In the 1960s Ram Dass was a Harvard professor who turned to Eastern religion to answer the questions troubling his generation. He shared his story in the landmark classic, Be Here Now, which instantly captured the spiritual longings of his contemporaries. In Still Here, Ram Dass once again brings understanding, common sense, and reassurance for those of us facing the final season of life.
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I really enjoyed this book. The book relates spiritual concepts to the subject of aging very well. The viewpoint throughout is very positive, even the section on death. Ram Dass is a unique voice among American spiritual teachers....if you have read him before you will enjoy this, if not it might be better to start with one of his earlier books.
I love and admire Ram Dass. This is a wonderful book. Unfortunately, the narrator's voice really got on my last nerve after a while. He does a fine job, but his voice is the kind of voice we hear in commercials and movie trailers--dramatic and "growlly" (if that's a word). I found myself being annoyed by the voice rather than listening to what was being said. You may not have this problem, but it sure messed up my listening pleasure!
Yes. His stories are better heard than read.
His report of his illness was fascinating. A play-by-play of a potentially life taking event.
His litany of fears associated with ageing. I can relate so well.
Take myself and life lightly. Hold my beliefs that way too. In a conversation with another listen in a way that allows for the possibility of changing my mind on the subject we are discussing.
Am recovering from health issues now myself and this time through I hear the story and his point of view more deeply. This book can speak to anyone, though.
Like I said in the title I'm so used to Ram Dass's voice, his sense of humor, his natural ability to tell stories that this bland, formal, no fluctuation, boring reading of the text killed it for me. Maybe, if I read the book myself it would be better. I gave up on the audiobook after an hour though.
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