our relationships, how much can we allow them to become new, and how much do we cling to what they used to be yesterday?”     “Ram Dass Quotes”

22. “Just because you are seeing divine light, experiencing waves of bliss, or conversing with Gods and Goddesses is no reason to not know your zip code.”

Ram Dass Quotes

23. “Treat everyone you meet like God in drag.”

24. “We’re here to awaken from the illusion of separateness”

25. “Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God.”

Motivational Quotes

26. “The stroke has given me another way to serve people. It lets me feel more deeply the pain of others; to help them know by example that ultimately, whatever happens, no harm can come. ‘Death is perfectly safe,’ I like to say.”

27. “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.”

28. “Faith is in the heart, while beliefs are in the head. Experiences, even spiritual experiences, come and go. As long as you base your faith on experience, your faith is going to be constantly flickering, because your experiences keep changing.”

29. “Every religion is the product of the conceptual mind attempting to describe the mystery.”

30. “It’s only when caterpillarness is done that one becomes a butterfly. That again is part of this paradox. You cannot rip away caterpillarness. The whole trip occurs in an unfolding process of which we have no control.”

31. “The game is not about becoming somebody; it’s about becoming nobody.”    “Ram Dass Quotes”

32. “To rest in awareness also means to stand free of the prejudices of mind that come from identifying with cherished attitudes and opinions. We can listen without being busy planning, analyzing, theorizing…and especially judging. We can open into the moment fully in order to hear it all.”

33. “The spiritual journey is not about acquiring something outside yourself. Rather, you are penetrating the layers and veils to return to the deepest truth of your own being.”

34. “When you know how to listen everybody is the guru.”

35. “Our interactions with one another reflect a dance between love and fear.”

36. “Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your Transformation. Use it!”

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Self-discipline Quotes

37. “All spiritual practices are illusions created by illusionists to escape illusion.”

38. “I’m not interested in being a “lover.” I’m interested in only being love.”

39. “Suffering is the sandpaper of our incarnation. It does its work of shaping us.”

40. “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 Quotes”

41. “In India, there’s a way of seeing life as a cosmic play. It’s called Lila. I can watch my life, and I can see my guru playing with me.”

42. “Compassion refers to the arising in the heart of the desire to relieve the suffering of all beings.”

43. “My guru said that when he suffers, it brings him closer to God. I have found this, too.”

44. “We’re fascinated by the words–but where we meet is in the silence behind them.”

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

46. We are enough.”

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Inspiring Quotes

47. “Cosmic humor, especially about your own predicament, is an important part of your journey.”   

48. “When you are already in Detroit, you don’t have to take a bus to get there.”

49. “From a Hindu perspective, you are born as what you need to deal with, and if you just try and push it away, whatever it is, it’s got you.”   “Ram Dass Quotes”

50. “Unconditional 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.”

51. “I sit with people who are dying. I’m one of those unusual types that enjoys being with someone when they’re dying because I know I am going to be in the presence of Truth.”

52. “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. Then you and I are truly in love, the state of being love. That’s the entrance to Oneness. That’s the space I entered when I met my guru.”

53. “Spiritual practices help us move from identifying with the ego to identifying with the soul. Old age does that for you too. It spiritualizes people naturally.”   “Ram Dass Quotes”

54. “We’re all just walking each other home.”

55. “As you dissolve into love, your ego fades. You’re not thinking about loving; you’re just being love, radiating like the sun.”

56. “If you think you’re free, there’s no escape possible.”

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Wisdom Quotes

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

58. “Emptiness is not really empty; emptiness is fully of everything. The ‘everything’ just isn’t manifest.”

59. “Inspiration is God making contact with itself.”

60. “Each of us finds his unique vehicle for sharing with others his bit of wisdom.”

61. “When the heart is open, it’s easier for the mind to be turned toward God.”

62. “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.”

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

64. “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. The witness that witnesses being. Then those particular thoughts that are painful – love them. I love them to death!“

65. “When we’re identified with Awareness, we’re no longer living in a world of polarities. Everything is present at the same time.”

66. “If you think you’re free, there’s no escape possible.”   .”    “Ram Dass Quotes”

67. “Learn to watch your drama unfold while at the same time knowing you are more than your drama.”

68. “Every religion is the product of the conceptual mind attempting to describe the mystery.”

69. “Let’s trade in all our judging for appreciating. Let’s lay down our righteousness and just be together.

Short Quotes

70. “Compassion refers to the arising in the heart of the desire to relieve the suffering of all beings.”

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

72. “The next message you need is always right where you are.”

73. “It’s all real and it’s all illusory: that’s Awareness!”

74. “If you think you are enlightened; go home for Thanksgiving.”

75. Every religion is the product of the conceptual mind attempting to describe the mystery.”

76. “Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it!”

77. “Across planes of consciousness, we have to live with the paradox that opposite things can be simultaneously true.”

78. “The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering.”

79. “If you think you’re enlightened go spend a week with your family.”

80. “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.”

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Self-esteem Quotes

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

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

83. “My life is a creative act–like a painting, or a concerto.”

84. “What you meet in another being is the projection of your own level of evolution.”

85. “Your problem is you are too busy holding on to your unworthiness.”

86. “The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back.”

87. “When you are causing suffering to others, you are causing suffering to yourself.”

88. “All acts of healing are ultimately ourselves healing our Self.”

89. “You just love until you and the beloved become one.”

90. “If you want to be surrounded by Souls, become identified with your Soul. It takes one to know one!”

91. “Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise.”

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

93. “Our plans never turn out as tasty as reality.”

94. “I can do nothing for you but work on myself…you can do nothing for me but work on yourself!”    “Ram Dass Quotes”

95. mind matter, because we are so deeply interconnected with one another.”

 Ram Dass died at the age of 88, after living an a well-fulfilled life and known for his great deeds.

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