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    DescriptionMoments of boundless love and realization do occur spontaneously, reflects Ram Dass, 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, 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 mala practices, 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.


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    Title
    Polishing the Mirror
    Subtitle
    How to Live from Your Soul
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ram Dass
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 400 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781604079678
    ISBN 10: 1604079673
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.0
    BIC E4L: REL
    Ingram Subject Code: HL
    BIC subject category V2: VXA
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 204.4
    B&T General Subject: 725
    Libri: I-HL
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/NEWAGE
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HEA025000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14650
    DC22: 204/.4
    BISAC V2.8: OCC000000, SEL032000
    DC23: 204
    LC classification: BL624 .R355 2013
    Thema V1.0: VXA
    Publisher
    SOUNDS TRUE INC
    Imprint name
    SOUNDS TRUE INC
    Publication date
    10 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Louisville, CO
    Author Information
    Ram Dass means "Servant of God." Born Richard Alpert, Ram Dass is the founder of the Love Serve Remember Project and co-founder of the Seva Foundation and the Prison Ashram Project. He is the author of the worldwide spiritual classic Be Here Now, and many other books. For more information, visit ramdass.org.
    Review quote
    "This collection of teachings by Ram Dass ("Be 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. The anecdote-packed chapters cover many of the practices Ram Dass has used-devotional bhakti yoga, worldly karma yoga, daily practices like meditation and chanting-in his quest to become a more loving, compassionate being. He discusses serious issues with a frankness that opens up difficult topics, such as how he coped with a stroke that drastically changed his understanding of his role in the world. No longer did he feel special, "under the protective umbrella of my guru," he writes. Instead, he realized he was subject to the same, sometimes painful, process of aging and dying that everybody faces. 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. The collection successfully straddles a fine line, providing both a broad overview for those new to Ram Dass's writings and an engaging recap for readers who have enjoyed his previous books." -Publishers Weekly, August 2013 "Considering his long-standing advice to "be here now," the spiritual author and teacher Ram Dass has always been ahead of his time..."Polishing the Mirror "brings a light tone to recapping the lessons learned, wisdom gained, love realized, and new challenges awaiting as the end of this life nears." -Rick Chatenever, Spirituality & Health "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 free