This talk explores how spirituality has been mythologized into a mysterious search for spirit and how this very search is an unconscious way of denying what is already here. Adyashanti helps us discover that we are the invisible presence we seek, and if we stop looking outside the present moment, we just might find it.
“The presence that I’m speaking about is not a Buddhist thing or a Christian thing or a Hindu thing—in fact, it’s nothing. You can put any face you want on it. You can slap any mythology on the front of it you want. It doesn’t care.”
“Not a soul that exists has more presence than another. Not a soul that exists has less presence than another—not one that exists now or one that’s ever existed or one that ever will exist. No, there is not one single being that will have more or less of this truth.”
““The deepest existential or spiritual impulse within us is irrational—it transcends ego, transcends stuff. It operates from a whole other dimension. It has a whole other intention. What it really wants is to awaken from the ego, from the dream state that’s consumed with wanting.” .”
Recorded on May 24, 2009 in Palo Alto, CA.
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