Be a lamp unto yourself. These were the last words and final teaching that the Buddha gave to his monks. This often-repeated saying of the Buddha is well known but not well understood, and rarely is it put into actual practice. In this 3-download set recorded live at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Adyashanti explores the vital discernment involved in embracing true spiritual autonomy—something that is not for the uncommitted. He conveys the sincerity required for accessing our infinite capacities and fully living life in the realm of truth.
Topics Include: Understanding “Being a Lamp unto Yourself” / The Power of Sincerity / The Danger in Spiritual Autonomy / The Disturbing Truth / Blind Allegiance to the Teachings / The Infinite Mirror of Meditation / Seeing Beyond Your Delusions / Existential Not Knowing / The Purpose of Existence / The Dying of Ego / Masculine vs. Feminine Views of the Absolute
Quotes from this Download Set: “Being a lamp unto yourself isn’t about rejecting anything; it’s about rejecting your blind adherence to anything.” • “If the mind stops believing in story, it stops asserting itself. It then is no longer referencing itself to tell it what is real.” • “When critical moments come, are we willing to see everything that’s untrue?” • “Losing balance is part of finding balance.” • “The closer the teaching is to truth, the easier it is for the ego to own it.” • “The unknown can be something we imagine we know.”
Recorded in Woodacre, California on November 17, 2012.
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