Embracing the Paradox of True Nature


There is a significant paradox within the fundamental domain of spirituality: Our true nature is always and already complete, while our human capacity to embrace our nature is limitless. To truly understand this paradox can be quite transcendent, yet to embody this realization is endless. Adyashanti delves into this paradox by exploring deep realms of our consciousness and unconsciousness, both individual and collective. He invites not only a shift in orientation to our true nature, but also becoming a more embodied expression of it.

Topics Include:

  • The Unfathomable Ground
  • Embracing the Paradox of Unity and Individuality
  • Three Essential Domains of Consciousness
  • Stability amidst Titanic Spiritual Forces
  • Spiritual Understanding vs. Spiritual Realization 
  • Everything Is True Nature 
  • Accessing the Divine Ground
  • Always Complete, Always Unfolding   
  • Embodying Your Immensity


“The true nature of me is the true nature of you, and the true nature of you is the true nature of the universe.”

“The divine ground of being is the great domain of pure potentiality, the void, which all of life is just streaming out of.”

“Understanding isn’t the same as realization.” 

“The deeper you go, the forces can get so immense. And you’d better have some stability before you start to open some of those doors. That’s why every spiritual tradition has their means of creating stability in their practitioners.”

Please Note: This recording was originally published in the download set: Silent Retreat Vol. 70 ~ Talks:  Mt. Madonna Feb 2019.

Recorded during the Mt. Madonna Center retreat in Watsonville, California on February 20, 2019.
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