Regular price: $17.99

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Recorded on March 30-31, 1969, at a New York City sculpture studio, these are the original talks by Ram Dass that became basis for his seminal book, Be Here Now.

©2015 Ram Dass (P)2015 Love Serve Remember Foundation, all rights reserved. Published by BetterListen! LLC and Brilliance Audio.

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    184
  • 4 Stars
    33
  • 3 Stars
    18
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    3

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    146
  • 4 Stars
    33
  • 3 Stars
    18
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    2

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    153
  • 4 Stars
    34
  • 3 Stars
    13
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    2
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Those who know will understand

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would. To the normal waking person it may seem strange, but when accompanied by a mushroom or two you definitely get it.

What other book might you compare The Original Be Here Now Talks to and why?

There is no comparing this level of wisdom to anything. Ram Dass see's existence for what it is, and lays some heavy ideas on you.

Which scene was your favorite?

Every last second. Every ego shattering, beautiful sentence.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definately, though if you were to listen to it in one sitting, you may not absorb the amazing amount of wisdom he displays.

Any additional comments?

This was obviously made in the 60's or 70's when use of psychedelics were very popular. My normal consciousness couldn't quite grasp it, but after eating one special mushroom containing (censored) I fully understood everything he was trying to say, and it absolutely changed my life. It made me realize how silly the ego is. It's not as big as we think it is, and you don't have to get rid of it. The Ego serves a purpose in the physical world, however, nothing beyond that. It is when you get lost in the illusion of ego that you run into issues.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Be here now

I loved this audio. I have listened so many times I also play it while I sleep. This is one of my favorites from Ram Das.

11 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Great and terrible at the same time

Ram Dass is both incredibly wise and insightful and at the same time vain and manipulative - like his former collaborator, Tim Leary, it feels a bit like he is noveau-wise. I find Alan Watts to be more aware of himself and more fun to listen to, but this is worth a listen to get a sense of the origins of the west connecting with eastern spirituality.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Cool insight...

I enjoyed listening and will listen again. this was educational, and eye opening. Dass gave me the ability to confirm many ideas that I already held on to and provided clarity.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Good but feels like just a starting point

I feel like I need to dive deeper into the content to truly grasp what was being discussed but it definitely caught my attention and had some great gems of wisdom.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wow

I loved this. It helped me to understand the act of "being here now". If you're looking this way, trust your instinct and have a listen.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Enjoyed it!

Quality of sound is a bit ugly but tolerable by being present with the audio.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful

What a beautiful book by Ramdas. His words really immerse the reader into the present moment. There is nowhere to go, he says, be here now!I am happy I stumbled upon this along my spiritual journey to God. Thank you Audible, Ramdas, and technology for making this happen. Audible was a perfect platform to immerse myself with the sound vibrations of the voice of Ramdas.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Really amazing

Highly recommend this book! I mean it's just mind blowing fantastic. Every word he speaks is so poetic and beautiful.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Baba Ram Dass

Breathtaking. Ram Dass actually shows you to reach what we're all searching for. most speakers talk about the other side but neglect to tell you how to reach it. This man is a reincarnation of God, as we all are.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Ki
  • 04-18-18

I'm So Glad I Got This

such an enlightening audio and the chants relaxed me greatly. Wonderful audiobook to listen to.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Maestro
  • 05-31-17

Amazing book

love how RAM Dass brings lightness to all of it, how he combined all levels of Creation right up to the beyond. Finały after many years of trying to comprehend this ladder towards inside I can say that I get it, and with his help I Am able to make it way simpler.