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Love, Service, Devotion, and the Ultimate Surrender Lecture

Love, Service, Devotion, and the Ultimate Surrender: Ram Dass on the Bhagavad Gita

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Publisher's Summary

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

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  • kessing
    san diego, Ca, United States
    17/09/11
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    "Absolutely the Ultimate"

    If you are looking for the clues in the spiritual world-then this one is a must hear! I bought most of Ram Dass' audio books and this one is supreme.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Alexandra
    18/02/12
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    "Oh....Ram Das!"

    My favorite listen during my recent battle with the flu was 12 hrs of Ram Das explaining the Bhagavad Gita. (Recorded in 1974) I like the part in the Gita where Ram Das and Timothy Leary get fired from Harvard for ordering a half million dollars of LSD for research. Feeling much better now- Namaste, Granmonkie

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca
    Louisville, KY, United States
    27/10/11
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    "Wow!!! An American mystic."

    Ram Dass delivers from his heart the path to Consciousness, God and Love. Having followed a spiritual journey for many years it was delightful to find in a 1974 recording a history that somewhat parallels my journey and it's many twists and turns. In 1974 I would have thought he was out to lunch, not knowing that in 2011 I would love to be lunching with him discussing this path. I especially love knowing that he simply taught and was not invested in Ego's rewards or worried about what the future would bring. This is a treasure, read in his own young, strong voice. Namaste

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Gary Regan
    New York
    20/10/11
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    "Bhagavad Gita for Everyone"

    Recorded in 1974, this book provides a fascinating look back at Ram Dass, and it serves to show us why he was, and still is, such a popular spiritual leader. His tone is casual, he spins stories as though he was hanging out with a group of friends at a cafe (or even a bar), and he gently guides the listener through many of the most important messages in the Gita, a book that can be pretty intimidating at best. This is one of the finest spiritual pieces I ever did hear (or read).

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Sid
    Cincinnati, OH, United States
    12/08/12
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    "Great as always"
    What made the experience of listening to Love, Service, Devotion, and the Ultimate Surrender the most enjoyable?

    Ram dass has one of the greatest deliveries, and doesn't disappoint with this one!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Love, Service, Devotion, and the Ultimate Surrender?

    His comedic timing is uncanny!


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

    yes, 12+ hours


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • kathleen
    United States
    25/03/13
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    "Phenomenal work of art!"
    If you could sum up Love, Service, Devotion, and the Ultimate Surrender in three words, what would they be?

    perfectly right on!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Love, Service, Devotion, and the Ultimate Surrender?

    Ram Dass is a masterful storyteller! Honest, authentic, beautiful!


    Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first Ram Dass book I have listened to.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Lots of laughing.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Damien
    Pomona, CA, United States
    1/06/17
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    "awesome, great voice"

    love the spiritual insight this man brings to this ancient text. he does it justice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nadine N Hukarevic
    22/05/17
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    "Changed my entire life"

    Ram Dass literally changed my entire view on life. I have been practicing Zen Buddhism for a few years so I understood mabey of the concepts but Ram Dass explained to me all of the things I have thought but haven't been able to put to words. He also opened my mind to so many other doors. Listen to this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amrendra
    4/04/17
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    "Path"

    It does show a path to free yourself from the worldly chain of desires, pain, ecstasy, joy, grief etc. most importantly teaches you to do things consciously and everything else will flow like a river.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emerson Limm
    23/12/16
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    "illuminating"

    Ram Dass is so down-to-earth and authentic. the lessons are pouring in this audiobook and I'm grateful for this Bhagavad Gita interpretation and discussion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Mukesh
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    5/05/13
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    "Wonderful Audiobook"

    Ram Dass's lectures are very good. I learnt so much from his talks. I will listen to it again several times as so they are very deep. I am a student of Tibetan Buddhism and Ram Dass's talk on the Bhagavad Gita has really helped my understanding of Tibetan Buddhism. Thank you Ram Dass.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Manu Pande
    22/06/17
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    "Well served."

    Very Profound signboard in the journey towards freedom. feel the signs and dont read them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tracey
    25/03/17
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    "What a trip!"

    Loved it! Anyone with an interest in spiritual​ texts would enjoy Ram Das' storytelling style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MavisSedaris
    20/09/16
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    "Going deep with Ram Dass"

    An excellent series of talks from the most brilliant speaker of the 20th century. Highly recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rick Hallett
    4/10/15
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    "Masterful"

    Ram Dass at his most eloquent, witty and humble. He speaks the truth, and there was very little I could find reason to disagree with. But if I did, he made the space in which to do that. The last chapter it probably worth the purchase alone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MR D P ASH
    2/06/15
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    "Outstanding classic"

    A wonderfully intimate feel to this canonical audio recording of Ram Dass. As usual, Ram Dass helps you along your own path by pointing out the key pitfalls to avoid, based on his own experience, in order to help you achieve what you can in this life time. I have listened to it tens of times already; and each time some of the stories have taken on different meanings depending on where I am on my own journey. Now that's value for money!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ricky
    26/02/15
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    "A multiple-listen lifesaver"

    This is one of the best spiritual talks I've ever heard. A younger Ram Dass floats the wisdom of the Gita through your mind with such naturalness that lines which you overlooked initially cook in your mind and come back to you years later. Listen to this once and you'll have a guru on your shoulder for a lifetime. RD is sincere and funny, honest and self -deprecating. The audiobook is comforting and invigorating. It's a gem.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    Chichester, United Kingdom
    20/12/13
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    "Not a great experience"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I was really hoping that this would give me new insights into the Gita to help me engage with it at a deeper level. Instead I found it to be a lot of self-indulgent twaddle.


    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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