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Ram Dass, formally known as Richard Alpert, was an American psychologist, spiritual teacher, and teacher.

He has written several books on yoga and spirituality and helped popularize them in the west. His most famous 'Be Here Now' garnered him great fame and critical acclaim.

His travel to India turned him around spiritually when he was taken as a disciple by spiritual guru Neek Karoli Baba, who gave him the name Ram Dass which translates to 'Servant of Ram', and transformed him from a Jew to a Hindu guru. In later years, he was behind the starting of several charitable organizations and traveled around the globe giving lectures and raising funds for charity. During his final years, he settled in Hawaii, and in December 2019, he took his last breath.

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Baba Ram Dass Quotes About Spirituality

Spiritual quotes from Ram Dass are absolutely amazing! Hopefully, you will find your favorite quote about spirituality right here.

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

— Ram Dass.

2.  “Anytime you push something away it’s still there.”

— Ram Dass.

3. “Knowledge all by itself, without deep wisdom, ends up becoming despair.”

— Ram Dass.

4. “Once you get to your soul, then every person you look at is a soul.”

— Ram Dass.

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

— Ram Dass.

6. “My belief is that I wasn't born into Judaism by accident, and so I needed to find ways to honor that.”

— Ram Dass.

7. “Don’t compare your path with anybody else’s. Your path is unique to you.”

— Ram Dass.

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

— Ram Dass.

9. “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.

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

— Ram Dass.

11. “Meditation means to be constantly extricating yourself from the clinging of mind.”

— Ram Dass.

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

— Ram Dass.

13. “To him who has had the experience no explanation is necessary, to him who has not, none is possible.”

— Ram Dass.

Baba Ram Dass Inspirational Quotes

Ram Dass is known as the man who popularized eastern spirituality and yoga in America. Here are some of the best Ram Dass quotes about the path to spirituality.

14. “The world is won by those who let it go.”

— Ram Dass.

15. “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.

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

— Ram Dass.

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

— Ram Dass.

18. “The game is to be where you are. Be it honestly and as consciously as you know how.”

— Ram Dass.

19. “Give up the anger. Working it through is making it something. Just give it up.”

— Ram Dass.

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

— Ram Dass.

21. “I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.”

— Ram Dass.

Baba Ram Dass Wisdom Quotes

Some of the wisest quotes from Ram Dass show his intelligence and understanding of human nature.

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

— Ram Dass.

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

— Ram Dass.

24. “We are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not.”

— Ram Dass.

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

— Ram Dass.

26. “The minute you don’t want power, you’ll have more than you ever dreamed possible.”

— Ram Dass.

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

— Ram Dass.

Baba Ram Dass Quotes About Faith

Quotes by Ram Dass are educational.

Great quotes on the faith and religious side of human nature that will help you find belief and acceptance.

28. “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.”

— Ram Dass.

29. “As you find the light in you, you begin to see the light in everyone else.”

— Ram Dass.

30. “Only when I know who I am will I know what is possible.”

— Ram Dass.

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

— Ram Dass.

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

— Ram Dass.

33. “Faith is not a belief. Faith is what is left when your beliefs have all been blown to hell.”

— Ram Dass.

34. “When the faith is strong enough, it is sufficient just to be. It’s a journey towards simplicity, towards quietness.”

— Ram Dass.

Baba Ram Dass Quotes On Love

Ram Dass love quotes are as amazing as they can get as he was a preacher of love and acceptance. Here are some of his best unconditional love quotes and inspirational quotes about love.

35. “Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being.”

— Ram Dass.

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

— Ram Dass.

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

— Ram Dass.

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

— Ram Dass.

39. “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.”

— Ram Dass.

40. “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.”

— Ram Dass.

41. “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.”

— Ram Dass.

42. “The most important aspect of love is not in giving or the receiving: it's in the being.”

— Ram Dass.

43. “You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success – none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here.”

— Ram Dass.

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

— Ram Dass.

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

— Ram Dass.

Baba Ram Dass Death Quotes

Inspirational quotes about death from Ram Dass are all about finding your true self and accepting your destiny. Here are some of the best quotes about death from him.

46. “Death is our greatest challenge as well as our greatest spiritual opportunity.”

— Ram Dass.

47. “Death has such great importance in this society that it affects everything.”

— Ram Dass.

48. “Death is perfectly safe, I like to say.”

— Ram Dass.

49. “The ego is frightened by death, because ego is a part of the incarnation and ends with it.”

— Ram Dass.

Baba Ram Dass Most Famous Quotes

Ram Dass quotes are inspirational and motivational.

Read some of the most famous Ram Dass quotes that you must have heard before somewhere.

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

— Ram Dass, 'How Can I Help?'.

51. “When you go out into the woods, and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens...you sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree.”

— Ram Dass.

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

— Ram Dass, 'How Can I Help?'.

53. “Our journey is about being more deeply involved in life, and yet less attached to it.”

— Ram Dass.

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

— Ram Dass.

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

— Ram Dass.

56. “Don’t think about the past. Just be here now.”

— Ram Dass.

57. “Don’t think about the future. Just be here now.”

— Ram Dass.

58. “If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.”

— Ram Dass.

59. “Compassion is the spontaneous response of love; pity the involuntary reflex of fear.”

— Ram Dass.

60. “I help people as a work on myself and I work on myself to help people.”

— Ram Dass.

61. “The secret isn't that you're not being told. The secret is that you're not able to hear.”

— Ram Dass.

Best Quotes By Baba Ram Dass

Learn more about the fundamental of spiritual healing and individuality with some of the best Ram Dass quotes on healing and Ram Dass 'Be Here Now' quotes.

62. “Our actions and states of mind matter, because we are so deeply interconnected with one another.”

— Ram Dass.

63. “As one individual changes, the system changes.”

— Ram Dass.

64. “It’s better to see God in everything than to try to figure it out.”

— Ram Dass.

65. “A being whose awareness is totally free, who does not cling to anything is liberated”

— Ram Dass.

66. “You can be still and still moving. Content even in your discontent.”

— Ram Dass.

67. “The art of listening comes from a quiet mind and an open heart.”

— Ram Dass.

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

— Ram Dass.

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

— Ram Dass.

70. “Now is now. Are you going to be here or not?”

— Ram Dass.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Ram Dass quotes then why not take a look at Eckhart Tolle quotes, or Sufi quotes.

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