In this simple yet profound talk, Adyashanti reveals the heart of the teaching -- what it means to rest as awareness. He explains how the egoic mind state keeps us from truly resting, and shows us what we need to relinquish so that a direct, immediate access to awareness can spontaneously happen with no effort on our part.
Quotes from this Video:
“Rest as awareness. That’s the teaching in three words. If you understood what that means, then you wouldn’t need anything else. That’s the whole of it. That’s basically the teaching. That’s the method. That’s the technique. That’s the thing to do. That’s it.”
“Spiritually waking up is actually much more like going to sleep than it is like waking up.”
“To rest as awareness means to relinquish everything else but awareness. You don’t have to understand anything. You don’t have to control anything. You don’t have to make your mind more quiet. You don’t have to change the way you feel. You don’t have to solve all your life issues. You just rest as awareness.”
Please Note: This recording was formerly available on DVD (Vol. 48) with the same title.
Recorded in Palo Alto, California on March 15, 2009.
© 2009 by Adyashanti. All rights reserved.