The Realness of Reality

Oakland Meeting ~ 2/1/20 1 MP3 Download 1 hrs. 46 min. $10.00 OTHER FORMATS:  DVDs

“The world is illusory, only Brahman is real, Brahman is the world.” ~ Ramana Maharshi

Adyashanti provides contemplative reflections on this famous teaching from Ramana Maharshi and shows how deeply exploring our self-perception can reveal our intangibility. When we see past the illusory aspect of ourselves and everyday existence, we can access and directly realize the true realness of reality.

Topics Include:

  • Adya’s Reflections on Ramana Maharshi's Teaching on Brahman
  • The Intangibility of “I”
  • Directly Experiencing vs. Believing Spiritual Statements
  • The Power of Devotion to Truth
  • The Innate Alignment to Peace
  • Maintaining Connection in Every Conversation

Q&A Topics Include:

  • Getting Love from Parents
  • Beyond the Personally-Oriented Life


“It is a very challenging statement to say the world is illusion. The goal is not to believe in a spiritual statement. It is a question married to a deeply contemplative experience and devotion.”

“Contemplation is when we tie our thoughts and questions to observations of oneself. There is an intangible element about oneself—thoughts and beliefs of ourselves are not really real.” 

“A metaphysical interpretation from a deeply realized state reveals time and space is not the fundamental state of reality.”

“The stumbling bumbling of humanity is an expression of our intangibility.”

“Truth can be carried on the wings of illusion.”

“The baseline orientation of alignment to peace doesn’t need to be created because it is innate.”

“The presence of love is innate, but when we get it from someone, it helps us get access.”

Recorded in Oakland, California on February 1, 2020.
© 2020 by Adyashanti. All rights reserved.

Item #: DS-1136