The Bhagavad Gita is a gem so precious in India's spiritual treasury that many regard it not as a volume of sacred verse, but as a living manifestation of the Divine. In the summer of 1974, inside a balmy Boulder, Colorado, warehouse that served as a main hall of a fledgling Naropa Institute, some say a minor miracle occured: The reawakening of the Gita's living presence, as it unfolded in a series of wisdom teachings led by Ram Dass. With Love, Service, Devotion, and the Ultimate Surrender, you are invited to experience these legendary gatherings.
©2011 Sounds True (P)2011 Sounds True
Ram Das in the height of his popularity speaks openly about his journey into spirit. His message is timeless and practical and personal for any student of consciousness.
In his intimate and revealing style of openness and Love, Ram Dass plays with words to share his vulnerable human trip through the stories of the Gita and his own folk hero lore.
Ram Dass' lectures are very engaging and appear to provide a bridge from Western culture to aspects of Hindu devotional practice. I cannot speak with certainty on whether or not he is giving an accurate interpretation of the Gita, and he certainly reaches "far out" at times, but I have certainly found this system to be a satisfying, elegant and useful interpretation reality and spiritual development.
Very deep and specific. Probably read the book info before buying to make sure it is what you want. Precursor to many of the new gurus. I thought it was well done. Even though the sound quality was marginal at times.
Every "Soul" will hear this differently . I don't understand it all, but I feel more comfortable with myself and the mystery; the unexplainable aspects of life that religions want to give us answer's of certainty to. I enjoyed hearing passages from different teachings that are in agreement and point us in a direction to find some of our own answers.
This is a wonderful series of lectures. I enjoyed the words of wisdom of his Guru Maharaji. The stories he tells are funny, engaging and insightful. There are many topics covered here and I will be listening to this one again and again. His delivery is fantastic. This set of lectures is a gift!
Ram Dass relays his personal trajectory of self realization. Exceeded my expectations; I could not stop listening. His path to enlightenment was interesting and honest. Loved it.
I enjoy listening to Ram Dass tell stories. He is a wonderful storyteller, full of humor and amazing life experiences. However, many of his spiritual experiences involved the use of psychedelic drugs. Due to my background and history, I am predisposed to discount such experiences. For those of you who do not suffer from this hang-up, it's a very amusing read.
I would not recommend this book because it simply did not resonate with me. I am not very interested in metaphysics, and I am very uninterested in stories where drugs play a central theme. I do not believe in the transformative power of LSD, and I'm not very interested in that, anyway. I am much more interested in "ordinary" human experience and human relationships.
Ram Dass is a well-loved and venerable author and historian. If you love Ram Dass, you will love this book.
The book was entertaining, but I did feel that the discussion of more metaphysical matters were uninteresting.
A great book for people who love Ram Dass and his funny stories. I did not find it particularly illuminating, and I wish I had used my credit to purchase something else.
Report Inappropriate Content