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  • Love, Service, Devotion, and the Ultimate Surrender

  • Ram Dass on the Bhagavad Gita
  • Written by: Ram Dass
  • Narrated by: Ram Dass
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Lecture
  • Categories: Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Bhagavad Gita is a gem so precious in India's spiritual treasury that many regard it not as a volume of sacred verse, but as a living manifestation of the Divine. In the summer of 1974, inside a balmy Boulder, Colorado, warehouse that served as a main hall of a fledgling Naropa Institute, some say a minor miracle occured: The reawakening of the Gita's living presence, as it unfolded in a series of wisdom teachings led by Ram Dass. With Love, Service, Devotion, and the Ultimate Surrender, you are invited to experience these legendary gatherings.

©2011 Sounds True (P)2011 Sounds True

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Ram Dass is Pure Love

This set of lectures is the essence of Ram Dass' life work, and the most enlightened and approachable insights into life and love that I have heard from any teacher. I feel deep connection with his words, and he always explains it in a way that relaxes, opens, and frees you from your anxieties about where you are on your journey. The talk on the Gita adds a lot of mystical aspect to it, and there's much talk about different levels of the spiritual / life journey.

Simply perfect. RIP Ram Dass.

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Changed my life

Does not go into the verses of the Gita that deep but instead learn through Ram Das' journey with the teachings, which is in a way more valuable. learned a lot and so packed with information it's worth the relisten every couple months

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Love, pure and simple....

During certain passages, I felt as though I've come home, a distance familiarity that embraced me.

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  • kessing
  • 2011-09-17

Absolutely the Ultimate

If you are looking for the clues in the spiritual world-then this one is a must hear! I bought most of Ram Dass' audio books and this one is supreme.

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  • Gary Regan
  • 2011-10-20

Bhagavad Gita for Everyone

Recorded in 1974, this book provides a fascinating look back at Ram Dass, and it serves to show us why he was, and still is, such a popular spiritual leader. His tone is casual, he spins stories as though he was hanging out with a group of friends at a cafe (or even a bar), and he gently guides the listener through many of the most important messages in the Gita, a book that can be pretty intimidating at best. This is one of the finest spiritual pieces I ever did hear (or read).

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  • Sid
  • 2012-08-12

Great as always

What made the experience of listening to Love, Service, Devotion, and the Ultimate Surrender the most enjoyable?

Ram dass has one of the greatest deliveries, and doesn't disappoint with this one!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Love, Service, Devotion, and the Ultimate Surrender?

His comedic timing is uncanny!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, 12+ hours

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  • Alexandra
  • 2012-02-18

Oh....Ram Das!

My favorite listen during my recent battle with the flu was 12 hrs of Ram Das explaining the Bhagavad Gita. (Recorded in 1974) I like the part in the Gita where Ram Das and Timothy Leary get fired from Harvard for ordering a half million dollars of LSD for research. Feeling much better now- Namaste, Granmonkie

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  • Rebecca
  • 2011-10-27

Wow!!! An American mystic.

Ram Dass delivers from his heart the path to Consciousness, God and Love. Having followed a spiritual journey for many years it was delightful to find in a 1974 recording a history that somewhat parallels my journey and it's many twists and turns. In 1974 I would have thought he was out to lunch, not knowing that in 2011 I would love to be lunching with him discussing this path. I especially love knowing that he simply taught and was not invested in Ego's rewards or worried about what the future would bring. This is a treasure, read in his own young, strong voice. Namaste

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  • kathleen
  • 2013-03-25

Phenomenal work of art!

If you could sum up Love, Service, Devotion, and the Ultimate Surrender in three words, what would they be?

perfectly right on!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Love, Service, Devotion, and the Ultimate Surrender?

Ram Dass is a masterful storyteller! Honest, authentic, beautiful!

Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first Ram Dass book I have listened to.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Lots of laughing.

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  • Joseph Morale
  • 2021-05-24

Intellectual thoughts and wisdom blended together

If you are aware of your ascension j path , this book is very useful Thank you Ram Dass
i'm sad you left this body without me getting to see you ,next time
♾♥️♾

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  • Dan
  • 2019-06-19

Exceptional

Hearing Baba Ram Dass talking about a máster piece of consciousness is just exceptional, always greatful with Maharaji plan

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  • 123456@#$
  • 2019-01-24

Awful sound quality.

Rambling talk. Not really so much about the Bhagavad Gita but still lovely. Sound quality so poor. Shame on you audible.

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  • J a
  • 2022-05-23

Love everybody and tell the truth.

Love everybody and tell the truth. I have learned so much from Ram Dass, thank you.