1. “We’re all just walking each other home.” ― Ram Dass
  2. “When you know how to listen everybody is the guru.” – Ram Dass
  3. “The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” ― Ram Dass
  4. “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, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. 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. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You’re too this, or I’m too this.’ That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.” – Ram Dass
  5. “Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise.” ― Ram Dass
  6. “What your mind judges. Judgment comes, in part, out of your own fear. You judge other people because you’re not comfortable in your own being. By judging, you find out where you stand in relation to other people. The judging mind is very divisive. It separates. Separation closes your heart. If you close your heart to someone, you are perpetuating your suffering and theirs. Shifting out of judgment means learning to appreciate your predicament and their predicament with an open heart instead of judging. Then you can allow yourself and others to just be, without separation.” – Ram Dass
  7. “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.” ― Ram Dass
  8. “As you quiet your mind, you begin to see the nature of your own resistance more clearly, struggles, inner dialogues, the way in which you procrastinate and develop passive resistance against life. As you cultivate the witness, things change. You don’t have to change them. Things just change.” – Ram Dass
  9. “We’re fascinated by the words–but where we meet is in the silence behind them.” ― Ram Dass
  10. “You just love until you and the beloved become one.” – Ram Dass
  11. “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
  12. “The universe is made up of experiences that are designed to burn out your attachment, your clinging, to pleasure, to pain, to fear to all of it. And as long as there is a place where your vulnerable, the universe will find a way to confront you with it.” – Ram Dass
  13. “What you meet in another being is the projection of your own level of evolution.” ― Ram Dass
  14. “Our whole spiritual transformation brings us to the point where we realize that in our own being. We are enough.” – Ram Dass
  15. “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.” ― Ram Dass
  16. “The greatest thing you can do for another being is to provide the unconditional love that comes from making contact with that place in them that is beyond conditions, which is just pure consciousness, pure essence. That is, once we acknowledge each other as existing, just being, just being, then each of us is free to change optimally. If I can just love you because here we are, then you are free to grow as you need to grow.” – Ram Dass
  17. “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
  18. “Start from where you are–not where you wish you were. The work you’re doing becomes your path.” – Ram Dass
  19. “The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back.” ― Ram Dass
  20. “Be here now.” ― Ram Dass
  21. “In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight.” ― Ram Dass
  22. “Your problem is you are too busy holding on to your unworthiness.” ― Ram Dass
  23. “As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can’t see how it is.” ― Ram Dass
  24. “Treat everyone you meet like God in drag.” ― Ram Dass
  25. “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.” ― Ram Dass
  26. “Let’s trade in all our judging for appreciating. Let’s lay down our righteousness and just be together.” ― Ram Dass
  27. “Wherever you are, be all there.” – Ram Dass
  28. “The next message you need is always right where you are.” ― Ram Dass
  29. “Only that in you which is me can hear what I’m saying.” ― Ram Dass
  30. “As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can’t see how it is.” – Ram Dass
  31. “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.” ― Ram Dass
  32. “Ask yourself: Where am I? Answer: Here. Ask yourself: What time is it? Answer Now. Say it until you can hear it.” – Ram Dass
  33. “Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it.” ― Ram Dass
  34. “When many people have this heart connection, then we will know that we are all one, we human beings all over the planet. We will be one. One love. And don’t leave out the animals, and trees, and clouds, and galaxies – it’s all one. It’s one energy” – Ram Dass
  35. “A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there’s work to be done.” ― Ram Dass
  36. “When you are causing suffering to others, you are causing suffering to yourself.” – Ram Dass
  37. “I’m not interested in being a “lover.” I’m interested in only being love.” ― Ram Dass
  38. “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
  39. “The game is not about becoming somebody; it’s about becoming nobody.” ― Ram Dass
  40. “Once you get to your soul, then every person you look at is a soul.” – Ram Dass
  41. “Every religion is the product of the conceptual mind attempting to describe the mystery.” ― Ram Dass
