Polishing the Mirror: How to Live From Your Spiritual Heart by Ram Dass (Author), Rameshwar Das (Contributor)

Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert, a Harvard University Professor who traveled to India in the early 1960s to explore spirituality), is an American contemporary spiritual teacher who has dedicated himself to the search of inner peace and tranquility. His message of “Be Here Now” caught on among the seekers of spirituality as a cultural shift in consciousness. This book reiterates that message through practicing loving awareness of being here and living fully in the moment (now). As individuals we tend to get lost in the world easily, but the author strongly believes in getting back to one’s “self.” Tuning in to one’s spirit is the recommended practice to master. Ram Dass proposes not to get overwhelmed by expectations but to practice yoga, pray and meditate daily, recite mantras and hymns, and ultimately, listen to your inner self. These are the keys to inner peace and happiness.

Moments of boundless love and realization do occur spontaneously, reflects Ram Dass, but it is our daily life practice that clarifies the mind and heart-and makes these experiences an abiding part of who we are.

For over five decades, Ram Dass has ventured across the globe, into the depths of consciousness, and along the path of service to others. With Polishing the Mirror, he gathers together his most essential practice-based guidance for living fully in the here and now.

Readers will find within these pages a rich combination of perennial wisdom, humor, teaching stories, and detailed “nuts-and-bolts” instruction on Ram Dass’ most valued spiritual practices, including:

.Bhakti Yoga-opening our hearts to universal love
.Practices for living, aging, dying, and embracing the natural flow of life
.Karma Yoga-how humility and service profoundly transform us
.Working with fear and suffering as a path to grace and freedom
.Step-by-step guidance in devotional chant, mantra and mala practices, and much more

For those both familiar and new to Ram Dass’ teachings, here is this vanguard spiritual explorer’s complete guide for polishing the mirror of the soul, discovering who we are and why we are here, and reflecting fully the light of our true nature.

Ram Dass means “Servant of God.” Born Richard Alpert, Ram Dass is the founder of the Love Serve Remember Project and co-founder of the Seva Foundation and the Prison Ashram Project. He is the author of the worldwide spiritual classic Be Here Now, and many other books. For more information, visit ramdass.org.

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Ram Dass and Rameshwar Das on the Mirror of the Guru

Ram Dass and Rameshwar Das (Co-Author of Polishing the Mirror) talk about the moment of transformation after meeting Maharaji, and being reflected in “The Mirror”

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