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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The third part of the book is a more thorough guide to spiritual practices, covering everything from the paramount importance of transmuting sexual energy to bhakti-yoga and all in-between.

View all 19 downloas. As a psychedelic souvenir, or ticket to the future, this book still rocks. Ram Dass claims to have witnessed a lot of miracles, and seems awfully sure about a lot of things, and it can be hard to swallow at first if you spent your whole life in dowhload loyalty to your rational mind.

One might say, written by a hippie for a hippie. This book had a profound effect on me at a time when I was at a spiritual crossroads You must correct it now.

Leave this field empty if you’re human: He was very committed to not wearing shoes or shirts and, when he came into town he liked hanging out in the treetops in the park.

Ram Dass has devoted his life to the love of his guru, Neem Karoli Baba. How many of us live with the assumption or hope that one day in the future, everything will be hunky dory, even if we’re not satisfied now? All throughout there are quotes and practices to do meant to help the aspirant. Richard Alpert and Timothy Leary were two prominent examples of this existential turn.

The Origin of “Be Here Now” – Ram Dass

She mentioned something about Ram Dass. It is the classic text of this genre. Time is a construct. For a dogmatically religious person or a staunchly non-spiritual perso For a non-religious spiritually inclined person, this has a lot to offer in terms of the possibilities of expanding one’s consciousness, and can inspire the beginning of a spiritually awakened life.

Delete those passages from the book. On the other hand, if you follow the proper but longer way, based on meditation and living a correct life, you could get there clean. Anyway you look at it, there are fabulous stories — I mean, a group of Adss professors who lock themselves in a house for three weeks in an attempt to get permanently high on LSD?

Ram Dass writes a tasty and linear account of his transition from successful doctor Richard Alpert to spiritual explorer Ram Dass.

The Origin of “Be Here Now”

Literally There is something about a square book the shape, not the content, manprinted on paper that is almost as thick as construction paper, with the wackiest insides EVER. Sep 05, Adam rated it liked it Shelves: If you would like to donate via mail, please send a check to: How many of us spend inordinate amounts of time in the past or the future?

All that said, you could probably dismiss a lot of this with just a line or two from Blake. Sep 09, Kurt Bruder rated it it was amazing. The book is divided into four sections: It is the reflection of one pf spiritual journey and we as the reader are supposed to witness this journey through his meditations.

Be Here Now

If you have an open mind, this book will have something to das you. The book has remained in print since its initial publication, and has sold over two million copies.

There are parts of this book that are wonderful. Be here now is still being here now. On this episode of Here and Now, Ram Dass explores a deeper source of psychological neuroses and touches on some of the most crucial…. Yoga philosophy Bhagavad Gita Yoga Vasistha.

Ram Dass Richard Alpertone of America’s most beloved spiritual figures, has made his mark on the world giving teachings and promoting loving service, harmonious business practices, and conscious care for the dying. Now is all there is. The first time I tripped with that friend was years ago under the apple tree at Firefly. The book itself is extraordinarily beautiful with incredible sprawling type and breathtaking illustrations.