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  • Published: 30 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446491805
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Be Love Now

The Path of the Heart




A modern classic in the making, by one of the most loved spiritual teachers of the last 50 years

As one of the most respected spiritual explorers of recent times, Ram Dass sparked a revolution with the publication of his 2-million-copy classic, Be Here Now. Since then, he has been a beacon for spiritual seekers worldwide, challenging us to find new sources of meaning and purpose in our lives.

Be Love Now is a remarkable blend of autobiography and timeless spiritual insights. From his beginnings as a Harvard psychologist and psychedelic adventurer to his profound encounters with his Indian guru, Neem Karoli Baba, and moving beyond the reawakening brought on by his near-fatal illness, Ram Dass strikes a practical, humorous, soul-stirring chord in today's egotistical and lonely world. While offering us his rich life experiences, he also holds out a timeless, wonderfully universal adventure that will open our hearts and minds.

  • Pub date: 30 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446491805
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the Author

Ram Dass

An eminent psychologist, Ram Dass experimented with levels of human consciousness through magic mushrooms and LSD with Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley, Allen Ginsberg and others. As a result he was expelled from Harvard and, in 1967, journeyed to India where he met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba. His life changed and, on his return to America, he travelled and taught widely, wrote the seminal bestseller Be Here Now and set up various charitable foundations, with an emphasis on service to others. The Seva Foundation has helped restore sight to nearly 3 million people suffering from cataract blindness in Nepal, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Tibet and throughout Africa. In 1997, Dass suffered a near-fatal stroke and then a life-threatening infection in 2004. However, though his travel is now curtailed, he still teaches, as well as engages with people via the internet. See www.ramdass.org


Praise for Be Love Now

“Ram Dass is one of our greatest teachers. With Be Love Now, he shares his profound discovery that 'love is a state of being, not a trip from here to there.”

Deepak Chopra

“So many people are desperately searching for love, whether consciously or unconsciously. May Ram Dass' intimate and heartfelt account inspire others to find their own path of true love, compassion and joyful service.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“The awakening power of love shines on every page of this wonderfully inspiring book. With insight and engaging humor, Ram Dass shares with us a lifetime of spiritual practice. This book is a rare treat.”

Joseph Goldstein

“Required reading...Ram Dass shares his journey with eloquence, wit and depth of being”

Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

“Intimate and heartfelt”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“Read this delicious, ecstatic journey and be awakened”

Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

“It is not exaggerating to say that Ram Dass (formerly known as Harvard psychologist Dr. Richard Alpert) inspired multiple generations of spiritual seekers. Be Love Now proves he continues to do so through writing, teaching and most importantly, by example.”

LA Yoga

“The celebrated teacher guides us through pitfalls and perils of our own spiritual journey.”

The Edge

“`Be Love Now,' like `Be Here Now,' is equal parts memoir and manual of meditation. It's hard to believe the two books are separated by more than 30 years. The writing in `Be Love Now' is as fresh and charged with insight as the earlier one.”

Los Angeles Times

“Offering a deeply personal yet universal exploration of what he has learned on his four-decade pilgrimage across cultures and religious traditions, Ram Dass shares powerful lessons on love...”

Spiritual Media Blog

“It is a compelling text, chock full of history, teaching, and truth.”

New Age Retailer

“There is no one better than Ram Dass to transmit the essence of "Eastern" religion and philosophy to Westerners. He has made the journey and from the depth of his Joy and Wisdom he shares with us the journey of so many great Beings.”

Krishna Das, Kirtan Wala

“Read this delicious, ecstatic journey and be awakened, be pulled body and soul into the heart of love.”

Jack Kornfeld, author of A Path with Heart

“If the West even approaches enlightenment in the 21st Century, there's no way to overestimate the role of Ram Dass in making it happen. He planted seeds that turned into a million trees; if and when they blossom, they will exude the fragrance of his teaching forever.”

Marianne Williamson, author of The Age of Miracles

“The awakening power of love shines on every page of this wonderfully inspiring book. With insight and engaging humor, Ram Dass shares with us a lifetime of spiritual practice. This book is a rare treat.”

Joseph Goldstein, author of A Heart Full of Peace

“His deeply personal and profound process of inner transformation--through his guru's "fierce grace" and a life of love and service--is told with characteristic candor and humor. Rich with teaching stories, Be Love Now is an invitation to open our hearts.”

Yoga International

“A gift of love from the man who introduced me to the idea of higher consciousness and became one of my greatest teachers.”

Dr. Wayne Dyer


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