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Grist for the Mill offers a deep spiritual journey of self-discovery, and a universal understanding of what it means to “be” and to grow as human beings.

From Ram Dass, one of America’s most beloved spiritual figures and bestselling author of Be Here Now and Be Love Now, comes this timeless classic about the experience of being and the risks and rewards of our spiritual path. Originally published in 1976, the book is fully revised with a new introduction.

THE HUMAN PREDICAMENT

A clip from a Ram Dass lecture in 1974 that helped to inspire ‘Grist for the Mill.’
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SHAMBHALA SUN REVIEW

Ram Dass and ‘Grist for the Mill’ reviewed by Mirabai Bush.
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Critical Praise for Ram Dass & Grist for the Mill

“A gift of love from the man who introduced me to the idea of higher consciousness and became one of my greatest teachers.”

DR. WAYNE DYER

Author of Wishes Fulfilled:
Mastering the Art of Manifesting

 

“There’s no way to overestimate the role of Ram Dass.”

MARIANNE WILLIAMSON

Author of A Year of Miracles

“So many people are desperately searching for love, whether consciously or unconsciously. May Ram Dass inspire others to find their own path of true love, compassion, and joyful service.”

THICH NHAT HANH

Renowned Zen Buddhist monk, teacher,
author and peace activist.

 

“One of our greatest teachers.”

DEEPAK CHOPRA

Author of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

 

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About the Authors

Ram Dass is the author of the landmark classic Be Here Now and the acclaimed Still Here and Be Love Now. After meeting his guru, Neem Karoli Baba in India in 1967, Ram Dass became a pivotal spiritual influence on American culture.

Stephen Levine is one of the world’s foremost authorities on death and dying and the author of Who Dies?