The Rise of Self-Consciousness

Santa Cruz Meeting ~ 1/27/18 1 MP3 Download 1 hrs. 38 min. $10.00

The ability for human beings to be self-conscious gives rise to many gifts such as reflection, transformation, and love. However, it also leads to most forms of suffering. In this inquisitive talk and dialogues, Adyashanti encourages us to dive into the core of self-consciousness. By authentically seeing beyond all conceptual views of self, we can come upon the undefinable and unified presence of being, the recognition of which can transform our lives.

Talk Topics Include:

  • Gifts and Challenges of Self-Consciousness
  • Society's Different North-Star Orientations
  • Disentangling Thought and Awareness
  • How We Try to Make Order of the World
  • Adventuring into the Unknown
  • From Intellectual to Experiential Inquiry
  • The Nonconceptual You
  • Working with Disconnection
  • Engaged Dharma

Q&A Topics Include:

  • The Unity of Context and Content
  • Relaxing through Ego Death

Quotes from the Download:

“All types of transformation are possible because of self-consciousness.”

“Some of the most vicious wars are fought within our own psychology. We are not taught to be kind to ourselves.”

“It is the mind that is trying to impose order on your experience.”

“What you are is not conceptual. 99% of people get to that point and fall back in to the need for description.”

“The more we dive directly into self, the less and less conceptual our experience becomes.”

“The truth of your being can do fine without a name.”

“If you connect presence to presence, you can’t tell a lie.”

“What are your actions telling you about what you value?”

Recorded in Santa Cruz, California on January 27, 2018.
© 2018 by Adyashanti. All rights reserved.

Item #: CDA-715

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