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Polishing the Mirror

by Ram Dass

ISBN: 9781622035250
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Sometimes illumination occurs spontaneously or, as Ram Dass experienced, in a cosmic moment of the heart opening. More commonly, it happens when we remove the dust from the mirror of our spiritual heart with daily practice to see beyond the illusion of our transient thoughts and emotions to the vast and luminous landscape of our true nature.For fiv
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ISBN: 9781622035250
ANNOTATION:
Sometimes illumination occurs spontaneously or, as Ram Dass experienced, in a cosmic moment of the heart opening. More commonly, it happens when we remove the dust from the mirror of our spiritual heart with daily practice to see beyond the illusion of our transient thoughts and emotions to the vast and luminous landscape of our true nature.For fiv

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Sometimes illumination occurs spontaneously or, as Ram Dass experienced, in a cosmic moment of the heart opening. More commonly, it happens when we remove the dust from the mirror of our spiritual heart with daily practice to see beyond the illusion of our transient thoughts and emotions to the vast and luminous landscape of our true nature.For fiv

Publisher Description

Sometimes illumination occurs spontaneously or, as Ram Dass experienced, in a cosmic moment of the heart opening. More commonly, it happens when we remove the dust from the mirror of our spiritual heart with daily practice to 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 back insights as his service to others. With "Polishing the Mirror," he gathers together his essential teachings for being and loving, here and now, in the eternal present. For those just starting on the path, this is a primer for living from the spiritual heart. For those already practicing it, is a reference point for daily life in the spirit.In this audiobook, read by coauthor Rameshwar Das, listeners will discover perennial wisdom, humor, teaching stories, and guidance into Ram Dass's own spiritual practices, including: Bhakti Yoga devotion, opening our hearts to unconditional lovePractices for living, aging, dying, and embracing the natural flow of lifeKarma Yoga transformation through selfless serviceWorking with fear and suffering as a path to grace and freedomStep-by-step guidance in devotional chant, meditation, mantra, and more"Polishing the Mirror" is Ram Dass's invitation to experience who we are and why we are here, and how to become beacons of unconditional love.This unabridged audiobook includes four bonus tracks: Pure Awareness a guided meditation with Ram DassI Am Loving Awareness a guided meditation with Ram DassAn Introduction to Vipassana Meditation with Ram DassSita Ram kirtan chant music with Jai Uttal"This book is a blessing! Simply reading it will open your heart and bring you to mysterious, spacious, loving freedom. Ram Dass is one of the great sages of our time who can make us laugh, cry, and awaken!" Jack Kornfield, author of "A Path with Heart""Ram Dass has been the most influential person in my own spiritual development. I treasure his wisdom as well as his spirit. Let his words in this book enter your soul for my friend Ram Dass is divine love personified." Wayne Dyer, author of "The Power of Intention""

Author Biography

Ram Dass is the author of the landmark classic "Be Here Now" and the acclaimed "Still Here". After meeting his guru in India in 1967, Ram Dass became a pivotal spiritual influence on American culture. He currently resides in Maui.

Review

"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 anda savvy effectiveness in the real world." --San Francisco Chronicle

"This collection of teachings by Ram Dass (author ofBe Here Now), one of the United States' most famous spiritual seekers, is surprisingly fresh and accessible more than 40 years after the psychedelic psychologist first wrote about consciousness expansion through LSD.His willingness to admit his own mistakes and turn them into lessons for personal growth is refreshing, and allows readers to see themselves in his story." --Publishers Weekly

"Ram Dass has been polishing the mirror of his heart for decades.Now 82 years old, he has the process down pat.For those negotiating this process, Polishing the Mirroroffers an eclectic tool kit..His message, as clear as it has always been and delivered with his inimitable humor, does not deviate much from the original words of wisdom he received from his guru, Neem Karoli Baba, many years ago: 'Love everyone and tell the truth." --Tricycle Magazine

"Considering his long-standing advice to 'be here now, ' the spiritual author and teacherRam Dass has always been ahead of his time . . . .Polishing the Mirrorbrings a light tone to recapping the lessons learned, wisdom gained, love realized, and new challenges awaiting as the end of this life nears." --Spirituality & Health Magazine

