The story of Jesus has not waned in its power to change lives. Yet today, even though the majority of us grew up in a culture suffused by the mythos of Jesus, many of us feel disconnected from the essence and vitality of his teachings. With Resurrecting Jesus, Adyashanti invites us to rediscover the life and teachings of Jesus as a direct path to what may be the most radical of transformations: spiritual awakening.
Jesus crossed all of the boundary lines that separated the people of his time because he viewed the world from the perspective of what unites us, not what divides us. In Resurrecting Jesus, Adyashanti asks us to consider the man known as Jesus as an exemplar of the realized state and a model of enlightened engagement with the world. He examines the story of Jesus from his birth to the Resurrection to reveal how the central events in Jesus' life parallel the stages of awakening that we may be called to experience ourselves. Adyashanti then illuminates five central archetypes of the Jesus story -- Peter, John, Mary Magdalene, Judas, and Pontius Pilate -- and the key insights they hold about the way we may relate to the spiritual impulse within.
"When the eternal and the human meet," writes Adyashanti, "that's where love is born -- not through escaping our humanity or trying to disappear into transcendence, but through finding that place where they come into union." Resurrecting Jesus is a book for realizing this union in your own life, from one moment to the next, with heart and mind wide open to the mystery that lives inside us all.
Please Note: This book is based on the same material as Sounds True's online video course and CD album of the same name. It is edited, with some additional material added by Adyashanti.
Formerly available in hardcover.