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  • The Essential Ram Dass Collection
  • By: Ram Dass
  • Narrated by: Ram Dass
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (230 ratings)

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By: Ram Dass
Narrated by: Ram Dass
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As featured in the Ram Dass documentary film Becoming Nobody, five essential live teaching sessions on audio, presented here in their entirety

"The game is not about becoming somebody, it’s about becoming nobody." (Ram Dass)

If you’re a spiritual explorer of any age or tradition, chances are you’ve heard of Ram Dass. This singular luminary began his “somebody training” as Richard Alpert - the 1960’s Harvard-psychologist-turned-hippie who tripped with Timothy Leary, befriended beat poets and Tibetan lamas, found his lifelong guru in India, and wrote the perennial classic Be Here Now.

That’s the “somebody” part of his story. But for those who’ve experienced Ram Dass live as he shares his insights and personal journey on the way to becoming nobody - he has been for many the spark that ignited them to the liberating truth of who we really are.

This audio collection brings us five essential sessions, featured in the Ram Dass documentary film Becoming Nobody, presented here in their entirety. Each beautifully illuminates a core dimension of Ram Dass’s wisdom. Through teaching stories, true accounts, eye-opening revelations, and his one-of-a-kind sense of humor, this legendary teacher helps show us the way out of the prison of our self-identity - and into the joy of being at once “nobody” and the universal divine at play in the world.

©2019 Ram Dass (P)2019 Sounds True

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  • CJ
  • 14-05-2020

This man still needs a lot of attention

I have enjoyed some spontaneous quotes by this man so I decided to listen to a book. I experienced him draining the audience of laughter many times while seeming to need and enjoy it. He speaks of "Milking things for what they are worth" but it seemed to me he needed to hear the laughter a little too much and it was also distracting. I've listened to and read a lot of philosophy, psychology Christian and non Christian, Buddhist and Zen. I conclude now, that Spiritualism has degenerated over the years and I thought, even though there were many statements in this book that count as worthy, that this is just another a version of the degeneration and we are buying into it. This is not the highest plain to be reached at all, this is kindergarten comedy with man's ego filling in the blanks.
Today, as long as we say "The Ancients" people are mesmerized. I say, stand alone and discover for yourself because, what if they have it wrong. After all, if you follow this man's train of thought, all you are doing is following this man's train of thought.
If you have a different fingerprint to the rest of the entire human race, then why do you follow another man's train of thought. If you use this stuff to help you expand you own inner thinking, spitting out all the hocus-pocus involved and just sticking to the essentials FOR YOU, not what sounds great - then you can apply what you have learned and make definite changes to your life and behavior. If you listen to this sort of thing because you like to be known as associating with the HIP guru's then you are more than likely going to remain where you are and need another HIP guru to listen to again....... in order to get your intellectually spiritual high. Does this world feed us what is good for us, or is it all just a business designed to bring us back for more. If people were applying these so called spiritual techniques, then the world would be improving and word would be spreading and more people would be growing internally. BUT the only thing growing in this world is medication, entertainment, violence and more guru businesses like this. I guess it all boils down to whether you attach yourself to this line of thinking or use a tiny bit of it to think for yourselves and get YOUR life into the order you yearn for - application, rather than another book by.....?
I made a few notes as I read, just a few. My summary I suppose you could call it. Now I will concentrate on my notes and apply them to my life because I came to the book looking for inspiration to unravel something in my own life, not to follow a man or to gar gar over yet another guru. Nobody has the recipe for my happiness but me. I only came to this book to water what is already inside me but I didn't find too much. What I did find I will definitely use, and I'll milk THAT for all it's worth.

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Wish this book went forever

This is another like amazing talk my Rum Dass.
I could have listen to him talk forever.
Every part has a great take away, you won’t be disappointed..

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life changer.

In this book Ram Dass is much further than in the original here and now. He is humble and shares his incredible development. This is the first book of this kind which has made me cry and experience emotions way beyond of what I could touch.

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  • 11-03-2020

Indispensable.

Wonderful Ram Dass. Simply grace. What grace to be able to listen to, what grace to chance by. If you have the opportunity to listen, don't pass it by.

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Wow

Breathless… will listen to this over and over again for the rest of my life

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Historic Dharma recordings

A series of back dated dharma talks that have been remastered. Insightful and easy to listen to although some of the ‘meatier’ stuff can be challenging if you’re not already a good distance into your own self discovery journey.

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Love it

Only quarter of the way through and love that he's adding to my thinking in a light and enjoyful way. Love thus far.
I can tell it will go in my favourite which is even funnier considering the contents on listening too❤️🖖

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Ram Dass is an incredible teacher

Ram Dass is a truly incredible being, I love that he openly and honestly passes his wisdom to others. He comes from such a place of truth and talks about his own faults and humanness which is extremely helpful. I highly recommend all of his books and talks. After listening to this I have more clarity in my own human experience. Very well done <3

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will put you to sleep

boring, monotonic and the author is trying to use big word for explaining something that could be said clearly and simply

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Going In For The Second Time

Ram Dass is not just a storyteller, not only a universal spiritual leader and Guru, , but also a pilgrim in the arena with us

He honours all religious traditions and accepts teaching in whatever form it takes. Me too!!

Ram Dass is alive in all who choose to listen. he takes us with him and teaches right to death's door. And with it - the fear dissipates, just as long as we choose to be in the space of understanding who we truly are - our reason for being in this incarnation, at this time.

I cannot explain Ram Dass - neither can I explain myself to another, and I no longer need to.

I read a review that said someone was in their 20th time in this book. I understand. I would pray to memorise every word from him, all his humour - the way he I dices truth.

amAnd every day from this day, I shall meditate with him the last meditation in this book.

God bless you Ram Dass into every incarnation, into forever.

Your spirit is alive and kicking. ❤️❤️❤️🙏🕊️

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