"Ram Dass has been the most influential person in my own spiritual development. I treasure his wisdom as well as his spirit. Let his words in theis book enter your soul -- for my friend Ram Dass is divine love personified." --Wayne Dyer, Author of The Power of Intention

"Ram Dass has been the most influential person in my own spiritual development. I treasure his wisdom as well as his spirit. Let his words in this book enter your soul--for my friend Ram Dass is divine love personified." --Wayne Dyer, Author of The Power of Intention

"This book is a blessing! Simply reading it will open your heart and bring you to mysterious, spacious, loving freedom. Ram Dass is one of the great sages of our time who can make us laugh, cry, and awaken!" --Jack Kornfield, Author of A Path with Heart

"Ram Dass reminds us of the truths that are easiest to forget and most central to our lives. Loving awareness is our true nature. In Polishing the Mirror, we are guided back home to this realization through a delightful weave of vintage stories, wisdom teachings, and the felt transmission of Ram Dass's own radiant heart." --Tara Brach, Author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge

"Ram Dass is a wise man in our time--spiritual pioneer, teacher, and luminary of planetary consciousness. Illumining the path for all of us, RD is the headlight at the forefront of the Dharma movement in the West. This gentle giant has been polishing the mirror of his heart and soul for a very long time, bringing forth the sweet fruits of his labors of love and selfless service for our benefit today and tomorrow. His new book clearly calls us to join together and awaken, to make the infinite journey from the head to the heart, and to adventure to co-create a better world by being loving awareness right now. I simply cannot put down this lovely book." --Lama Surya Das, Author of Awakening the Buddha Within

"This book by our precious friend Ram Dass is a beautiful guide to love and awakening." --Joan Halifax, Abbot of Upaya Zen Center

Long Description

Sometimes illumination occurs spontaneously or, as Ram Dass experienced, in a cosmic moment of the heart opening. More commonly, it happens when we remove the dust from the mirror of our spiritual heart with daily practice to 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 back insights as his service to others. With "Polishing the Mirror," he gathers together his essential teachings for being and loving, here and now, in the eternal present. For those just starting on the path, this is a primer for living from the spiritual heart. For those already practicing it, is a reference point for daily life in the spirit.In this audiobook, read by coauthor Rameshwar Das, listeners will discover perennial wisdom, humor, teaching stories, and guidance into Ram Dass's own spiritual practices, including: Bhakti Yoga devotion, opening our hearts to unconditional lovePractices for living, aging, dying, and embracing the natural flow of lifeKarma Yoga transformation through selfless serviceWorking with fear and suffering as a path to grace and freedomStep-by-step guidance in devotional chant, meditation, mantra, and more"Polishing the Mirror" is Ram Dass's invitation to experience who we are and why we are here, and how to become beacons of unconditional love.This unabridged audiobook includes four bonus tracks: Pure Awareness a guided meditation with Ram DassI Am Loving Awareness a guided meditation with Ram DassAn Introduction to Vipassana Meditation with Ram DassSita Ram kirtan chant music with Jai Uttal"This book is a blessing! Simply reading it will open your heart and bring you to mysterious, spacious, loving freedom. Ram Dass is one of the great sages of our time who can make us laugh, cry, and awaken!" Jack Kornfield, author of "A Path with Heart""Ram Dass has been the most influential person in my own spiritual development. I treasure his wisdom as well as his spirit. Let his words in this book enter your soul for my friend Ram Dass is divine love personified." Wayne Dyer, author of "The Power of Intention""

Product Details

Author
Ram Dass
Publisher
Sounds True Inc
ISBN-10
1622035259
ISBN-13
9781622035250
Format
Compact Disc
Short Title
POLISHING THE MIRROR 7D
Language
English
Media
Audio Product
Residence
US
Pages
1
Playing time
490
Subtitle
How to Live from Your Spiritual Heart
Country of Publication
United States
Year
2014
Publication Date
2014-12-01
Audience
General/Trade
AU Release Date
2014-12-01
NZ Release Date
2014-12-01
US Release Date
2014-12-01
UK Release Date
2014-12-01