Recorded on March 30-31, 1969, at a New York City sculpture studio, these are the original talks by Ram Dass that became basis for his seminal book, Be Here Now.
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Be here now
- Valerie J. Nelson
Those who know will understand
I would. To the normal waking person it may seem strange, but when accompanied by a mushroom or two you definitely get it.
There is no comparing this level of wisdom to anything. Ram Dass see's existence for what it is, and lays some heavy ideas on you.
Every last second. Every ego shattering, beautiful sentence.
Definately, though if you were to listen to it in one sitting, you may not absorb the amazing amount of wisdom he displays.
This was obviously made in the 60's or 70's when use of psychedelics were very popular. My normal consciousness couldn't quite grasp it, but after eating one special mushroom containing (censored) I fully understood everything he was trying to say, and it absolutely changed my life. It made me realize how silly the ego is. It's not as big as we think it is, and you don't have to get rid of it. The Ego serves a purpose in the physical world, however, nothing beyond that. It is when you get lost in the illusion of ego that you run into issues.
- Thomas Scotland "Tom"