The Opposite of Harming

Namaste, We often talk about punishing those that harm others. We rarely discuss and celebrate those who actively non-harm. Ahimsa is not pacifism. It is not accepting the harmful. It is the propagation the way of least harm. It is not always...

Conquering Anger

Namaste, Anger is our own worst enemy. It clouds our judgement making us act without due consideration. It does not solve our problems, in most cases will exacerbate them. The Mahabharata says if we can control our anger we can conquer...

For Better or Worse

For Better or Worse

Written by Hanuman Dass Four years ago Ram Dass gaveme a very simple mantra to chant.  He said, ‘chant the holy name of Ram, he said where ever you go ‘Ramize’ the world! Spread the awareness of Love within yourself and everywhere you go...

Different Rivers

Different Rivers

Namaste, trayī sāṅkhyaṁ yogaḥ paśupatimataṁ vaiṣṇavamiti prabhinne prasthāne paramidamadaḥ pathyamiti ca | rucīnāṁ vaicitryādṛjukuṭila nānāpathajuṣāṁ nṛṇāmeko gamyastvamasi payasāmarṇava iva || 7 || Different paths to realisation are found in the...

The Power of Compassion

Namaste, I really feel this video encompasses the meaning of Compassion. The ego can so quickly overcome us, it is the inner values which need to be maintained. Ram Dass beautifully narrates the power of compassion shared by Terry Dobson. It is...

Da! Da! Da!

Namaste, The people asked Prajapati “Please teach us!.” To them he uttered the syllable Da and asked: “Have you understood me?” They replied: “Yes, we have. You said, ‘Control your senses (damyata).’ He said...

A Thousand Hindus

Namaste, They say there are over a billion Hindus on the planet. I don’t believe that figure, if there was even a thousand Hindus there would be no starving children, no horrendous factory farms causing suffering to millions of innocent...

The Meaning of Namaste

Namaste, Heritage is easy to take for granted. Being born into an Indian family, I never knew the richness and profound importance Hinduism has in the world. Even the simplest greeting is an offering to the divine. My teacher Ram Dass said...