  42. “Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your Transformation. Use it!” – Ram Dass
  43. “Learn to watch your drama unfold while at the same time knowing you are more than your drama.” ― Ram Dass
  44. “As you dissolve into love, your ego fades. You’re not thinking about loving; you’re just being love, radiating like the sun.” – Ram Dass
  45. “If you think you’re free, there’s no escape possible.” ― Ram Dass
  46. “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
  47. “It’s all real and it’s all illusory: that’s Awareness!” ― Ram Dass
  48. “Don’t compare your path with anybody else’s. Your path is unique to you.” – Ram Dass
  49. “We’re here to awaken from the illusion of separateness” ― Ram Dass
  50. “It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.” – Ram Dass
  51. “Information is just bits of data. Knowledge is putting them together. Wisdom is transcending them.” ― Ram Dass
  52. “Each of us finds his unique vehicle for sharing with others his bit of wisdom.” – Ram Dass
  53. “It’s only when caterpillarness is done that one becomes a butterfly. That again is part of this paradox. You cannot rip away caterpillarness. The whole trip occurs in an unfolding process of which we have no control.” ― Ram Dass
  54. “Together we are all on a journey called life. We are a little broken and a little shattered inside. Each one of us is aspiring to make it to the end. None is deprived of pain here and we have all suffered in our own ways. I think our journey is all about healing ourselves and healing each other in our own special ways. Let’s just help each other put all those pieces back together and make it to the end more beautifully. Let us help each other survive.” – Ram Dass
  55. “Our whole spiritual transformation brings us to the point where we realize that in our own being, we are enough.” ― Ram Dass
  56. “Emptiness is not really empty; emptiness is fully of everything. The ‘everything’ just isn’t manifest.” – Ram Dass
  57. “The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering.” ― Ram Dass
  58. “To rest in awareness also means to stand free of the prejudices of mind that come from identifying with cherished attitudes and opinions. We can listen without being busy planning, analyzing, theorizing…and especially judging. We can open into the moment fully in order to hear it all.” – Ram Dass
  59. “If you think you are enlightened; go home for Thanksgiving.” ― Ram Dass
  60. “I am without form without limit. Beyond space – beyond time. I am in everything. Everything is me. I am the bliss of the universe. I am everything.” – Ram Dass
  61. “When we see the Beloved in each person, it’s like walking through a garden, watching flowers bloom all around us.” ― Ram Dass
  62. “Be here now. Don’t anticipate. Don’t yearn for things of the past. Let the past go with forgiveness. And let the future go with no anticipation.” – Ram Dass
  63. “Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it!” ― Ram Dass
  64. “Everyone should smile. Life really isn’t that serious. We make it hard. The sun rises. The sun sets. We just tend to complicate the process.” – Ram Dass
  65. “Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God.” ― Ram Dass
  66. “Across planes of consciousness, we have to live with the paradox that opposite things can be simultaneously true.” ― Ram Dass
  67. “I can do nothing for you but work on myself…you can do nothing for me but work on yourself!” ― Ram Dass
  68. “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?” ― Ram Dass
  69. “Our interactions with one another reflect a dance between love and fear.” ― Ram Dass
  70. “The Ego is an exquisite instrument. Enjoy it, use it–just don’t get lost in it.” ― Ram Dass
  71. “Suffering is the sandpaper of our incarnation. It does its work of shaping us.” ― Ram Dass
  72. “All spiritual practices are illusions created by illusionists to escape illusion.” ― Ram Dass
  73. “Compassion refers to the arising in the heart of the desire to relieve the suffering of all beings.” ― Ram Dass
  74. “There’s much more in any given moment than we usually perceive, and that we ourselves are much more than we usually perceive. When you know that, part of you can stand outside the drama of your life.” ― Ram Dass
  75. “By acting compassionately, by helping to restore justice and to encourage peace, we are acknowledging that we are all part of one another.” ― Ram Dass
  76. “Spiritual practices help us move from identifying with the ego to identifying with the soul. Old age does that for you too. It spiritualizes people naturally.” ― Ram Dass
  77. “Prolong not the past. Invite not the future. Do not alter your innate wakefulness. Fear not appearances. There is nothing more than this” ― Ram Dass
  78. “Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we’re so deeply interconnected with one another. Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being love is the supreme creative act.” ― Ram Dass
