All great religious stories are great to the extent they can evoke something within us. Whether they happened exactly the way they are told or not, what’s important is that they can remind us of the mysterious divinity inside us all. In this 2016 Christmas Intensive, Adyashanti shares aspects of the Jesus story that help illuminate the divine radiance within: a universal, creative, and redeeming presence that can infuse every moment of our lives -- if we awaken to it.
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Quotes from this Download Set:
“In the gospel of John, he is seeing beyond the historical personage of Jesus and is seeing Jesus more as Christ. He’s equating Christ with the universal creative principle in existence. That’s going way beyond history.”
“When we are actually awake to our own lives, awake to the reality of our own being, life does look more radiant; it feels like you’re somehow intuitively existing at the generating point of creation.”
“The light of Jesus, the light of the world, is the light of our own awareness.”
“To awaken to the nature of reality is really to awaken to Christ. To awaken to Christ is to awaken to the nature of reality.”
“Why completely dive into life when almost everybody else that has that depth of a spiritual interest is trying to dive out of it? What gets you to do that? Love.”
“Jesus’s version was basically, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, this is it. We’re bringing divinity to the world, or we’re evoking it from the world, from each of us. Life isn’t something to be avoided; it’s something to be unreservedly launched into. God so loved the world. And the launching into it is an act of love.’”
“If you want to be happy, you’ve got to allow love in, even if it crushes you. And you’ve got to be able to give it. Because the giving of it is the only thing that can fill up the place that can never be filled up.”
“You know that quality that you hate about yourself? Don’t resist it so much because it’s going to cause it to stick to you like glue.”
“One of my favorite descriptions of enlightenment is simply to have no more argument with yourself, to have no more argument with life, and to have no more argument with God.”
Recorded in Oakland, California on December 17, 2016.
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