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Ram Dass

Ram Dass first went to India in 1967. He was still Dr. Richard Alpert, an already eminent Harvard psychologist and psychedelic pioneer with Dr.Timothy Leary. He continued his psychedelic research until that fateful Eastern trip in 1967, when he traveled to India. In India, he...

Polishing the Mirror

How to Live from Your Spiritual Heart

Ram Dass

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Sometimes illumination occurs spontaneously or, as Ram Dass experienced, in a heart-wrenching moment of opening. More commonly, it happens when we polish the mirror of the heart with daily practice—and see beyond the illusion of our transient thoughts and emotions to the vast and luminous landscape of our true nature.

For five decades, Ram Dass has explored the depths of consciousness and love and brought them to life as service to others. With Polishing the Mirror, he gathers together his essential teachings for living in the eternal present, here and now.

Readers will find within these pages a rich combination of perennial wisdom, humor, teaching stories, and detailed guidance on Ram Dass' own spiritual practices, including:

  • Bhakti Yoga—opening our hearts to unconditional love
  • Practices for living, aging, dying, and embracing the natural flow of life
  • Karma Yoga—how selfless service can profoundly transform us
  • Working with fear and suffering as a path to grace and freedom
  • Step-by-step guidance in devotional chant, meditation and mantra practice, and much more

For those new to Ram Dass' teachings, and for those to whom they are old friends, here is this vanguard spiritual explorer's complete guide to discovering who we are and why we are here, and how to become beacons of unconditional love.

Product details

Hardcover Book:
Contents Hardcover book (161 pages)
Date Published August 01, 2013
ISBN-10 1-60407-967-3
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-967-8
Dimensions 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches
Product Codes 3066, k3066, bk03066
Softcover Book:
Contents Paperback book (161 pages)
Date Published September 01, 2014
Product Codes 4285, k4285, bk04285
Digital Book:
Contents eBook (161 pages)
Date Published August 01, 2013
ISBN-10 1-62203-167-9
ISBN-13 978-1-62203-167-2
Product Codes 3066w, k3066w, bk03066w
Enhanced Digital Book:
Contents Enhanced eBook (161 pages)
Date Published August 01, 2013
Product Codes 3066e, k3066e, bk03066e

Customer Reviews

By Diane A
Date Added: Sunday 29 September 2013
I love Ram Dass and his lessons. Many years ago I decided I could purchase any book, tape or CD Ram Dass puts out. It looks like Sounds True was instrumental in helping this latest book see the light of day. I thank you for that.
Sounds True is a great service. Thank you every day.
By Marta S M
Date Added: Saturday 14 September 2013
Loved this book!!!
By Karl
Date Added: Saturday 7 September 2013
While there are many authors writing books on personal development and self-actualization, I believe that it is very difficult to find somebody as compassionate and lucid as Ram Dass.

In his latest book, “Polishing the Mirror” Ram blends information from various ancient scriptures (primarily the ones originating in India) with his own personal wisdom and knowledge that he acquired during his 50 years of soul searching. Having read several of his books, it seems to me that “Polishing the Mirror” is actually a culmination of Ram’s previous work blended with his more current experiences and introspective insights.
Ram Dass discusses suffering, aging, conscious living and dying, and various ways in which we can move towards a more fulfilling and awakened life. Often funny, always compassionate, Ram Dass presents the information as a kindred spirit and in a manner that is easy to read.

In simple terms, to summarize my experiences with this book in one sentence it would be thus: when I read this book it felt as if I was having a casual conversation with a loving and longtime friend who had acquired great wisdom from his adventures on this journey through life (and perhaps previous lives as well =;0)
By Penny V
Date Added: Friday 19 September 2014
Anyone who likes Ram Dass, or, who, like me loves Ram Dass, will appreciate this book. "Polishing the Mirror" give wisdom and wit at all levels. At times he lifts you/me high and other times he makes me laugh at the antics of the little Jewish boy under the robe of the Hindu guru and the white jacket of the psychotherapist.
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