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Moments of boundless love and realization do occur spontaneously, 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: How to Live from Your Spiritual Heart (on sale August 1, 2013), 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, 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.
Watch Ram Dass talk about his new book in a recent live webcast:
Ram Dass talks about the predicament of moving from the role of thinking you’re a person doing good for others to a place where your righteousness dissolves and you can simply relate to another being as a soul.
This meditation is drawn from Theravada (Southern Buddhism) called “Anapana” – just bringing you to right here, and it’s done through the breath. Out of all of our individual differences, what is common to us is we are all breathing in, breathing out.