One-Liners: A Mini-Manual for a Spiritual Life

Dass, Author, Ram, Author, Ram Dass, Author Harmony $14.14 (256p) ISBN 978-1-4000-4623-2
Dass, a spiritual leader from the '60s and '70s and author of the psychedelic Be Here Now as well as the recent, wryly titled Still Here (Dass suffered a stroke several years ago), offers ""a kind of spiritual brandy, a distillation of the lectures I've given...the little 'aha' moments...that have been served up out of our collective consciousness from time to time that seem to summarize something about our human journey."" Divided into thematic segments (including How It All Is, Love and Devotion, Spiritual Practice, Suffering, Aging, The Guru and Psychedelics), the book contains more than 200 of Dass's pearls of wisdom: ""Meditation is watching the itch instead of scratching it""; ""Humor is the ability to see one reality from the perspective of another""; and ""Don't take yourself so personally""; plus insights into his own character: one ""one liner"" reads, ""I use medical maijuana for the pain and spasticity associated with my stroke. While simple, Dass's aphorisms aren't superficial. There is real wisdom here, and depth, summarizing a lifetime of spiritual seeking. This volume will make a great gift book for anyone who hankers for the truth. First serial to Tricycle.
Reviewed on: 09/02/2002
Release date: 09/01/2002
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