35 Inspirational Ram Dass Quotes That Will Awaken Your Soul

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Let his life never be forgotten.

Encouraging Ram Dass Quotes

These Ram Dass quotes will help us remember the beautiful legacy he leaves behind. As a teacher of spiritual healing as well as an author, we have plenty to learn from his message. He dedicated his life to helping others reach their true inner potential, something we might soon strive to do ourselves.

You may already be familiar with Ram Dass from his famous book Be Here Now. In it, he strives to promote mindfulness and the search for enlightenment. If you’re looking for encouragement to move past your boundaries, let these inspiring quotes bring you wisdom.

In fact, let today be the day you make a positive change in your life. Allow Ram Dass’ words to guide your journey in a new direction.

Touching Ram Dass Quotes

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

  • “Information is just bits of data. Knowledge is putting them together. Wisdom is transcending them.”

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

  • “I would say that the thrust of my life has been initially about getting free, and then realizing that my freedom is not independent of everybody else. Then I am arriving at that circle where one works on oneself as a gift to other people so that one doesn't create more suffering. I help people as a work on myself and I work on myself to help people.”

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

  • “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.”

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

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

Awe-Inspiring Ram Dass Quotes

  • “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.”

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

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

  • “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?”

  • “I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion--and where it isn't, that's where my work lies.”

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

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

  • “Be here now.”

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

Enlightening Ram Dass Quotes

  • “As long as you have certain desires about how it is.”

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

  • “The most important aspect of love is not in giving or the receiving: it's in the being. When I need love from others, or need to give love to others, I'm caught in an unstable situation. Being in love, rather than giving or taking love, is the only thing that provides stability. Being in love means seeing the Beloved all around me.”

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

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

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

  • “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.”

  • “The game is not about becoming somebody, it's about becoming nobody.”

  • “Let's trade in all our judging for appreciating. Let's lay down our righteousness and just be together.”

Noteworthy Ram Dass Quotes

  • “Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.”

  • “Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it.”

  • “We are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we are so deeply interconnected with one another.”

  • “If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.” “Every religion is the product of the conceptual mind attempting to describe the mystery.”

  • “We're here to awaken from the illusion of separateness.”

  • “Our whole spiritual transformation brings us to the point where we realize that in our own being, we are enough.”

  • “It's very different because the Indians live as if they are their souls and Americans live as if they are their egos.”

  • “When we see the Beloved in each person, it's like walking through a garden, watching flowers bloom all around us.”

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