All quotes from Ram Dass’

I am.

What a weird thing! As long as you have an ego you’re on a limited trip.

Patterns of energy. All patterns of energy. You’re part of it all.

What’s holding you back? Your thoughts, huh? You’ve got to give them up. Just ego planning.

Now is now. Are you going to be here or not? It’s as simple as that.

This is it!! This is all there is. Right now!

If you get so efficient… if you’ve got to turn off all the vibrations of the scene… because you’re so busy about the future or the past, or time has caught you… it costs too much!!

You can only protest effectively when you love the person whose ideas you are protesting against as much as you love yourself.

Here we are. Here and now. That’s all there is.

Later never exists.

You want to change your environment? Change your head!!

Give up even the desire to be experiencing the bliss of being it all, of being with the divine mother.

I can do nothing for you but work on myself… you can do nothing for me but work on yourself.

That’s the feeling of Western man. It’s not enough. He’s got it all going in as fast as he can shovel it. He’s got every sensual gratification he can possibly desire and it’s not enough because there’s no here-and-now-ness about it.

That’s the bodhisattva part of it: you have gone and you have gotten the liberation, and then you are right here chopping wood and carrying water.

And then I come before him and now I’m freaked because I know he knows it all: and I walk in, and he looks at me with total love.

That means you’re starting to have enough of all that. You see that everything you’re going to experience through your senses and everything you’re going to know through your thinking mind is not going to be enough. And worldly things begin to appear like dross instead of gold….

You are the universe.

You finally figure out that it’s only the clock that’s going around… it’s doing its thing, but you—you’re sitting here right now, always.

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

You are the laws of the universe.

So long as one feels that he is the doer, he cannot escape from the wheel of births and deaths.