Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book.
|Published (Last):||25 January 2004|
|PDF File Size:||13.4 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||7.64 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page.
Preview — Grist for the Mill by Ram Dass. Grist for the Mill by Ram Dass ,. Richard Alpert. Originally published in , Grist for the Mill offers a deep spiritual journey of self-discovery, and a universal understanding of what it means to "be" and to grow as human beings.
The book is fully revised with a new introduction. As Ram Dass puts it, "When the faith is strong enough it is sufficient just to be. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published November 1st by Celestial Arts first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Grist for the Mill , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Grist for the Mill. 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 of 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 years, 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: he truly seems to have selfless intention in sharing this information.
Although this book has not been in print for many years, used copies can be found quite readily. Gonna pass on this one. It's a lot of rambling nonsense that doesn't really mean anything, which I could suffer through for a book club, but he lost me when he said marriage should only be for increasing your closeness to god and that only unenlightened people have abortions direct quote: "unconscious people who don't understand get abortions".
What the fuck, man. View 2 comments. 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. Well worth reading. One of my favorite 4 Ram Dass books Dec 17, Jody rated it really liked 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: everyone.
Shelves: non-fiction. You have to love Ram Dass. Mar 12, Aaron rated it really liked it. GREAT stuff! Another great book by Ram Dass. Jun 15, Mckinley rated it liked it Shelves: non-fiction , spititual , audio. Listened to this while painting walls. Nice focus and thoughts. Nov 12, Irene rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. This one deserves 6 stars. Just wonderful. Apr 06, Brian Katz rated it really liked it.
This was fun. He cover topics like: the journey, rules of the game, levels of reality, lineage, dying, methods and God. I really enjoyed reading his perspective and being able to learn from his accumulated This was fun.
I really enjoyed reading his perspective and being able to learn from his accumulated wisdom. 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 first 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. Jan 23, Andy rated it it was amazing Shelves: life-changers. Some, if not, most, of this book went over my head, but I think that's more on me. Taking an idea that I've learned from this book: This book is most likely often on a different plane of reality; its a very good environment that reflects and allows the reader to grow.
I have no doubt I'll read this book again at some point, and when I do, I'll probably get more and more out of it. There is a reason Ram Dass is considered a spiritual heavyweight - he deserves it. Can't recommend this enough! Synopsis: Everything in life, the good and the bad alike, can be used as Grist for the Mill. In other words, every moment of life is the perfect opportunity to become more 'awake' or 'alive' spiritually.
Even in a secular sense, if you replace spirituality with happiness, it seems the sentiment holds true. Our happiness is not dependent on external factors, but the inner 'world' which experiences it. Or, it's not what happens to you in life, it's how you react.
Happy reading! Apr 21, Chelsey rated it it was amazing. I absolutely love this book. The messages are so powerful. I've had to reread many lines over and over again to really capture and let it sink in the power of his words. Nov 14, Shaun House rated it really liked it.
Grist for the Mill : Awakening to Oneness
Type: Books. 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 everything becomes more grist for the mill the mill whose produce, day by day, is nourishing your unfolding spirit. Written by a master of the spiritual path, strategies in the book involve ways to go beyond the mind, beyond thought; and ways to identify yourself other than through your mind so that your spirit commands your whole being. His own Guru taught him to enjoy everything, to love everything upon the pathless path that is our life. Lovingly compiled by Stephen Levine s inspired editing, this book is a gentle source of replenishment and revelation for the spirit. Menu Basket.
GRIST FOR THE MILL Ram Dass
Grist for the Mill
Grist for the Mill of our Awakening