This book conveys the beautiful teaching of how to absorb the joys, frustrations, distresses and delights of your life into your chosen spiritual practice so that. Stream Grist For The Mill by RamDass from desktop or your mobile device. American spiritual teacher Ram Dass was born Richard Alpert in to well-to- do New England parents. As a professor of psychology at Harvard University in.
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dam Return to Book Page. Preview — Grist for the Mill by Ram Dass. Grist for the Mill by Ram Dass. Originally published inGrist for the Mill offers a deep spiritual journey of self-discovery, and grost universal understanding of what it means to “be” and to grow as grrist beings. The book is fully revised with a new introduction. As Ram Dass puts it, “When the faith is strong fof it is sufficient just to be. Paperbackpages.
Published November 1st by Celestial Arts first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Grist for the Millplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Oct 25, Jessica rated it it was amazing. Changed my world view, reminds me how I am connected to every living thing in the World Ram Dass is a gift. Sep 07, Karl rated it it was amazing. Truly one of the great spiritual voices sass the past 50 years, Ram Dass, shares some of his life experiences, anecdotes and beliefs in this enlightening and powerful book.
Very little is mentioned from his years as a Harvard professor or his earlier life as Dr. The information that is shared with the reader is merely meant to be a tool, the ro Truly one of the great spiritual voices of the past 50 rram, Ram Dass, shares some of his life experiences, anecdotes and beliefs in this enlightening and powerful book.
The information that is shared with the reader is merely meant to be a tool, the road on which we travel, as we develop our own inner awareness. Ram Dass has a very compassionate and empowering style that seems largely devoid of ego: Although this book has not been in print for many years, used copies can be found quite readily.
I won this on good reads. This book is an update of lectures given around the early 70’s. For me it was a return to the roots of my spiritual quest. Basically, advice on connecting to the oneness. One of frist favorite 4 Ram Dass books Dec 17, Jody rated it really yrist it. All about ‘Awakening’ in this lifetime. Very powerful for getting out of the world that society pushes Sep 13, Shannon rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: You have to love Ram Dass.
Another great book by Ram Dass. Mar 12, Aaron rated it really liked it.
Jun 15, Mckinley rated grrist liked it Shelves: Listened to this while painting walls. Nice focus and thoughts. Nov 12, Irene rated it it was amazing Shelves: This one deserves 6 stars.
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Feb 02, Jessica M rated it it was amazing. This book came across my path while I was going through emotional ground that was brand new to me, and Ram Dass helped me to make sense of it all.
I especially appreciate how he weaves his personal anecdotes with ancient teachings, and at the same time relates it to someone who is anywhere along a similar path. It’s one that doesn’t necessarily need to be read all at once. I was confused and lost for about the fir third of the book, but then it started to open up to me, though the author would probably say I opened up to it.
This is a very different look at spirituality that was fun to explore. It’s interesting and there are some great quotes, but there were also places where I disagree and times it felt very much a product of its time. INot one I would recommend to the average person exploring faith. Fascinating man Great book. Ram Dass searches to find the truth and uses many religions to do this. He is an amazing man.
Nov 14, Shaun House rated it really liked it. This is an excellent read to remind yourself of one of the many paths to G-d and of the importance of not clinging while dissolving attachments to form. These past six days on these book were so beautiful. I am going have to read this gam again.
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So so so good. Feb 23, Bobby Bihr rated it it was amazing. It’s hard to describe this book, but I’ll try my best to reduce my own experience with it into words. There is a divine process we humans undergo every time we embark on a journey of growth and healing as we return back to the present, back to God, back to essence, spirit, The Beloved, to unconditioned love Whatever you want to call it, Grist for the Mill describes just that and more.
I’ve put in a lot of years cleaning myself up physically and emotionally, but in recent months my journey withi It’s hard to describe this book, but I’ll try my best to reduce my own experience with it into words.
I’ve put in a lot of years cleaning myself up physically and emotionally, but in recent months my journey within has felt more like a gradual ego death.
I don’t know myself well enough yet to forr such experiences, which is cool, but Ram Dass here paints a perennial picture that offers a clarity that inspires me to let go and enjoy the show on a timeless journey that only knows, for all is just more grist for the mill along our journey back home.
This is one I need to add to my own collection very soon. I checked it out from the library and essentially had it out for over 2 months because I was savoring it. Reading it slowly and digesting what you’ve read is the way to go with this work.
And, know that it is work. This flr not some light deceptively short self-help book you can zip through in a hour and cast aside as if nothing happened while you were reading it. Truth be told, the same is true for everything from Ram Dass at least for me. The concepts presented in Grist for the Mill allowed me to finally be able fog bridge the gap I’ve had for decades when trying to explain my beliefs about the interconnected-ness of all things without reinforcing the schism that society has created between scientific explanations for the origin of all and the religious, deity-based, explanations for the creation of all things.
And, being able to reach that point for me has created the space for my youngest daughter and I to more rationally discuss God. I know that Ram Dass has many critics and folks who completely write him off before listening to any of his words. For a period of time in my life I felt the griat way. I am older and I believe wiser now and I am happy to glean helpful words and teachings wherever I can find them now that I have given my spiritual life a more important place in my life.
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Mar 04, Justin rated it liked it. How to Live from Your Spiritual Heart.
That being said, I felt that this book didn’t dwell on new material. I also found this book to be spare informationally. I didn’t see much reason fkr read this and would rather reread Be Here Now. Jan 27, John Fredrickson rated it really liked it Shelves: I had a hard time deciding to rate this book, as the act of rating it would amuse the author tremendously.
I rate it here for ran sake of dam readers – this is an excellent book. The book has the feel of a dialogue, in which you get to listen to a wise and advanced spiritual person share thoughts and insights. I will read I had a hard time deciding to rate this milk, as the act of rating it would amuse the author tremendously. I will read more by Ram Dass now.
I’m giving this book 4 stars because I think it’s a good introduction to Ram Dass and his thought processes. If you kill read “Be Here Now” or listened to Ram Dass lectures, a lot of this book will be quotes and information rwm have heard before.
I love the concept and felt at peace while reading this, as I do with most of the ideas that Ram Dass has. As a skeptical Westerner I have a hard time believing some of the stories about his guru, but take them as more of metaphorical lessons than actua I’m giving this book 4 stars because I think it’s a good introduction to Ram Dass and his thought processes.
As a skeptical Westerner I have a hard time believing some of the stories about his guru, but take them as more of metaphorical lessons than actual happenings.
Who am I to say? I was a fan of Be Here now in the 70s and read my way through two copies. I find Ram Dass infinitely readable and approachable – complex concepts couched in simple language and often humourous, relatable anecdotes. These essays are ones I think I will continue to dip into for a long time. Sep 24, Doug Shear brist it it was amazing.