In this ground-shifting talk, Adyashanti explores how tightly holding on to our identities only creates separation, which in turn causes suffering. However, our suffering can be transformed through reconnecting with the depth of our being. Adyashanti reveals how the core of the spiritual impulse is to remember our essential nature—that which is prior to self-consciousness—and to move from that place in the world.
“When we become conscious of our essence, it’s quite amazing how the feeling of self-loathing—and the suffering that comes along with that conclusion—dissipates.”
“When we become conscious of our essence beyond any sense of separation, there is a sense that there is nothing gained, because there was never something lost.”
“The price of self-consciousness is the experience of separation.”
“To re-realize our essence, to remember it, to reconnect—this is the core of the spiritual impulse.”
Recorded in San Jose, California on August 26, 2020.
© 2020 by Adyashanti. All rights reserved.