In this foundational talk, Adyashanti offers an important context of understanding the dynamic and paradoxical process of your awakening. His lucid 50-minute talk is followed by answers to emailed questions and helpful guidance in dialogues with callers negotiating the territory after awakening.
Topics Include: Moments of Spiritual Clarity / Coming into Harmony with What Is / The Difference Between Personal Will and Personal Preference / How to Discern What Is Motivated by Personal Will / Depression and the Lack of Personal Will / Existential vs. Psychological Fear / “Is Consciousness an Object, Too?”
Quotes from this Download: “When there is no movement of mind, there is no self.”
“What is God? This very still, very quiet space. A pre-existing field of stillness and quiet and consciousness.”
“Self isn’t quite the same as ego. Ego is the costume you’re wearing. Self is a way where consciousness is always referring back to itself, its images, thoughts, and aversions.”
“People are always trying to jump ahead, which ends up keeping them right where they are.”
“A lot of people will get caught in an inverted kind of personal will where self wants to check out. This is being stuck in transcendent disengagement. Temporarily it looks spiritual, but it’s a form of a spiritual shipwreck.”
Recorded on December 1, 2010.
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