In a world constantly filled with noise and distraction—especially within the internal constructs of one's own mind—we have individually and culturally lost connection to the quieter and deeper essence of our being, of our true nature, of our soul. In these talks, dialogues, and guided meditations from the Portland Intensive, Adyashanti reveals how we can not only connect to our ever-present sacred essence, but also operate from this place in a more wise, compassionate, and balanced way in our everyday human lives.
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Q&A Topics Include:
“We see the world to a great degree through whatever assemblage point our identity is functioning through.”
“Unity is not a philosophical idea; it's an intimacy.”
“The pure potentiality of the Ground of being is infinite. It has an endless capacity to reveal itself.”
“You can either experience union or go all the way to actual unity.”
“There’s a kind of awakening which isn’t an event; it’s sort of an on-going verb. It’s not like you cross a finish line and go ‘Ok, I’ve graduated. I’m awakened. I’ve got my certificate.’”
“When you look into a mirror, you see the personhood, you see the body. You can evoke all the old memories and personality characteristics. But there’s an irreducible element that can’t be reduced to all those preferences and old identities. There’s a sort of irreducible presence of being. A conscious intangibility.”
“Great realization often comes with some real encounter with humanness.”
“There’s a dimension of being, the foundation of being, that is always in the state of open, aware ease and peace.”
“Spirituality actually comes from the same place in us that childhood wonder does.”
“The more you know who and what you are, the more who and what you are becomes mysterious to you.”
Recorded in Portland, Oregon on February 8-9, 2020.
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