Ram Dass (2019) - FULL Album

by East Forest, Ram Dass

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chilidavis Beautiful work from an amazing artist....has been instrumental on my integration journey Favorite track: Home.
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Lalo Start your day with this album...end your day with this album...bridge your day with this album. This is absolutely beautiful; incredibly musicianship, profound wisdom from Ram Dass. Favorite track: I Am Loving Awareness (feat. Krishna Das).
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IO SOUND soulpod music for incarnations & cremations // one of the most beautiful ambient albums of sacred tones & spoken sophia that I have ever had the beautiful pleasure of letting slip into my mind with shivers into my soul // a true healing journey, bringing to delight the effortless air of the spirit that Ram Dass speaks in every syllable, made with reverence, more than a musician but a monk who has turned from the ready spoils of commercial fame to become like Rumi, audio incanter of the stars // Favorite track: I Am Loving Awareness (feat. Krishna Das).
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Juniperus Kaizuka A genuine creation of wisdom and beauty. Peaceful words, peaceful music, a pleasure to listen to. Favorite track: Please Pass The Bliss.
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Alissa Fields I love the feeling I have when listening to the sound and message of this album! Thank you for making this! 💜
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    The complete Ram Dass album on CD + digital download, and lyrics (digital PDF); the packaging contains track listing and original paintings by Elizabeth Hilton of Ram Dass and Maharaj-ji!

