June 17, 2011

Another MUST-READ: Be Here Now by: Ram Dass

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:24 pm by DivineShantiYoga

So, I have been in love with the stories and books of Ram Dass, and this one is no exception. He has led an extraordinary life, now in his 70’s, he shares his most intimate experiences during his spiritual transformation. Once a Harvard psychology professor, he sought out a spiritual answer for where the mind goes during trips on psychedelic drugs, that science couldn’t give him.

He found his answers through deep meditation, shed his Western attachments while spending time in India, and returned to the U.S. to share what he had learned.

In this book, he shares how he was able to connect experiences and stories in his life to being life’s teachings in one way or another. He delves deeply into the heart of his guru, the purity of love, and the beauty of our relationships with one another.

The pages are also adorned with pictures of his experiences, mostly taken in the 1960’s and 70’s, which help you visualize his words.

I had been telling my husband how much I was enjoying this book while I was reading it, and without my knowing, he was so intrigued that he purchased the audio book to listen to on his commute to work. When he was about 3/4 of the way through it, he came home talking non-stop about how awesome the book was! He was glad to take a look at my printed copy though to see the pictures too. This book is surely an experience to share.

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