Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Via Ram Dass / Words of Wisdom - August 8, 2018

I am still a person with an ego and in form, in which there is a little bit of stuff in which I’m somebody. So I’m in training to become nobody. And this is my training field, right here. I have to sit day after day with hundreds and thousands of people looking up at me, like this, saying ‘Yes, oh yes, oh Ram Dass yes, oh yes, ah thank you, ah Ram Dass.’
That is my fire. It’s all those mind nets saying, ‘This is who you are, this is who you are, this is who you are, this is who you are.’ And if I get stuck in being the actor, in being somebody who’s doing good, watch it! Then my mind creates a reality in which everybody that comes into my mind field is somebody for whom good needs to be done…

We can play the roles, but let’s not get stuck in them. …it’s so seductive to get caught in roles.

- Ram Dass - 

Via Daily Dharma: Synergy in Presence

In the Buddhist path we are bringing together our actions, our view, and our practice. It is a balance of awareness, insight, and action, working harmoniously together.

—Judy Lief, “Is Meditation Enough?