In The Wheel of Dharma, Rama engages the reader in a conversation on truth, perception, existence, life and death, love and light, and more. This book is a microcosm of his teachings, with wonderful black and white illustrations.
(by Nili S.) In September 2014 my sister came to visit. She wanted to see a photography exhibit, mounted at Governor’s Island, and so we found ourselves at this magic place we never knew about.
Governor’s Island used to be an army base, which was taken over by NYC Parks Department about 10 years ago. Art, dance, music and more are offered in a beautiful Island that includes bike trails, picnic areas and amazing vistas of downtown Manhattan, Jersey City, Brooklyn and the Statue of Liberty.
(by Chinjandra) "I will come and go in this world and be forgotten. That's freedom.
But I do have a role to play in this cosmic game.
I may ease the suffering of another; I may give joy or I may die in the attempt.
But I must play my role be it great or small. That's humility."
Rama, Purity and Humility
What is seeing? Well, seeing is a direct, immediate knowledge of something. It does not imply any kind of judgment or moral system or philosophical outlook or religious viewpoint. Seeing is seeing.
Dharma is doing the proper thing, thinking the proper thought, feeling the proper feeling. What is your dharma? If your dharma is self-discovery and psychic development, then you need to learn, within certain constraints, how to be perfect—perfectly nice.
The Lakshmi Series of 28 talks are the first talk recordings produced by Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz. Taped in private and public settings in 1982 and 1983, these teachings cover a vast range of topics that Rama once called "the basics that everyone should know".
"Wisdom is the ability to do two things at once -- to be in the world and of it, to enjoy it, to participate in it fully and successfully, and at the same time, to not be here at all -- to be in realms of light, to be in samadhi, beyond all this. That’s true wisdom." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz
The message of the Bhagavad Gita is to fight, to act, to play our part in life. If we work well then we discipline our mind and body and the strength that results stays with us and leaves the body with us. The Bhagavad Gita also urges us to seek enlightenment to go beyond the wheel of birth, death and rebirth.
We do not need to shave our head and wear an ochre robe to meditate and progress on the path to enlightenment. No, we do not, and that is what is so exciting! We can meditate anywhere at any time. All we need to do is still our mind. Find out as a spiritual aspirant what attitudes and actions can help us on our journey.