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1.
03:07
Trees Grasses Water Sun Stars Moon Clouds Rain All are our friends Are us Nature embraces us and we embrace nature We are nature We are the trees and the clouds and the waters When you hug a tree you’re hugging yourself We are human beings Human beings are part of nature When you’re seeing the ocean or the lake or the river you’re seeing yourself Nature is a manifestation of god And that manifestation is love all the way
2.
When you witness a dark thought A dark thought that isn’t going to get you anywhere You witness it And love it You love your dark thoughts Remember the witness is part of the soul And the soul loves everything Every thing Not every being but every thing Loves the clouds and the trees and the fish and the animals And that love coalesces the universe The oneness of the universe is love
3.
We have to get out of our minds Our thinking minds I’ll tell you how I do it By using a mantra or phrase I am loving awareness I Am Loving Awareness Loving awareness is a name for soul Which you really are Leads you to love everything you are aware of The sky The room Your body Other people And then I ride the mantra into my heart And in my heart i see a doorway Or a veil To the next plain Soul land I am loving awareness
4.
Our karma Is our mind And the mind stands in the way Of a clear view of god Our minds give us clouded perceptions Individualism leads to war And anger And insecurity And fear Our karma is our mind And the mind stands in the way Of a clear view of god Our minds give us clouded perceptions
5.
05:22
The universe is a manifestation of the one And the oneness is inside the soul The soul is our real self The ego is who we think we are And the soul is really, really who we are Soul comes from the one From the god And we are spiritual beings Visiting humanity I want to know I want to know I want to feel what’s inside I want to let it go, let it go I want to let it all go I’m surrounded by All these ghosts who can’t confide Cannot let it go. Just let it go. We’re all satsang We are all truth I want to know I want to know I want to feel what’s inside I want to let it go I want to let it all go There’s no questions left to ask All our lives are in the past They come and go so easily There’s nothing left to be If you identify with your soul Then you see other people as souls And souls love one another It’s easy as a soul to love everybody They’re all manifestations of the one
6.
03:34
Psilocybin is my friend Psilocybin got me onto the spiritual path My first trip I did it with Tim Leary and Allen Ginsberg We were in the kitchen in Tim’s house But the talking was too much for me And so I went into the living room Which was dark And I sat down on the couch I thought I have my body at least But I looked down There was the couch There was no me sitting on the couch There was no body No roles No body Then I sensed in me a place of love And I said I’m home I was going into spiritual planes of consciousness I had never done that before I’m home
7.
The soul Takes birth Takes incarnation To learn Our perception Of the soul Is love love love love love You love fellow souls I love things I love my pain My wheelchair I love you all I love the whole universe We love everyone By inhabiting the soul
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Perfect Perfect
9.
Feeling lost in the electronic sea in the universe? Electronics capture our consciousness I remember as a kid thinking about the future Fast forward living in this age of computers Everybody in their phones like a solitary cell We don’t talk with our tongues we just text with our thumbs Cell towers by the schools giving cancer to the young And we cancel each other, online you get hung by the jealousy and judgements Drama to dealt with, and private is public We’re starving for substance It’s all one to one Put down your smoking gun It’s only what we see How you choose is what will be It’s all from the earth Reflections that we birth Precious metals salt and sea, It’s all one it’s you and me Is a sickness that is coming from The identification with separateness With the individual Modern technology, double edged sword It’s everywhere at once, impossible to avoid The whole world connected through the click of a button We nuke our foods in the microwave ovens Because it’s quick and convenient We know the government taking peaks at our email yet we still need it Fine print we don’t read it, take a bite out of the apple like Eve did in Eden But where is it leading? You become identified with your individuality Then your world is populated by Them Them is distant from You At the end of the day, all roads lead home Dorothy meets the Wiz, it is what it is Perception is everything, waking up in the dream We project what we think, but it’s not what it seems Every cell every atom is connected like team We are one in this ocean of life with many streams Be empowered by the tool but don’t let it use you Can’t Google self-knowledge Be your own guru On the other hand You can identify with all of it The universe Or the One The One is god The electronics are us They’re not Them See yourself as part of a culture As part of nature As part of the universe As part of god Our consciousness is one Your consciousness and my consciousness It’s one
10.
It’s great to be in soul land To identify with your individual soul In the plane of consciousness Which I call soul land I go in to soul land And in the soul Is the witness You witness the whole whole thing I look around, what do I see All my friends reflecting me We do this dance, round and round Never know what will be found I can help you home Witnessing your thoughts Witnessing your incarnation You witness your whole life Soul land You meet other souls You meet your pod, soul pod That have been with you infinitely Soul land And when you’re in your soul You’ll find a doorway Which leads into The Atman Don’t you want to come with me You’re already here with me And the Atman Contains god And you’re guru Don’t you want to come be free Soul Land
11.
Death is a ceremony In which one takes off one pair of clothes And adopts a new one That’s from the soul perspective From the ego Death is a stopping point It’s the end of the ego The ego sees death as suffering And the soul See death as the awakening Of a new world A new perception So you should identify With your soul in life That will be the best thing for you to do To anticipate death It’s your Sadhana in life Your Sadhana prepares you Prepares you for an upbeat dying
12.
09:55
There was a guy He was a surfer from california Long hair All dressed in Indian clothes Beard Beads I figured that’s the person I would go to India with He said that he was going to take a walking trip in India What the hell So we started on our walking trip My feet burned He said “my guru is up in the hills” So I decided to go up to the mountains with him And I didn’t believe in gurus The night before we were to arrive at the guru We had stayed at a house And I got up to go to the bathroom And I went outside and the stars were magnificent It was the first time I had thought about my mother She had died six months before She was a soul I got inside his house and I hadn’t told anybody about this And then the next day we drove on to the guru Up on that hill he said “the guru is there on the hill” What was at the top of that hill And then it was a long, long path to a meadow In the meadow there were 20 or 30 people All dressed in white around a central figure An old man With a blanket over his shoulder And my mind said to me “this is a cult” I won’t go any farther So the old man pointed at me And he said, “you were thinking about your mother last night” It was a miracle I didn’t tell anybody about that Just me He’s privy to my mind My mind was blown by that miracle I was thinking my gosh he knows my mind Wow And I started to think about the thoughts that I had, that I wouldn’t want Anybody to know And I looked up at him And he is looking at me with such love Unconditional love He was loving me With my thoughts With all of the stuff I never had unconditional love That moment I loved everybody When I looked into his eyes I loved everybody Including me From then on My life was just love, love, love, love From then on I was identified with my soul
13.
You’re a guru... Even if you have never met your guru Your guru is there Everybody has a guru If you don’t think you have a guru I’ll lend you mine Before I realized that he was here I felt I was the captain of my ship Now he’s the captain of my ship I surrender I turn to him and he decides and god decides He has his leela or dance or game and I’m part of that dance You’re a guru
14.
Maharajji In my second visit to India Took me aside and said to me, “Ram Dass love everybody” And I said I can’t My mind is full of judgements He said, “Ram Dass love everybody and tell the truth” And those instructions Have been my guide To my Sadhana And my Sadhana Has led to my soul And souls love each other And tell the truth

