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Ram Dass’s Quote About the Spiritual Path: Be the Captain of Your Ship

You know your course better than anybody else.

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Ram Dass was a soaring soul our world was fortunate to have for almost nine decades. Known as Richard Alpert until his guru gave him his Hindi name, Ram Dass influenced an entire generation of Westerners, mainly American, from the late 1960s until his death in 2019.




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