  79. “In mystical traditions, it is one’s own readiness that makes experiences exoteric or esoteric. The secret isn’t that you’re not being told. The secret is that you’re not able to hear.” ― Ram Dass
  80. “I see my life as an unfolding set of opportunities to awaken.” ― Ram Dass
  81. “You and I are the force for transformation in the world. We are the consciousness that will define the nature of the reality we are moving into.” ― Ram Dass
  82. “A moment comes when “other” is no longer other.” ― Ram Dass
  83. “As one individual changes, the system changes.” ― Ram Dass
  84. “Our rational minds can never understand what has happened, but our hearts. if we can keep them open to God, will find their own intuitive way.” ― Ram Dass
  85. “If you want to be surrounded by Souls, become identified with your Soul. It takes one to know one!” ― Ram Dass
  86. “Just because you are seeing divine light, experiencing waves of bliss, or conversing with Gods and Goddesses is no reason to not know your zip code.” ― Ram Dass
  87. “When we’re identified with Awareness, we’re no longer living in a world of polarities. Everything is present at the same time.” ― Ram Dass
  88. “Inspiration is God making contact with itself.” ― Ram Dass
  89. “When the heart is open, it’s easier for the mind to be turned toward God.” ― Ram Dass
  90. “The dance goes from realizing that you’re separate (which is the awakening) to then trying to find your way back into the totality of which you are not only a part, but which you are.” ― Ram Dass
  91. “Do what you can on this plane to relieve suffering by constantly working on yourself to be an instrument for the cessation of suffering. To me, that’s what the emerging game is all about.” ― Ram Dass
  92. “Early in the journey you wonder how long the journey will take and whether you will make it in this lifetime. Later you will see that where you are going is HERE and you will arrive NOW…so you stop asking.” ― Ram Dass
  93. “What we’re seeing “out there” is the projection of where we’re at–the projection of the clinging’s of our minds.” ― Ram Dass
  94. “Cosmic humor, especially about your own predicament, is an important part of your journey.” ― Ram Dass
  95. “You give up not meditating. It’s called meditation action. There’s no way out of it. Meditation means to be constantly extricating yourself from the clinging of mind.” ― Ram Dass
  96. “You may protest if you can love the person you are protesting against as much as you love yourself.” ― Ram Dass
  97. “Death has such great importance in this society that it affects everything. I learned from my guru that death is not the enemy, I see it as another moment. Yet it’s the end of an incarnation and means going on to other incarnations.” ― Ram Dass
  98. “My life is a creative act–like a painting, or a concerto.” ― Ram Dass
  99. “Our journey is about being more deeply involved in Life and yet less attached to it.” ― Ram Dass
  100. “Now is now. Are you going to be here or not?” ― Ram Dass
  101. “Emotions are like waves. Watch them disappear in the distance on the vast calm ocean.” ― Ram Dass
  102. “To him who has had the experience no explanation is necessary, to him who has not, none is possible.” ― Ram Dass
  103. “What the word God means is the mystery really. It’s the mystery that we face as humans the mystery of existence, of suffering and of death.” ― Ram Dass
  104. “It is only when you begin to understand that if you and I are truly in love, if I go to the place in me that is love and you to the place in you that is love we are ‘together’ in Love. We start to understand that what love means is that we are sharing a common state together. That state exists in you and it exists in me.” ― Ram Dass
  105. “Love is the most transformative medicine for Love slowly transforms you into what psychedelics only get you to glimpse.” ― Ram Dass
  106. “The world is won by those who let it go.” ― Ram Dass
  107. “Once you have drunk from the water of unconditional love, no other well can satisfy your thirst. The pangs of separation may become so intense that seeking the affection of the Beloved becomes an obsession.” ― Ram Dass
  108. “The freer I get, the higher I go. The higher I go, the more I see. The more I see, the less I know. The less I know, the more I’m free.” ― Ram Dass
  109. “When your center is firm, when your faith is strong and unwavering, then it will not matter what company you keep.” ― Ram Dass
  110. “Faith is not a belief. Faith is what is left when your beliefs have all been blown to hell.” – Ram Dass
  111. Faith is in the heart, while beliefs are in the head. Experiences, even spiritual experiences, come and go. As long as you base your faith on experience, your faith is going to be constantly flickering, because your experiences keep changing.” ― Ram Dass
  112. “It’s better to see God in everything than to try to figure it out.” – Ram Dass
  113. “The art of listening comes from a quiet mind and an open heart.” ― Ram Dass
  114. “Grace is at the nexus of love and awareness. There it’s all open and it’s all love.” ― Ram Dass
  115. “You don’t need to go anywhere else to find what you are seeking.” ― Ram Dass
