Author(s): Ram Dass
Moments of boundless love and realization do occur spontaneously, reflects Ram Dass, but it is our daily life practice that clarifies the mind and heart and makes these experiences an abiding part of who we are. For over five decades, Ram Dass has ventured across the globe, into the depths of consciousness, and along the path of service to others. With Polishing the Mirror, he gathers together his most essential practice-based guidance for living fully in the here and now. Readers will find within these pages a rich combination of perennial wisdom, humor, teaching stories, and detailed nuts-and-bolts instruction on Ram Dass most valued spiritual practices, including: Bhakti Yoga opening our hearts to universal love Practices for living, aging, dying, and embracing the natural flow of life Karma Yoga how humility and service profoundly transform us Working with fear and suffering as a path to grace and freedom Step-by-step guidance in devotional chant, mantra and mala practices, and much more For those both familiar and new to Ram Dass teachings, here is this vanguard spiritual explorer s complete guide for polishing the mirror of the soul, discovering who we are and why we are here, and reflecting fully the light of our true nature.
Ram Dass is a superb writer. His example of gentleness and loving compassion is infused with profound wisdom of the heart and mind, a welcome sense of humor and a savvy effectiveness in the real world. THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Ram Dass continues to share his ongoing journey with us, to our great benefit. JON KABAT-ZINN Author of Mindfulness for Beginners
Ram Dass means Servant of God. Born Richard Alpert, Ram Dass is the founder of the Love Serve Remember Project and co-founder of the Seva Foundation and the Prison Ashram Project. He is the author of the worldwide spiritual classic Be Here Now, and many other books. For more information, visit ramdass.org.