From Ram Dass, one of America’s most beloved spiritual figures and bestselling author of Be Here Now and Be Love Now, comes this timeless classic about the experience of being and the risks and rewards of our spiritual path. Originally published in 1976, 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. It’s a journey towards simplicity, towards quietness, towards a kind of joy that is not in time. It’s a journey that has taken us from primary identification with our body and our psyche, on to an identification with God, and ultimately beyond identification."
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About the Author
Ram Dass is the author of the landmark classic Be Here Now and the acclaimed Still Here and Be Love Now. After meeting his guru in India in 1967, Ram Dass became a pivotal spiritual influence on American culture.
Stephen Levine is one of the world’s foremost authorities on death and dying and the author of Who Dies?
Table of Contents
Collaborator's Note xi
Preface to the Previous Edition xiii
1 The Journey 1
2 Receiving the Transmission 8
3 Rules of the Game 11
4 The Evolutionary Cycle 20
5 Levels of Reality 41
6 The Mellow Drama 50
7 Lineage 68
8 Guided Meditation 79
9 Dying: An Opportunity for Awakening 84
10 Freeing the Mind 100
11 Nobody's Special 115
12 Karmuppance 119
13 Methods and More 127
14 God and Beyond 134
15 Questions and Answers 145
What People are Saying About This
“A gift of love from the man who introduced me to the idea of higher consciousness and became one of my greatest teachers.”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have always been a fan of Ram Dass and his style of writing. I read Be Here Now when I was fourteen and I really got hooked on his words. Grist for the Mill is not only a landmark in time, it is also a message for people of any age in any generation. Please read this an the other works of Ram Dass if you care to connect with your god, guru, self.
An interesting book by counter-culture Guru Ram Dass. Language is somewhat dated but certainly readable. Grok this book.
I read this years ago but wore it out. Time to replace it!
Grist for the Mill is an excellent source of information on the nature of soul. Ram Dass poetically weaves the human quest for Divine Union with the most ordinary experiences of our lives. He reminds us that what is most sacred, often is, the most human. Thanks for such wonderful words of wisdom.