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Sensual experiences are so intense that we tend to forget there is something beyond them. Rama offers two ways to overcome the suffering created by the dream of the senses. One is to alter the dream by refocusing your attention upon God. The other is to put an end to the dreamer by stopping thought.
Prepare for one of Rama's most inspiring and fun talks. Rama defines spiritual experiences and declares, “the most common type of spiritual experience is the one that you're having at the moment. We call it life.”
"All of life is a dream. There are no unimportant dreams. Dreaming is the borderline between life and death. It is the most sophisticated of all spiritual arts....
"This world, this earth, the people upon it, the ages that have past, the stars, the moon -- the experiences that each one of us has -- our loves, friendships, hopes, dreams, ambitions, frustrations -- from the moment of our birth to the moment of our death -- that which we call the experience -- our experience in this world is but a dream or a succession of dreams." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz
“In order to practice magic, you need only one thing -- awareness. We have other selves that are not of this world, of this time, of this cycle. We are ancient beings, evolving forward and backwards simultaneously; we are not structured in time. We are eternal travelers, eternal voyagers -- appearing to be here when in fact we are somewhere else. And when you can contact yourself in that other place, when you can open up a kind of an inter-dimensional phone line between yourself and your various selves, when you become aware of that, that’s when magic begins. You enter another world -- a world of dreams." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz
”Our subject tonight is transcendentalism -- the awareness of eternity in the present.... As I’m sitting talking to you, I’m watching a squirrel. I’m sitting here in the Dodge van and I’m watching this cute little guy hop back and forth, apparently oblivious to our technologically-oriented civilization. He’s out there in his world, a world of trees and nuts and wind and rain and sunshine -- completely unaware of the things that we are aware of, and, of course, we are unaware of the things that he is aware of. So transcendentalism suggests that we are aware of our world …but we are completely oblivious to a world that may be right next to us. Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz
Buddhism involves bringing your mind into clearer and clearer states. We completely purify the mind and then we go beyond all states of mind. When there is no self and therefore no one to perceive states of mind, there is only enlightenment.