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 Topic: Treat everyone you meet like God in drag: Ram Dass

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Ryan  



Joined: 03 Mar 2003
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Interests: Queer History and Biography
Physical Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Posted: 2 Apr 2003, 9:26 am    Post subject: Treat everyone you meet like God in drag: Ram Dass Reply with quote

I have to explain how I came across this: A friend has lent me a series of tapes on the life of the Sufi guru and poet Rumi, narrated by Andrew Harvey, and told me that Harvey was gay. So I went and did a little research, and found an interview with Harvey online, in which he casually mentions that Ram Dass was gay. News to me, I hadn't seen that in any published sources. So I did a little more research, this guy is fascinating:

Ram Dass (Dr. Richard Alpert, 1931- ), American spiritual guru; psychologist fired from Harvard in 1963 for his research into LSD and its effects on human consciousness; author of the 1971 spiritual guidebook Be Here Now, which has sold over 1 million copies; as well as the books Grist for the Mill; Journey of Awakening; How Can I Help?; Compassion in Action: Setting Out on the Path of Service; and Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing and Dying

But I found my favourite quote from his most recent book One-Liners: A Mini-Manual for a Spiritual Life(2002):

"Treat everyone you meet like God in drag."

These and other Ram Dass quotes are online at http://www.spiritwalk.org/ramdass-quotes.htm

--Ryan.
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werechick  



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Posted: 21 Apr 2003, 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That quote is just too awesome to be put to words.
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Ryan  



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Posted: 21 Apr 2003, 10:19 pm    Post subject: A Great Quote... Reply with quote

werechick wrote:
That quote is just too awesome to be put to words.


Yes, isn't it?

Concise. Profound. AND Queer.

I mean, what more could ya ask for? :-)

Thanx werechick.

--Ryan.
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lhood  



Joined: 26 Jun 2003
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Interests: gay literature and such
Physical Location: San Diego, CA

Posted: 26 Jun 2003, 8:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Treat everyone you meet like God in drag: Ram Dass Reply with quote

Ryan wrote:
I have to explain how I came across this: A friend has lent me a series of tapes on the life of the Sufi guru and poet Rumi, narrated by Andrew Harvey, and told me that Harvey was gay. So I went and did a little research, and found an interview with Harvey online, in which he casually mentions that Ram Dass was gay. News to me, I hadn't seen that in any published sources. So I did a little more research, this guy is fascinating:

Ram Dass (Dr. Richard Alpert, 1931- ), American spiritual guru; psychologist fired from Harvard in 1963 for his research into LSD and its effects on human consciousness; author of the 1971 spiritual guidebook Be Here Now, which has sold over 1 million copies; as well as the books Grist for the Mill; Journey of Awakening; How Can I Help?; Compassion in Action: Setting Out on the Path of Service; and Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing and Dying

But I found my favourite quote from his most recent book One-Liners: A Mini-Manual for a Spiritual Life(2002):

"Treat everyone you meet like God in drag."

These and other Ram Dass quotes are online at http://www.spiritwalk.org/ramdass-quotes.htm

--Ryan.


Well, god bless you, but so?
(Gee whiz, I am Ram Dass-era gay--I'd love to reconnnect!) Seriously!
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