Small but intimate compilation of the life, learning and teachings of Ram Dass, psychoanalyst and spiritual master.
The life of Ram Dass deserves without doubt to be collected in a documentary. Being a professor of psychology and researcher at Harvard with a more than accentuated interest in the search for a higher consciousness, he ended up in India and learning from his guru, Neem Karoli Baba.
At an early age, he suffered a stroke. Maharaj-ji, as Neem Karoli Baba was called, told him that his stroke would be a blessing. His sudden and pronounced dependence enabled Ram Dass to gain access to other perspectives on life and to deepen his inner work. As he himself maintains:
“I don’t wish anyone to have a stroke, but I wish everyone to take the lessons that a stroke has given me.“
In this good film work directed by Derek Peck, one can see a smiling, joyful man who always repeats the same mantra:
“Loving consciousness, I am loving consciousness.”
The work of the guru of Ram Dass where love was the protagonist, was adopted by him and put into practice in his teachings. Today he continues to disseminate his legacy through his website and podcasts.
It is fascinating, to say the least, how much has been written about love throughout human history, and how little we still know about it. But I am convinced that it is the basis of everything, of everything that is really important in life and of everything that can make it possible for us to make this world a better place.