The young adult author Ram Dass died at the age of 88. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Author, yogi, and spiritual teacher whose famous book, Be Here Now, was published in 1971. Also a philanthropist, he established the Hanuman and Seva Foundations.
He was the son of a prominent Jewish lawyer. Dass identified as a bisexual and learned in the late 1970s that he had fathered a child nearly three decades earlier with fellow Stanford University student Karen Saum.
I remember my first visit with my guru. He had shown that he read my mind. So I looked at the grass and I thought, ‘My god, he’s going to know all the things I don’t want people to know.’ I was really embarrassed. Then I looked up and he was looking directly at me with unconditional love.
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.
I feel vulnerable because my mind – because of the stroke, my mind doesn’t focus. And then I feel vulnerable because I don’t understand the world around me.
I have always said that often the religion you were born with becomes more important to you as you see the universality of truth.
The universe is an example of love. Like a tree. Like the ocean. Like my body. Like my wheelchair. I see the love.