30 Best Baba Ram Dass Quotes

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30 Best Baba Ram Dass Quotes

Ram Dass (also known as Baba Ram Dass) was a psychologist, Harvard professor, and author who inspired many people by passing on his words of wisdom for a happy successful life. Here is a collection of my favorite Ram Dass inspirational quotes.

 

What’s In This Post

I’ve divided these Ram Dass quotes into several categories:

  • Helping Each Other Quotes
  • The Key to Listening Well Quote
  • Be Here Now Quotes
  • Being Enough Quotes
  • Life (Including Suffering) Offers Learning Quotes
  • Letting Go Quotes
  • Humor and Joy Quotes
  • Start Where You Are Quotes
  • The Paradoxes of Life Quotes

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Helping Each Other Quotes


“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

 

“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 Quote, Helping Each Other Quote


“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


“When you are causing suffering to others, you are causing suffering to yourself.” ― Ram Dass


“As one individual changes, the system changes.”
― Ram Dass

 

The Key to Listening Well Quote

This quote fits incredibly well with the attitude that I encourage couples to have to improve their communication and relationship.

My words: listen with curiosity. Listen for: What is this person trying to tell me? What have they got going on?

Ram Dass' words:


“The art of listening comes from a quiet mind and an open heart.”
― Ram Dass,

 

A quick look at Listening that Works book

 

Be Here Now Quotes


“Be here now.”
― Ram Dass, Be Here Now 

“Now is now. Are you going to be here or not?”
― Ram Dass

“Wherever you are, be all there.”
― Ram Dass

 

Wherever you are, be all there. Ram Dass quote

“Ask yourself: Where am I?
Answer: Here.
Ask yourself: What time is it?
Answer Now.
Say it until you can hear it.”
― Ram Dass

 

Being Enough Quotes  

“Your problem is you are too busy holding on to your unworthiness.”
― Ram Dass

“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

“It's very hard to grow because it's difficult to let go of the models of ourselves in which we've invested so heavily.”
― Ram Dass, One-Liners: A Mini-Manual for a Spiritual Life

 

Life (Including Suffering) Offers Learning Quotes


“Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation.
Use it!”
― Ram Dass

 

Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it! Ram Dass quote

“Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise.”
― Ram Dass

“The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering.”
― Ram Dass

 

Letting Go Quotes


“The Ego is an exquisite instrument.
Enjoy it, use it--just don't get lost in it.”
― Ram Dass

“As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can't see how it is.”
― Ram Dass

“Just relax and trust the process.”
― Ram Dass, Be Here Now

 

Just relax and trust the process. Baba Ram Dass quote, letting go quotes

 

Humor and Joy Quotes


“Cosmic humor, especially about your own predicament, is an important part of your journey.”
― Ram Dass, Be Here Now

“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

 

Start Where You Are Quotes


“Start from where you are – not where you wish you were.
The work you’re doing becomes your path.”
― Ram Dass

 

Start from where you are – not where you wish you were. The work you’re doing becomes your path. Ram Dass quote

 


“I think the message is that you don’t need to go to anywhere else to find what you are seeking.”
― Ram Dass, Be Here Now

“When you are already in Detroit,
you don't have to take a bus to get there.”
― Ram Dass

 

Your Path is Personal Quotes


“We each have our path.
There are many routes up the mountain, but they all end at the peak.”
― Ram Dass,

 

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

 

The Paradoxes of Life Quotes


“Across planes of consciousness, we have to live with the paradox that opposite things can be simultaneously true.”
― Ram Dass


You can be still and still moving.
Content even in your discontent.
― Ram Dass

 

You can be still and still moving. Content even in your discontent. Ram Dass quote

 

“Our journey is about being more deeply involved in Life
and yet less attached to it.”
― Ram Dass


“As soon as you give it all up you can have it all.”
― Ram Dass, Be Here Now


“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

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