Jumping Off the Cliff - Vol. 83


Very few human beings just experience what they experience. Most live in an ever-moving world of personal interpretation, believing that the story their mind creates is actually real. In this powerful talk and dialogue, Adyashanti invites us to strip away the mental narratives we fabricate about ourselves and life. It is only when we jump off the cliff of the egoic mind, and go beyond all interpretation, that we come to discover the true, unified reality of all existence.

Talk Topics Include:

  • The Optical Illusion of Perception
  • The Mind as a Novel
  • Believing that Interpretation Is Reality
  • Who Are You without a Narrative?
  • The Reason for Feeling Isolation
  • Spiritual Peaks Don’t Last Forever
  • Jumping Off the Cliff of Egoic Mind
  • The Great Silence within the Noise

Q&A Topic:

  • Grounding Energy

Quotes from this DVD:

“Most people live in entirely abstracted experience.”

“Your mind has a very hard time leaving anything alone.”

“Often the most heartful moments are empty of interpretation.”

“Spirituality is not about giving you a better script. In its deepest sense, spirituality marches you to the cliff of the egoic mind and then it jumps off. . . . What it is really interested in is what life is like without a narrative.”

“What is always there that can never be experienced in an objective way?”

“I am struck by how nothing I am saying is the truth.”

“We can't actually experience reality as long as we're endlessly talking to ourselves about it.”

Recorded in Santa Cruz, California on March 5, 2016.

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