"Ram Dass" is an American contemporary spiritual teacher and the author of the seminal 1971 book Be Here Now (book)/Be Here Now. He is known for his personal and professional associations with Timothy Leary at Harvard University in the early 1960s, for his travels to India and his relationship with the Hinduism/Hindu guru Neem Karoli Baba, and for founding the charitable organizations Seva Foundation and Hanuman Foundation. He continues to teach via his website.

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Inspiration is God making contact with itself.

When you are already in Detroit, you don't have to take a bus to get there.

I used to have a sign over my computer that read OLD DOGS CAN LEARN NEW TRICKS, but lately I sometimes ask myself how many more new tricks I want to learn. Wouldn't it be easier just to be outdated?

It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.

If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.

The game is not about becoming somebody, it's about becoming nobody.

Your problem is you're... too busy holding onto your unworthiness.

Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.