If you’re a spiritual explorer of any age, chances are good that you’ve heard of Ram Dass.
Born Richard Alpert, Ram Dass is known to millions as the stellar young 1960’s Harvard- psychologist-turned-hippie who tripped with Timothy Leary, befriended beat poets and Tibetan lamas, found his guru Neem Karoli Baba in India, and penned the perennial classic Be Here Now.
All of that is true . . . but for those of us who’ve leaned into his teachings, you know that he was also an extraordinary and beloved soul who sparked transformation throughout generations.
His teacher, Neem Karoli Baba, revealed the way for him: “Ram Dass, love other people and serve them. That is all.”
Brilliant, irreverent, wise, and most of all, unconditionally loving—Ram Dass lived his life as “an experiment in truth.” He helped the dying, the blind, and the imprisoned, and considered service as essential as meditation or prayer.
We are all manifestations of the same greater Self, we are meant to enjoy our roles here on Earth, and our dying is simply a point of transit. And along our way, as he so often reassured us:
“We’re all just walking each other home.”
Thank you, Ram Dass, for all that you have shared with us.
With gratitude and love,
Your friends at Sounds True