The Top 10 Best Ram Dass Quotes

“When you go out into the woods, and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree.

The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You are too this, or I’m too this.’ That judgment mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.”
― Ram Dass

“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.” 
― Ram Dass

“I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion–and where it isn’t, that’s where my work lies.” 
― Ram Dass

“The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back.” 
― Ram Dass

“Treat everyone you meet like God in drag.” 
― Ram Dass

“Let’s trade in all our judging for appreciating. Let’s lay down our righteousness and just be together.” 
― Ram Dass

“We’re here to awaken from the illusion of separateness” 
― Ram Dass


“If you think you are enlightened; go home for Thanksgiving.” 
― Ram Dass

“We are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we are so deeply interconnected with one another.” 
― Ram Dass

“Learn to watch your drama unfold while at the same time knowing you are more than your drama.” 
― Ram Dass