In this talk, Adyashanti stresses the importance of balancing tendencies to seek knowledge externally with aims to direct attention within and listen to the quiet. This quietness surrounds thought and emotion, and is the very ground of all states.
“Diving into the quietness of our being is so important. This way the deepest domains of our psyche can find resolution to the big questions, the spiritual questions—Who am I? What is life? What is God?”
“Spirituality is the art of listening, the art of hearing not just with your ears, not even primarily with your ears, but with your whole being—all senses open, connecting, present. This is the fundamental orientation.”
“Get out of the driver’s seat for a moment, get in the passenger seat, and pay attention so you can learn and watch and open to the possibility that there’s a domain of your psyche that’s far more intelligent, loving, and kind.”
Recorded in Santa Cruz, California on March 8, 2023.
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