  116. “Knowledge all by itself, without deep wisdom, ends up becoming despair.” ― Ram Dass
  117. “If you listen to your own inner voice, it will tell you where you are now, and which method will work best for you in your evolution towards the light.” ― Ram Dass
  118. “The spiritual journey is not about acquiring something outside yourself. Rather, you are penetrating the layers and veils to return to the deepest truth of your own being.” ― Ram Dass
  119. “From a personality point of view, you develop judgment, but from the soul’s point of view, you develop appreciation.” ― Ram Dass
  120. “A relationship starting out as one that awakens love can only remain a living vehicle for love to the extent that it is continually made new or reconsecrated.” ― Ram Dass
  121. “Whose presence reveals how subtle is the path of Love.” ― Ram Dass
  122. “All acts of healing are ultimately ourselves healing our Self.”― Ram Dass
  123. “Anytime you push something away it’s still there.” ― Ram Dass
  124. “Don’t treat yourself so gingerly; you can let go of stuff. Sometimes it takes three breaths instead of two to do it, but you can do it. Be a little tougher and don’t cling to stuff.” – Ram Dass 
  125. “If I go into the place in myself that is love, and you go into the place in yourself that is love, we are together in love.” – Ram Dass 
  126. “When I look at relationships, my own and others, I see a wide range of reasons for people to be together.” – Ram Dass
  127. “We’re being trained through our incarnations—trained to seek love, trained to seek light, trained to see the grace in suffering.” – Ram Dass 
  128. “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 
  129. “Our plans never turn out as tasty as reality.” – Ram Dass 
  130. “The universe is made up of experiences that are designed to burn out your attachment, your clinging.”​ – Ram Dass 
  131. “External silence can be the doorway to inner silence.” – Ram Dass 
  132. “The ego is a tool. You don’t separate it. It’s a tool for the spirit.” – Ram Dass 
  133. “The art of life is to stay wide open and be vulnerable.”​ – Ram Dass 
  134. “The reality we live in is selected by our conceptual definitions.”​ – Ram Dass 
  135. “Most of us are convinced that we are our egos, which is who we think we are.”​ – Ram Dass 
  136. “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
  137. “We’re here to awaken from the illusion of separateness.” – Ram Dass
  138. “Give up the anger. Working it through is making it something. Just give it up.” – Ram Dass
  139. “Be patient. You’ll know when it’s time for you to wake up and move ahead.” – Ram Dass
  140. “The game is to be where you are. Be it honestly and as consciously as you know how.” – Ram Dass
  141. “You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing.” – Ram Dass
  142. “The thinking mind is what is busy. You have to stay in your heart.” – Ram Dass
  143. “Thoughts are going by like a river; awareness simply is.” – Ram Dass​​.
  144. Ask yourself: Where am I? Answer: Here. Ask yourself: What time is it? Answer: Now. Say it until you can hear it.” – Ram Dass
  145. “The intellect is a beautiful servant but a terrible master. The intuitive, compassionate heart is the doorway to our unity.” – Ram Dass​
  146. “All you can do for another person is be an environment in which if they wanted to come up for air, they could.” – Ram Dass
  147. “We’re fascinated by the words, but where we meet is in the silence behind them.” – Ram Dass
  148. “You can be still and still moving. Content even in your discontent.” – Ram Dass​
  149. “Working with the dying is like being a midwife for this great rite of passage of death.” – Ram Dass
  150. “As we grow in our consciousness, there will be more compassion and more love, and then the barriers between people, between religions, between nations will begin to fall.” – Ram Dass
  151. “My belief is that I wasn’t born into Judaism by accident, and so I needed to find ways to honor that.” – Ram Dass
  152. “In our Western culture, although death has come out of the closet, it is still not openly experienced or discussed.” – Ram Dass​
  153. “We come into relationships often very much identified with our needs.” – Ram Dass
  154. “Pain is the mind. It’s the thoughts of the mind. Then I get rid of the thoughts, and I get in my witness, which is down in my spiritual heart.” – Ram Dass​
  155. “I have always said that often the religion you were born with becomes more important to you as you see the universality of truth.” – Ram Dass​
  156. “My guru said that when he suffers, it brings him closer to God. I have found this, too.” – Ram Dass
  157. “If I go into the place in myself that is love, and you go into the place in yourself that is love, we are together in love.” – Ram Dass 
  158. “We’re here to awaken from the illusion of separateness.” – Ram Dass 
  159. “The way you come to fully appreciate the infusion of the Spirit is to more and more come fully into the moment.” – Ram Dass 
  160. “It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path.” – Ram Dass