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Conscious Aging: On the Nature of Change and Facing Death | [Ram Dass]

Conscious Aging: On the Nature of Change and Facing Death

Fears of aging and death can destroy one's love of life. Ram Dass provides an uplifting alternative attitude in this eye-opening learning session. Listen as the internationally acclaimed author and teacher probes both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions, offering profound wisdom tempered with reality.
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Fears of aging and death can destroy one's love of life. Ram Dass provides an uplifting alternative attitude in this eye-opening learning session. In this recording the internationally acclaimed author and teacher probes both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions, offering profound wisdom tempered with reality. This provocative discussion shows us how to transcend our cultural obsession with youth and beauty, and open our hearts to a life filled with abundance and joy. Ram Dass's inspiring message presents us with an alternative to our fear of death, clearly explaining that the final years of our lives can be just as fulfilling, creative, and exciting as our younger days.

© and (P)1992 by Ram Dass

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    Leslie Grey McCawley Sydney Australia 12-13-04
    Leslie Grey McCawley Sydney Australia 12-13-04 Member Since 2002
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    "Ram Dass on ageing and death"

    I have always found Ram Dass very endearing. He is funny, smart, willing to admit his own weaknesses, direct, gentle, and helpful. I found this book satisfying, and will listen to it many times to try to keep the eternal perspective he talks about. You would probably have to be on some kind of spiritual path, or at least be open to talk about souls to get through it, of course. Hearing him age gracefully and with his humor intact is inspiring to me, and I recommend this book to people who fear ageing and death.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Evelyn Chantilly, VA, United States 04-21-12
    Evelyn Chantilly, VA, United States 04-21-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Great reminder of our physical mortality"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to every body. It is a great reminder that our physical bodies will age and grow old and being trapped in it is a hindrance to our liberation. I still have a long way to go to attain full realization of this but Ram Dass, again, has peeled another layer of insecurity in me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    His letter to the family of the girl that was killed couldn't have been written more eloquently expressed and I saw from the documentary "Fierce Grace" that it greatly helped them deal with the pain of this terrible loss. Things spoken/written from heart to heart has God's grace in it. Peace.


    Any additional comments?

    Ram Dass, may your "tribe" increase.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. Retro Chicago, IL. USA 04-30-13
    Mr. Retro Chicago, IL. USA 04-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Awe inspiring!"
    What made the experience of listening to Conscious Aging the most enjoyable?

    Conscious Aging is an unbelievable journey which has touched my mind, my heart and my spirit. Ram Dass is funny, irreverent, full of insight, down to earth and truly inspiring to the point of actually changing the way I think of myself and my ailments. I have been ill recently and listening to this book has actually lifted my spirits and made me change the way I think of aging. Truly awesome!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The frankness of Dass' speech, yet so eloquent.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    How he relates poetry and literature into his speech and uses different cultural references to make a point.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The part about how we approach dying was difficult, yet very helpful in seing things in a different light. Dass grabs our fear of dying by the horns and cradles it with meaningful insight that makes the fear less intense, and for lack of a better word, less scary.


    Any additional comments?

    I will listen to this speech many more times to absorb all the nuances of his insight.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Vicky TAHLEQUAH, OK, United States 07-14-08
    Vicky TAHLEQUAH, OK, United States 07-14-08
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    "Really?"

    The first part of the book starts out with some feel good thoughts but in the last part, this guy uses his history with psychedelic drugs as a basis for his knowledge. Someone should tell you before you buy this book where he gets his foundations.

    1 of 15 people found this review helpful
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