71+ Best Ram Dass Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Ram Dass, also known as Baba Ram Dass, was an American spiritual teacher, psychologist, and author. Most notable for his best-selling book ‘Be Here Now’, he has authored several other books on spirituality and religion.

He helped popularize Eastern spirituality and yoga with the baby boomer generation in the West. Inspirational Ram Dass quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Most Famous Ram Dass Quotes

Only that in you which is me can hear what I’m saying. Ram Dass

We’re fascinated by the words  but where we meet is in the silence behind them. Ram Dass

 I can resonate with you in the highest place that I am. So: I can do nothing for you but work on myself you can do nothing for me but work on yourself. Ram Dass

Knowledge all by itself, without deep wisdom, ends up becoming despair. Ram Dass

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

Only that in you which is me can hear what I’m saying. Ram Dass

 The quieter you become, the more you can hear. Ram Dass

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

 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

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

Our whole spiritual transformation brings us to the point where we realize that in our own being, we are enough. Ram Dass

Information is just bits of data. Knowledge is putting them together. Wisdom is transcending them. Ram Dass

The ego is frightened by death, because ego is part of the incarnation and ends with it. That is why we learn to identify with our soul, as the soul continues after death. For the soul, death is just another moment. Ram Dass

To him who has had the experience no explanation is necessary, to him who has not, none is possible. Ram Dass

Be patient. You’ll know when it’s time for you to wake up and move ahead. Ram Dass

Let’s trade in all our judgment for appreciation. Let’s lay down our righteousness and just be together. Ram Dass

 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

The game is to be where you are. Be it honestly and as consciously as you know how. Ram Dass

 Emotions are like waves. Watch them disappear in the distance on the vast calm ocean. Ram Dass

Give up the anger. Working it through is making it something. Just give it up. Ram Dass

What are you doing planning for the future? Well it’s all right now. But later? Forget it baby. That’s later. Now is now. Are you going to be here or not? Ram Dass

I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are. Ram Dass

Information is just bits of data. Knowledge is putting them together. Wisdom is transcending them. Ram Dass

Learn to watch your drama unfold while at the same time knowing you are more than your drama. Ram Dass

I was no longer needing to be special, because I was no longer so caught in my puny separateness that had to keep proving I was something. I was part of the universe, like a tree is, or like grass is, or like water is. Ram Dass

We are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Ram Dass

 The key to the spiritual journey is not acquiring something outside of yourself. Rather it is shedding the veils to come back to the deepest truth of your being. Ram Dass

The minute you don’t want power, you’ll have more than you ever dreamed possible. Ram Dass

 The next message you need is always right where you are. Ram Dass

Each of us finds his unique vehicle for sharing with others his bit of wisdom. Ram Dass

 When you know how to listen, everybody is the guru speaking to you. It’s right here always. Ram Dass

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

 In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are straight. Ram Dass

Inspiration is God making contact with itself. Ram Dass.

 Birth, death, and suffering all bring us to the very edge of what our minds can understand. Ram Dass

Faith is not a belief. Faith is what is left when your beliefs have all been blown to hell. Ram Dass

 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

When the faith is strong enough, it is sufficient just to be. It’s a journey towards simplicity, towards quietness. Ram Dass

If you keep examining your mind, you’ll come to see that thoughts of who you are and how it all is are creating the reality you’re experiencing. Ram Dass

Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. Ram Dass

The way we regard death is critical to the way we experience life. When your fear of death changes, the way you live your life changes. Ram Dass

I’m not interested in being a ‘lover.’ I’m interested in only being love. Ram Dass

Without remaining open to change, we can not remain open to life. Ram Dass

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

 Our journey is about being more deeply involved in life and yet less attached to it. Ram Dass

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. Ram Dass

 A being whose awareness is totally free, who does not cling to anything, is liberated. Ram Dass

The most important aspect of love is not in giving or the receiving: it’s in the being. Ram Dass

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

You just love until you and the beloved become one. Ram Dass

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

The universe is an example of love. Like a tree. Like the ocean. Like my body. Like my wheelchair. I see the love. Ram Dass

The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. Listen to your own truth. Ram Dass

Death is our greatest challenge as well as our greatest spiritual opportunity. Ram Dass

 If you think you’re enlightened, try spending a week with your family. Ram Dass

Death is perfectly safe, I like to say. Ram Dass

 Let’s trade in all our judging for appreciating. Let’s lay down our righteousness and just be together. Ram Dass

The ego is frightened by death, because ego is a part of the incarnation and ends with it. Ram Dass

 We come together because we fulfill each others’ needs at some level or other. Ram Dass

Our journey is about being more deeply involved in life, and yet less attached to it. Ram Dass

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

Our interactions with one another reflect a dance between love and fear. Ram Dass

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

Don’t think about the future. Just be here now. Ram Dass

 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 objective. Ram Dass

Compassion is the spontaneous response of love; pity the involuntary reflex of fear. Ram Dass

 Souls love. That’s what souls do. Ego don’t, but souls do. Become a soul, look around, and you’ll be amazed all the beings around you are souls. Be one, see one. Ram Dass

The secret isn’t that you’re not being told. The secret is that you’re not able to hear. Ram Dass

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