In response to a question about the dark night of the soul and the “exquisite agony” of ego being stripped away, Adyashanti offers a 90-minute talk about awakening from the storyteller. With precise, practical, and revelatory pointers, Adyashanti invites you to see how deeply compelling it is to live with no script and no story, where the “experience of being is so overwhelmingly sufficient that the search for meaning and purpose doesn’t make sense.”
Quotes from this Download:
“Underneath your story is life experienced directly.”
“We should expect to be disoriented for a while. When we start to have an insight into emptiness and the non-reality of our mental and emotional structures, it is both freeing and disorienting.”
“Do you need a story? Does it really explain anything beyond the mind’s need for satisfaction?”
“Questions of ‘why’ create the assumption that the past is creating the present moment. But in reality, the present moment creates the past.”
“Explanations keep you stuck. Spirituality is waking up from the story and the storyteller.”
“The more flow, the more stillness. Stillness is not the absence of motion but rather the absence of resistance.”
“If you are not stuck in your mind, you will know what you need to know when you need to know it. It takes practice and experience, and builds great trust. Learn to trust your lostness. Become easy with it and you will gain access to deeper states of being.”
“Your understanding will not be through the mind, but in the marrow of your bones and blood -- it is not conceptual. This requires a deep state of listening. See how the current moment creates the moment.”
Recorded on March 9, 2016.
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