about

**This is the complete Ram Dass album (aka "Chapter IV" of our 4 part series) that includes all 14 final songs.

East Forest was invited to Ram Dass’ home in Maui to join in conversation and record brand new teachings from the legendary teacher. After capturing these words of wisdom, East Forest returned to his studio in the high desert of Southern Utah to compose the soundtrack to beautifully support each songs’ subject. In these new recordings, Ram Dass’ words speak masterfully to the modern challenges that so many face with technology, dark thoughts, the nature of the soul, and so much more. The new East Forest record also features guest appearances from the likes of Trevor Hall, Stic of Dead Prez, The Mynabirds, and Grammy nominated artist, Krishna Das, all framing Ram Dass’ teachings with contemporary voices and cementing the 88 year old spiritual teacher into an echelon of relevancy and immediacy — offering a direct antidote for a highly polarized nation that is deeply in need of a universal voice of wisdom, connection and unconditional love.

credits

released August 9, 2019

All music written, produced, mixed and engineered by East Forest

Ram Dass - spoken word

East Forest - Vocals, Piano, Vibraphone, Percussion, Synthesizers, Shruti Box, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Organ, Mylodica, Field Recordings, Drum Programming, String Arrangements

with,
Trevor Hall - Vocals
Krishna Das - Vocals, Ectara
Laura Bird of The Mynabirds - Vocals
stic of dead prez - MC

Owen Hofmann-Smith - Cello, Double Bass
Kyleen King - Viola, Violin, Bass Guitar
Thacher Schmid - Viola, Violin
Sheela Bringi - Bansuri flute
Jonathan P. Downer - Bass Guitar
Lorraine Weiss - Soprano Saxophone
Ji Tanzer - Percussion
Will Dudley - Kora
Lucas Tensen - Gordello
Amond AJ Jackson - Additional engineering, “Electronic Sea”
Huntley Miller - Mastering

Daniel F. Birch - Graphic Design
Elizabeth Hilton - Ram Dass and Maharajji Paintings

Tim Cook - Executive Producer
Raghu Markus - Love Serve Remember Executive Director

Recorded at Boulder Rock Studios (Boulder, UT), The Map Room (Portland, OR) and Ram Dass' study (Maui, HI)

All field recordings captured in and around Ram Dass' home on the island of Maui, Hawaii

With a deep bow to Neem Karoli Baba for his eternal guidance. Ram Ram.

Additional gratitude to Raghu, Rachel, Kelly, Rita, Dasi Ma and everyone at Love Serve Remember; Tim, Isabelle and Rachel at N3W Level management; Girlie Action; Ron & Boulder Rock Studios and Steveo; Radha for her loving support; and Ram Dass for his endless inspiration.

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(p) Long Lost Tricks Music (BMI), Baba Ram Dass Music (BMI)
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East Forest Boulder, Utah

East Forest plays electro-acoustic orchestral ambient-pop coined "blissful" (NPR) and "immersive" (Wired). His work has appeared on 1631 Recordings, Aquilo Records, as well as Tender Loving Empire & Universal/Decca.
He has three #1 albums that charted on iTunes as well as multiple top ten Billboard releases. He is a Nord Artist & tours internationally.
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