In this book originally published in 1978, he presents paths to self-realization via meditation. There are chapters on Setting Out, Picking a Path, Finding Your Way, Losing Your Way, Getting Stuck, and Getting Free. All seekers will recognize these stages in the journey of awakening. It is not an easy thing to escape our "thought prison" or to focus on just one thing. And even if one does triumph over these obstacles, there is still the danger of "spiritual pride." Ram Dass proves himself to be a master guide to the breadths and depths of meditation and its added values of mantra, singing, visualizations, and more.