"If you understand who Christ is, you understand the totality of existence.”=
In this unique download set recorded live on retreat, Adyashanti explores how the story of Jesus represents many facets of the path of spiritual awakening. Referencing biblical gospels and passages, he illustrates how Jesus’ life not only demonstrates an awakening beyond the false self to our true divinity, but also how Jesus portrays the embodiment of divinity in human form. Through talks and dialogues with retreatants about their awakening process, Adyashanti also draws parallels between Christian and Zen stories as he helps to uncover lost jewels of Christianity.
Please note: This 7-download set is Part 1 of the retreat. It includes talks and dialogues from Friday, March 22, through Monday, March 25. Part 2 and guided meditations must be purchased separately.
Part 1 Topics Include: What the Virgin Birth Depicts / Purification through Baptism / Spirit as Flesh and Blood / The Meaning in the Story of Legion / Stillness Everywhere / Getting to Core Vitality / Jesus—A Destabilizing Force / Mary Magdalene's Devotion / Recognizing Radiance / Extraordinary Humility / Fear in the Gut / When You Say No to God / Jesus Doesn’t Avoid His Destiny / Die Now—The Ultimate Letting Go / Being Stuck in Transcendence / Service as a Student / What Does this Moment Need?
Quotes from this Download Set:
"You are here to redeem all that is separate."
"To understand Christ is to understand ourselves."
"Think of spirituality as hospice work -- the death of seeing ourselves as we are used to seeing ourselves."
"Your very flaw is the thing that can redeem you."
"Devotion is the love of existence without expecting something in return."
"The only thing that can see the one everywhere is the one."
"Experience is your authority, not your mind. When you have the choice, listen to experience."
"It takes an extraordinary amount of humility to embrace our humanness."
"Letting go is a death to holding on."
"What you are losing is the self you never were."
"Let the stillness meditate you."
“Letting go happens to you.”
“The natural radiance of spirit is always looking through your eyes.”
“Being attached to ultimate reality is its own illusion.”
“The longing for God is God.”
“Mind is a garbage can—and you’re not going to find a pearl in a garbage can.”
Recorded in Garrison, New York on March 22-25, 2013.
© 2013 by Adyashanti. All rights reserved.