Many spiritual seekers fall into the trap of their spirituality being oriented around the egoic perspective. Within their desire for a happy and fulfilling life, their ego highjacks their attention until it becomes clear to fully examine the underpinnings of what’s driving them. Adyashanti shows how letting go of this egocentric orientation, and the constant dissatisfaction that comes with it, frees the tyrannical “me” and allows for a self-transcendent orientation of spirituality.
Quotes from this Download:
“The spiritual life is life. The spiritual life refers to the examined life -- a life that is looked at deeply and profoundly. A spiritual life has to do with the contemplative dimension we bring to it.”
“If you aren’t careful, spirituality can become something that is endlessly responding to the dissatisfactions of the ‘me.’”
“When we start to involve ourselves in a contemplative dimension of life, we start to orient ourselves toward quiet.”
“One of the dangers of awakening itself is a kind of egoic inflation. Another is to relate to your own moments of clarity as objects -- things that you want to sustain.”
Recorded on May 9, 2018
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