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Polishing the Mirror

How to Live from Your Spiritual Heart
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Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
September, 2014
ISBN:
9781622033805
Quantity: 
4
$23.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Commonly, illumination happens when we polish the mirror of the heart with daily practice—and see beyond the illusion of our transient thoughts and emotions to the vast and luminous landscape of our true nature.

Much of our spiritual work is slowing down enough to let our minds come into harmony with our hearts.

For five decades, Ram Dass (author of Be Here Now and Be Love Now) has explored the depths of consciousness and love and brought them to life as service to others. With Polishing the Mirror, Ram Dass gathers together his essential teachings (freshly compiled from talks and writings) for living in the eternal present, here and now. As Rameshwar Das writes in his preface,

This book of Ram Dass’s teachings is a toolkit to quiet the mind, open the heart, and enter into oneness… Only you can know for yourself if polishing the mirror is working. You’ll know if you become quieter inside, more loving and compassionate, more peaceful and present, more content with your life.

The book is a rich combination of perennial wisdom, humour, teaching stories, and detailed guidance on Ram Dass’ own spiritual practices, including:

  • Bhakti Yoga—opening our hearts to unconditional love
  • Practices for conscious living, aging, dying, and embracing the natural flow of life
  • Karma Yoga—how selfless service can profoundly transform us
  • Working with fear and suffering as a path to grace and freedom
  • Step-by-step guidance in devotional chant, meditation and mantra practice, and much more.

There’s horror and beauty in everything, I look at my hand, and it’s decaying. It’s beautiful and horrible at the same moment, and I just live with it. See the beauty and perfection of decay in the world around you and in yourself, and just allow it to be…
 

The only thing you really ever have to offer another person is your own state of being. When you’re not entrapped by another personal’s appearance or behavior, you can see behind all that to a deeper level of their being because your mind has tuned itself; you’ve shifted your focus just that little bit to see their soul. That soul quality is love.

For those new to Ram Dass' teachings, and for those to whom they are old friends, here is his latest guide to discovering who we are and why we are here, and how to become beacons of unconditional love.

“A delightful weave of vintage stories, wisdom teachings, and the felt transmission of Ram Dass’s own radiant heart.” —Tara Brach, author of True Refuge

Publisher’s Description: 

Sometimes illumination occurs spontaneously in a heart-wrenching moment of opening.

More commonly, it happens when we polish the mirror of the heart with daily practice to see beyond the illusion of our thoughts and emotions and into the luminous landscape of our true nature.

 

For five decades, Ram Dass has explored the depths of consciousness and love, and brought them to life as service to others. With Polishing the Mirror he gathers together his essential teachings for living in the eternal present here and now.

 

Readers will find within these pages a rich combination of perennial wisdom, humor, teaching stories, and detailed guidance on Ram Dasss own spiritual practices, including: Opening our hearts to unconditional love; living; aging, dying, and embracing the natural flow of life; how selfless service transforms us; working with fear and suffering as a path to grace and freedom; guidance in devotional chant, meditation and mantra practice; and much more.

 

For those both new to and familiar with Ram Dass, here is his celebrated guide to discovering who we are, why we are here, and how to become beacons of unconditional love.

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