If you only read one Ram Dass book, this counter-culture bible should be at the top of your list. A seminal work that has influenced countless seekers of enlightenment on their spiritual journeys, Be Here Now bridges the gap between Eastern spirituality and Western culture.
The book is divided into four sections:
- Journey: The Transformation details the transformation of Richard Alpert into Baba Ram Dass.
- From Bindu to Ojas is the core book; a free-form collection of images and words meant to awaken the heart and free the mind.
- Cookbook for a Sacred Life is a manual for conscious being on the spiritual path.
- Painted Cakes: Books to Hang Out With is a list of recommended books on religion, spirituality, and consciousness that help deepen the journey.